If you look at any “scary” books for kids now they are all colorful and cutesy. The cover art alone is creepy enough to bring on some nightmares. This was THE book to check out from the library in October in elementary school.
The 25 Best Young Adult Fiction Novels of All TimeAre You There God? It's Me, Margaret
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. So I have a boy, but we're still going to read the whole series. Fabulous descriptions of life on the American frontier and amazing detail on how things were done in "the old days" from harvesting and processing maple syrup to building log cabins to weaving straw hats. Perfect book for any age. misty_bowie