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Halloween Audibobooks with Chills and Thrills

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Halloween Audiobooks with Chills and ThrillsShouldn’t the frost be on the pumpkin by now? Here in the northeast US it feels more like late June than late October. Nonetheless, the calendar says that Halloween will be here next week and preparations for this most fun holiday are underway.

But wait a minute. As I look around my house, I see the ghost of Halloween past. Now there are no Disney costumes hanging in the closet waiting to be whisked on for the school Halloween parade. I’m not tripping over cardboard skeletons or witches hats or scary monster masks strewn everywhere.

In years past, I would have purchased giant bags of candy for the neighborhood kids. Now, not a single Pop Tart can be found in the secret place I used to stash the bounty. The neighborhood kids have grown and gone, and the young kids now are savvy enough to have their parents drive them to a denser neighborhood where trick or treating is more efficient.

Boo. Make that boo hoo. I miss those days!

Halloween is just not the same when the kids grow up. As I wistfully watch our neighbors decorate their front yards with flimsy white cobwebs, I remember Halloween with a pang and hope that someday grandchildren will be around to let us partake in the fun again, starting with the serious discussions of possible costumes weeks before.

Maybe, too, I will introduce the kids to Halloween audiobooks, which make a fun holiday even better.

Halloween audiobooks for kids

For kids who are at that sweet spot of childhood where spooky stories and mock terror give them goosebumps of delight, there are so many audiobooks on Audible that hit the mark. When you’re carving the pumpkins, or selecting a bedtime story, or driving the kids home from school, you might enjoy one of these audiobooks:

Halloween Stories

Halloween Books With Chills and ThrillsAppropriate for K-6, this book is about a group of friends who have some spooky Halloween adventures.

 

 

 

 

Favorite Scary Stories of American Children

Halloween Books with Chills and Thrills

 

Grades K-3 will enjoy these sometimes scary, sometimes funny stories.

 

 

 

 

Leonardo the Terrible Monster

Halloween Books with Chills and ThrillsLeonardo thinks he is a failure as a monster because he is unable to scare anyone. Children ages 4-8 will adore this story with a sweet message about being loved for who you are.

 

 

 

In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories

Halloween Books with Chills and ThrillsAn “I Can Read” book, the content is just creepy enough to be scary but fun as well. The level is appropriate for 4-8 year-olds.

 

 

 

 

Halloween Stories

Halloween Books with Chills and Thrills

 

Written for children aged 5-7, this book has spooky stories to delight kids and adults alike.

 

 

 

The Halloween House and Other Scary Stories

Halloween Books with Chills and ThrillsThe three stories are “The Halloween House”, a cautionary poem about the dangers of trick or treating without obeying the rules, “The Nothing That Lives Under My Bed”, and “The Skeleton Inside Me”. Great for late night bedtime stories. Recommended for ages 5-7.

 

 

 

 

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