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Spooky, not scary! Add these 13 Halloween books to your kids’ reading shelf

Snuggle in for story time with these Halloween books.

A new storybook will transform bedtime for your kids. Pick up some season appropriate books just in time for Halloween! These stories aren’t too scary – they’re just the right amount of spooky fun for the holiday.

Director of the Provo City Library, Gene Nelson, shares thirteen of his favorite Halloween children’s books. He shares picks that are great for the littles, and some that are better for slightly older kids.

Find all of Gene’s picks below.


Hallooween Books for 2020

Creepy Carrots – Aaron Reynolds

Tailypo: A Ghost Story – Joanna Galdone

Spooky Old Tree – Stan Berenstain

Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything – Linda Williams

Nightmare Before Christmas- Tim Burton

Spooky Pookie – Sandra Boynton

Goodnight Goon – Michael Rex

Room on the Broom – Julia Donaldson

Coralline – Neil Gaiman

Witches – Roald Dahl

Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman

Scary Stories for Young Foxes – Christian Heidicker

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – Alvin Schwartz

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