Our Top 6 Favorite Halloween Chapter Books

October’s Chapter Book List

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This collection of graphic short stories written by Dan Barel contains three separate tales of strange and surprising events that all happen one Halloween night. In ?Broom with a View,? a girl’s broom for her witch costume mistakenly gets switched with a broom belonging to a real witch. Featured in ?10 000 Tentacles under the Tub? are two rambunctious boys who fight sea monsters while trick-or-treating as aqua-heroes, only to discover that their biggest challenge still awaits — in the bathtub. In ?The Fang Gang,? everything gets turned around for four wannabe vampire girls when they meet up with the real thing. Naturally, all the parents are clueless about what’s going on (though in one, the pet dog is in on things!). The stories are just spooky enough and tempered with a touch of silly humor. They’re an easy read with minimal text; some panels are even completely wordless or contain only sound effects along with the art. The engaging comic illustrations by David Huyck are darkly toned with lots of softly focused scenes, adding to the mysterious allure. Sharp-eyed readers will notice characters from one story making an appearance in the artwork of another. This book is a perfect classroom choice around Halloween, either as a fun read-aloud or as a great reference for discussing why we celebrate this holiday and the cultural origins of legends about witches, vampires and the like. But it would also be enjoyed year-round by children who like scary plots with not-quite-human characters.


Everybody loves a scary story and nobody more than kids, but these tales―collected from kids themselves – are particular favorites. These traditional scary stories are the ones that kids ask for the most. Children love to hear how Wylie outwitted the terrible Hairy Man, how Skunnee Wundee and an unexpected friend got the best of the fierce Stone Giant. Shivery stories of vengeful ghosts, spooky stories of witches and spirits, and giggly stories that turn fear into fun are part of this collection. Symbols precede each story to indicate the most appropriate age group. The stories in this multicultural collection come from the Ozark Mountains, the desert Southwest, even Japan and Hawaii, as well Native American tribal stories, Yiddish tales, and even Laotian legends.

 


A collection of ghost stories, spooky shorts, and frightening folktales from all over the world, perfect for scary sleepovers, staying up all night, or reading alone under the covers—if you dare!
 
“No one travels these roads after dark. Those who are found the next day, if they are still alive, will have gone mad.”
 
Chills and thrills to make your flesh crawl with fear! Turn the lights down low and grab your favorite reading chair. But first, you’d better check behind you. . . .

Ghosts, monsters, murders, and madmen! These thirty stories have been collected for your readingdispleasure from all over the globe, and represent the world’s best scary stories and frightening folktales, featuring famous authors such as Washington Irving and the Brothers Grimm. Welcome to a chilling world of hair-raising tales!

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This children’s book contains five scary stories with illustrations. It’s the perfect book for telling scary stories in the dark and for scaring friends and family at camp fires and sleep overs.

If your kid loves scary stories, they’re sure to love this children’s book full of horror stories. In addition to being creepy, spooky, and fun… these five scary stories have important lessons for kids conveyed within each story.

Exciting and spine chilling, these are not your typical scary stories for kids, these stories are actually scary … and children of all ages love them!

Scary Stories for Kids Includes These Five Spooky Tales:

1) The Roller Coaster Curse 2) The Zoo Keeper 3) The Toy Maker 4) The Cafeteria Lady 5) The Wishing Well


A portable and family-friendly collection of some of the most classic and entertaining scary stories–perfect to share around the campfire. These stories can be read aloud or easily retold; either way, your fellow campers may want to sleep with the light on.

 

 

 

 

 


Meet the World’s Funniest First Grader—Junie B. Jones! It’s Halloween! But Junie B. is afraid to go trick-or-treating. ’Cause what if witches and monsters are really real? And what if pumpkins with sharp teeth can eat your feet? And don’t even get her started on the candy corn problem. So how is Junie B. supposed to enjoy this scary holiday?

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