Children’s horror

From the slightly spooky to the totally terrifying, there’s something for every child who wants to dip their toes into a horror story. Roald Dahl’s The Witches offers up adventures as well as wicked witches, while Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories will make children giggle as well as scare themselves silly. Ghost stories for children include Greta and the Ghost Hunters by Sam Copeland and The Whisperling by Hayley Hoskins. For older readers seeking horror books, the Lockwood & Co series is perfect. Advice to all readers: keep the lights on!

Spooky tales

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Puffin Clothbound Classics

Grow your collection of beloved children's classics with this bundle of four special hardback editions of spooky tales for children.

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Classic horror

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An image of the Puffin Clothbound Classics book Dracula by Bram Stoker on a dark blue background with bats and angry eyes. There is also a little yellow flag that says '125 years'


Dracula by Bram Stoker

It’s the 125th anniversary of Bram Stoker’s famous gothic horror story Dracula on 26th May. In this extract, Jonathan Harker’s wife Mina has travelled to Whitby. There, she and her friend Lucy meet a local man who tells them of goblins and ghouls that are said to inhabit the ruined abbey…

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