Spooky Books for Kids
BOO! BAA, LA LA LA!
From the beloved and bestselling Sandra Boynton comes a terrific new Halloween board book. A long-lost cousin of her classic Moo, Baa, La La La!, this delightful little story begins:
On Halloween, the cow says BOO.
She likes that word.
Celebrate Halloween with My Trick-or-Treat Bag, an illustrated board book from Roger Priddy's Carry Along Tab Book series that inspires children to learn about color, counting and matching through play.
A classic Halloween rhyme is brought to life with adorable illustrations in this spooky board book.
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one says, "My, it's getting late!"
What tricks or treats are in store for the five little pumpkins? A classic rhyme is brought to life with adorable illustrations in this spooky board book.
This board book edition of a classic is a great way to introduce Halloween to the youngest of readers with a sweet-but-slightly-spooky story that makes it an ideal gift book
Open the witch's door and lift the flaps to find magic potions, a book of spells, a yummy brew, and other fun surprises with this latest entry in the board book series that started with Open the Barn Door!
A heartwarming adventure about a not-so-scary pumpkin searching for the perfect family on Halloween.
This picture book is an adorable introduction to Halloween for pre-readers without the scares and screams! This journey of a happy little pumpkin will teach little trick-or-treaters not to judge others based on their appearance.
If you love Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? and its things-that-go companion books, now you can join the all the vehicles as they celebrate Halloween! Perfect for the littlest truck lovers!
In this Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch as a rabbit fears his favorite treats are out to get him.
Jasper Rabbit loves carrots—especially Crackenhopper Field carrots.
From Stacy McAnulty, author of the funny STEM picture book Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years and Our Universe series, comes the beginning of an exciting new picture book series focused on the science of the body.
This fun family read-aloud is the perfect way to start Halloween celebrations and an ideal gift book. A sweet story of quick wits, friendship, and inclusivity from the creators of The Gruffalo!
New York Times bestselling author Tracey Baptiste and acclaimed illustrator Amber Ren take readers on a fun, creepy, storytime-ready romp through a forest filled with creatures from Caribbean folklore.
I’m looking for a jumbie, I’m going to find a scary one.
Even the grumpiest kiddos will cheerfully gobble up this the delicious follow-up to Crankenstein and A Crankenstein Valentine! This year, Crankenstein's favorite day of all—Halloween—has gone rotten!
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This classic interactive book that has been helping children chase away nighttime fears for 25 years is perfect for Halloween--and all-year round!
Ingenuity and surprise rule in this funny and colorful companion to Red: A Crayon’s Story written and illustrated by Michael Hall, the New York Times–bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo.
From a debut picture-book author and a #1 New York Times best-selling illustrator, a wry take on "Why did the chicken cross the road?” that gives a whole new meaning to “the Other Side.” Cock-a-doodle-BOO!
From the bestselling creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes a delightfully spooky story about an old house who wants to be a home…even if her new family isn’t what she expected.
House has a problem.
She’s a little spooky. She’s a little cobwebby. Oh, no! What if she’s haunted?
She’s not sure, but…her hinges creak.
From the critically acclaimed author and illustrator of A Hungry Lion and Stumpkin comes a charming, wryly humorous story of adventure, mistaken identity, and a vampire family’s day at the zoo.
On a Saturday morning, baby Dracula visits the zoo with his family, where baby Penguin lives with hers.
From bestselling author Ame Dyckman and illustrator Eda Kaban, The New Kid Has Fleas is a hilarious picture book about a new kid in school who appears to have been raised by wolves.
There's a new kid in class, and they're . . . different.
They dress different. Talk different. Eat different.
And the word on the playground is: they have fleas.
Kids will love this playful story of of a unique fall friendship between a girl . . . and her squash!
The Herdmans plus Halloween have always spelled disaster
The iconic anthology series of horror tales that's now a feature film!
This is a new edition of the complete original book. Stephen Gammell’s artwork from the original Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark appears in all its spooky glory. Read if you dare!
