The kids love a good story of fear, however we must read stories that have just the right amount of terror for them, so they can enjoy Halloween. That is why we have brought you a collection of horror books, not so creepy, for children.

#1 The Hairy Toe

The Hairy Toe
Source: Silver Shoes & Rabbit Holes

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It’s a ghostly tale full of fantasy, it’s about an old woman who eats a hairy toe that gets in the woods behind her house.

#2 Dem Bones

Dem Bones
Source: Austin Public Library

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It is a perfect tale for those children who love pirates, tells the story of Captain Kidd who buries a treasure with the help of his band on the coast of New Jersey.

#3 White Dog

White Dog
Source: Nwamotherlode

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This is a perfect story for the little ones in the house as it is not one of the scariest stories on the list, plus it is carried out by an adventurous boy, a loyal dog and a ghost.

#4 The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost
Source: Usborne Books

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A family moves to a new house, where a ghost lives, in the book shows how the family adapts to the situation and helps the ghost to move on.

#5 The Pleading Ghost

The Pleading Ghost

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It is one of the stories from the book of Haunted House by James M. The ghost of this story is a child who died at an early age, so some parents do not consider it a story for the little ones.

#6 Shadows in the Mirror

Shadows in the Mirror
Source: Scary For Kids

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This is a story of a ghostly mystery, recommended for preteens who would not be so frightened by the idea of having a ghost in their house.

#7 The Vinder Viper

The Vinder Viper
Source: Scary For Kids

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Excellent story for children who are easily frightened, because it is not exactly a horror story about snake, rather it is a comic story told as drama.

#8 Haunted

Haunted
Source: Pinterest

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A story that will delight children of all ages, is the story about ghosts who love the holidays, by the writer Harris Tobias.

#9 The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow
Source: Pinterest

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It is perfect for elementary school children, this is the story about various questions about the spirits, plus it is full of a variety of elements of fear.

#10 Tell me another Scary Story … But not TOO Scary!

Tell me another Scary Story
Source: Phoenix Books

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It is a book by Carl Reiner so that children can stop at the point where the story becomes more frightening for them, and is full of creative illustrations to enjoy reading.

#11 Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich

Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich
Source: Amazon

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This is a book filled with a collection of poems accompanied by illustrations, made by Adam Rex, also include other monsters in book like the creature of the black lagoon and Dracula.

#12 The Green Ribbon

The Green Ribbon
Source: Goodreads

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It is a story that revolves around a girl who always wears a ribbon around her neck, when her husband finally manages to remove the tape discovers the horrible reason of why he was wearing it.

#13 The Scare: A Halloween Story

The Scare
Source: Goodreads

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Tells the chilling story of two best friends who learn together to enjoy Halloween despite their differences.