Spooky Books – Recommended by You!

October 19th, 2019 by

As Halloween approaches, there are some things you can always count on: Neighbors put decorations on their houses, friends start working on their costumes, and we here at Kidsmomo attempt to practice self-restraint and not eat all the candy that we buy for trick-or-treaters. (Sorry, brb, gotta get a chocolate bar…)

As you get ready for the ghoulish festivities on October 31st, now’s the perfect time to check out some spoooooooooky books for the season. Here are a few recommendations from Kidsmomo readers like you:

tookTook by Mary Downing Hahn

Reviewed by Ike, Age 10 from New York

“Read this book and follow the story of Daniel and Erica… The house they move into is a house in the middle of nowhere that is not in good condition. … In their town they live in strange disappearances have happened…”

Read Ike’s full review and check out another review from Abygail-rose (also age 10)

the-collector-kr-alexanderThe Collector by K.R. Alexander

Reviewed by Taylor, Age 10 from Missouri

“I think that you should read it because it’s about a little girl name Josie and her sister named Anna, they just moved in with their grandma, and they meet a girl named Vanessa… Annas grandma has strange rules, the first one is never leave your windows open after dark, the next one is no dolls in the house and last is never ever go by the house in the woods…”

Read Taylor’s full review and check out another review from Meara (also age 10)

Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell

Reviewed by Cassie, Age 11 from New York

“This book is about a girl who’s freind dyes the night they played the ojie board Sopie goes to Skype to warn her family that see let out Rebeca her cousin who died at the age of 7. And then Sopie finds out that Rebecas sister had killed her…”

Read Cassie’s full review

If you have a favorite spooky book that you want to share, leave a comment below!

Happy haunting!

The Collector by K.R. Alexander

March 6th, 2019 by

the-collector-kr-alexanderSubmitted by Meara, Age 10 from Missouri

Rating: ★★★★★

The collector is about 3 girls. Vanessa, Josie, and Anna. Josie and Anna just moved to their grandmas house with their mom. Their grandma has some really strange rules. 1. No dolls in the house, 2. Keep the windows closed at night. 3. Never EVER go to the house in the woods. Josie is a little weirded out, but when she makes a friend named Vanessa at her new school, she forgets all about it. But then when she has some dreams about running into the woods, running away from some kind of weird creature, she gets a little more scared. But when Vanessa invites them over, she feels MUCH better. Then she finds out that Vanessa’s house is the one in the woods, the one one that’s been calling to her from the start. What will happen!?!? Read The Collector to find out!

The Collector by K.R. Alexander

March 5th, 2019 by

the-collector-kr-alexanderSubmitted by Taylor, Age 10 from Missouri

Rating: ★★★★½

I think That The Collector is so GOOD! I think that you should read it because it’s about a little girl name Josie and her sister named Anna, they just moved in with their grandma, and they meet a girl named Vanessa and she is really nice and no one was nice to her just Vanessa, and josie and Annas grandma has strange rules, the first one is never leave your windows open after dark, the next one is no dolls in the house and last is never ever go by the house in the woods but Vanessa brings her to her house in the woods… the exact one from her nightmare!

One for Sorrow by Mary Downing Hahn

April 15th, 2018 by

one-for-sorrowSubmitted by Jenna, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is about a girl named Annie who moves to a new school. Annie meets this girl Elsie who claims Annie as her best friend. Eventully Annie leaves Elsie to hang out with the other girls. Elsie is mad at Annie and gets her revenge. Read this book to find out how Annie gets rids of Elsie for good.

Thornhill by Pam Smy

November 16th, 2017 by

thornhillSubmitted by Amina, Age 12 from Illinois

Rating: ★★★★½

When Ella Clarke moves to a new tow, she doesn’t expect anything out of the ordinary. But the first day she gets there, she sees a young girl standing behind a barbed wire fence. That girl is Mary Baines. Mary Baines is an orphan who lived in Thornhill, an orphanage that shut down years ago, back in 1982, when a girl showed up dead. But before that happened, Mary was bullied by another girl, and not in a normal way. The girl would hit the door to Mary’s room, and pull pranks.Mary could tell someone, but she has selective mutism, and she’s too scared of the girl to do anything. But Mary slowly plots her revenge. What will happen to the bully? What will happen to Mary herself? What is the true story of Thornhill? And will that rickety old orphanage claim another victim?

School of Fear by Gitty Daneshvari

November 16th, 2017 by

school-of-fearSubmitted by Owen, Age 10 from New York

Rating: ★★★★½

Everyone is afraid of something.
Madeline is afraid of bugs and spiders.
Theo is afraid of death. Lulu is afraid of small spaces.
Garrison is afraid of drowning. So they are brought to School of Fear. While there they find some odd things. Such as the B and B. A mean butler. And maggot cheese.

Some Spectacular Spoooooooky Books

October 31st, 2017 by

Happy Halloween!

What’s the most fun thing to do after a night of trick-or-treating? Well, sorting through all your candy, obviously.

But what’s the second most fun activity? Curling up under the covers with a creepy, bone-chilling book!

If you’re not sure which terrifying tale to choose, then check out these recommendations:

 

The Witches by Roald Dahl:

 

The Monsters of Morley Manor by Bruce Coville:

Do YOU have any can’t-miss spine-tingling books you want to share? Leave a comment below with your scary story recommendations!

The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn

November 4th, 2015 by

old-willis-place-mary-downing-hahnSubmitted by David, Age 9 from South Dakota

Rating: ★★★★★

It is the best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn

November 3rd, 2015 by

old-willis-place-mary-downing-hahnSubmitted by Jodey, Age 10

Rating: ★★★★★

So good. Love, I think everyone should read this book.

Featured Reviews by You(th): Spoooooky Stories!

October 28th, 2014 by

spooky-houseThe best way to serve some revenge to a friend who has wronged you? Recommend to them the scariest, most spine-chilling, spooky book to read and then watch them shake in their boots! (Or sneakers. Or flip-flops. Or any kind of footwear, really).

Check out some great book reviews from kids who read these spooky tales and lived to tell us about it!


Something Upstairs
by Avi

Reviewed by Cole, Age 12, Rhode Island

“One night while sleeping Kenny hears noises from the closet. Kenny looks in the closet and sees a blood stain. He is very curious about the blood stain…” Read More »

All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn
Reviewed by chas, Age 11, Rhode Island

“The people don’t know what’s going on but they might’ve just woken up the evil spirits in the house…” Read More »

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Reviewed by William, Age 13, California

“Be prepared, be very prepared, there’s absolutely no way for you to prepare for SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT.” Read More »

More Bones by Arielle North Olson & Howard Schwartz
Reviewed by Joslyn, Age 11, New York

“i recommend this book to the people who LOVE scary story’s if you do READ IT! :)” Read More »

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
Submitted by Trystan, Age 10, New York

“Your friend the right is shivering in fear, the friend to the left side of you almost peed his pants!” Read More »

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— Nancy

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