The iconic anthology series of horror tales that's now a feature film!
This is a new edition of the complete original book. Stephen Gammell’s artwork from the original More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark appears in all its spooky glory. Read if you dare!
The Secret Life of Pets meets Scooby Doo in this hilarious sequel to The Great Pet Heist that follows the furry friends as they hunt down a ghost!
Butterbean is bored. She and the other pets pulled off a heist once, but that was like a million years ago. Nothing exciting has happened since then. That is, until Mrs.
An exciting new series of kid-friendly quiz books written by BuzzFeed quiz creator and pop culture expert Rachel McMahon!
A witch named Abby and her three friends—a wolf-girl, a ghost, and a pumpkinhead—band together to try and save their supernatural town from an invasion of rabid (but adorable!) chaos bunnies in this enchanting middle-grade graphic novel for fans of Making Friends, The Okay Witch, and Lumberjanes.
It’s fall break in the supernatural town of North Haven, an
Meet Desmond Cole! A fearless eight-year-old who runs his own ghost patrol, looking for ghosts, monsters, and mischief makers everywhere. Oh, and he just so happens to be my new best friend…and thank goodness! Because I’m afraid of everything.
Welcome to Kersville, a town with a spooky history and a collection of ghosts and spirits who are major mischief-makers.
"Young Frankenstein meets The Princess Bride in the most hysterically hilarious book I've read in years."--Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author
A 2020 Newbery Honor Recipient!
Christian McKay Heidicker, author of the Thieves of Weirdwood trilogy, draws inspiration from Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe for his debut middle-grade novel, a thrilling portrait of survival and an unforgettable tale of friendship.
"Clever and harrowing." —The Wall Street Journal
A contemporary collection of original short stories by Anica Mrose Rissi that is sure to elicit chills, laughs, and screams, even from the most devoted fans of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark!
A game of hide-and-seek goes on far too long…
A look-alike doll makes itself right at home…
New York Times bestselling author Tracey West's sparkly Pixie Tricks series is filled with magic and adventure, making it perfect for fans of her Dragon Masters series!
Pick a book. Grow a reader!
This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers.
Thirteen ordinary kids. Thirteen ordinary towns. Danger lurks around every corner!
"Wonderful and weird, compelling and unsettling." - Gary Schmidt, two-time Newbery Honor author
EXCLAMATION, look out for ghosts and ghouls, and do the Monster Mash with Mad Libs this Halloween!
Zombies, and vampires, and werewolves, oh my! Get into the spooky spirit with these 21 hilarious fill-in-the-blank Mad Libs stories about all the creepy-crawly creatures that come out to play on Halloween.
Mad Libs has three times the scares with this three-in-one bind-up of spooky and hilarious Halloween stories to make you say SILLY WORD!
From New York Times bestselling adult author Joseph Fink comes a wickedly fun middle grade novel about a Halloween-obsessed girl named Esther Gold, who goes out trick-or-treating for one last year, only to find her town under the thrall of a mysterious presence.
A new silly and spooky highly illustrated series that’s perfect for fans of Eerie Elementary and Notebooks of Doom, featuring art on every page and fun activities at the end of each book. It's a Halloween chapter book treat!
Hunting ghosts and solving the case before checkout? All in a weekend's work.
Read the novel that New York Times bestselling author, Chris Grabenstein calls, "My kind of mystery!"
Perfect for fans of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! A shiver-inducing collection of short stories to read under the covers, from a breadth of American Indian nations.
Dark figures in the night. An owl's cry on the wind.
“This expertly crafted story thrums with magic, love, and tense action.” —Booklist (starred review)
Perfect for fans of The Girl Who Drank the Moon, this fantastical and heartfelt first book in a new trilogy from critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson follows a girl who must defeat thirteen evil witches
"A fiendishly creepy ghost story."--Chuck Wendig, New York Times bestselling author of Dust & Grim
"Gross, sweet, exciting, and absolutely hide-under-the-covers terrifying, I loved it.”--Katherine Arden, bestselling author of Small Spaces
Could Bert really be a zombie cat? Two friends put their brains together to find out in a wry new mystery series.
