We love reading here at Today I Need A… and when I was younger I loved reading scary, spooky stories. I still remember going to the library with my mom and looking to check out one of the R.L. Stein or Goosebumps books that I hadn’t read yet. I was definitely a little older than my kids are now, and I currently have one little 5 year old who does NOT like to be scared like I did. So that is why I put together a list of the books we read with our little ones during this time of year. None of them are too scary, but they are still festive. Happy Reading! 🛍️ This post contains affiliate links– thank you for supporting us.
Room on the Broom – Love this book, Netflix has an animated short movie of this book with the same name. Find it here: https://amzn.to/2OXBDEs *Affiliate link
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything – We love this book too, we even made up hand movements to go with the repeated phrases! https://amzn.to/2MR4980 *Affiliate link
Goodnight Goon – A fun twist on the original! https://amzn.to/2W0J67a *Affiliate link
Creepy Pair of Underwear – Always good for a giggle! https://amzn.to/2OXWeZg *Affiliate link
It’s Raining Bats and Frogs – We have had this book for a few years and it is still one of my girls’ favorites! They love the spells and illustrations. https://amzn.to/31nQSsS *Affiliate link
Vampirina Ballerina – Who wouldn’t like to read about a vampire ballerina? https://amzn.to/2oT5brX *Affiliate link
Ghoulia – For the slightly older kid ~ we just read it this week and both of my girls loved it! This is part of a series so there is more to keep the creepy fun going. https://amzn.to/35FicGp *Affiliate link
Hit up your local library!
Below is a list of books that are currently out of print, but you may be able to find at your library. That’s what we did! Happy Reading!
- Here They Come – David Costello
- Harold & Chester in Scared Silly: A Halloween Treat – James Howe
- The House that Drac Built – Judy Sierra
- The Man Who Tricked A Ghost – Laurence Yep
- That Terrible Halloween Night – James Stevenson