Spooktacular Fiction

 

Why do we all love scary stories? Perhaps it’s because even though we are reading something frightening, we are also aware that we are safe in that moment. Neil Gaiman the author of Coraline explains it well when he says;

“Fear is a wonderful thing in small doses. You ride the ghost train into the darkness knowing that eventually the doors will open and you will step out into the daylight once again.”

Perhaps it’s that most spooky stories contain a mystery and so they leave room for our imaginations to expand. The best of them will not show you the action directly but hint at the possibilities.  Below is a list of some of our favourite spooktacular books:

Junior Fiction Senior Fiction
Title Author Title Author
Leaving Poppy Cann, Kate Wake McMann, Lisa
The graveyard book Gaiman, Neil The rare : solace & grief Meadows, Foz
The den of shadows quartet Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia The hunting ground McNish, Cliff
Jessica’s guide to dating on the dark side Fantaskey, Beth Insatiable Cabot, Meg
Haunting Violet Harvey, Alyxandra The diviners Bray, Libba
Dark warning Fitzpatrick, Marie-Louise Hindsight Casey, Melanie
Coraline Gaiman, Neil
Chris Riddell
Blood of Eden Kagawa, Julie
Unmarked Garcia, Kami The word ghost Paice, Christine
Ghost house Adornetto, Alexandra The oversight Fletcher, Charlie
The witch’s daughter Brackston, Paula The hunt Fukuda, Andrew
The spook’s apprentice Delaney, Joseph The coldest girl in Coldtown Black, Holly
Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children Riggs, Ransom Valentine McAlister, Jodi

Your challenge : share a spooky knock knock joke with us in the comments section.

Knock Knock!
Who’s there?
Ice Cream.
Ice cream who?
Ice cream every time I see a ghost!

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