Can anyone recommend any spooky/scary stories for 10 year olds!?

(11 Posts)
rollonthesummer Sun 23-Feb-14 21:15:28

Can anyone think of anything good-apart from Goosebumps for DD?

Glitterbug6263 Mon 24-Feb-14 11:09:56

The 'Horrible Histories' are quite good smile

HerGraciousMajTheBeardedPotato Mon 24-Feb-14 11:17:52

Elidor by Alan Garner
The Moon of Gomrath and The Owl Service by Susan Cooper (tho I might be mixing up authors and titles - either way, SC's books are good. If those titles are by another author, they are good, too.)
Earthsea books by Ursula Le Guin? (Possibly too old for her?)

wearymum200 Fri 28-Feb-14 19:31:49

Was also going to say Dark is Rising series (Susan Cooper), Weirdstone of Brisingamen and other Alan Garner.
Michelle Paver Chronicles of Ancient Darkness are ,imo, quite scary too.
Philip Pullman
House in Norham Gardens freaked me out when I was younger

Sherlock Holmes?

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and anything by Joan Aiken.

emmaMBC Wed 05-Mar-14 18:07:49

Keep an eye out for Doll Bones by Holly Black which is due out soon. Very spooky!!

ZeroSomeGameThingy Wed 05-Mar-14 18:16:56

The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman

A Christmas Carol - Dickens

I've always found The Wind in the Willows quite scary, if not actually spooky.

But I don't understand about The House In Norham Gardens. (Always wish I could read it for the "first" time every time.)

(ps Owl Service is Alan Garner...)

AntiDistinctlyMinty Wed 05-Mar-14 18:19:41

yy to Elidor. Seriously creepy (but in a good way) book!

The Wetherstone Eleven
Earthfasts

Neither of them are 'scary' per se, but both had that spooky/mythical/magic vibe that I loved as a kid.

AntiDistinctlyMinty Wed 05-Mar-14 18:21:45

Ooh! The Children of Green Knowe is the first in a brilliant, spooky series.

Gaige Wed 05-Mar-14 18:31:09

There used to be a series of books like goosebumps called shivers. Some of them are pretty scary if I remember rightly

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