Bibliography of Halloween

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This is a bibliography of works about Halloween or in which Halloween is a prominent theme.


Short stories[edit]


Children's books[edit]


  • Diane C. Arkins, Halloween: Romantic Art and Customs of Yesteryear. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company (2000). 96 pages. ISBN 1-56554-712-8
  • Diane C. Arkins, Halloween Merrymaking: An Illustrated Celebration of Fun, Food, and Frolics from Halloweens Past. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company (2004). 112 pages. ISBN 1-58980-113-X
  • Lesley Bannatyne, Halloween: An American Holiday, An American History. New York: Facts on File (1990). 176 pages. ISBN 0-81601-846-4; Halloween Nation. Behind the Scenes of America's Fright Night. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company (2011). 248 pages. ISBN 9781589806801
  • Edna Barth, Witches, Pumpkins, and Grinning Ghosts: The Story of the Halloween Symbols. New York: Seabury Press (1972). 95 pages. ISBN 0-81643-087-X
  • Phyllis Galembo, Dressed for Thrills: 100 Years of Halloween Costumes and Masquerade. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (2002). 128 pages. ISBN 0-8109-3291-1
  • Lint Hatcher, The Magic Eightball Test: A Christian Defense of Halloween and All Things Spooky. (2006). ISBN 978-1-84728-756-4
  • Ronald Hutton, The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain. Oxford Paperbacks (2001). 560 pages. ISBN 0-19285-448-8
  • Ruth Edna Kelley, The Book of Hallowe'en. BiblioLife (2009, reprint ed., orig. 1919). 140 pages. ISBN 0-55910-509-6
  • Jean Markale, The Pagan Mysteries of Halloween: Celebrating the Dark Half of the Year (translation of Halloween, histoire et traditions). Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions (2001). 160 pages. ISBN 0-89281-900-6
  • Lisa Morton, The Halloween Encyclopedia. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company (2003). 240 pages. ISBN 0-78641-524-X
  • Lisa Morton, Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween. London: Reaktion Books (2012). 229 pages. ISBN 1-78023-047-8
  • Nicholas Rogers, Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night. New York: Oxford University Press (2002). 198 pages. ISBN 0-19514-691-3
  • Jack Santino (ed.), Halloween and Other Festivals of Death and Life. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press (1994). 280 pages. ISBN 0-87049-813-4;

The Hallowed Eve: Dimensions of Culture in a Calendar Festival in Northern Ireland. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky (2009). 180 pages. ISBN 9780813120812

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