Julia Donaldson's book is more delightful and spooky than scary, which makes it perfect for younger kids. Will the witch have enough room on the broom for all the creatures she meets? Will they escape the dragon? Your family will enjoy the drawings and wordplay as much as the story.
Are you ready? We came up with 13 tales that will delight and frighten your crew—the list starts with silly stories suitable for young listeners, then creeps up the scary scale to ancient myths so terrifying they might keep you up at night.
How horrifying are these stories? It's up to you. Remember, it's all in the telling—and how you use dramatic pauses and ghostly whispers.
Remember, Halloween is more than just costumes and candy. It's the thrill of being frightened by a scary ghost story for kids, and then comforted by the ones who love you most.
(Psst: Head to your favorite kids' library branches to check out some of these stories!)