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Spooktacular stories for your family this Halloween

30 October, 2017

There are a number of spine-tingling tales contained within the Kumon Recommended Reading List.

It’s not Halloween without a few scary stories. Whether you’re spending the evening with your children reading spine-tingling tales or having their friends over for a spooky story-telling night, there’s sure to be a few jumps and screams along the way.

We’ve explored some frightening fictions to inspire this Halloween:

Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce
Everyone told young Tom that there wasn’t a secret garden; nonetheless, when the clock strikes thirteen, his magical adventure begins. Though are the children he meets in this mystical garden real or are they ghosts?

River Boy by Tim Bowler
A supernatural tale where our heroine Jess becomes involved in the mysterious ‘River Boy’ painting that her grandfather is trying to finish. When she meets the river boy himself, she finds she is suddenly caught up in a challenge of her own that she must complete.

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe by Penelope Lively
In this ghostly story James is haunted by a mischievous seventeenth-century sorcerer who is on the lookout for a new apprentice. The ghost’s bad behaviour keeps getting James into trouble, but with no one believing in ghosts how can James stop the sorcerer before he gets into even more turmoil?

Harry Potter series  by J. K. Rowling
On his eleventh birthday, Harry Potter learns that his parents, who tragically passed away when he was a baby, were in fact powerful wizards, and like them he too possesses unique magical powers! Be sure to start with The Philosopher’s Stone to see how life unfolds for Harry now he knows who he really is.

Goosebumps series by R. L. Stine
Do you love spooky stories? If so, you need to visit the creepiest place on Earth with the much-loved classic thriller series of supernatural creatures. Goosebumps has a collection of 62 books to keep you enthralled until next Halloween!

At Kumon we aim to foster a love of reading in all our students by encouraging them to read books from our Recommended Reading List, many from the supernatural genre. Students studying on the English programme will discover even more gripping stories as they progress through the worksheets.

Why not pick up one of these terribly scary books today and make reading part of your terrifically terrifying festivities this evening!