3 Great Horror Books for Middle Graders | From my Son's Bookshelf
If you have a reluctant reader at home, my go-to suggestion is usually to pick up a book that’s funny or silly or gross, preferably all three at the same time. Like this book here. But let’s have a look at the scarier side of reading… HORROR books for middle graders!
Personally, I’m a chicken and shy away from anything that might even be remotely nightmare inducing. But it so happens that many reluctant readers are boys and boys often like a good scare. So why not tempt them into reading something that will make them shiver in fear…as long as they turn the page?
Besides, most middle grade aged kids aren’t too afraid of anything—much less books. That’s why, just speaking for myself here, it was so fun to watch my then middle grade aged son terrify himself with a scary story–and then leave the light on at night…even though he was totally not afraid, oh no, not him. 🙂
The below 3 horror children’s books are ‘son’ tested and approved, but still, approach them with caution! Mmwhahaha!
The above 3 horror books are of course just a small representation of the genre and there are plenty, plenty more great horror books for middle graders. As always, the books are linked to Goodreads for you to read more about them.
Reading suggestions for horror books for kids are welcome in the comments!