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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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