Mysterious and mischievous Halloween stories for kids that thrill and delight.

Ghost stories, tales of haunted houses, and scary fairy tales. Handed down from generation to generation, they represent some of the best Halloween stories for kids. Classic children’s book series like The Happy Hollisters are a great way to get the kids in your life interested in amateur sleuthing. Along the way, you’ll also spark a life-long love of storytelling.

When Andrew E. Svenson created The Happy Hollisters mystery series for kids, he understood that children everywhere love trying to solve a mystery before the solution is revealed. And he knew spooky stories would always remain some of the most popular Halloween stories for kids.

Halloween Mystery Books for Children

The youth mystery novels in The Happy Hollisters mystery book series do more than keep kids engaged. They also teach important lessons that last a lifetime. And like all good children’s mystery books, they help improve a child’s critical thinking and deductive reasoning skills.

Of course, mystery stories are a joy to read any time of the year. But reading them during trick or treat season seems to bring an extra level of fun to the activity. From ghost hunting to talking scarecrows, these Happy Hollister bedtime stories are guaranteed to give the kids in your life a scary Halloween they won’t soon forget—without scaring them out of their wits!

The Happy Hollisters Halloween Stories for Kids

Check out these four exciting Halloween stories for kids from The Happy Hollisters book series. They’re sure to be a welcome addition to any child’s reading list.

The Happy Hollisters and the Scarecrow Mystery

There’s a robbery at The Trading Post. But all the thieves take are a couple of pickaxes and a Geiger counter. Thankfully, Mr. Hollister’s latest invention, a collapsible canoe, is left untouched. The entire family sets off to give it a test run on the nearest river rapids Along the way, a “talking” scarecrow tries to scare them into turning around and going home. The family is undeterred, though, and happily sets up camp. Before long, the Hollister kids realize the unusual series of events that follows is related to the theft at The Trading Post. So, once again, it’ll be up to them to solve the crime!

The Happy Hollisters and the Mystery of the Golden Witch

Who would think a simple trip to buy a Halloween pumpkin could so quickly turn into a mysterious adventure? When the Hollister family stops to help Farmer Johnson get his tipped-over pumpkin wagon upright, they’re startled by an eerie sound from his old barn. Large footprints, ancient gravestones, and a mysterious stranger in search of a golden witch weather vane combine to make this delightful Halloween tale one of the best mystery books in the series.

The Happy Hollisters and the Ghost Horse Mystery

During a trip to Wicket-ee-nock Island, a suspicious prowler outside the inn, fake telegrams, and a spooky ghost horse convince the Hollister kids they’re not welcome. But rather than scare them off, these mysterious events make them determined to find out who’s trying to spoil their adventure. Luckily, a pair of ghostly white horses, a secret tunnel, and a diamond-encrusted coat-of-arms help with their investigation.

The Happy Hollisters and the Haunted House Mystery

Scary stories for kids don’t get any better than those that feature haunted houses. After Pete and Pam respond to an ad for a ghost hunter, they soon find themselves trying to find the reason behind flickering lights and the source of frightening cries. Are there really ghosts in The Antique House? Or is Mrs. Neely just imagining things?

Trick or Treat Adventures With The Happy Hollisters

Halloween is just around the corner—are your kids excited? Scary, spooky, and mentally stimulating, Halloween-themed tales from The Happy Hollisters book series are the perfect way to ignite your child’s love of reading and make learning fun. Visit our online Happy Hollister store today to learn more or to sign your child up for book club membership.