My favorite Halloween tale is, of course, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. Most kids have seen the video by a certain age, but the story is something else again. Or could it be that I'm biased because I write scary stories? Maybe. All I know is, reading it brings a whole new understanding of poor Ichabod Crane. Try it. See what you think! And then, move on to MY scary story for kids age twelve and up:
The Phantom Student
In The Phantom Student, Jase and Stevie-girl must find out why a phantom is haunting Stevie. They think it is related to the new student, a boy who is being bullied because he has something called Tourette Syndrome.
They've heard it said that evil never skips a generation, and on a dark and desperate Halloween night, the entire town will find out just how evil, and how deadly, bullying can be.
Afterthought: The Phantom Pilot, book one in the Phantom series, is included in this volume!