Scary Stories for October Creep, crawl, or claw your way to a scary story.
Pumpkin Eye by Denise Fleming is a Halloween rhyme to tingle preschoolers’ spines. Brave kids will understand a young owl’s claim that he is NOT scared of the dark in I’m Not Scared by Jonathan Allen. And two girls find that they might be a little more frightened than they claim in We’re Going On A Lion Hunt by David Axtell.
Older boys and girls like creepy stories, too. Witch Catcher by Mary Downing Hahn is about a girl caught in a war between witches and fairies. In Bearwalker by Joseph Bruchac, a boy must face a fearsome creature that looks like a bear, but is part human and all monster. Or try Triple-Dare To Be Scared, a collection of 13 super-spooky stories by Robert D. San Souci.
Teens—prepare to be haunted by Caroline B. Cooney’s Diamonds In The Shadow in which an uninvited guest wants something from Jared’s family and doesn’t care who gets in his way. In Taken by Edward Bloor, kidnapping is common, and if demands are not quickly met… In Dead Water Zone by Kenneth Oppel, find out if Paul’s younger brother is taking part in experiments that are turning him into something not quite human.
Check out the above books or ask your Librarian for more suggestions… and keep that nightlight on.
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