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25 Best Kids’ Books for Halloween

As Fall arrives, and the leaves turn colours, Halloween is quickly approaching. We at Common Deer Press love this time of year. And to celebrate it, we've gathered up the 25 Best Kids' Books for Halloween. Prepare to hide under the covers and keep the lights on with these spooky reads!

The Boatman by Kat Hawthorne

The Boatman cover

To cope with the death of a family member, Isabel (Izzy) Wixon retreats into a fantasy world where she meets ghosts and a talkative ventriloquist’s dummy and befriends a gentlemanly spider. But a terrifying foe arrives. The Boatman lures children and traps them in a sleep illness that never lets them wake.

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown cover

Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang are excited to play some tricks and to get their treats. As everyone prepares for the night, Linus eagerly waits for the Great Pumpkin to rise from the pumpkin patch and hopes it’ll bring joy to this spooky holiday.

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury

The Halloween Tree cover

Eight boys must race against time to save their friend Pip. The spirit Moundshroud soon leads them on a magical journey chronicling the beginnings of Halloween.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Coraline cover

When Coraline takes a step through a door that transports her to a different yet strangely similar house, she can’t believe everything is better. But looks can be deceiving. When she finds children trapped there, she must find a way to save them and herself before it’s too late. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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As his mother's medical treatments progress, Connor suffers from nightmare after nightmare. But one night in his backyard, he sees a monster he's not expecting. And it wants something from him: the truth.

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

Serafina and the Black Cloak

When children at the Biltmore estate start to disappear, Serafina, a girl who no one knows exists, is the only one who figures out who has taken the children: the man with the black cloak. Serafina and her