Halloween is such a spooky but fun time of year. The air starts to feel a little cooler, the leaves are changing ,and kids get to dress up however they want for one night. My kids already have their costumes and its only September. I love when Halloween time rolls around every year. My favorite thing to do is introduce my kids to new books each season. In this post you will find the big list of Halloween Books for older kids. Most of these are chapter books and are exciting enough to keep your kids attention until the very end.
Halloween Books for Older Kids
- Halloween Stories Bundle by Uncle Amon Books- This great bundle comes with books, puzzles, poems and games for your child to enjoy.
- Cam Jensen: the Mystery at the Haunted House #13 by David A. Alder- Cam’s wallet goes missing after going though a haunted house at an amusement park. The mystery is what happened to her wallet?
- The House with a Clock in it’s Walls by John Bellairs and Edward Gorey- A young boy visits his uncle and discovers he is a magician. He starts to play with magic himself and brings back a very interesting visitor.
- Lilac Skully and the Haunted House by Amy Cesari- Lilac learns to fight ghosts and face her fears.
- Horrible Harry at Halloween by Suzy Kline and Frank Remkiewicz- Harry loves to dress up for Halloween and he never disappoints his classmates. What will he dress up as this year for Halloween?
- Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat- Nate’s friend is missing her furry friend and asks him to help her on Halloween night to find him.
- Frogarty the Witch by James Sutherland- This book is a collection of small stories for kids about a witch and her cat.
- The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury- Eight boys set out on Halloween night. They come across a man named Mr. Pimpkin, they experience an adventure that is like non other.
- Frightfully Funny Halloween Jokes by Uncle Ammon- Your kids will have a good time reading these Halloween jokes and riddles with their friends.
- The Witches by Ronald Dahl- Witches do not like real children but in this book a little boy comes face to face with the head witch.
- The Haunted Hotel (A to Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy- This fun book is filled with mysteries about Halloween. Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve them?
- What’s in the Attic in Halloween by Felicia Harper- Merlyn and her cousin Joe find a chest in the attic. Once they step inside and the chest they discover a whole new world.
- The Pinstripe Ghost (Ballpark Mysteries) by David A. Kelly- The story takes place in Yankee stadium and theres talk that the ghost of Babe Ruth is there.
- Seven Strange & Ghostly Tales by Brian Jacques- This book is filled with seven stories that are slightly scary but more imaginative and funny.
- Rosco the Rascal Visits the Pumpkin Patch by Shana Gorian and Ross Webb- Rosco the dog discovers two bullies in the pumpkin patch trying to ruin everyone else’s fun. What will he do about it?
- Willa’s Halloween Adventure by R. Barri Flowers- Riding around on broomsticks was what Willa has always wanted to do. She finally has become a witch just in time for Halloween.
- The Happy and Heinous Halloween of Classroom 13 by Honest Lee and Mathew J. Gilbert- The poor students of unlucky classroom 13 go through crazy adventures during their Halloween party at school.
- The Vampire’s Vacation (A to Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy and John Steven Gurney- A very pale human walks into a diner and the kids are concerned he is a vampire.
- Ghost Town at Sundown (Magic Tree House) by Mary Pope Osborne- Jack and Annie find themselves in the Haunted Wild West. Follow them on their journey to get back to reality.
- A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket and Brett Helquist- This series is interesting and page turning.
- Junie B. Jones BOO…. and I MEAN it! by Barbara Park and Denise Brunkus- Junie B. Jones is funny and a class clown but when it comes to Halloween she is afraid.
My kids were so excited when I stated researching this post. They already made their booklists for the library. It’s always fun finding new books especially when they are about fun upcoming holidays. So write down your list and run to the library or to your local store and check them out…. or better yet just buy them online.
But seriously I hope you find some great finds in this list. Finding good books for older kids can be tough. If you have any more suggestions please comment below.