Best Halloween Books For Children

Spook-tacular book suggestions for Halloween.

A carefully curated selection of books, from picture books to novels, which are perfect to share as Halloween approaches. They’ll make great gifts too.

 

Dom Conlon

Reasons to Read Scary Stories by Dom Conlon

The answer to a scary world can be found in scary books When the world outside is full of struggles, ...
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Jarred Dreams

Jarred Dreams

Camilla Chester’s debut, Jarred Dreams, will have you sitting on the edge of your seat as you turn the pages ...
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Ten Little Monsters

Ten Little Monsters

Ten Little Monsters, from Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty, is part of the fabulous Ten Little picture book series. A ...
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Witchborn

Witchborn

A dark tale, with even darker yet colourful characters. Weaving fact and fiction offering spectacular twists. Witchborn is the debut ...
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Witchfairy

Witchfairy

Whenever I pick up a delicious new Book Island title, I know for certain that I’m going to discover a ...
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Nevermoor The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow launches with a dim, dark start.  Poor Morrigan has been labelled as a cursed child ...
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I Want To Be In A Scary Story

I Want To Be In A Scary Story

I Want To Be In A Scary Story is the latest collaboration between Sean Taylor and Jean Jullien (Hoot Owl: ...
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You Can't Make Me Go To Witch School!

You Can’t Make Me Go To Witch School!

James Littler You know that feeling when you delve into a new book, then become immediately swept up in it’s ...
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Four Silly Skeletons

Four Silly Skeletons

Fred, Sid, Belle and Bill, are Four Silly Skeletons who love to dance. Music gets their bones moving and a-shaking ...
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The Apprentice Witch - James Nicol

The Apprentice Witch

The Apprentice Witch from debut author James Nicol is a wonderful page turner with a fresh voice. Full of magic ...
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Half Bad - Sally Green

Half Bad

There’s an overwhelming uniqueness to Sally Green’s writing that sets her apart. Her protagonist Nathan is one of the siblings ...
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No Such Thing from Ella Bailey - My Book Corner

No Such Thing

No Such Thing from Ella Bailey is an endearing picture book just perfect for Halloween. No Such Thing features Georgia ...
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Florentine and Pig and the Spooky Forest Adventure

Florentine and Pig and the Spooky Forest Adventure

This is the latest adventure from the delightful duo – Florentine and Pig. I love these characters and the delightful ...
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ghost in the house

Ghost in the House

Ghost in the House, full of rhythm and rhyme, is the perfect blend of spooky creatures and little giggles. A ...
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The Haunted House

Stylish and thoughtful, The Haunted House by Kazuno Kohara, is a gorgeous picture book which is perfect for Halloween in particular. Our ...
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Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

Julia Donaldson + Axel Scheffler + witches = perfect Halloween combo! In much the same vein as The Smartest Giant ...
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sounds spooky

Sounds Spooky

Gorgeously vibrant language and a role reversal on the typical Halloween ghost story, Sounds Spooky is a  perfect picture book ...
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Scaredy-Cat, Splat!

Rob Scotton combines his infamous character with Halloween creating another fun picture book in the Splat series. Splat needs to ...
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The Dangerous Alphabet

The Dangerous Alphabet is an alphabet book with a wonderfully quirky difference. Full of spooky illusions, rhyming couplets and an ...
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The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon by Aaron Blabey

The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon

Stylish, intriguing and thoughtful. The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon was a pure delight to read to my two as ...
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Monster by Andrew Daddo

Monster

The gorgeous illustrations from the hand of Bruce Whatley in Monster will have you returning to this delightful picture book ...
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The Fearsome Beastie by Giles Paley-Philips

The Fearsome Beastie

A good old fashioned scary story – enjoyable, entertaining and a great ending. The Fearsome Beastie by Giles Paley-Philips feels steeped ...
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Hubble Bubble Granny Trouble

Hubble Bubble Granny Trouble

Full of imagination and a quirky sense of humour – this picture book is inspired by Tracey’s own childhood memory ...
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Into The Forest by Anthony Browne

Into The Forest

Into The Forest by Anthony Browne is a cleverly crafted picture book designed to approach many natural childhood fears ...
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Hide & Eek by Rebecca Sutherland

Hide & Eek!

Original, captivating, a triumph of design, and pure fun! Hide & Eek! from Rebecca Sutherland is a satisfyingly thick book, ...
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Skelly The Skeleton Girl - Jimmy Pickering

Skelly the Skeleton Girl

Jimmy Pickering's awesome gothic themed, Burton-esq style illustrations render Skelly the Skeleton Girl a picture to book to admire ...
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Icky Sticky Monster - Jo Lodge

Icky Sticky Monster

Icky Sticky Monster is everything you'd expect from that rich, vibrant cover. A perfect picture book for any lover of ...
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For Older Readers

The Apprentice Witch from debut author James Nicol is a wonderful page turner with a fresh voice. Full of magic and mayhem, it follows the intriguing character of Arianwyn Gribble.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – filled with fabulous black & white photos, this exciting novel follows 16 year old Jacob as he discovers those strange stories his Grandfather told him… may not have been stories after all.

The Witches by Roald Dahl ~ from the master story teller himself. With its great guide to witch spotting, this will make a perfect Halloween gift for older readers.

Witch Wars by Sibeal Pounder, a witch themed chapter book with plenty of giggles. Perfect for younger readers.

Circus of the Unseen by Joanne Owen, a fantastical novel suitable for MG readers.

The Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett, ghostly goings on when 2 children are sent to the country during the war. MG readers.

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly, a new mystery with a chill in the air.

The Woman In Black by Susan Hill, a classically styled ghost story which will make you shiver. If you have the chance, see the play in London after you’ve read the book.

Say Her Name by James Dawson, a Halloween dare at boarding school … perfect for YA readers.

Best Halloween Books For Children

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