10 Graphic Novels Featuring Ghosts, Witches, and More to Get You in the Mood for Halloween

Graphic Novels for Halloween

Looking for the perfect fall read to get you in the mood for Halloween? Check out these middle grade and young adult graphic novels featuring ghosts, witches, and more!

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The Witches: The Graphic Novel by Roald Dahl, Adapted and Illustrated by Penelope Bagieu

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Witches despise nothing more than children, and they will do everything in their power to eradicate every last one from England! When an eight-year-old boy meets the Grand High Witch and learns of her evil plot, it is up to him and his grandmother, along with a new friend, to save the children. A graphic novel adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic novel.

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Snapdragon by Kat Leyh


The neighborhood kids say the old lady down the way is a witch who eats roadkill. But Snap knows better. Jacks collects roadkill to dry their bones and sell the skeletons online. And, now, Snap is helping. But Jacks possesses more power than she initially lets on. Could it be Jacks really is a witch?

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The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag

In Aster’s family, girls grow up to be witches and boys grow up to be shapeshifters.  But Aster wants to be a witch, too, even if  he has to keep spying on the girls’ lessons.  Then the boys starts disappearing.  Can Aster help find them with his witch powers?

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Witchy by Ariel Slamet Ries

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In Hyalin, the length of one’s hair determines the strength of their power as a witch. But witches with hair too long are burned as enemies of the kingdom. Nyneve’s father was killed because of his fair. Now Nyneve fears the same. When the Witch Guard comes recruiting, Nyneve must decide if she will serve the kingdom that burned her father, or if she will risk her life for freedom.

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Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks


Deja and Josiah are best friends once a year when they both work at the local pumpkin patch.  But now it’s their last day of the season and their last day on the job–both are heading off to college.  Deja wants Josiah to seize the day and finally talk to the girl he’s been crushing on for years.  And she’s on her own mission to eat every autumn snack available at the patch.

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The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner

The Okay Witch

When thirteen-year-old Moth Hush discovers that she comes from a line of witches, she is ecstatic.  But her mom fears the town’s tradition of witch hunting and refuses to teach Moth how to use her powers.  Can Moth prove that things have changed?  Or is she better off hiding her magic from the world?

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Sheets by Emma Thummler

Thirteen-year-old Marjorie Glatt’s world fell apart the day her mother died. Now, her father can barely leave his room, and Marjorie is left to run the family laundry business by herself. And the detestable Mr. Saubertuck won’t stop sniffing around, trying to sabotage the business so he can have the property.

Wendell is a ghost who cannot accept his own death. He runs away to the land of the living, trying to find himself. When he meets Marjorie, however, his presence might mean the end of the laundry for good.

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All My Friends Are Ghosts by S. M. Vidaurri and Hannah Krieger

All My Friends Are Ghosts

Effie feels like a ghost. She is no longer interested in school and she’s stopped trying. And no one seems to care. Then she meets a real ghost in the woods. The spirits need her help. But does she have the confidence to succeed in her new mission?

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Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu

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There is a demon loose in the forest, and werewolf Tam wants to stop it, before it uses their magic against them.  First, however, Tam will need to team up with their girlhood crush, a witch named Nova.

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Little Witch Academia by Yoh Yoshinari, Keisuke Sato

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Atsuko “Akko” Kagari has always dreamed of becoming a witch like her idol Shiny Chariot, and now she’s going to attend Luna Nova Witchcraft Academy!  But she comes from  a non-magic family and she’s going to have to prove herself to the other witches.

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