Funny & Festive Halloween Books for Kids

Halloween Books

One of our favourite fall traditions is our Halloween bookshelf, filled with fun spooky stories to get in the festive spirit! This collection of Halloween books is perfect for kids in elementary school– our first grader especially loves the silly jokes and sneaky plans to catch & scare a ghost. Enjoy!

Funny & Festive Halloween Books

5-Minute Spooky Stories Disney Press
A collection of short stories featuring your favourite Disney characters, from Mickey Mouse to Wreck-it-Ralph and Nemo! Slightly longer than a board book, these five minute stories are a favourite at our house and make for the perfect Halloween storytime.

Boo Robert Munsch
When Lance paints his face for a scary Halloween costume he’s so scary he only has to trick-or-treat to a couple of houses before he has all the candy he needs. When a teenager does the same thing, who will scare who for all the Halloween candy? Find out in this fun story by one of our kids’ favourite authors, Robert Munsch.

How to Scare a Ghost Knopf Books for Young Readers
Part of the bestselling How to… books, this story is full of Halloween fun as the kids search for a ghost and set the stage for how to scare one!

Laugh out Loud Halloween Jokes Rob Elliott
Jokes are a big (new) thing for our elementary school kid, and these Halloween ones are a hit! They are cute and quick, and the book is lift-the-flap style to make things even more fun!

 The Night Before Halloween Grosset & Dunlap
Another fun book from the Night Before … series. This time around the monsters and goblins are getting ready for trick-or-treaters. Find out what happens when the children arrive! It’s a cute little story filled with Halloween fun sure to get you in the Halloween spirit.

We hope you enjoy these books filled with funny jokes, sneaky tricks, and all the Halloween fun! For more favourites, see our Halloween Books for Babes and Halloween Bookshelf Favouries collections!  xo

Mama Writes


  1. How fun! I still remember the Halloween books I had as a kid. There was one called Trixie the Halloween Pup and another about mice having a pumpkin growing contest! Funny how those things can stick with you.

  2. I absolutely cannot wait to read these spooky stories to my new grandson…He’s 2 months old. Great list that I will surely keep in mind. Thank you.

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