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Kid's horror books

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CarmerKharma Mon 03-Nov-08 13:55:40

I've seen a selection of children's horror books and they look quite impressive (judging by the cover!) and I thought they'd make nice stocking fillers but does anyone know what they're like? are they actually scarey? spooky?

janeite Mon 03-Nov-08 19:19:47

Titles? Age of children?

Malory Blackman has a new horror one out but I was very disappointed with it tbh. Neil Gaiman is worth looking out for. Darren Shan is the big name of kids' horror at the mo: they are gory and not desperately well-written but very appealing to boys of around 10-14 depending on their reading level.

christywhisty Tue 04-Nov-08 08:38:00

there are quite a few out there at the moment other horror books aimed at young teens are
Darren Shan and Anthony Horrowitz

admylin Tue 04-Nov-08 09:15:50

Depends for what age but ds read the R. L. Stine Goosebumps books when he was 7 and loved them but the covers are scarier than the actual stories.

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