Kids love spooky stories. Here are a few suggestions of slightly scary stories to share with the special children in your life!
Frankenstein Takes the Cake, Harcourt, 2008
By Adam Rex; Ages 9 – 12With his best man Dracula afraid of the garlic bread being served and Headless Horseman fearful that a guest will eat his pumpkin head for dessert, Frankenstein’s wedding to his undead bride is turning into a drama bigger than the main event.
Bats at the Library, Houghton-Mifflin Company, 2008
By Brian Lies; Ages 0 – 8
Bored with another normal, inky evening, bats discover an open library window and fly in to enjoy the photocopier, water fountain, and especially the books and stories found there.
Creepy Carrots, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012
By Aaron Reynolds; Ages 0 – 8
The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.
Doll Bones, McElderry Books, 2013
By Holly Black; Ages 9 -12
Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school, who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.
Sleepless Little Vampire, Arthur L. Levine Books, 2011
By Richard Egielski; Ages 0 – 8
A young vampire, unable to sleep, tries to figure out whether it is the howling of a werewolf, the clacking of skeletons or something else that is keeping him awake