Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My Favorite Scary Books for Young Kids

Here are some of my favorite scary books
for young kids:

In a Dark, Dark Room

Go Away, Big Green Monster!

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

La Llorona

Little Red Riding Hood

Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

Haunted House

Hansel and Gretel

I Need My Monster!

The Viper (My favorite!)

Do you have recommendations?

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  1. These are so cute despite their scariness, though I would imagine La Llorona would be a bit freaky for me. Knowing the story behind it definitely ups it's creep factor, but I'm curious to see what they would do for a children's book. Great selection, Deb!

  2. The cover of La Llorna looks terrifying! I love this version of Little Red Riding Hood by Trina Schart Hyman. It's my favorite because the pictures are so beautiful and Hyman doesn't talk down to young readers.

  3. I LOVED In a Dark, Dark Room when I was a child! Thanks for reminding me of that one!

  4. These books are adorable! My favorite was "I need a Monster". Great story and illustrations. *Sigh* I wish I was a kid again.

  5. I didn't realize Jumanji was a book. That's really cool. I'm going to have to check it out.

  6. I have a MAJOR love for Little Red Riding Hood -- it used to be one of my favourite fairy tales ever! It could definitely count as a Halloween book! :) There are so many cool remakes of it too!

    Awesome Top Ten, Deb! Thank you so much for stopping by! :)

  7. I remember reading in a dark dark room as a kid! Super creepy! Great list of picture books.


  8. Oh, Jumanji! My kids were so afraid of that movie we could never watch it to resolution. Love your list.

    My Head is Full of Books

  9. My son had some really good ones when he was little...but I can't come up with many of the titles. He did love the I Spy: Haunted House book. There were also some Clifford the Big Red Dog books for Halloween that were pretty cute. When I was little I loved Ghosts Who Went to School by Judith Spearing.

    Here's my Top Ten: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/10/hosted-by-broke-and-bookish-top-ten.html

  10. Wow, I haven't read any of those books. I've seen the film of Jumanji though.

  11. One read every year -- It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown..

  12. Love the cover on I Need my Monster.


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