October 17th, 2013

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What are the Scariest books for Children?

It's getting close to Hallowe'en and I've been thinking about some of the books that used to give me the shivers as a kid. I read my way through the children's section of our neighbourhood library and found that it wasn't always the newest books that delivered the most bang, for your borrow. Older books delivered the scares as well.

The thing about a scary children's book is the author can't take the easy route and throw around buckets of gore, the frights are all in the atmosphere. And those are the kinds of frights you NEVER EVER forget, even 30 years later!

Behind the cut, my seven scariest childhood books. (And I want to know which books scared you because I might want to read them!)

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