(Not Too) Spooky Reads for Kids

Last week we covered some super spooky reads for teens and adults and, I know, not everyone’s about that scared-silly life, especially the little ones. So, as Halloween creeps ever closer, and if you’ve been requested to read a scary (but not too scary) book for bedtime, don’t worry: I’ve got your back. Here are sixteen books, eight picture books and eight chapter/middle grade titles perfect for that ever so slightly spooky story time. 




The Monster at the End of this Book
The Hallo-Wiener
The Little Old Lady who was Not Afraid of Anything
Skeleton Hiccups


Monster Needs a Costume
The Halloween Kid
No Such Thing
Little Goblins Ten


Captain Awesome vs. the Spokky, Scary House
It's Halloween, I'm Turning Green!
Stick Dog Craves Candy
Calendar Mysteries: October Ogre


The Supernormal Sleuthing Service
Anyone but Ivy Pocket
School of the Dead
The Creature Department


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