10 Best Books to Keep Kids Up at Night….Reading

10 Best Books to Keep Kids Up at Night….Reading

night reading Your bedroom is pitch black. The closet light is off. All you have to protect yourself is a tiny flashlight and a paperback book. Will the boogieman get you? Probably not if you’re reading one of these 10 best books to keep kids up at night, but we offer no guarantees.

Books for Night Reading

1.) Goosebumps by R.L. Stine: Any one of these books in the series is a great late night read, but my favorites will always be The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight and Return of the Mummy.

2.) The Notebook of Doom by Troy Cummings: Can middle school get any scarier? Sure, if your classroom is in an old morgue.

3.) You’re Invited To a Creepover by P.J. Night: Every reason you ever had for not visiting your new neighbors is right here in this book.

4.) The Book of Bad Things by Dan Poblocki: With a title like that, it can’t be good. Ghosts, hoarding, and an out of town guest make for one scary story in this novel.

5.) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz: This novel is a collection of scary stories creepy enough to give you the shivers. Just do yourself a favor and don’t look at the cover for too long. It’s almost creepier than the stories.

6.) More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz: Because one book with a creeptastic cover just isn’t enough.

7.) Mostly Ghostly by R.L. Stine: Like Casper, just with a creepy evil-thing-coming-after-you twist.

8.) Fear Street by R.L. Stine: Goosebumps for teens! Fear Street takes high school and makes it even scarier. There are plenty to choose from, so why wait? There is a lot on this list by R.L. Stine, but that’s okay. He’s from Ohio you know.

9.) Coraline by Neil Gaiman: Black button eyes, spider moms and a doorway to another world; nothing creepy about that at all, right? Right?

10.) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: This novel for well read teens includes a secret island, monsters that no one can see and a troupe of unusual children with unusual abilities. Make sure to have the second book in the series, Hollow City, ready and waiting for the cliffhanger ending.

Don’t forget reading is always better with a friend…and safer.