It’s that spooky time of year again. Jack-o'-lanterns, ghosts, and witches transform October into a festively frightening scene.  

If you’re looking for fun ways for your family to enjoy this spooky time of year, look no further than this list of books and movies. These will keep you and your little goblins entertained straight through to All Hallows’ Eve. Grab some popcorn and quiet time to enjoy these ghoulish Halloween and scary-themed favorites.   

Movies

*Age recommendations based on guidelines from Common Sense Media

1. Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005) – Ages 3 and up

2. Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest (2013) – Ages 3 and up

3. It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (1966)  - Ages 4 and up

4. Eloise’s Rawther Unusual Halloween  (2008) – Ages 4 and up

5. Toy Story of Terror (2014) – Ages 6 and up

6. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) – Ages 7 and up

7. Halloweentown (1998) – Ages 7 and up

8. Hotel Transylvania (2012) – Ages 7 and up

9. Casper (1995) – Ages 8 and up

10. Goosebumps (2015) – Ages 9 and up

11. Beetlejuice (1988) – Ages 10 and up

12. Corpse Bride (2005) – Ages 10 and up

13. Monster House (2006) Ages 10 and up

14. Hocus Pocus (1993) – Ages 11 and up

15. The Adams Family (1991) Ages 12 and up

16. Young Frankenstein (1974) Ages 12 and up

Books

17. Clifford’s Halloween (Norman Birdwell) Ages 3 and up

18. Angelina’s Halloween (Helen Craig) Ages 3 and up

19. The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat (Stan and Jan Berenstain) Ages 3 and up

20. Fancy Nancy: Halloween or Bust! (Jane O’Connor) Ages 4 and up

21. Scary, Scary Halloween (Eve Bunting) Ages 4 and up

22. The Night Before Halloween (Natasha Wing) Ages 4 and up

23. There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat (Lucille Colandro) Ages 4 and up

24. Arthur’s Halloween (Marc Brown) Ages 4 and up

25. Halloween: Scary Short Stories For Kids (Arnie Lightning) Ages 5 and up

26. Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt (Nate the Great Series) (Marjorie Weinman Sharmat) Ages 6 and up

27. A Newbery Halloween: A Dozen Scary Stories by Newbery Award-Winning Authors (Martin H. Greenberg) Ages 8 and up

28. Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery (Deborah Howe) Ages 8 and up

29. All The Lovely Bad Ones (Mary Downing Hahn) Ages 10 and up

30. Serafina and the Black Cloak (Robert Beatty) Ages 8 and up

31. Goosebumps series (R.L. Stine) Ages 8 and up