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

10 replies

rollonthesummer · 23/02/2014 21:15

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

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Glitterbug6263 · 24/02/2014 11:09

The 'Horrible Histories' are quite good :)

HerGraciousMajTheBeardedPotato · 24/02/2014 11:17

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 · 28/02/2014 19:31

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

BlueChampagne · 28/02/2014 21:19

Sherlock Holmes?

BlueChampagne · 28/02/2014 22:06

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and anything by Joan Aiken.

emmaMBC · 05/03/2014 18:07

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

ZeroSomeGameThingy · 05/03/2014 18:16

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 · 05/03/2014 18:19

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 · 05/03/2014 18:21

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

Gaige · 05/03/2014 18:31

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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