Some kids love a
good scary tale, especially before bed on a dark and stormy
night! There are so many books for kids
having to do with Halloween that it's hard to choose what to
read to them. If they are at an age that they can read by
themselves, all the better! Why not pick out some Halloween
books for them to read and get them away from the TV
for a while?
Here's a list
of our thirteen favorite Halloween themed books for kids.
Hopefully they aren't so scary that they won't be able to sleep, they
may just have some nice dreams of ghosts and goblins! They
are age appropriate but parents may want to read first for
If you want
some web-based horror fiction for adults, be sure to visit
www.HalloweenGhostStories.com for a collection of some
great stories! Some are original works, some old
standards like Poe. You'll also find Urban Legends, poems
and other goodies there. Most of the original stories are
more adult oriented so, keep the kids away!
The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
Ages 9 thru 12 years.
Eight boys set out on a Halloween night and are
led into the depths of the past by a tall,
mysterious character named Moundshroud. They
ride on a black wind to autumn scenes in distant
lands and times, where they witness other ways
of celebrating this holiday about the dark time
of year. A Bradbury classic, it will catch you
up and lift you off like a child on Halloween
The Night Before Halloween by Natasha Wing
For ages 4 thru 8, this short book is actually a
poem in the line of The Night Before Christmas.
Kids will love the poem and the pictures that go
along with it. It's a great read for bedtime.
The poem tells the tale of how a houseful of
monsters, goblins, witches and the like prepare
Clifford's Halloween by Norman Bridwell
Baby to Pre-School. Another in the "Clifford the
Big, Red Dog" series. This one is Clifford's
Halloween. Halloween is Clifford's and Emily
Elizabeth's favorite holiday. But what is
Clifford to wear, he's so big?! Clifford is
shown in different costumes and gets your child
to interact by asking them which costume they
Halloween by Norman Bridwell
For ages 4 thru 8. Many Halloweens ago, Clifford
was just a tiny red puppy who got into lots of
trouble. This Halloween classic has been
reissued just in time for Halloween 2006 in an
all-new format with a die cut cover that holds a
pumpkin-shaped glitter gel pack! It's still
available and will make a wonderful gift for
your child for Halloween!
Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Halloween by Ed
For ages 4 thru 8. Step-by-step instructions for
drawing Halloween cartoon figures and objects.
This easy to follow step-by-step drawing book
for kids will give them hours of fun learning to
draw Halloween creatures. It's even fun for
adults that would like to learn to draw, you can
do it along with your kids! Grab paper, pencils
and erasers and off you go!
Halloween Hayride by Running Press
For ages 9 thru 12. Halloween is here and itís
Allie Gatorís turn to pull the hayride and help
people find the perfect pumpkin. But a black cat
keeps crossing her path and that worries Allie.
Didnít Corey Combine and J.T. say black cats are
unlucky? Not this one-she helps Allie find the
best pumpkin patch of all! A John Deere book.
Horrible Harry at Halloween by Suzy Kline &
For ages 4 thru 8. Harry's classmates know they
can count on him to wear a really scary costume
on Halloween. When he arrives dressed in a suit
and tie, they feel let down even after he
explains that he is Sergeant Joe Friday of the
LAPD. But it turns out that Harry's detective
skills come in handy!
Adventure by Sarah Willson and Steven Savitsky
For baby thru pre-school. Kids love
Dora, the Explorer and they'll love her
Halloween story as well. Swiper stole Boots's
Halloween candy! Follow the candy trail and lift
the flaps to help Dora and Boots find where he
hid it -- and a few spooky surprises along the
Halloween by Lauren Thompson and Buket Erdogan
For ages 4 thru 8. Mouse steps out for his first
Halloween night. He hears something flying,
something rustling and creeping! What could it
be?" The book creates a guessing game for young
children which they will love before bed!
Best Halloween Hunt Ever by John Speirs
Ages 4 thru 8. Just in time for Halloween 2008!
This bestselling book now comes with a sheet of
fun Halloween stickers! Who will win the
Halloween hunt? The kids are making masks,
buying pumpkins, and searching all over the
neighborhood for treats! Full of interactive fun
My Halloween Sound Book by Editors of
From black cats to jack-o'-lanterns, this shaped
board book is a perfect introduction to
Halloween symbols. Just scary enough to give
toddlers a thrill, this book features all kinds
of gruesome treats to eat, fun costumes to wear,
and spooky decorations to make, as well as the
animals you might meet on October 31!
Witches' Night Before Halloween by Lesley
Pratt Bannatyne and Adrian Tans
Ages 9 thru 12. In this spooky parody of Clement
C. Moore's famous Christmas poem, the witches
are up to their elbows in cobwebs and slime,
trying to make sure their witchlings are well
prepared for their first Halloween broomstick
The Halloween Hoax by Carolyn Keene and Macky
Ages 9 thru 12.The Nancy Drew and her friends
can't wait for Halloween! They are going to get
the chance at attend the taping of their
favorite Halloween show at the TV studio! But
soon after they arrive, Nancy is spooked and a