Spooky Graphic Novels for Tweens for Halloween!

Do you have a tween that loves books and always reaches for a graphic novel during quiet time? We do! It’s so interesting, comics and graphic novels have really evolved over time.  These days graphic novels aren’t only stories of superheroes saving the world. They are filled with rich stories with relatable characters and family situations.  Some graphic novels cover history like the life of Alexander Hamilton, while others tackle social issues like bullying and fitting in.  In this list, you will find the best spooky graphic novels for tweens perfect for Halloween!

These graphic novels transport kids to worlds with just a hint of spookiness to embrace the Halloween season.  The spooky graphic novel list is appropriate for tweens ages 9-12 and includes classics like Coraline and newer franchises like Stranger Things.  Also included in this spooky graphic novel for tweens list two friends exploring a mystery at a ranch (Surfside Girls).

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Spooky Graphic Novels for Tweens

In Haunted Mansion: Flights of Fancy, Sydney is the newest resident of the Haunted Mansion, a retirement home for wayward ghosts. Now she has to learn how to scare visiting mortals in order to earn her keep–all while resident mean ghost Constance is out to make it all as difficult as possible! But with the help of our favorite grim, grinning ghosts, Sydney just might pull it off!


Six kids search for a new place to call home in this middle-grade graphic novel debut by comic creators Cait May and Trevor Bream, for fans of Marvel’s Runaways and The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag. Another Kind is not your average monster story.

Tucked away in a government facility nicknamed the Playroom, six not-quite-human kids learn to control their strange and unpredictable abilities. Life is good—or safe, at least—hidden from the prying eyes of a judgmental world. That is, until a security breach forces them out of their home and into the path of the Collector, a mysterious being with leech-like powers. Can the group band together to thwart the Collector’s devious plan, or will they wind up the newest addition to his collection?


The hit Netflix series from the Duffer Brothers is now a spine-tingling comic that recounts Will Beyers’ harrowing survival in the treacherous Upside Down!

In The Other Side, Will Byers finds himself in the Upside Down, an impossible dark parody of his own world, he’s understandably frightened. But that’s nothing compared with the fear that takes hold when he realizes what’s in that world with him!  Follow Will’s struggle through the season one events of the hit Netflix show Stranger Things!


Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn’t kidding about the “Forever” part . . . Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who’s been dead for a century. Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya’s normal life might actually be worse. She’s embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she’s pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend―even a ghost―is just what she needs. 

Or so she thinks. 
Spooky, sardonic, and secretly sincere, Anya’s Ghost is a wonderfully entertaining debut graphic novel from author/artist Vera Brosgol.


In Secrets of the Swamp twelve-year-old Blake is shipped away to stay with her weird aunt in Fever Swamp for the summer, she expects her weeks to be filled with video games, mosquito bites, and a whole lot of nothing. Instead, she finds herself in a spooky turf war between wolf hunters and werewolves!

Blake’s never let anything–including her prosthetic hand–slow her down or stop her from crushing her opponents in a game of Lore Hunter, but real-life monsters on all sides take danger and fear to a whole new level. Blake will need to use all of her gaming skills to escape in this all-ages scarefest from New York Times bestselling author Marieke Nijkamp (This Is Where It EndsBefore I Let Go) and artist Yasmin Flores (Marvel Action: Captain MarvelTilly).


Neil Gaiman’s enchanting, nationally bestselling children’s book Coraline is brought to new life by acclaimed artist P. Craig Russell in this gorgeously illustrated graphic novel adaptation.

When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous. But there’s another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.


In The Scare School, middle school feels like the worst place imaginable, but for Jess, Josh, and Marco, their school may actually be the worst place in this world… or any other!  After a chance encounter with a deadly creature stalking the school halls, these three unsuspecting students are whisked away to a horrifying realm beyond the school boiler room where they must unravel a terrifying mystery. Can they save the kids they find there and escape themselves, or will they be forever trapped Just Beyond?


Sam and Jade are back! Get ready for more ghostly mysteries, beautiful beaches, cute boys, and wild adventures in this delightful full-color graphic novel.

When one of the ghosts from Danger Point gets… spooked, it’s time for Sam and Jade to bring out the Journal of Weird and leap into action! Trying to solve this two-hundred-year-old mystery takes the girls all over their town and beyond, all while Surfside’s Annual Surf Competition is going on. Add to the mix a cute surfer boy, a mysterious mustached man with a guitar, and a very jealous Sam — can the surfing sleuths save the day again?


In Mary Anne’s Bad Luck Mystery: A Graphic Novel, Mary Anne should never have thrown away that chain letter she got in the mail. Ever since she did, bad things have been happening to everyone in The Baby-sitters Club. With Halloween coming up, Mary Anne’s even more worried — what kind of spooky thing will happen next?

Then Mary Anne finds a new note in her mailbox: Wear this bad-luck charm, it says. OR ELSE. Mary Anne has to follow the note’s instructions. But who sent the charm? And why did they send it to Mary Anne?


Celebrate over forty years of the modern classic Bunnicula with this fang-tastic graphic novelization that will send a shiver down your spine and leave you howling with laughter!

Beware the hare!

Harold the dog and Chester the cat must find out the truth about the newest pet in the Monroe household—a suspicious-looking bunny with unusual habits…and fangs! Could this innocent-seeming rabbit actually be a vampire? Experience the chills and thrills of this classic tale in an all-new graphic novel format!


Daniel doesn’t believe the woods behind his new home are haunted by an evil witch and her terrifying beast. But then his little sister disappears . . . and it’s up to him to find her. This chilling graphic-novel version of Mary Downing Hahn’s popular page-turner will thrill readers who love spooky stories.

They say that a ghost witch lives in the woods, up on the hill. They say her companion has a pig skull for a face and stands taller than a man, his skeleton gleaming in the moonlight. They say that the witch takes young girls, and no one ever sees them again.

Daniel doesn’t believe the stories. He figures the kids on the bus are just trying to scare him since he’s new. Still, he wishes his family had never moved here—their house is a wreck, Mom and Dad keep fighting, and his little sister, Erica, spends most of her time talking to her creepy doll.

But when Erica disappears into the woods one day, Daniel knows something is terribly wrong. Has she been “took”?


Join YouTube superstar PrestonPlayz and his friends on this thrillingly spooky middle grade graphic novel adventure where Preston and his crew have to escape a creepy amusement park’s haunted house—before it’s too late!

When Wadsworth’s Family Wonderland comes to town, Preston, Bri, Grumpus, and Shivers are thrilled to check out all the rides! But when the four friends show up for the fun, they realize that the carnival has seen better days. The rides are rickety and the whole place seems to be falling apart. Just before the crew heads back home, Kat Lavender dares Preston to spend the night in the incredibly terrifying, absolutely haunting Spooky House.


It’s a supernatural Disney adventure as Mickey Mouse meets Pipwolf, a werewolf who bears more than a passing resemblance to Goofy!

X-MICKEY is a fun Disney series that introduces everyone’s favorite mouse to another dimension full of spooks, ghosts, goblins and more. Accompanied by Pipwolf and an albino mouse named Manny, Mickey must do everything he can to keep Mouseton safe and keep these creatures locked up where they belong.

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