The New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation makes her middle grade debut with a sweeping tale of the ghosts of our past that won’t stay buried, starring an unforgettable girl named Ophie.
"This ghost story gave me chill after chill. It will haunt you." — R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps
"Do you know what it feels like to be forgotten?"
On a cold winter night, Iris and her best friend, Daniel, sneak into a clearing in the woods to play in the freshly fallen snow.
For horror fans of all ages, a twisted tale of what happens in a town plagued by darkness.
If you're not afraid of the dark . . . you should be. In a town which is plunged into darkness without warning, strange things rise when no one else can see . . . and the source of the darkness may be the scariest thing of all.
Neil Gaiman's Coraline meets Stranger Things in a dark and twisted story about a sleepy town with a dark secret--and the three kids brave enough to uncover it.
Every thirteen years in the town of Eden Eld, three thirteen-year-olds disappear.
From award winning author Lucy Strange comes a thrilling ghost story about a strong willed heroine who will follow even the most restless spirit in order to untangles the dark mystery of her own past.It's 1899. The Earl of Gosswater has died, and twelve-year-old Agatha has been cast out of her ancestral home - the only home she has ever known - by her cruel cousin, Clarence.
From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Drama, and Sisters!Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick.
A School Library Journal Best Graphic Novel of 2019
A YALSA 2020 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
A YALSA 2020 Great Graphic Novel for Teens
Sabrina the Teenage Witch meets Roller Girl in this hilarious, one-of-a-kind graphic novel about a half-witch who has just discovered the truth about herself, her family, and her town an
“A satisfying, brilliant sequel, solidifying Steinkellner’s reputation as a graphic novelist to watch.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
In this hilarious and heartwarming sequel to the bestselling and critically acclaimed graphic novel, The Okay Witch, half-witch Moth Hush uses magic to boost her confidence with disastrous results
Nimona meets Paper Girls with a literary twist in this wickedly funny graphic novel about a teenager who is swept up in a strange new universe and must save it from an all-consuming evil in order to return home.
One dark and stormy night, Haley sees a stranger drowning in the river.
From Epic Originals comes a collection of illustrated stories serving up spooky thrills and plenty of laughs. When the lunch bell rings at Newville Elementary, you can bet that things are about to get WEIRD!
Welcome to the Cafetorium!
Kat Leyh's Snapdragon is a magical realist graphic novel about a young girl who befriends her town’s witch and discovers the strange magic within herself.
Snap's town had a witch.
Stranger Things meets The X-Files in this eerie, heart-pounding middle grade adventure about a young boy and girl who must protect their small town from otherworldly forces threatening to destroy it.
Rae’s father vanished without a trace—and Rae knows what happened to him.
While staying in a haunted Colorado hotel for her father's ghost-hunting television series, Karma Moon must battle her anxiety, interpret the signs of the universe, and get footage of a real ghost--you know, the usual.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria (V.E.) Schwab (The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue) comes a sweeping, spooky, evocative adventure, perfect for fans of Stranger Things. An instant bestseller!
#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria (V.E.) Schwab (The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue) returns to the world of ghosts with this eerie adventure set in Paris. An instant bestseller!Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake . . .
Victoria ("V. E.") Schwab, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, invites readers to haunted New Orleans in this third installment of her thrillingly spooky City of Ghosts series!
Where there are ghosts, Cassidy Blake follows . .
Lisa Thompson returns to the world of her acclaimed novel The Goldfish Boy with this page-turning mystery.
Melody Bird has discovered an abandoned old building in the corner of the graveyard...
Though it's dark and creepy, she can't resist its pull. When she goes to explore, she finds a mysterious boy hiding out there.