Her bargain is simple: If the twins help her solve the murder of local girl Essie Hasting, she’ll help them break the Agreement. The more the three investigate, however, the more they realize that something’s gone terribly wrong in their town. Here you can find free books in the category: Horror. Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. A widow and her young son try to escape her. And the scariest creatures of all aren’t even there yet! In his first collection of scary stories, Xavier Garza asks these questions. When Mia and Uly are separated from their litters, they discover a dangerous world full of monsters. Using his wits, the clever trickster faces down one goblin after the next, night after night. “Caldecott Award-winner Ed Emberley has created an ingenious way for children to overcome bedtime frights. You’ll sleep with one eye open . comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. “Ever since Cass almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn’t like to think about it), she can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead . So try out one of our favorite horror books, and for more spooky stories, try our Best Ghost Stories for Kids and Teens. However, you may notice that it's difficult to find age-appropriate books for kids that have plots just as captivating as those in great adult novels. Then a mysterious man called the Stranger comes to town, and Hoodoo starts dreaming of the dead rising from their graves. This is the Agreement. . . But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . The city of ghosts is more dangerous than she ever imagined.” (Amazon), “Have you ever been too scared to sleep with the lights off? His father plays a knight at the local Renaissance Festival, and his mother plays the queen. The book consists of cautionary tales for children, who are warned that if they suck their thumbs, a "great tall … . Feast of All Saints became a mini-series in 2001 and Queen of the Damned was released as a film in 2002. Heather is an insufferable brat, but that turns out to be the least of the family’s worries. At first, watchng magic is enough. “In a dark, dark room, in a soft, soft voice, tell a scary story! by. Captivated by the tale, Ollie begins to wonder if the smiling man might be real when she stumbles upon the graves of the very people she’s been reading about on a school trip to a nearby farm. Eligible for Free Shipping. In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories is a compilation of folklore that was put together for young readers by Alvin Schwartz. 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Boo! Because of that, Halloween is an ideal time to encourage your kids to dive into chapter books!. Lulu’s first flying lesson around the cemetery goes great. These scary books for teens are sure to haunt readers in all the right ways. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book. All he has to do is say ‘Yes.’ But ‘yes’ is a powerful word. “Every night, tiny stars appear out of the darkness in little Sandy’s bedroom. Zach and Alice and Poppy set off on one last adventure to lay the Queen’s ghost to rest. Read online or download Horror eBooks for free. But for Steve, it’s just another season of worries. Book descriptions generously supplied by publishers and condensed or … Kids go in but come out . Even worse, he soon learns the Stranger is looking for a boy. She doesn’t want to be there. Warren the 13th is the lone bellhop, valet, groundskeeper, and errand boy of his family’s ancient hotel. A boy who lost his life much too young, his daily routine features ineffective death therapy, a sheet-dependent identity, and a dangerous need to seek purpose in the forbidden human world. Free audio books in genre Horror/Ghost stories that you can download in mp3, iPod and iTunes format for your portable audio player. Severine plans to claim the entire island for the jumbies. Phobias, superstitions, killer animals, monsters, cryptids, scary movies and more- Szpirglas examines them all in Fear This Book. But there’s another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. There’s only one problem: what on earth will his parents say when they see him?” (Amazon), “It’s Halloween, and the Cat in the Hat is taking Sally and Nick on a trip to find costumes. 1-16 of over 30,000 results for "scary books for kids" Skip to main search results Amazon Prime. Amazon’s editors released their picks for “100 Children’s Books to Read in a Lifetime” this week. Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes. But can one man alone save Hanukkah and live to tell the tale?” (Amazon). because if you don’t, you might not ever wake up again. Coraline is a classic scary book for kids, and it’s been given new life in a graphic novel format. Free eBooks - Horror. A boy named Hoodoo. Before it’s too late, Harold the dog and Chester the cat must find out the truth about the newest pet in the Monroe household—a suspicious-looking bunny with unusual habits… and fangs! Determined to befriend the girl and solidify the link between them, Ella resolves to unravel Thornhill’s shadowy past. When this same beauty, called Severine, turns up at Corinne’s house, danger is in the air. This colorful, imaginative picture book, brings a fresh set of characters to life in a story that highlights Indian History with a ghostly adventure, combining the spirit of The Polar Express by Chris Van, Matilda by Roald Dahl and family fun of Robert Munsch books!” (Goodreads), “In this hair-raising cautionary tale from Somalia, the Hargega Valley is plagued by the monstrous Dhegdheer, who gobbles up anyone unlucky enough to cross her path. Lewis is thrilled. With her extraordinary gift for suspense, Patricia C. McKissack has created a heart-stopping collection of lasting value, a book not quickly forgotten.” (Amazon). As other book trends come and go, horror is one genre that holds up over time. Victoria soon discovers that The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls is not what it appears to be. