There are scary stories and then there are SERIOUSLY scary stories!
For lots of young readers, spooky stories for Halloween just don’t cut the mustard – they want zombies, ghosts, vampires, monsters and things that go bump in the night.
Books are the ideal way for kids to get that horror fix - you can read at your own pace and, if things get too much, crawl under the covers and put the book aside until the witching hour has passed. If you are looking for horror for kids we've got you covered, there are lots of brilliant children's horror books out there for a variety of ages and reading abilities.
We've put together our ultimate list of scary books for kids that will have you sleeping with the light on. There are chilling ghost stories, terrifying thrillers, ghoulish classics and some terrifying horror books for teens and young adults.
And if these are too much for you - check out our list of 50 fun Halloween children’s books here.