October is spooky readaloud season at our house, so we have rounded up our favorite spooky book lists from the past five years of HSL in one post.
All our favorite Halloween book lists in one place. These are the best spookier-by-flashlight readalouds.
A boarding school on a ship, a demon with a centuries-old agenda, and a haunted house in Chicago bring a little mystery to middle grades fiction.
In this spooky middle grades ghost story, Molly must face her own ghosts before she can confront the spirit haunting the crumbling English manor house she hopes to call home.
It's all about adventure in these new books, whether you're visiting a fantasy world where one brave guild stands between a city and disaster or meeting a tween determined to start her own restaurant.
In this genuinely scary ghost story, Zoe must solve a 19th century death to save her ghostly friend.
In an alternate London, ghosts are on the rampage — and only squads of spirit-sensitive kids can stop them.
There’s plenty of spooky in this book, but what elevates it above the classic ghost story is its acknowledgment that the worst horrors can be the ones we keep inside ourselves.
Whether you're looking for a book that will have you hiding under the cover with a flashlight or just something that gives a nod to favorite Halloween traditions, we've rounded up a fun list of spooky (and not-so-spooky) books to enjoy in October.