8 Super Spooky Middle Grade Stories to Read by the Campfire

by Dena McMurdie

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One of my favorite childhood memories is sitting around the campfire and reading scary stories with my brothers. Safely within the firelight, we would scare ourselves senseless with stories of ghosts, monsters, and local folklore. Sleep was impossible after that, so we stayed up roasting marshmallows and telling jokes until we’d calmed our nerves enough to brave the walk to our tents.

If your kids love reading terrifying tales that keep them up at night, you’re in the right place. Grab the s’more stuff and a few of these bone-chilling books for a night your kids won’t forget!