Walk into any Barnes & Noble right now, and you’ll see a table full of Halloween-themed children’s books front and center. Witches on brooms, and big green monsters, and giant pumpkins.
But why not get into the Halloween spirit with a really creepy children’s book — because trust me, there are plenty. And most of them aren’t even trying to be scary.
Here are 10 of the strangest, most disturbing, creepiest children’s books that are probably more appropriate for Halloween than anything Charlie Brown could cook up.