The 10 Best Scary Books for Kids This Halloween

These books might even scare you!

by Alicia Kort
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a photo collage of the front covers of the 10 best scary books for kids this halloween

Tis the season for all things scary, creepy, and chilling… so for Halloween this year, we’ve we’ve rounded up the best scary short stories and books for kids. These are classically spooky bedtime tales that’ll have them double-checking that their night-light is plugged in. You’ve been waiting for your kids to reach an age when you can share in both the silliness and the spookiness of Halloween. It’s not just about candy and rainbow unicorn costumes anymore — it’s about foggy graveyards, mythical monsters and unsettling stories that are meant to thrill and chill.

If you want to bond with your child over some mildly macabre books this October, we’ve got you covered. Some of these books are so classic that you might have even read them when you were a kid, but as they say: They are classics for a reason. Don’t be surprised if they still send a fond chill down your spine.

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