Scary Noises: Books For Kids

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As you can see, this list of kids books about scary noises is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about scary noises, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

Trick-or-Treat book
#1
Trick-or-Treat
Written by Debbie Leppanen and illustrated by Tad Carpenter
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

This frighteningly funny collection of Halloween poems is perfect for sharing! It’s that time of year again… The wind is howling, the leaves are blowing. A sliver of moon is barely showing. And the happy haunters are ready for a monstrous good time! In this collection of fifteen sweet, silly, and seriously fun rhyming poems, young readers will meet hungry ghouls, sneaky ghosts, and frisky skeletons, all who love partying in the moonlight. It’s a Halloween spook-tacular like no other!

Boo, Bunny! book
#2
Boo, Bunny!
Written by Kathryn O. Galbraith and illustrated by Jeff Mack
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Two small bunnies face their fears while trick-or-treating on Halloween night. On board pages.

Duck, Duck, Dinosaur and the Noise at Night book
#3
Duck, Duck, Dinosaur and the Noise at Night
Written by Kallie George and illustrated by Oriol Vidal
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Feather, Flap, and Spike are spending their first night in their very own nest. They tell stories and snuggle up to get a good night’s sleep, until . . . GRRORE! What’s that scary-sounding noise? Young readers will find both humor and comfort in this cozy bedtime story, perfect for anybody who’s ever been nervous about a mysterious noise at night.

We All Go Traveling by book
#4
We All Go Traveling by
Written by Sheena Roberts and illustrated by Siobhan Bell
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

A group of children use various modes of transportation to get to school, beginning with the familiar and friendly yellow school bus that goes “beep-beep-beep” and continuing on to introduce other colorful and noisy vehicles.

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