This post may contain affiliate links.
This collection of Halloween early chapter books is perfect for young readers. Kids will love being able to read these early chapter books all on their own!
Watching kids curl up with a good book is one of my favorite things. When they get lost in that book, tuning out the rest of the world, it makes my heart melt.
This collection of Halloween-themed early chapter books is perfect for October!
Halloween Chapter Books
Fill your book basket with a great collection of Halloween chapter books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them on Amazon by clicking the images below.
Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve | Jack and Annie are summoned once again to the fantasy realm of Camelot. There, Merlin the Magician tells them that the Stone of Destiny has been stolen. The answer to its disappearance lies within a haunted castle. With a young magician named Teddy, Jack and Annie take on the challenge in an adventure that takes them to new heights and places they couldn’t even imagine!
A Good Night for Ghosts | Jack and Annie are on a mission to find—and inspire—a musician that brings happiness to millions of people. After traveling to New Orleans, Jack and Annie come head to head with some real ghosts, and discover the world of jazz when they meet a young Louis Armstrong.
Mummies in the Morning | Jack and Annie don’t need another mummy. But that’s what they get when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to ancient Egypt. There they meet a long-dead queen who needs their help. Will Jack and Annie be able to solve the puzzle, or will they end up as mummies themselves?
Mrs. Patty is Batty | Mrs. Patty, the secretary, gives out the best Halloween candy in the history of the world! But her house is haunted! People say she’s a witch and her husband is a ghost. Is it worth A.J.’s risking his life for the best candy ever?
Miss Mary is Scary | Mr. Granite has been assigned a student teacher, and A.J. and the gang think she might be a vampire. Miss Mary lives in a cave and sleeps hanging upside down from the ceiling. Her boyfriend, Zack, looks like a zombie and plays in a heavy metal band. And worst of all, they’re British! Quick, get the garlic!
It’s Halloween, I’m Turning Green | It’s Halloween, and you know what that means! Candy! Costumes! More candy! What would happen if a kid ate a million hundred pounds of chocolate in one night? One thing’s for sure—when A.J. and his friends from Ella Mentry School go trick-or-treating, it will be a Halloween to remember.
Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt |It is Halloween night, and all the kids are dressed up to go trick-or-treating. But Nate’s friend Rosamond needs his help. Her cat Little Hex is missing. Is he hiding, or is he lost? Nate and his trusty dog, Sludge, are on the case!
Cam Jansen: The Mystery at the Haunted House | Mysteries follow super-sleuth Cam Jansen everywhere she goes…even to an amusement park. Cam, Eric, and Cam’s aunt Katie and uncle George have just braved the amusement park’s Haunted House when Aunt Katie realizes that her wallet is missing. Did she lose it or was it stolen? Cam is convinced that this is the start of a very spooky mystery!
Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo: Witch Switch | Katie loves Halloween. Everyone is buzzing about the costume contest, the Halloween parade is just around the corner, and a mysterious black kitten has captured Katie’s attention. But the busy holiday doesn’t stop the magic wind! Join Katie in this Switcheroo Super Special for twice the switcheroos, and find out how she saves the day
Calendar Mysteries: October Ogre | It’s Halloween, and the Shangri-la Hotel has been transformed into a haunted house, complete with an ogre out front. Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy are ready for some scary fun, but then they notice that none of the kids who have gone in the hotel have come back out. What’s happening to them? Ghosts and witches and ogres aren’t real . . . right?
Bunnicula | Before it’s too late, Harold the dog and Chester the cat must find out the truth about the newest pet in the Monroe household — a suspicious-looking bunny with unusual habits…and fangs!
It’s Halloween, You ‘Fraidy Mouse! | It’s Halloween on Mouse Island, and it seemed like everyone was out to get me, Geronimo Stilton! My cousin Trap kept pulling scary pranks on me. And then my sister Thea told me I had to write a book about Halloween in less than one day!
Halloween Fraidy-Cat | Meet Freddy Thresher, a boy who has a nose for trouble and a last name that’s made him an expert on sharks. You can learn more about sharks, too, in Freddy’s Shark Journal at the back of the book. And see if you can find the word “fin” hidden in every picture!
Horrible Harry at Halloween | Horrible Harry and his classmates all love Halloween. Everyone wears a costume to school-even Miss Mackle. Every Halloween Harry shocks his classmates with his scary costume. In kindergarten he was a bloody Count Dracula, in first grade he was the Loch Ness Monster, and in second grade he was a slithering snake. So everyone in Room 3B can’t wait to see what Harry is going to be this year-and they’re in for a really big surprise!
Boo…and I Mean It! | Meet the World’s Funniest First Grader—Junie B. Jones! It’s Halloween! But Junie B. is afraid to go trick-or-treating. ’Cause what if witches and monsters are really real? And what if pumpkins with sharp teeth can eat your feet? And don’t even get her started on the candy corn problem. So how is Junie B. supposed to enjoy this scary holiday?
The Deadly Dungeon | Get ready for a sleepover—in a castle! Soon after the kids arrive at Moose Manor in Maine, they hear strange sounds behind the walls. Does this castle have a hidden dungeon? And could it be haunted? Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are dying to find out!
