Home > Blog > Mischief Night

Mischief Night

The new CBC Holidays Series will explore stories that relate to specific holidays so that kid, and adult, readers can celebrate in the best way we know how… with a good book!

Today, Saturday, October 30th, we celebrate Mischief Night an evening where we enjoy scheming grand plans or playing pranks* with our rapscallion friends. Our compilation of books for this day showcases bad apples, fantastical tricksters, and groups of pranksters who entertain us with their tales of mischief. We hope you find a fun book here to celebrate this holiday with us while we work on our tricks before the next night of trick or treating.

*Note: we encourage safe and wholesome pranks, not harmful ones!

Mischief and Mayhem #1: Born To Be Bad written and illustrated by Ken Lamug (HarperCollins) — Fiction, graphic novel, action/adventure, diversity, series, ages 7-12.

Akissi: More Tales of Mischief by Marguerite Abouet; illus. Mathieu Sapin (Nobrow / Flying Eye) — Fiction, graphic novel, humor, diversity, background/culture, ages 7-12.

Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee; illus. Stephanie Hans (Disney Publishing Worldwide) — Fiction, sci-fi/fantasy, action/adventure, romance, Teen.

Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship: Stories from India by Chitra Soundar; illus. Uma Krishnaswamy (Candlewick Press) — Fiction, diversity, sci-fi/fantasy, ages 7-12.

PICKLE: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School by Kim Baker; illus. Tim Probert (Macmillan / Roaring Brook Press) — Fiction, picture book, humor, diversity, ages 7-12.

How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen (HarperCollins) — Fiction, humor, action/adventure, romance, ages 7-12.

I’m Just No Good At Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups by Chris Harris; illus. Lane Smith (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) — Fiction, picture book, poetry, ages 7-12.

When Mischief Came to Town by Katrina Nannestad (HMH Books for Young Readers) — Fiction, humor, ages 7-12.

Merits of Mischief: Bad Apple by T.R. Burns (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing) — Fiction, 7-12, humor, action/adventure, series, ages 7-12.

Harvey Beaks #1: Inside Joke by Stefan Petrucha; illus. Andreas Schuster (Papercutz) — Fiction, graphic novel, humor, action/adventure, series, ages 7-12.

Snow Joke (I Like to Read® Book) written and illustrated by Bruce Degen (Holiday House) — Fiction, picture book, humor, animals, series, ages 4-6.

Enjoy Mischief Night!

List compiled by CBC’s resident trivia expert, Sommer Wissner. Check out other diverse book lists on our blog and from our Inclusivity Resources list.

Back to Top