Five Terrifying Children’s Books That Will Scare Adults, Too

Who’s to say that horror should only be consumed by adults? These scary stories for kids will make you want to sleep with the light on.


It’s no secret that some of the best-loved fairy tales come from a rather horrifying collection of folktales by the Brothers Grimm. While many classics like Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella were eventually toned down to be child-friendly, some authors have refused to give up their edge. Here are five children’s books with truly scary stories for kids still around today…

Abby Norman
Abby Norman is a writer based in New England, currently writing a memoir for Nation Books. Her work has been featured on The Rumpus, The Independent, Cosmopolitan, Medium, Seventeen, Romper, Bustle, and Quartz.
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