Halloween-Themed Children's Books

Every season and holiday is a perfect occasion to encourage reading in children. And with that in mind, we want to present a list of our favorite Halloween-themed children's books for your little ones to enjoy this fall.
Halloween-Themed Children's Books

Last update: 01 October, 2020

Every year, on the evening of October 31st, we celebrate Halloween. That night, children and adults usually take to the streets dressed up as every different character and horrific being that you can imagine. Most children love wearing costumes, which makes this holiday one of their favorites. And parents and teachers can take advantage of that enthusiasm to encourage reading. This is why we want to share a list of our favorite Halloween-themed children’s books.

Our favorite Halloween-themed children’s books

1. The Little Vampire, by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg

One of the characters that most represents Halloween is that of a vampire. So, with that in mind, we can’t pass up the opportunity to include the most popular and well-known vampire in the history of children’s literature. Of course, we’re talking about none other than The Little Vampire.

German author Angela Sommer-Bodenburg published the original title in 1979, and its success led her to turn the book into a collection. Therefore, children now have 17 different titles to choose from, which all center around our vampire hero. In fact, several television series and movies have also depicted the adventures of The Little Vampire.

Halloween-themed Children's Books

The easy-to-read language and fun dialogues make this collection perfect for children ages 7 and up.

2. Can’t Scare Me! By Mandy Archer

While a great number of little readers love to celebrate Halloween, there are also those who feel just the opposite about this holiday. When that’s the case, it’s usually because the scary costumes and characters cause the children to feel afraid and apprehensive.

To help little ones overcome their fears, Mandy Archer has written a fantastic book! Can’t Scare Me will catch any child’s attention thanks to the many tabs and windows they’ll discover as they read. The book tells the story of a small kitten that explores a mysterious house without letting anything scare him. This simple story helps children deal with one of their most common feelings: Fear.

Halloween-themed Children's Books

More fantastic Halloween-themed children’s books

3. Monsterland, by Agnese Baruzzi

Books that challenge children to search for and find different elements on the pages are always a hit. And of course, if we throw monsters and other spooky creatures like skeletons, vampires, bats, mummies into the mix, even better! With that in mind, Monsterland is the ideal book for encouraging autonomy in children while also boosting concentration and attention.

4. The Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts, from Lonely Planet Kids

Surely you’ve already glanced through many atlases about different countries, cultures, animals, and other elements of nature. But did you know about The Atlas of Monsters and Ghosts? Your kids are sure to love this fascinating book brought to us by Lonely Planet Kids.

It’s an elaborate book full of information about these scary creatures in different parts of the world, including interesting facts, fantastic maps, and colorful large-sized illustrations.

So, don’t miss this opportunity to encourage a love for reading and discovery in your little ones. These Halloween-themed children’s books are sure to spark their interest!


All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

  • Sommer, A. (2016). El pequeño vampiro. Santillana.
  • Archer, M. (2018). ¡Nada me asusta!. Edelvives.
  • Costas, L. (2015). Escarlatina, la cocinera cadáver. Anaya.
  • Baruzzi, A. (2018). El país de los monstruos. Vicens Vives.
  • Cano, C. (2008). Unas vacaciones de miedo. Anaya.
  • Magrin, F. (2018). El atlas de los monstruos y fantasmas del mundo. Vvkids.

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