The Zombie Zone | There’s a zombie on the loose! When Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose visit the Louisiana bayous, they meet a village with one spooky problem. Locals say a silver-haired zombie is digging up graves in the cemetery. Are the stories real? Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose will unearth the truth!
Sleepy Hollow Sleepover | Is there a real Headless Horseman haunting Sleepy Hollow? Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose will sleep in a cabin, take a haunted hayride, and go to a party near an old graveyard. But strange things start happening that don’t seem to be part of the spooky fun. Has the famous ghost story come to life?
Ghosts Don’t Eat Potato Chips | Eddie’s Great-aunt Mathilda is sick and he has to help take care of her. But when Eddie and his friends visit Mathilda’s house, strange things start to happen. Howie sees someone staring at him from the attic window and, when his back is turned, his garlic potato chips are used to spell the word ATTIC on the ground. During later visits the kids hear noises from the attic, but Great-aunt Mathilda swears there’s nothing up there. Could the ghost of Eddie’s Great-uncle Jasper, who died years ago, be haunting his aunt’s home? The Bailey School kids will find out!
Werewolves Don’t Go to Summer Camp | The new director at Camp Lone Wolf seems like a nice guy. But when the kids learn the legend of a local boy who disappeared and the wolf that prowls the campgrounds howling in the night, they start to wonder if Camp Lone Wolf is more than just a name. Mr. Jenkins is covered in hair, eats his meat almost raw, and has an obsession with wolves. But could he really be a werewolf?
Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots | The kids in the third grade at Bailey Elementary are so hard to handle that all of their teachers have quit. But their new teacher, Mrs. Jeepers, is different to say the least. She’s just moved from the Transylvanian Alps and she seems to have some strange powers that help her deal with these mischief-makers. Her methods may be a little unconventional, but, then again, Mrs. Jeepers may be just what the Bailey School kids need.
The Best Halloween Ever | Every Halloween, the six Herdman kids steal candy, spray-paint other kids, and take everything that isn’t nailed down. And this year promises to be the same, until the Mayor decides to up and cancel Halloween. True, that means there’d be no Herdman trouble to contend with, but that also means no candy, no costumes, and no trick-or-treating! Is it possible that the Herdmans themselves could make what looks like a horrible Halloween into the best one ever?
Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire | Henry knows that a class sleepover at a museum can only be one thing―boring!! So he’s invited a few party crashers to liven things up…Zombie Vampires! Plus three other stories that will leave you screaming for more!
Flat Stanley and the Haunted House | Stanley can’t wait for the Halloween party at school. But when a bully picks on his friend, Stanley saves the day in no time flat!
Trixie the Halloween Fairy | BOO! It’s Halloween, and Rachel and Kirsty can’t wait to go trick-or-treating together. But for Jack Frost, this holiday is all about the tricks! Three magical pieces of Halloween candy are missing, and Jack Frost’s goblins are to blame. If Trixie the Halloween Fairy doesn’t find the candy first, the holiday could be ruined forever!
Heidi Heckelbeck in Disguise | It’s Halloween in Brewster, and everyone is excited—except for Heidi Heckelbeck. Heidi hates seeing people dress up as witches, as if they know what life as a witch is truly like. When Melanie Maplethorpe decides to be a witch for Halloween, Heidi decides to dress up as Melanie to get back at her. But Heidi takes her Melanie act a little too far, saying and doing things that upset her friends. Will they ever forgive her?
The Not-So Itty-Bitty Spiders | Beatrix ruins Olive and Eddie’s latest science project. So Olive and Eddie play a prank on Bea. They rig up a bucket of spiders over her bedroom door. But when the spiders crawl into one of Bea’s magic potions…WHAM! Giant spiders are on the loose! These sisters will have to work together to shrink the not-so itty-bitty spiders down to size!
The Worst Witch | Mildred Hubble is starting her first year at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches — and making a mess of it! She can’t ride her broomstick without crashing, she’s always getting her spells mixed up, and worst of all, the teacher’s pet, Ethel, has just become her sworn enemy.
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: The Halloween Hoax | It’s Halloween in River Heights! The girls can’t wait to go trick-or- treating and are busy getting their costumes ready. They also can’t wait for the Halloween special of their favorite TV show. They even get the chance to visit the TV studio while the show is being taped! But soon after they arrive, Nancy is spooked. With all the scary noises the Clue Crew keeps hearing and the creepy shadows that seem to be lurking, it seems like the studio is haunted! Is it just Halloween jitters…or are there really such things as ghosts?
The Haunted Hotel | There’s a ghost in Green Lawn! Strange sounds and even stranger sights are terrifying guests at the Shangri-la Hotel. More and more people are being scared away. Will Green Lawn turn into a ghost town? Or can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose stop this spook?
With all of these great selections, how will you ever choose which Halloween early chapter books to read first?
ROUND OUT YOUR UNIT WITH THESE ACTIVITIES
These Halloween Lacing Boards are designed to make learning fun. They’re great for teaching kids fine motor skills, precise hand movements, and how to focus their attention. Your children will have so much fun with this toy, they won’t realize they are learning.
This LEGO set features a Vampire with large fangs, movable claws, vest, bow tie and a billowing black cape, plus a small pet bat with movable wings!
Leave a Reply