Kid's Halloween Stories

Here are some spooky stories for the younger folks at your Halloween bonfire!  Read a  ghost story, check out our Halloween jokes page, or try saying some spooky tongue twisters for more Halloween fun!


Children's Halloween Stories 
  • Bear Lake Monster
    Be careful swimming in Bear Lake!

  • PODCAST: The Black Cat's Message
    An old man is followed home by a couple of black cats with a message for the mysterious Aunt Kan.

  • Never Mind Them Watermelons
    Sam Gibb accepts a dare to stay in a haunted house, never expecting to meet a ghost.

  • Podcast: Pecos Bill and the Haunted House
    Pecos Bill takes on several hundred ghosts in the most haunted house in the West! From Spooky Southwest.

  • Piece-by-Piece
    A man decides to visit a haunted house against the advice of his friend.

  • The Headless Horseman
    One cold winter night, early in the New Year, a certain Dutchman left the tavern in Tarrytown and started walking to his home in the hollow nearby...

  • Sasquatch
    A couple of hikers encounter Bigfoot while out on the trails.

  • The Skeleton's Lantern
    An eight-foot skeleton roams the Arizona desert near Yuma.

  • Spuyten Duyvil
    Once in old New Amsterdam, there was a brave trumpeter named Anthony Van Corlaer who would blow his trumpet when Peter Stuyvesant wanted to call the people together...

  • That Pesky Fellow
    A fisherman from Newfoundland was having difficulty finding someone to assist him until a mysterious stranger comes along...

  • Podcast: Tug of War
    A young man plays tug of war with a mischievous ghost haunting his house. From Spooky New York.

  • Wait Until Emmet Comes
    Do you really want to wait for Emmet?

  • You can't get out
    The town drunk falls into a grave on his way home

Famous characters Ghost Stories Folktales


Schlosser, author of the Spooky Series

About the Author: S.E. Schlosser

S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press, as well as the Ghost Stories deck by Random House.  She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author. Read more

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