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 Book Poster Image
Cute, comic how-to for aspiring vampire ballerinas.
By Anne Marie Pace
(2012)
(2012)
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Hampire Book Poster Image
Cute suspense tale with twist; great Halloween read-aloud.
By Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
(2011)
(2011)
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Ten Creepy Monsters Book Poster Image
Not-too-scary counting book with a friendly twist.
By Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis
(2012)
(2012)
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Vampirina in the Snow Book Poster Image
Vampire girl gives tips on how to have wintry fun outdoors.
By Anne Marie Pace
(2018)
(2018)
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Vunce Upon a Time Book Poster Image
Vegetarian vampire gives Halloween a silly twist.
By J. Otto Seibold, Siobhan Vivian
(2008)
(2008)
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Zombie in Love Book Poster Image
Punny zombie love story is all heart, some brain.
By Kelly DiPucchio
(2011)
(2011)
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Working Mummies Book Poster Image
Punny, spooky look at moms all wrapped up in their jobs.
By Joan Horton
(2012)
(2012)
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Blood Diaries: Tales of a 6th-Grade Vampire Book Poster Image
Kid vampire tale has a light but delightfully gross touch.
By Marissa Moss
(2014)
(2014)
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The Zero Degree Zombie Zone Book Poster Image
Fast-paced adventure with friends, zombies, and magic.
By Patrik Henry Bass
(2014)
(2014)
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Zombie Mommy Book Poster Image
Humor and horror mix in fun, fast-paced series installment.
By M.T. Anderson
(2011)
(2011)
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Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery Book Poster Image
Farcical, highly readable vampire rabbit tale.
By James Howe
(2003)
(1979)
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Zombie Baseball Beatdown Book Poster Image
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
(2013)
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Case File 13: Zombie Kid Book Poster Image
Goofy horror tale has light scares and lots of body humor.
By J. Scott Savage
(2013)
(2012)
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Eighth Grade Bites: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Book Poster Image
Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
By Heather Brewer
(2008)
(2007)
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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein Book Poster Image
Clever retelling of horror classic from female perspective.
By Kiersten White
(2018)
(2018)
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Silver in the Blood Book Poster Image
Gripping Dracula family thriller gets off to slow start.
By Jessica Day George
(2015)
(2015)
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Slasher Girls & Monster Boys Book Poster Image
Anthology delivers series of short, sharp shocks.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2015)
(2015)
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Waistcoats & Weaponry: Finishing School, Book 3 Book Poster Image
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
(2014)
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Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising Book Poster Image
More violent and less romantic than Twilight but funnier.
By Jason Henderson
(2010)
(2010)
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Bloodlines Book Poster Image
Vampire story with strong heroine explores prejudice.
By Richelle Mead
(2011)
(2011)
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Bram Stoker's Dracula Book Poster Image
Classic vampire tale is sexier and darker than you remember.
By Bram Stoker
(2009)
(1969)
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Midwinterblood Book Poster Image
Dark fantasy chronicles a love that transcends time, death.
By Marcus Sedgwick
(2014)
(2013)
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Book Poster Image
Zombies invade classic comedy of manners for laughs, groans.
By Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen
(2012)
(2009)
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Shiver Book Poster Image
Does for werewolves what Twilight did for vampires.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2009)
(2009)
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Something Strange and Deadly, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Thrilling fantasy mixes mystery, Victorian romance, zombies.
By Susan Dennard
(2012)
(2012)
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Team Human Book Poster Image
Engaging, suspenseful vampire spoof has real substance.
By Justine Larbalestier, Sarah Rees Brennan
(2012)
(2012)
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Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Overlong but engrossing popular vampire romance.
By Stephenie Meyer
(2007)
(2005)
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Clockwork Angel: Infernal Devices, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Victorian-era fantasy series starts with plenty of violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
(2010)
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The End Games Book Poster Image
Zombie adventure with a twist is a cut above most.
By T. Michael Martin
(2013)
(2013)
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Frankenstein Book Poster Image
Classic of scientist haunted by his creation still timely.
By Mary Shelley
(2011)
(2011)
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Gris Grimly's Frankenstein Book Poster Image
Illustrated version puts fresh, surreal spin on classic.
By Mary Shelley
(2013)
(2013)
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Peeps Book Poster Image
Modern vampire tale for teens is funny, edgy, and grisly.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
(2006)
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Nightshade, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Gripping werewolf thriller explores lust more than love.
By Andrea Cremer
(2011)
(2010)
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Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl Book Poster Image
Intriguing tale of NYC teen guitarist turned werewolf.
By Emily Pohl-Weary
(2013)
(2013)
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Sinner Book Poster Image
Captivating L.A. romance about a werewolf and a fashionista.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
(2014)
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Blood and Chocolate Book Poster Image
Sensual and suspenseful werewolf fantasy for mature teens.
By Annette Curtis Klause
(2011)
(1997)
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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Book Poster Image
Dark, violent, sensuous vampire tale best for older teens.
By Holly Black
(2013)
(2013)
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This Is Not a Test Book Poster Image
Zombie apocalypse meets mature high school-set thriller.
By Courtney Summers
(2012)
(2012)
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Warm Bodies Book Poster Image
Gory but sweet romance of teen girl and zombie.
By Isaac Marion
(2013)
(2011)
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