Scary Stories for Kids

W is almost 15 months old and absolutely loves reading stories with me.

He’ll pick up a copy of I Love You Foreverwaddle over to me, shove the book in my face and demand, “Bu!”

I am thrilled with W’s recent obsession with books. As a former Kindergarten teacher, there’s nothing I like better than a good read aloud.

Although W insists upon reading the same books (e.g. Go, Dog, Go! Sammy the Seal, He Bear, She Bear) over and over and over again, I like to sneak in a few new ones when I can.

Halloween is almost here, so I made it my mission to share my favorite “scary stories” with W. I’ll admit these stories are the not the scariest, but I guarantee the kids will love them!

Don’t forget to check out Fun Halloween Songs for Kids and more on my Fun page.

Scary Stories for Kids- Perfect for Halloween!

 Scary Stories for Kids

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Scary Stories for Kids

What Was I Scared Of? by Dr. Seuss

Who wouldn’t be afraid of a pair of spooky, pale, green pants with nobody inside?? This is my all-time favorite scary story for kids. Your kids will love the rhyming and the twist at the end.

Scary Stories for Kids

The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree by Stan and Jan Berenstain

W’s favorite bears go on a spooky adventure. Will they ever make it back home to Mama Bear? Follow the bears as they explore the spooky, old tree.

Scary Stories for Kids

The Teeny-Tiny Woman by Paul Galdone

This scary story has a humorous ending that the kids will love. You could even have your children write/tell their own “Teeny-tiny” story.

Scary Stories for Kids

In the Haunted House by Eve Bunting and Illustrated by Susan Meddaugh

This story takes you through a haunted house. It’s funny to see who gets scared at the end of the story. W enjoys the lift-the-flap version at his Grammy’s house.

Scary Stories for Kids

Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino

This story is not very scary, but it’s W’s favorite by far. You can find the song and video at Fun Halloween Songs for Kids.

Scary Stories for Kids
Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex

Goodnight Goon is a parody of the classic book Goodnight Moon. You will seriously laugh your way through this book and your kids will love it too. When I taught Kindergarten, this book served as a great tool for teaching comparing and contrasting.

  Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat

The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat by Stan & Jan Berenstain

The bears are back causing mischief again! I like this story because, like all Berenstain Bear books, it teaches a lesson at the end. Appearances can be deceiving.

Scary Stories for Kids

Scary, Scary Halloween by Eve Bunting

Here’s another Eve Bunting book that is the perfect choice to read on Halloween. I remember reading this book as a little girl. The pictures are fantastic. This is another book with a “twist” at the end.

Scary Stories for Kids- Just in time for Halloween!

Do you have a favorite scary story? Let me know what it is in the comment section below! 

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