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals. Newly reillustrated, this classic I Can Read full of spooky stories is perfect for beginning readers who love a bit of a scare. When Suee transfers to the dull and ordinary Outskirts Elementary, she doesn’t expect to hear a strange voice speaking to her from the darkness of the school’s exhibit room, and she certainly doesn’t expect to see her shadow come to life. Then, when they’re ready to show him who’s in charge, they’ll turn the remaining pages and watch him disappear! Now’s the perfect time to check out one of these spine-tingling reads, all available for free download on Overdrive and great for scary story fans ages 9-12. Download a free audio book … Scary stories for kids and short spooky tales to read online. And only the Barnavelts can stop it!” (Amazon), “Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary–including the ability to see supernatural beings. Considered the King of Horror, it’s hard to choose the best Stephen King books, but with a combination of a creepy monster lurking in the sewers preying on children in a small town – “It” has proven to be one of the best horror books of all time. But ever since her parents mysteriously vanished, those spooky tales have started to feel all too real.” (Amazon), “After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie who only finds solace in books discovers a chilling ghost story about a girl named Beth, the two brothers who loved her, and a peculiar deal made with “the smiling man”–a sinister specter who grants your most tightly held wish, but only for the ultimate price. The second is that the other children in his neighborhood who pay visits to their grandmothers never seem to return. When Cass’s parents start hosting a TV show about the world’s most haunted places, the family heads off to Edinburgh, Scotland. 13 Scary Ghost Stories by Marianne Carus Jory John and Bob Shea have struck gold in creating a knee-slapping, read-it-again story that will start a valuable discussion about how we treat others and how it feels to be seen as ‘different. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. Jasper has never seen a ghost, and can’t imagine his un-haunted town any other way. When their worlds collide, Marjorie is confronted by unexplainable disasters as Wendell transforms Glatt’s Laundry into his midnight playground, appearing as a mere sheet during the day. And she’ll have to learn fast. Not just any boy. A calliope’s shrill siren song beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. Ruling over all is the Great Queen, a bone-china doll cursing those who displease her. clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. They’re just thirteen ordinary kids in thirteen ordinary towns. “A riveting ghost story and captivating adventure, this tale will have you guessing at every turn! Ghosts and horrors have always been a staple of children’s storytelling and are the most popular tales requested by kids around the world. Could this innocent-seeming rabbit actually be a vampire?” (Goodreads), “Victoria hates nonsense. My Monster Burrufu is a story of fear overcome, a curse, and a most unusual monster who learns from a little girl how to trust his heart.” (Amazon), “Wendy is a little witch who is afraid of her mean, bossy witch sisters—until one special Halloween night when she makes a magical discovery: Wendy’s sisters can fly fast, cackle loudly, and cast spells, but Wendy can fly even faster. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Selenna Izard. . scary books for kids who like Middle-Grade Comics Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things by Ted Naifeh Being the new kid in school is bad enough without having to live with your great-uncle in a spooky mansion with strange things lurking under the bed. Then weird things begin to happen. I mean, Stephen King books for kids? It is one of Edward Gorey’s best-known books, and is the most notorious amongst his roughly half-dozen mock alphabets.” (Goodreads). You must have a goodreads account to vote. It can’t be the dummy causing all the trouble, Can it?” (Goodreads), “This book contains 12 frightening poems about creepy creatures that will haunt your sleep. Read age-appropriate horror book reviews for kids and parents written by our experts. Fear this Book: Your Guide to Fright, Horror, and Things that Go Bump in the Night by Jeff Szpirglas, ill. by Ramon Perez. Kids of all ages love scary children’s books that explore the spooky side of life. Keep an eye on your inbox. These delicious and frightful stories come down through generations of grandmas teaching children to respect the laws of nature and the All Powerful.” (Amazon), “In that special half-hour of twilight—the dark-thirty—there are stories to be told. “Rosa Ramona Díaz has just moved to the small, un-haunted town of Ingot—the only ghost-free town in the world. The only smudge on her pristine life is her best friend Lawrence. These stories brim with the supernatural: the mysterious disappearance of children who made deals with duendes, evil trolls who live inside the walls of our houses; the ghostly specter of La Llorona who floats along the creek bed, howling, !Ay, mis hijos! Stein because both have so many books in this genre. “1982: Mary is a lonely orphan at the Thornhill Institute For Children at the very moment that it’s shutting its doors. Or they don’t come out at all. The three-book series, including Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1981), More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1984), and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones (1991), has left its mark on a generation of kids who grew up surrounded with dark fantasy and horror abounding in their media. But Kris is green with envy. (Lawrence does too.). Publisher’s summary: An eerie horror debut about a little boy who recovers from a mysterious pandemic and inherits an imaginary friend who makes him do violent things…. Kids … It seems that Selenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls–a clock that could obliterate humankind. Something otherworldly is about to be unleashed, and Rosa will need all her ghost appeasement tools—and a little help from Jasper—to rein in the angry spirits and restore peace to Ingot before it’s too late.” (Amazon). But something