When I was a kid the only spooky books I could find were the Goosebumps books by R.L. Stine. Thankfully there are more and more authors writing seriously spooky books for kids and one of those authors is Jack Heath. Jack Heath’s Scream series (published by Scholastic) is perfect for those kids who love R.L. Stine’s short and spooky stories. The covers of the Scream series even look a bit like Goosebumps books.
The Scream series is set in Axe Falls, where a cargo ship ran aground years ago. Ever since then the town has been plagued by ‘mysterious disappearances, terrifying visions and unusual events.’ The books follow four local kids who wonder what was the cargo? And will anyone survive long enough to find out? So far there are four books in the series: The Human Flytrap, The Spider Army, The Haunted Book and The Squid Slayer. You don’t have to read them in a particular order so start with whatever one you like. They are guaranteed to give you a fright.
Check out this video of Jack Heath talking about the series and check out his Seriously Spooky Guest Post here on the blog.