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Children's Horror Novels

  1. bat115 profile image76
    bat115posted 6 years ago

    I am seeking suggestions on recent Horror novels geared town to Kids market. Anything within the last 5 years would do.
    Just curious to know if this subgenre is still around or even popular.

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      Chasukposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I adored "The Children of Green Knowe" when I was a kid, and the rest of the series. These aren't new, but they have dated well. They are beautifully written and quite haunting. Lucy Boston write them.

    2. AdeleCosgroveBray profile image90
      AdeleCosgroveBrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      More Fantasy than Horror, take a look at Helen Dunmore's Ingo series.

  2. Rod Marsden profile image85
    Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago

    Depends on the ages of the children as to whether it is still around. The teenage market is very much alive and thriving.

    Try Disco Evil: Dead Man's Stand by Rod Marsden...Amazon.com

    Try the writings of Terry Pratchett.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 6 years ago

    My son really enjoyed "Goosebumbs". They are well written and they are PG.smile

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    Pani Midnyte Odinposted 6 years ago

    "The Ghost Children" is a lovely series for children. Has the elements of horror, but also has a kind of silly, playful humor to it. Even adults enjoy it.

  5. Highvoltagewriter profile image86
    Highvoltagewriterposted 6 years ago

    Yes, that was what I was going to say...Goosebumps! I will haft to think about this for a moment and get back to you for I know there are others.

  6. bat115 profile image76
    bat115posted 6 years ago

    Thanks for the replies so far.

    I guess the age range I'm looking for is the 9-12 market.

    Goosebumps. Are they still popular? are there newer installments?

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      Pani Midnyte Odinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think there are many new installments of "Goosebumps," but I do know that my younger cousins have just discovered them so they are new to the children.

  7. bat115 profile image76
    bat115posted 6 years ago

    Rod, Disco Evil: Dead Man's Stand sounds good, I'll definitely try to check it out!

    Pani, the Ghost Children might be what I'm looking for,

    Thanks for the suggestions thus far.

  8. NemoBerleue profile image60
    NemoBerleueposted 6 years ago

    This obviously is not recent, but I am still in love with the original Grimm collection of stories.  Terrible gruesome, but they are never without a moral.