Since Halloween is ‘creeping’ up on us, this post looks at some of the best Halloween books for kids! From personalised books to old classics, you can get some great Halloween book ideas from our list, helping you find the ideal spooky book for your little one. For other fantastic books for children, check out our best personalised children’s books that are perfect for different occasions!


Best Halloween Books for Kids

Personalised On Halloween Night Book

Our very own Personalised On Halloween Night Book will certainly prepare your child for an eerie night of trick or treating! This book features fun illustrations your child will love, especially the popular Halloween characters from witches to skeletons! 

Even more, your child will be right in the story since this book can be personalised. While reading along, your little monster will see their name appear throughout the tale, really getting them in the Halloween spirit!

Best Halloween Books for Kids

Personalised The Nightmare Before Christmas Storybook

Other fantastic spooky books for Halloween include our Personalised The Nightmare Before Christmas Storybook! This Disney story reveals what happens when the beloved pumpkin king of Halloweentown decides to mix things up a bit and stumbles across Christmastown, creating some serious danger! 

This frightful book reunites your child with the Tim Burton classic movie, letting them indulge in two festive seasons in one book! Like our Personalised On Halloween Night Book, this classic gothic tale is brought to you in personalised form, letting your child see their name appear throughout the story. 

Room on the Broom

Author: Julia Donaldson

Published: 2001

Our list of Halloween story books wouldn’t be complete without Julia Donaldson’s Room on the Broom! This picture book is the perfect Halloween read for younger children, featuring recognisable illustrations from Axel Scheffler who also illustrated The Gruffalo. In this funny story, a witch flies across the sky, losing some of her belongings as she goes. In return for finding her things, some animal friends wish to have a ride on her broomstick, getting the witch and her new friends into quite a bit of trouble! 

This book will definitely get your child in the spooky Halloween mood and teach them about friendship at the same time!

Best Halloween Books for Kids

Meg and Mog

Authors: Helen Nicoll and Jan Pieńkowski

Published: 1972

This witchy tale is the first in the collection of stories following Meg the witch and Mog the cat! The two experience some spell-making trouble after they fly off to meet Meg’s witch friends for a Halloween party, when things don’t exactly go to plan! 

This Halloween classic is an ideal story book for younger children, due to the bold, bright colours featured throughout. Other Meg and Mog books include Meg’s Eggs, Meg’s Car and Meg on the Moon, where you can see the witch and her cat go on lots of different adventures! This is definitely one of the best halloween books for toddlers!

The Witches 

Author: Roald Dahl

Published: 1983

When looking for the best children’s books for Halloween, Roald Dahl’s The Witches is a classic! This fantasy tale is a must-read for Halloween, perfect for older children aged 8-11! Written by the famous children’s author Roald Dahl, The Witches tells the story of a young British boy and his grandmother as they face witches in England who dislike children. 

Filled with magic and mystery, your child can join the boy and his grandmother as they attempt to get rid of these horrible witches!

Who Said Boo?: Halloween Poems for the Very Young

Author: Nancy Carlstrom

Illustrator: R. W. Alley 

Published: 1999

This fantastic Halloween collection is ideal for little ones who love poetry! If you’re looking to mix up your child’s Halloween reading, getting them to read some spooky, lively poems is the perfect way to keep them entertained! 

This collection features twelve different poems that bring to life all the best parts of Halloween, from Trick or Treating to Jack O’Lanterns. They follow a group of children as they take part in fun Halloween activities, like dressing up in a costume and bobbing for apples at a carnival! There’s no better way to get your little one into the Halloween spirit!