Here’s a free reading of Coraline, possibly one of the best and creepiest children’s books out there (closely followed by The Witches, by Roald Dahl). It’s in multiple pieces. Enjoy it by yourself, with your kids, or borrow someone else’s children to terrify and delight.
It’s neatly divided up into chapters, so you can enjoy it in pieces, when there is time. Traumatize your children over weeks, even. Seriously, some of my favorite childhood moments were telling ghost stories, watching scary movies… that lovely shivery feeling.
The readers include Neil Gaiman, R.L. Stine, Lemony Snicket, and Cassandra Clare.
Particularly enjoyable during a thunderstorm, or with a storm soundtrack playing in the background. Lights down low, imaginations on full… a flickering fire, perhaps?
Happy (scary) reading.