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30 Favorite Spooky Stories Parents Love to Read Around the Campfire

Grab your sticks, marshmallows, and a copy of your favorite spooky story for some fun reading under the stars this summer.
on May 14, 2014
 

Nothing beats sharing chilling tales of ghosts and goblins while watching the fire spark and crackle around a campfire. We recently asked parents on our Scholastic Parents Facebook page to share their favorite spooky stories for kids. Wow – what a response we got!

Whether you're in your own backyard or out in the woods this summer – check out these 30 bone-tingling titles that'll reel your kids in and deliver a ghoulishly good treat.

Happy Reading Under the Stars!

30 Favorite Spooky Stories Parents Say They Love


Goosebumps
books by R.L. Stine


Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz


The Dark by Lemony Snicket


The Ghost Next Door
by Wylly Folk St. John


Coraline by Neil Gaiman


Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown


The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright


Hardy Boys books by Franklin W. Dixon


Nancy Drew books by Carolyn Keene


No Way Out - And Other Scary Short Stories by MJ Ware


The Substitute Creacher by Chris Gall


Annie Was Warned by Jarrett Krosoczka


The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt and Tony DiTerrlizzi


Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator series by Jennifer Allison


A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle


A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle


Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle


A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle


Attack of the Vampire Weenies by David Lubar


The Vanishing Vampire by David Lubar


My Monster Mama Loves Me So by Laura Leuck


Skeleton Creek series by Patrick Carman


Go Away Big Green Monster (and Nighty Night Little Green Monster) by Ed Emberley


The Haunting Hour by R.L.Stine


Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn


Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow by James Howe


The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman


You're Invited to a Creepover Collection by P.J. Night


Monster High series by Lisi Harrison


Lockwood & Co. The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud


Share your favorite spooky story for kids on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page and get ready for summer reading around the campfire!

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