Introduce Your Kids To The Horror Genre With These Great Children’s Books

December 8, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: [email protected]

If you’re like most people, shopping for Christmas presents for kids can be hard. If you’re a horror fan you might also be looking for a good way to introduce a kid to the horror genre, why not kill two birds with one stone by buying them a book. There are a lot of great horror children’s book out there. To make shopping easier, we have a few recommendations.


Don’t Let The Dead Bugs Bite!

What would you do if all of the bugs you killed as a child came back seeking revenge? A community is plagued by some “dead bugs,” and cannot get rid of them. The local police, firefighters and Pest Control Pete have no luck. Even the Army fails to rid the town of the troublesome bugs! It’s up to two boys to rid the town of the creepy critters.

Stephen Zmina‘s award winning book is available for purchase on . If you would like a signed copy visit

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The Fun Book Of Scary Stuff

A young boy and his two dogs are the stars of this book. The Fun Book of Scary Stuff explores the things kids find terrifying with a humorous twist. It urges kids to face their fears head-on.

The book was written by Emily Jenkins with art by Hyewon Yum. You can find The Fun Book of Scary Stuff on

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Alien Next Door

In this hilarious book you watch a Xenomorph go about it’s every day life.

This cuddly version of the Alien is fun for kids. Don’t worry, there is no chest-bursting action in Joey Spiotto’s book, which can be purchased on Amazon.

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Mummy Cat

A Young mummy cat searches for his owner.

Lia Brown’s book pays homage to Egyptology and felines in fun way. Pick up your copy today.

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Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

If you have a preteen or young teenager, the Scary Stories collection is great choice!

All three books are written by Alvin Schwartz with drawings by the original illustrator, Stephen Gammell and are available on Amazon.





You can’t go wrong with R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series.




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