Good Scary and Spooke Books to Read for Halloween

2012 Halloween reading list for boys, girls, teens, tweens and adults

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MUNCIE, IN - Finding a good books to curl up with for Halloween is something a lot of people look forward to during this time of the year.

To help you find something perfect for yourself or someone special in your life, we have a list of some great Halloween reads for all ages.

Whether you are reading a story to a child or are ready to read a good spooky story on your own, we have something for everyone with our 2012 Halloween reading list.

Baby Books for Halloween

When looking for a good Halloween themed baby book, you want to make sure you get something that isn't too scary but will still keep their attention. Here are two good choices to get you started.

  • One, Two... Boo! by Kristen L. Depken and Claudine Gevry is a good Halloween themed book to read to babies and toddlers. With great artwork and a simple story that includes counting - of course - this is a good value.
  • Where Is Baby's Pumpkin? (a Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Book) is a cute delivery system that allows for an old school book to become interactive - via flaps that hide pictures.

Halloween Books for Little Kids

As children get older, they want more action and for the story to be a bit scarier - but not TOO scary. The good news is that there are quite a few books good for children in this age range. Here are a couple of them.

  • The Night Before Halloween by Natasha Wing is over a decade old now, but it is as popular as over because it is a great story for younger children.
  • The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain is great if you are looking for a classic that will appeal to a wide range of children.

Spooky Books for Older Children

For older children, finding a great Halloween book can be quite a challenge. There are some very good choices, however, and we have two that you should really check out.

  • The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury and Joseph Mugnaini is recommended for children age 10 and up, but it is a wonderful read with a Halloween theme.
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling and Mary GrandPré is so well known that nothing more needs to be said other than this should be on any Halloween reading list.

Good Halloween Reads for Teens

Finding something for a teen - boy or girl - can be mission impossible on many different levels. Thankfully, when it comes to Halloween books, there are actually a few good choices to get them interested in actually reading a book.

  • The Twilight Saga Collection by Stephenie Meyer has had a string of movies made about the books, but this can be a good way to get a teen interested in reading a paper book - or a book on their tablet or Kindle ereader.
  • 13 on Halloween by Laura A. H. Elliott has received some good reviews around the Internet. For teenaged girls it could be a way to get them interested in reading during the holiday season.

Halloween Books for Adults

For adults who want to snuggle with a good book as the weather starts to get colder, here are a couple reads that you won't be able to put down until you finish.

  • The Stand by Stephen King is arguably one of his finest pieces of work. And even though it is not Halloween themed, it has more than enough frights to keep you up late at night when you're reading it.
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury and Paul Hecht is another classic that you may not have read before. It has more than enough spooky elements to classify as a good book to read around Halloween.

As you can see, there are a lot of different options out there when it comes to good books to read for Halloween. Use the above suggested reading list as a starting off point to find something that fits you perfectly. And remember to check out Top Toys Blog for good ideas on costumes for boys this year.


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