Monday, July 8, 2019

Spooky Campfire Reads

This week on Middle Grade Minded, I asked some of my favorite spooky authors to recommend their top campfire reads. So stoke the fire, get out your flashlight, and prepare for some summer shivers.

Thanks to author Angie Smibert for that suggestion. Coraline is one of my all-time favorites too!

Another one of my favorites! This suggestion came from author Samantha M. Clark.

Thanks to Samantha for another great suggestion. I personally can't wait to cozy up next to a campfire and read this spooky tale.

This suggestion comes from author Janet Fox.

Thanks to S.A. Larsen for this great suggestion.

Author Jonathan Rosen brought us this suggestion. Can't wait to check it out!

This one comes from yours truly! I am a huge fan of Fat & Bones. So dark and creepy, in the best possible way.

Thanks to author Lindsay Currie for this suggestion. Lindsay talks more about her pick in a post on the Spooky Middle Grade blog: And finally...

Our final suggestion comes from author David Neilsen.

I hope these suggestions send some shivers up your spine this summer.

About the Author:

KIM VENTRELLA is the author of the middle grade novels SKELETON TREE (2017) and BONE HOLLOW (2019), both with Scholastic Press. She is also a contributor to the upcoming NEW SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK anthology (2020, HarperCollins). Her works explore difficult topics with big doses of humor, whimsy and hope. Kim has held a variety of interesting jobs, including children’s librarian, scare actor, Peace Corps volunteer, French instructor and overnight staff person at a women’s shelter, but her favorite job title is author. She lives in Oklahoma City with her dog and co-writer, Hera. Visit her online at

1 comment:

DMS said...

Looks like a lot of great spooky reads! I have read almost all of them- and a few more are on my TBR list. Jumbies will be up within the next two weeks (depending on how fast my current reads are). Thanks for sharing all these books recommended by MG authors. :)