Halloween Reads for Kids & Grownups

Happy Halloween, my friends! As not a spooky story lover, mostly, I support and applaud all of you who are less scaredy cat than I. I want to point you in the direction of All Hallow’s Read, which has all kinds of great book recommendations and video of Neil Gaiman talking up books for Halloween. (I admit it. I can just listen to that guy forever. And read anything he writes. I’m smitten.)
scary-book-blogAnd, here are some of my client’s favorite books for Halloween! In the interest of saving time and space I didn’t included the illustrator names for the picture books. These are in no particular order, other than divided by age category, and this list is purely subjective and absolutely incomplete. So enjoy some Halloween suggestions for each age group! And booooooooo!

Picture Books

Peanut Butter and Brains by Joe McGee

Vampirina Ballerina by Anne Marie Pace

Skeleton Cat by Kristyn Crow

Crankenstein by Samantha Berger

Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds

Tailypo by Joanna Galdone

The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone

Mostly Monsterly by Tammi Sauer

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White

Boogie Knights by Lisa Wheeler

Sipping Spiders through a Straw by Kelly DiPucchio

The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz

Middle Grade

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

When a Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

The Mostly True Story of Jack by Kelly Barnhill

The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill

Doll Bones by Holly Black

The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

Young Adult

Rotters by Daniel Kraus

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith

The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

Tighter by Adele Griffin

Blackwood by Gwenda Bond

Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

I hope you all have a lovely Halloween, filled with just the right amount of candy and cosplay!




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  1. There’s some great books and new suggestions here, thanks! We also love the picture book ‘ghost in the house’. My four year old can recite it.