Fun, Not So Spooky Books for Kids!

It's almost Halloween and excitement is building‚??from little ones interested in pumpkins, costumes, and candy to older kids who like a little bit of a scare now and then, these Halloween books will help set a festive mood for the spooky holiday.

Updated September 28, 2023
Drag items up and down to your preferred order then select the "Save Order" button.
Coraline
Gaiman, Neil.
When Coraline steps through a door in her family's new house, she finds another house, strangely similar to her own (only better). At first, things seem marvelous. The food is better than at home, and the toy box is filled with fluttering wind-up angels and dinosaur skulls that crawl and rattle...
Halloween crafts
Robinson, Fay.
Monsters peek out from doorways. Ghosts and skeletons gather in the streets. No, you're not living in a horror movie...it's Halloween, and everyone is getting ready to celebrate. Using these step-by-step instructions, photographs, and traceable patterns, readers can make a coffin to store treats in,...
Happy Halloween!
Jaine, Lillian.
Join the Count, Elmo, and all of their Sesame Street friends for spooktacular fun in this Halloween picture book for kids! It's Halloween night, and Count von Count is dozing off in front of his fireplace. Suddenly, he hears someone knocking at his castle door, but when he goes to open the...
Halloween origami
Owen, Ruth
Bats, pumpkins, ghosts, and frogs are just some of the Halloween symbols featured in this informative guide. Readers will learn to transform a flat sheet of paper into something truly spooky. Easy-to-follow instructions allow readers to create a multitude of imaginative objects.
Pete the Cat. Five little pumpkins
Dean, James
Author and artist James Dean brings us a groovy rendition of the classic favorite children's song "Five Little Pumpkins," sung by cool cat Pete and perfect for Halloween. A New York Times bestselling favorite! Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins is in a sturdy paper-over...
The thirteen ghosts
Stilton, Geronimo
This NEW Geronimo Stilton series spinoff stars spooky, silly Creepella von Cacklefur!Creepella von Cacklefur and her niece, Shivereen, visit scary Squeakspeare Mansion. There they meet Bobby Squeakspeare, a descendent of the famouse writer, William Squeakspeare. Will the spooky rooms and ghosts...
City of ghosts
Schwab, Victoria
From #1 NYT bestselling author Victoria Schwab comes a sweeping, spooky, evocative adventure, perfect for fans of "Stranger Things" and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.A New York Times bestseller!Ever since Cass almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn...
Candy corn : poems
Stevenson, James
Give yourself a treat. Open this book. Smile!An ALA Notable BookGive yourself a treat.Open this book.Smile!In these twenty-four subtly powerful poems (including a memorable ode to eating peanuts), James Stevenson transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. This new collection, the third in a...

Library staff! You can create and contribute to lists. Contact your catalog administrator or log in here.