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Halloween Books For Kids!: Home

It's never too early or late for celebrating Halloween! Take a look at some spooky titles offered in our creepy catalog!

Did we miss something?

Although we've attempted to provide a comprehensive list, it's a difficult task to track down all the spooky books in our extensive catalog and clearly some must have slipped through the cracks, especially with new books being added all the time. If you come across something that's not our our list please contact the guide admin at  

Looking for more?

Looking for more spookiness? Be sure to check out our Reader's Advisory guide for horror that covers everything from board books all the way up to adult fiction and non-fiction. We also have a guide showcasing supernatural humor titles for teens and adults. 


Other Holiday Guides:

Winter Holidays

Halloween @ Your Library

Ghost with Candle from Beistle circa 1973


Trick or Treating at the Library (October 31) - Trick or treat your library! All three floors of the Downtown Branch will be stocked with treats (including Teal Pumpkin friendly treats) for our little costumed patrons from open to close!

Spooktacular Puppet Show (October 31) - Enjoy a fun, spooky puppet show and craft!

Teen Masquerade Ball (October 26 from 8pm-Midnight) - We are gearing up for our annual Teen Masquerade Ball, and this one is shaping up to be the best yet. This year's theme is magical masquerade ball, you can find out more information and purchase tickets here.

New To the Collection

The Bumpy Little Pumpkin

Little Nell chooses the bumpiest, littlest pumpkin in the patch to carve a jack-o'-lantern of her very own in this sweet Halloween companion to top-seller THE BIGGEST, BEST SNOWMAN. All summer, Little Nell has tended the garden with BIG Mama, BIG Sarah, and BIG Lizzie, and finally the pumpkins are ready for Halloween. Her sisters choose smooth, round pumpkins to carve, but Little Nell likes a bumpy little one best. Sarah and Lizzie jeer, "It's bumpy and little and ugly!" But Little Nell perseveres. With help from her animal friends, she scoops and carves it into a wonderful jack-o'-lantern! This sweet tale shows that jack-o'-lanterns, like people, come in all shapes and sizes, and that BIG ideas and a BIG heart resound in even the smallest of us.

Chicken on a Broom

When everyone is getting ready for the Halloween costume party, Pip’s mask goes missing. It’s up to Zoey the brave chicken and her sidekick Sam to go looking for the missing mask in the spooky barn.

A Halloween Scare in Alabama

It's Halloween night, and creatures and critters from near and far are starting to gather outside the front door. And now here comes a whole army of monsters, on broomsticks, buses, and bikes, all clamoring in the darkness. What is it they want? Are they coming for you?

The Halloween Tree

Everyone knows most young saplings dream of becoming Christmas trees. But one grumpy, old tree who doesn't like lights, decorations, or people is determined to be different. Get ready to meet The Halloween Tree!

Pick a Pumpkin

Pairing a wonderfully rhythmic read-aloud text with expressive retro illustrations, author Patricia Toht and illustrator Jarvis capture all the excitement and familial feeling of a favorite holiday tradition. Readers will be happy to follow along with each step, from picking out the perfect specimen at the pumpkin patch (be sure to stop for cider and toffee apples) to carting it home, scooping out the insides, carving a scary face, and finally lighting a candle inside -- savoring the familiar ritual of transforming an ordinary pumpkin into a one-of-a-kind glowing jack-o'-lantern.

Rugrats: Tricked for Treats!

A Rugrats Halloween...Angelica tries to trick the babies out of their Halloween candy by warning them about "ghosts and gobblings and grumblins.

Snowmen at Halloween

Have you ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have moved? And you've wondered . . . what do snowmen do when we're not watching? After an early snowfall, a few kids build some snowmen before going trick-or-treating. And when the kids go off to bed, the snowmen have their own Halloween festival! There's candy and apple-bobbing and costume contests and all sorts of autumn activities. When the kids wake up the next morning, the snowmen are gone... but they've left a very special message behind.

Teeny Tiny Ghost

This teeny tiny ghost is too little to be spooky. Will she find her voice... and a friend, too? Discover the perfect Halloween read-aloud, full of vibrant illustrations, bouncy rhymes, and an adorable friendship duo!

Trick or Treat in Alabama

An unexpected visitor arrives in town! But who is he? What is he? Where did he come from? Readers will learn the answers to all these questions as they watch the mysterious visitor travel through places they know and love in Alabama! Come along and celebrate an unforgettable Halloween night!

This Guide

Fall is a favorite time of year for many kids and adults and books about Halloween are always in demand! To make our collection more accessible you will find our books from the catalog on the following pages. The picture books are seperated by the first letter of their author's last name and are located in our picture book bins of the corresponding letter. You'll find book about Halloween as well as monsters, ghosts, goblins, witches, pumpkins, and even books dealing with fears and phobias!

Your Ghastly Guide

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Jon Schafle
Huntsville Madison County Public Library - Downtown Branch