Spooky New Stories for Halloween!

October 25th, 2013 by melissa y.

It’s that spooky, scary time of year again.  We have put together a little sampling of the newest, spine-tingling stories for all ages.  From picture books to middle grade, with a book of jokes thrown in, there’s something for everyone.  Happy Halloween Reading!


The Ghost in the House by Ammi-Joan Paquette

This adorable ghost gets a scare of his own in this counting book for the youngest readers.

Crankenstein by Samantha Berger

This hilarious story about a little boy who turns into something else when he is grumpy will definitely illicit many laughs and a few aha moments for your reader.  I don’t know about you , but Crankenstein definitely rears his head in our house from time to time.

Zombelina by Kristyn Crow

Find out what happens when a little zombie gets stage fright.

Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters by Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen + beautiful illustrations + rhyming language = perfection!

Trick or Treat by Debbie Leppanen

An anthology of simple, spooky Halloween poems with terrific illustrations.

Constable & Toop by Gareth P.Jones

Combine a funeral parlor, imprisoned ghosts and Victorian London and you get a good read for Halloween.

The Grimm Conclusion by Adam Gidwitz

A dark and hilarious take on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales.  This is the final book in the trilogy that started with A Tale Dark and Grimm and continued with In a Glass Grimmly.

The Mysterious Woods of Whistle Root by Christopher Pennell

This middle grade novel tells the story of a little girl who can only sleep during the day and is awake all night. She befriends a rat and gets pulled into the mysterious lives of the creatures of the woods of Whistle Root.

The Big Book of Halloween Jokes by Jenny Kellet

Elementary age kids will get a huge kick out of these corny jokes.  How can you tell a vampire likes baseball?  Every night he turns into a bat!  This is a kindle-only book, but you don’t need a kindle device.  You can read it right on your computer.  And it’s only .99 cents!

Pinocula (Creature from My Closet #3) by Obert Skye

The latest Creature from My Closest book and just in time for Halloween!

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