6 Horror Graphic Novels for Elementary and Tween Readers

I love horror of all kinds—horror novels, movies, podcasts, short stories—but I especially love horror graphic novels. The illustrations show how scary the artist wants the story to be, but the text lets our imaginations run wild. To celebrate Halloween, check out these six spooky graphic novels for elementary and tween readers.

Three young boys get lost during a camp treasure hunt and stumble into an old, powerful, magical forest. As the events around them grow stranger, the boys stubbornly believe it’s all part of the fun—but The Lost Path is anything but safe.

In Nightlights, every night Sandy visits a beautiful and exciting world in her dreams. By day, Sandy draws her dreams into life—to the delight of Morfie, a frightening new student at school.

Something strange happened to Olive Silverlock last summer, but all she can remember is fire. When Gotham Academy opens for the school year, Olive and her friends start solving the mysteries behind odd and dangerous occurrences.

In this gorgeously spooky series, Grunhilda must stay evil to keep her witch ancestors happy—but when she becomes the lunch lady, a child in need threatens to thaw The Lunch Witch’s cold heart.

Victoria desperately wants to fit in at her new private school, but her sister Katia refuses to tone down her wildness. Graveyard Shakes throws the sisters into danger when they fall under the watchful eye of Nikola, a man preparing an evil spell that lacks an important ingredient.

Thirteen-year-old Marjorie Glatt’s family was rocked by grief when they lost her mother, but Marjorie pulled herself together to run the family’s laundromat. Wendell is a ghost grieving his own life, but he’s also a mischievous child. Sheets brings them together to try and heal.

What’s your favorite scary graphic novel?

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