I had lots of favourite scary stories as a kid. What I like about them is that spine tingling feeling of meeting the villains in the story for the first time. Thinking they’re coming to get you and then seeing the hero overcome his or her fear to defeat them and realising you could do that too.

Some of my favourite scary stories as a kid were:

  • ‘Beaver Towers’ by Nigel Hinton
  • ‘The Witches’ by Roald Dahl. 
  • ‘The Wizard of Earthsea’ by Ursula K LeGuinn

Samuel J Halpin has written a SCARY  book for Usborne called ‘The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Wood’. It comes out in January 2019 and apparently it is a very frightening story! He asked me and some of the other Usborne authors to tell him about their favourite scary stories for this video. And now he wants you to tell him what his favourite scary stories are…