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Three Kid Friendly Spooky Stories

Three Kid Friendly Spooky Stories

I am super lucky because my boys and I all share the love for reading! Aside from the books that they have to read for school they all read on their own. They two oldest ones especially love to read spooky stories and can be found reading them year round. That’s another trait of mine they have :). So we were very excited to have received three spooky stories that they have enjoyed and highly recommend. Let me tell you about them.

Three Kid Friendly Spooky Stories

Night of the Living Cuddle Bunnies By Jonathan Rosen

This book in  particular has been shared by my boys to several of their middle-school friends. Who have also enjoyed it. If your kids like Goosebumps type books, this is a book they will definitely enjoy!

Twelve-year-old Devin Dexter has a problem. Well, actually, many of them. His cousin, Tommy, sees conspiracies behind every corner. And Tommy thinks Devin’s new neighbor, Herb, is a warlock . . . but nobody believes him. Even Devin’s skeptical. But soon strange things start happening. Things like the hot new Christmas toy, the Cuddle Bunny, coming to life.

That would be great, because, after all, who doesn’t love a cute bunny? But these aren’t the kind of bunnies you can cuddle with. These bunnies are dangerous. Devin and Tommy set out to prove Herb is a warlock and to stop the mob of bunnies, but will they have enough time before the whole town of Gravesend is overrun by the cutest little monsters ever? This is a very funny “scary” book for kids, in the same vein as the My Teacher books or Goosebumps.

About The Author

Jonathan Rosen is a teacher and freelance writer who spends his “free” time being a volunteer coach for his daughter’s softball team and a chauffeur for all of his kids. Jonathan was born in New York and is of Mexican descent, though neither place has been really willing to accept responsibility. You can find him on FromtheMixedUpFiles.com, The Swanky Seventeens, Twitter, and Facebook as well as his own website coming soon. Night of the Living Cuddle Bunnies is his debut novel. Jonathan lives with his family in sunny South Florida.

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Three Kid Friendly Spooky Stories

Monstrous Maud: Big Fright By A. B. Saddlewick

This book was my favorite of the three. I found it to be funny and entertaining. My boys also liked this one a lot, they loved the unexpected ending!

When Maud’s pet rat, Quentin, escapes in the middle of science class, it’s the very last straw. While Primrose Towers is full of decorous young ladies, Maud is ungraceful and prefers her pet rat to all other company She never quite fit in with the rest of the students and has been a nuisance one too many times. Maud is transferred from prim and proper Primrose Towers to dark and mysterious Rotwood Middle School—much to the delight of her teacher, classmates, and her perfect twin, Milly—but what is in store for Maud at Rotwood?

There is something strange about the students and teachers. Everyone is dressed as if it’s Halloween and the school motto is “Because We Scare.” Maud learns two very important things on her first day at Rotwood: first, all of the students and teachers are monsters and second, she’s finally found a place where she feels like she belongs. While Primrose Academy rejected Maud’s differences, Rotwood allows her to embrace them. Even though she’s not a monster, Maud must make everyone believe she is in order to stay at Rotwood with her new friends.

Monstrous Maud: Big Fright is a great alternative to princess books for middle grade readers. It is full of silliness and monster fun—along with likeable characters and a great twist at the end.

About The Author

A. B. Saddlewick is the pseudonym for Tim Collins, the award-winning author of Notes from a Totally Lame Vampire and Prince of Dorkness. He is originally from Manchester and now lives near London.

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Three Kid Friendly Spooky Stories

The Gravedigger’s Son By Patrick Moody, Illustrated by Graham Carter

This one was my oldest son’s favorite of the three stories. He liked it so much that he talked to his teacher about bringing it in and sharing it with the class. They would all take turns reading out loud to the class. His class enjoyed it so much that the teacher bought a copy to share with future classes.

“A Digger must not refuse a request from the Dead.” —Rule Five of the Gravedigger’s Code

Ian Fossor is last in a long line of Gravediggers. It’s his family’s job to bury the dead and then, when Called by the dearly departed, to help settle the worries that linger beyond the grave so spirits can find peace in the Beyond.

But Ian doesn’t want to help the dead—he wants to be a Healer and help the living. Such a wish is, of course, selfish and impossible. Fossors are Gravediggers. So he reluctantly continues his training under the careful watch of his undead mentor, hoping every day that he’s never Called and carefully avoiding the path that leads into the forbidden woods bordering the cemetery.

Just as Ian’s friend, Fiona, convinces him to talk to his father, they’re lured into the woods by a risen corpse that doesn’t want to play by the rules. There, the two are captured by a coven of Weavers, dark magic witches who want only two thing—to escape the murky woods where they’ve been banished, and to raise the dead and shift the balance of power back to themselves.

Only Ian can stop them. With a little help from his friends. And his long-dead ancestors.

Equal parts spooky and melancholy, funny and heartfelt, The Gravedigger’s Son is a gorgeous debut that will long sit beside Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book and Jonathan Auxier’s The Night Gardener.

About The Author

Patrick Moody is a middle school custodian who draws inspiration from the spooky night-time halls. He lives with his family in Connecticut. The Gravedigger’s Son is his first novel.

Graham Carter is considered one of the most collectible printmakers in the UK, and has worked with a broad range of clients. He lives with his family in Seaford, England.

Available to purchase from…

Amazon  /  Barnes&Noble  /  indies  /  iBooks

How would you like a chance at winning these three spooktacular books? Click the image below to go to the giveaway!

Three Kid Friendly Spooky Stories

1 Comment

  1. Jamie Wilmer

    Sounds like good books to read for Halloween!!!!!! Nice and Scary!!!!!

    Reply

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