Monday, October 30, 2017

Halloween Middle-Grade Spotlight- Don't Read This Book Before Bed: Thrills, Chills, and Hauntingly True Stories by Anna Claybourne

A spooky middle-grade read just in time for Halloween tomorrow! Prepare yourselves for, Don't Read This Book Before Bed: Thrills, Chills, and Hauntingly True Stories
by Anna Claybourne

 Love to tell scary stories around the camp fire? Like to solve mysteries? Brave enough to hear the truth about some pretty freaky phenomena? Then cuddle up with this spooky spine-tingler, filled with delightfully frightful true stories of real-life monsters, doomed domains, menacing mysteries, strange disappearances, and so much more.

Meet ghosts, ghouls, and zombies. Go inside haunted houses, hidden graveyards, and deadly secret passages. The Fright-o-meter rates each story for its level of scariness. Full of thrills and chills, this book will have you sleeping with a nightlight for sure. Read if you dare, but don't say we didn't warn you!

My Thoughts-

This is a well put together book for young readers looking for some chilling facts and stories. There is something for every one's fears inside. Along with amazing full-color picture spreads, there are also fun quizzes and inside story statistics. I think my favorite stories were the ones about haunted places on Earth. They tell you the full back story along with why people think these places are haunted. The pictures are plain old freaky too.

There are also chapters on creepy insects, strange occurrences and disappearances, and viruses that make you sick. I had a lot of fun reading this book. I even had to skip a couple of the insect chapters because they looked like they might pop off the pages. Another winner from National Geographic Kids. 5 stars!


  1. I loved this one, too. I had to do a quick resd before a young person from the intended audience snatched it away!

  2. Definitely a creepy read for Halloween. Was surprised that it is a National Geographic book. But, they do know their facts. Nice pick!

  3. Wow, totally perfect for Halloween! I'm squeamish about gross stuff, but like you love to learn the back story behind haunted places. Always fascinating. Thanks for the share!

  4. I live alone so no reading this at night. But it sounds like it might have some good ideas that could turn into part of a story, lie creepy insects and viruses.

  5. This book sounds really fun, and great before Halloween! Thanks so much for the review!

  6. I just love the NatGeo books for kids. I will definitely be getting this one. I have a granddaughter who will be crazy for it. Thanks for the review.

  7. I'm so glad everyone liked it. I love National Geo kids and this book fit the holiday perfectly!