Highland Library's Top Ten Spooky Reads for Creepy Kids

Ten Spooky Reads for Creepy Kids

October ushers in the haunting season. Let's face it, kids are focused on tricks and treats, carving jack-o-lanterns and gobs of candy that will come their way. Why not create another Halloween tradition? These frightfully fun Halloween books will be sure to delight your little goblins getting them into the Halloween spirit through reading. Here is a list of Highland Public Library's most-loved Halloween stories even adults will enjoy. Beware! These creepy cute stories are so entertaining you will be asked to read them every night. 

Skeleton Hiccups

  1. Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler

    A skeleton wakes up with hiccups and must get rid of them with the help of a ghost.

    Bad Kitty Scaredy Cat

  2. Bad Kitty Scaredy Kitty by Nick Bruel

    Bad Kitty is frightened by the creatures on Halloween, but when she sees all the holiday treats she decides to be a very bad kitty and chases the scary creatures away.

    In the Haunted House

  3. In the Haunted House by Eve Bunting

    A little girl and her father tour a dark, mysterious house, eventually revealved to be a "Halloween House.

    Ten Timid Ghosts

  4. Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O'Connell

    A witch tries to scare ten ghosts out of the haunted house where they live, but in the end, they play a trick on her.

    Jerry Seinfield Halloween

  5. Jerry Seinfield Halloween by Jerry Seinfield

    This laugh-out-loud hysterical account of Halloween from Jerry Seinfield's wonder years is a story you will want to read to your kids over and over. 

    Halloween Motel

  6. Halloween Motel by Joe Rocco

    When a family mistakenly checks into the wrong motel for Halloween, they do not realize that just how scary the other guests are.

    Sarah's Little Ghosts Halloween Book

  7. Sarah's Little Ghosts by Thierry Robberecht 

    When Sarah breaks her mother's favorite necklace and then does not tell the truth, little ghosts that only she can see begin to interfere with her life.

    Where's the Witch? - Halloween Book

  8. Where's the Witch produced by Nosey Crow Limited

    "Five stylishly illustrated spreads show a series of gently spooky creatures hiding behind bright felt flaps in this Halloween offering. A mirror on the final spread makes for a satisfying ending to the book's search-and-find inquiries. A perfect book to share with very little ones."


    Five Little Pumpkins Halloween Book

  9. Five Little Pumpkins pictures by Dan Yaccarino

    A wickedly fun rhyming treat!

    With bouncy, rhyming text in verse from the classic nursery rhyme and bold, dynamic illustrations from acclaimed author-illustrator Dan Yaccarino, Five Little Pumpkins is a must-have Halloween board book!

    Roll along with the pumpkins and their spooky friends as they get into some spirited Halloween fun. The perfect gift for little pumpkins everywhere.

    Five Little Pumpkins sitting on a gate.

    The first one said, "Oh my, it's getting late!"

    Ten Busy Brooms Halloween Book

  10. Ten Busy Brooms by Carole Gerber

    Fans of Room on the Broom will want to fly the night sky with these ten little witches in this fun and festive Halloween counting book! Whether zooming past rattling skeletons, buzzing by pie-stealing mummies, or soaring over a werewolf with bad breath, readers will be cheering for this exciting group of witches and their high-flying Halloween adventures! Plus, play a game of I Spy and find the cat and owl on every page!
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