Scary Stories from the Recommended Reading List
October is not only about Halloween – it’s also National Book Month! Here are five spooky stories for you to share with your children this month.
- Snowed In with Grandmother Silk by Carol Fenner and Amanda Harvey
When an early snowstorm ruins Halloween plans for Grandmother Silk and her grandson, Ruddy, they both learn that with the help of a power outage and a few common items, they can bond in a way neither thought possible.
- Bunnicula by James Howe
Does the Monroe family’s new pet rabbit have sinister intentions? Harold and Chester—the family dog and cat—form an unlikely alliance in order to find out.
- Help! I’m a Prisoner in the Library by Eth Clifford
Sisters Mary Rose and Jo-Beth get locked in a children’s library during a blizzard, and every effort to contact home fails. They muster their courage to learn the source of the thuds, thumps, and other scary noises they hear coming from the upstairs.
- The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton
Frightening things keep happening in the Small’s new house. As thirteen-year-old Thomas investigates, he discovers secret tunnels and hidden passages at his family’s new home and pieces together clues in what becomes a dangerous search for the truth about the past.
- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Detailing the unlikely link between the esteemed physician Dr. Jekyll and the vile Mr. Hyde, this 1886 classic thriller addresses the idea that people are both repulsed by and attracted to their dark sides. Prepare for an ending that will leave your heart pounding!