Spooky Stories

Monsters, goblins, and ghosts are the perfect characters for October reads. The children’s books listed below range from cutesy-creepy to spine-tingling thrillers. They feature dastardly villains, creepy dolls, creepy carrots, and dark magic.

Check out at your own risk..

Picture books



There’s a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer

I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll

Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

The Dark by Lemony Snicket

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

Chapter books


The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste

Doll Bones by Holly Black

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison

Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods: 20 chilling tales from the Wilderness by Hal Johnston

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

The Shadows by Jacqueline West

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