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RECOMMENDING SCARY SPOOKY BOOKS
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Is there an appropriate level of scary for middle school? As always, it varies from kid to kid, but there are some writers who seem to have truly tapped into what makes a middle-schooler squirm. Case in point: R. Stine, the massively popular creator of the Goosebumps series. This might be the greatest Halloween book ever written. Moundshroud, who, through his evil machinations, introduces the children to Halloween traditions from around the world. August DuPont has always been an outsider.
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This might even give you an opportunity to revisit your childhood and remember what it was like to read these books the first time around. Although it came out in , this collection of short stories has some scary staying power. Schwartz rewrote classic folklore and scary tales that even put adults on edge, like the girl with the green ribbon, for children. The first book in the Lewis Barnavelt series is a great gateway into the horror genre. If you read this book with your child, you might still be able to catch its movie adaptation in theaters before Halloween. The Graveyard Book is about—you guessed it—a kid named Bod who was raised in the graveyard by ghosts and werewolves. He has to choose whether he wants to continue facing otherworldly terrors in the graveyard or to journey outside of the graveyard and come in contact with the man who killed his family.
Anyone who has read scary children's books when they were younger knows that some of the most macabre writing in the world was created for kids. Fortunately, there are still some authors and publishers willing to take risks by producing children's books that are actually scary. They've also enabled kids to mentally work through nightmare scenarios and get safely to the other side. Aside from all of that, though, these books are also flat out creepy and a lot of fun to read. On their own, the stories would be enough to make kids and some adults pay closer to attention to all of the things that go bump in the night. However, the original editions of the three books from this series included some of the most horrific illustrations ever created. Anyone who has ever seen them will never be able to forget what they look like.