is different about Charlie. Maybe he wants to be in a funny story after all!” (Amazon), “Floyd Peterson is so much more than shaggy purple fur and pointy monster teeth—why can’t people just see him for him? . She meets a talking cat, falls into an enchanted diary, and unlocks a hidden witch world. Told in alternating, interwoven plotlines―Mary’s through intimate diary entries and Ella’s in bold, striking art―Pam Smy’s Thornhill is a haunting exploration of human connection, filled with suspense.” (Amazon), “Since its publication in 1986, the deliciously frightening novel Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story has not only haunted countless readers, but has also won eleven state book awards. Read 2 068 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. I read them when I was 9-12, and part of the reason they scared me so much was the fact kids were at the center of every novel. These are all cucuys, supernatural beings who have come to haunt the imagination in these tales of wonder and warning. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids’ mom through a door in the basement. Tis the season for all things scary, creepy, and chilling… so for Halloween this year, we’ve we’ve rounded up the best scary short stories and books for kids. Download the Inkitt app to read 500+ free bone-chilling original horror books and scary stories for adults, teens and kids. He’s known for writing gruesome scenes and grotesque villains. This book contains 29 different short horror stories that includes all basic elements of a ghost story, say, ghosts, haunted houses and more. The stories in this collection curdle with the creepy and crawling characters of traditional folklore. Creepy stories for kids can help young ones learn new skills and cope with fear and anxiety. Few things keep a child engaged with reading better than mystery, suspense, and a bit of eeriness. But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appear, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship.” (Amazon), “Despite her mother’s best efforts to teach her, every spell Millie tries goes horribly wrong, but she’s a fabulous cook. Soon, Suee must confront a stunning secret that her shadow has been hiding under her own two feet—something very dark and sinister that could put Suee and her newfound friends at risk!” (Amazon). Paperback $15.00 $ 15. and enter the world of spirits. They couldn’t belong to a jumbie. 00. The entire town is at risk from the Stranger’s black magic, and only Hoodoo can defeat him. The original scary book for children, Struwwelpeter was one of the first books written explicitly for kids -- and it didn't exactly coddle them. No fox kit is safe. When I think of scary books for kids, I think of authors Mary Downing Hahn and R.L. They’re sure to keep your kids pulling the covers up tightly at night and maybe even sleeping with an extra night light. Gorey tells the tale of 26 children (each representing a letter of the alphabet) and their untimely deaths in rhyming dactylic couplets, accompanied by the author’s distinctive black and white illustrations. Nasty things. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Series: More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark; Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 3 (Book sets for Kids: Grade 3 and Up) by Alvin Schwartz (1981) Paperback “When these two curious elephant kids get themselves trapped in an isolated cavern, they stumble upon the ancient ghost of a great Maharaja, the king! Even as Millie’s magical talent begins to develop, turning her house ghost into a frog and accidentally charming her entire class, Millie starts to wonder: what if she’s not a witch at all?” (Amazon). He and Georgie are thrust into a creepy underworld created from stolen nightmares, where monsters disguised as grandmothers serve an ancient, evil queen by holding children captive as they slowly sap each one of their memories and dreams. They’re just tricksters made up by parents to frighten their children. Eventually, they enlist the help of a small mechanical rabbit named Miskit. It’s not fair. If anyone can sort this out, it’s Victoria—even if it means getting a little messy.” (Amazon). Las brujas come on their broomsticks. Spellbound: A Horror Anthology with 27 Stories From 16 Authors (The Box Under The Bed Book 4) by Dan Alatorre: USA Today bestselling author Dan Alatorre brings you a horror anthology with 27 stories from 16 authors. And once it is uttered, can it be taken back?” (Amazon), “The Night Gardener follows two abandoned Irish siblings who travel to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house. When some eighth-grade bullies try to ruin her Halloween, something really strange happens. Is the doll just a doll or something more sinister? When Corinne spots a beautiful stranger at the market the very next day, she knows something extraordinary is about to happen. As kids turn the die-cut pages of this vibrantly illustrated book, they’ll watch the Big Green Monster grow before their very eyes. Or is there something more eerie going on? Frankly, she doesn’t understand why anyone would. In this I Can Read Level 4 paperback—complete with full-color art and short chapters—Alice Low has adapted her popular story specifically for readers bridging to chapter books.” (Amazon), “BEWARE THE HARE! From her room on the top floor of her new home, she has a perfect view of the dilapidated, abandoned Thornhill Institute across the way, where she glimpses a girl in the window. Read 2 911 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. If we've missed the book that kept you up for a month, add your suggestions at … A series of books that became popular in the '90s, the exposure of R.L. When her few friends are all adopted or re-homed and she’s left to face a volatile bully alone, her revenge will have a lasting effect on the bully, on Mary, and on Thornhill itself. “On his way home one moonlit night, a strange thing happens to Oliver James — he unexpectedly turns into a werewolf! Suddenly, he can run super-fast, leap super-high, and lift trucks with his super-strength! 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