5 Spooky Books for Halloween Reading

Halloween books Snuggle in to some scary halloween time reading with your little one or grade schooler with these 5 great spooky reads.


My working mom My Working Mom by Peter Glassman

This fabulous book follows a witch through her day and tells the real story of this working mom who experiments in her lab, flies off to meetings, and makes weird dinners. Cauldrons, toads, salamanders, and bats are all here, and are all charmingly illustrated.


Extreme halloween Extreme Halloween by Tom Nardone

From baking spooky cakes to burying family and friends alive, the outrageous projects in this guide will inspire you to transform the house, the yard, the kids, and the wardrobe for the scariest Halloween ever. Some of the spooky ideas include: Alligator in the Leaf Pile, Toilet Bowl of Candy, Fog Your Yard, Buried Alive, Turning a Garage into a Haunted House, A Cake that Bleeds, Costumes to Disturb and Amuse.


Room on the broom Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

A witch and her cat are flying around and encounter three other animals that would like to know if there is room on the broom for an animal like them. The reply is always an enthusiastic “Yes!”



Bone soup Bone Soup by Cambria Evans

The main character in this book makes a soup of yellow-green soup—spider eggs, dried mouse droppings, toenail clippings, dandelions, and other assorted items fit for creatures of the night. Gross out factor is high for kids and perfect for grade schoolers.


13 scary stories 13 Scary Stories by Marianne Carus

Readers will meet thirteen ghosts, werewolves, skeletons, and other creepy characters in this spine-tingling collection of scary stories. Prepare to meet spirits from all over the world from the enchanted bagpipes that long to be returned to their original owner, the haunted castle filled with angry ghosts, a ghost dog who comes back to life to save her pups, and lots more!