We've put together some of our spookiest stories for Halloween, featuring beloved storytellers in unique locations. Explore titles about zombies, wolves, creepy creatures...and even those ‘unscary’ ones! Some stories may be a little too spooky for younger viewers, so please assess suitability for your child(ren) in advance.

Scary Night

Once upon a scary night, three friends set out on a journey. Hare, Cat and Pig wander through the darkness. But, where are they going? It's a mystery!

My Dead Bunny

My Dead Bunny is a hilarious rhyming zombie tale, perfect for those looking for a story that's a little bit different! After unexpectedly being fried, and dug up by his owner, zombie bunny Brad decides to hang around his former home, much to the horror of the family.

A Book about Scary

Danny Katz and Mitch Vane have created a charmingly simple encyclopedia of scary things, that is the perfect story to share with children to spark a discussion about overcoming fears or to celebrate Halloween. 

"Story Box Library’s selection of (slightly) spooky and funny stories will be perfect for a giggle and a little scary thrill at the online Spooking storytime that Willoughby City Library is planning...A great way to reach out to our Library storytime enthusiasts when we can't have storytime in the Library."

Barbara Swartz, Willoughby City Council

The Unscary Book

Nicholas Ickle wants to show us a very scary book. However, as much as he tries, he can't keep away all the lovely and happy things from appearing in the story.

In the Dead of the Night

Will Lily conquer her fears? Will she conquer her fright? Will she conquer the ghouls in dead of the night? Arthur McBain's irresistible rhyme and Tom Knight's cheerful illustrations are sure to entertain both children and adults.

There’s Something Weird About Lena

There's something a little odd - a little weird about Lena. Could she be hiding a scary secret behind her schoolyard pranks and beastly laugh? It may take a committed band of courageous classmates to uncover the hideous truth. Written by Sigi Cohen, illustrated by James Foley and read by Osher Günsberg. 


Maggie has had a very bad day.

First of all, the sun was the wrong shape, in a sky that was too blue. 

The spaghetti was too long, and her pyjamas were the wrong kind of pyjama. 

There’s No Such Thing

It wasn't a hungry giant or a blood-sucking spider or a fire-breathing dragon because there is NO SUCH THING…

Is there?

There’s No Such Thing Auslan edition

UFO or trick of the light? Storyteller Osher Günsberg shared his spookiest story when he read Sigi Cohen and James Foley's There's Something Weird About Lena for Story Box Library.