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Scarey books for a 10 yr old

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ZetaPu Fri 24-Jul-15 15:36:48

Ds seems to be attracted to books about ghosts and zombies.
Any recommendations?

madamehooch Fri 24-Jul-15 16:23:50

Shiverton Hall by Emerald Fennel is a good read for that age group

BlueChampagne Fri 24-Jul-15 21:15:28

Alan Garner, eg "The Owl Service" quite creepy. Or for an outside bet, Terry Pratchett's "Mort".

BlueChampagne Fri 24-Jul-15 21:16:53

"The Hound of the Baskervilles"?

Dollyemi Fri 24-Jul-15 21:17:27

Think I read the ghost of Thomas kemp at primary school!

sarahandemily Fri 24-Jul-15 21:19:40

I've been reading the spooks apprentice series by Joseph Delaney and gave a copy to my friends dd for her 10th birthday. She is enjoying it and says its pretty scary

HippyChickMama Fri 24-Jul-15 21:20:02

The Goosebumps series of books are scary books aimed at children, DNephew (11 years old) reads them.

LooseSeal Fri 24-Jul-15 21:23:11

He might enjoy M R James' short ghost stories. Brilliantly creepy but written long enough ago that they don't have anything in them unsuitable for a ten year old.

cosmicglittergirl Fri 24-Jul-15 21:23:40

These by Chris Priestley are quite good.

ladymalfoy Fri 24-Jul-15 21:26:03

Darren Shan
Jonathan Stroud
Garth Nix

TheHouseofMirth Fri 24-Jul-15 21:41:54

My 10 yo DS loves the Skulldduggery Pleasant books.

ZetaPu Fri 24-Jul-15 22:33:27

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll go through them with ds and see what he likes.

HmmAnOxfordComma Fri 24-Jul-15 22:39:03

The Dead/The Fear/The Enemy series by Charlie Higson.

Ds didn't read them until age 12 ish but we met Charlie Higson who said he wrote them for his own children who loved them the scarier the better from about age 9!

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