What are some Happy Hollister options for Halloween books for kids?!
Youth mystery novels have always been a popular source of entertainment and joy for children of all ages. That’s why The Happy Hollisters has not only been regarded as one of the most coveted children’s mystery series in the world, but also ranks among the bestselling book collections (including Halloween books for kids) of all time for young readers aged 7-11.
The Happy Hollisters collection contains several Halloween books for kids that are perfect for children who are looking for something a bit spooky but not too scary. Here’s a quick look at the best kids’ mystery books from the series that fit in perfectly with the holiday:
The Happy Hollisters and the Haunted House Mystery
It will probably come as no surprise that the first mystery on our list of Halloween books for kids is about a haunted house. In this spooky story, Pete and Pam Hollister apply to work as ghost hunters for an elderly woman who believes that her house is haunted. Convinced that it’s all in her head, they explore the house and quickly realize that things are not what they appear to be. Is the house really haunted by ghosts or is there something else going on?
The Happy Hollisters and the Mystery of the Golden Witch
Witches are a huge part of the Halloween holiday, and this amazing book doesn’t disappoint. It begins with the planning of a Halloween party in a large barn, but the festivities quickly turn mysterious as strange things begin to happen, like a car horn going off by itself and a strange girl appearing in the woods. Soon after, the Hollister kids come across an ancient gravestone that hints to a hidden treasure just before a stranger asks them to help him find a witch-shaped weathervane. Can this mystery be solved before the party begins?
The Happy Hollisters and the Monster Mystery
No Halloween-themed mystery book series would be complete without a monster story. Following a series of mysterious UFO sightings, residents of the pleasant town of Shoreham experience strange occurrences, like unusual footprints in the mud and a doll stolen from their newly opened toy library. Then the inhabitants of the town spot a monster lurking about near Pine Lake. Can the Hollisters get to the heart of what’s really going on, or will they succumb to the monster’s wrath?
The Happy Hollisters and the Ghost Horse Mystery
This tale is special in this list of Halloween books for kids because The National Audubon Society assisted with its preparation. The story begins as the Hollisters and their friends visit an island and experience strange and wondrous things as they help a team of volunteers catch and tag native gulls. They’re warned to keep away from a barn, prowlers ransack their belongings, and a fake telegram arrives to threaten their adventure. None of that compares to the sighting of a ghost horse galloping out of the fog! Not only does this serve as a fantastic mystery, but your kids will learn about the Audubon Society and the world-famous Lipizzan horses.
The Happy Hollisters and the Scarecrow Mystery
There have been many mysterious stories about scarecrows, and this might very well be the best one yet. After Mr. Hollister’s store, The Trading Post, is robbed, he and his kids venture out onto a lake to test a new type of collapsible canoe. But before their canoeing trip can really begin, they’re warned to go back by a mysterious “talking” scarecrow. The Hollisters aren’t afraid, so they push on, and are soon surrounded by additional mysteries that seem to be linked to the store robbery. It’s another amazing adventure that will keep your kids riveted for hours!
Contact The Happy Hollisters to Find Halloween Books for Kids!
As you can see, The Happy Hollisters series offers plenty of Halloween books for kids of all ages. Any of the titles listed above would be perfect additions to a homeschool reading list. If you have any questions about our stories or would like to join our book club, feel free to call us at (727) 945-7002 today.