Vampire, Werewolf, and Zombie Books

Blood-sucking vampires, throat-ripping werewolves, and dead-eyed zombies used to be reserved for Halloween season. Now they're here year-round, aided and abetted by children's literature, which has captivated morbid young imaginations since the Brothers Grimm. Satisfy your inner ghoul and check out our list of books for all ages that revel in dripping fangs, sharp talons, and the undead -- all in good fun, of course. For more spooky stories, try this list of Ghost Stories for Kids and Teens.

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Vampirina Ballerina

age 3+

Cute, comic how-to for aspiring vampire ballerinas.

By: Anne Marie Pace (2012)
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Vampirina at the Beach

age 4+

Vampire girl frolics at night in fun, zany beach romp.

By: Anne Marie Pace (2017)
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Vampirina in the Snow

age 4+

Vampire girl gives tips on how to have wintry fun outdoors.

By: Anne Marie Pace (2018)
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Hampire

age 4+

Cute suspense tale with twist; great Halloween read-aloud.

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Ten Creepy Monsters

age 4+

Not-too-scary counting book with a friendly twist.

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Zombie in Love

age 4+

Punny zombie love story is all heart, some brain.

By: Kelly DiPucchio (2011)
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Working Mummies

age 5+

Punny, spooky look at moms all wrapped up in their jobs.

By: Joan Horton (2012)
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Blood Diaries: Tales of a 6th-Grade Vampire

age 8+

Kid vampire tale has a light but delightfully gross touch.

By: Marissa Moss (2014)
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The Zero Degree Zombie Zone

age 8+

Fast-paced adventure with friends, zombies, and magic.

By: Patrik Henry Bass (2014)
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Zombie Mommy

age 8+

Humor and horror mix in fun, fast-paced series installment.

By: M.T. Anderson (2011)
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Case File 13: Zombie Kid

age 9+

Goofy horror tale has light scares and lots of body humor.

By: J. Scott Savage (2012)
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Zombie Baseball Beatdown

age 9+

Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.

By: Paolo Bacigalupi (2013)
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Eighth Grade Bites: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod

age 10+

Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.

By: Heather Brewer (2007)
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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

age 12+

Clever retelling of horror classic from female perspective.

By: Kiersten White (2018)
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Silver in the Blood

age 12+

Gripping Dracula family thriller gets off to slow start.

By: Jessica Day George (2015)
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Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

age 12+

Anthology delivers series of short, sharp shocks.

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Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising

age 13+

More violent and less romantic than Twilight but funnier.

By: Jason Henderson (2010)
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Bloodlines

age 13+

Vampire story with strong heroine explores prejudice.

By: Richelle Mead (2011)
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Bram Stoker's Dracula

age 13+

Classic vampire tale is sexier and darker than you remember.

By: Bram Stoker (1969)
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Dread Nation

age 13+

Riveting alt-history post-Civil War zombie thriller.

By: Justina Ireland (2018)
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