Creepy, crawly, hairy, scary—does your kid love Halloween? If they like reading books that will scare their pants off, then this list is for your little ghoul. These are the best Halloween books guaranteed to keep middle grade readers up all night.
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The Best Halloween Books for Kids Ages 8-12
A ghost story with a moral — two young siblings go to work at an old mansion and discover the dark secrets of the family they work for. This creepy book will have kids turning pages well past midnight.
Olivia’s father moves her and her grandmother into an old concert hall haunted by four ghosts. This book has some spooky aspects, but the main focus is on Olivia and her personal issues. This is a good read for kids that want a meaningful story along with the chills.
When children start going missing from the Biltmore estate, only Serafina knows what’s happening. She and a friend must uncover the identity of the terrifying man that haunts the halls of the estate before it’s too late.
A group of friends, an epic journey, and a mysterious bone china doll that may be more powerful than anyone bargained for. This creepy tale is a Newberry honor book from the sinister mistress herself — Holly Black.
More funny than frightening, kids will love this action packed book. Two friends are invited inside the world’s largest electronics factory and are shocked to find it full of monsters. Soon, kids and creatures must work together to invent something amazing enough to save both their anonymity and their factory.
Billy is starting a new job as a night shift prison guard, but this prison is anything but ordinary. For shivers, chills, and cold fingers up your spine, give this short book a read. Just make sure to leave a light on.
Juniper’s parents are acting strange, and she soon discovers why — a sinister creature is taking pieces of their souls in exchange for worldly success. Now Juniper must resist temptation in order to save the souls of her parents. This book starts off slow and builds into a chilling adventure.
What are the best Halloween books you’ve read recently?
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