As a huge fan of children's literature and horror novels, I have become enamored with Kinderscares. This blog has author interviews and entertaining reviews of your, shall we say...less traditional... books for kids. They've turned me on to books I didn't know existed for children.
And they were kind enough to do a guest post for me. So after reading here, I dare you to immediately run to the Kinderscares blog and read some more there.
Unless you're too afraid...
Little known fact: for every kid who begs for a nice peaceful bedtime story, there’s a kid who wants a tale of things that go bump in the night. Okay, maybe the ratio’s not quite 1:1, but there are some tiny monster-lovers out there! We have one (and a second in training), and it’s been quite an adventure. Our hard-won expertise in the realm of ‘scary’ children’s books begat KinderScares (I never thought I’d find an excuse to use the word ‘begat’ in a blog post - this is truly a momentous occasion!), a blog dedicated exclusively to horror in children’s literature.
Don’t think you’re in need of our expertise? Not so fast! Here are some clues you may be raising future horror fiends:
1. Your kid goes to sleep with a Jack Skellington nightlight (because who wouldn’t enjoy a glowing skull face plugged into the wall when they’re trying to sleep?)
2. The little undead dudes from your Zombies!!! board game get played with more than Barbies.
3. Every so often you turn around to find your one-year-old pushing a two-foot Frankenstein down the hall in a doll stroller.
4. Your five-year-old’s most prized article of clothing is an Alice Cooper t-shirt (bonus points if he/she walks around creepily singing ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’ every so often).
5. Edgar Allan Poe keeps mysteriously finagling his way into the bedtime reading pile (enough times that Daddy has declared a moratorium on The Bells. No. More. Bells.).
6. Along with “Cows say moo” and “Dogs say woof”, your toddler announces that “Zombies say BRAAAAAAINS!!!”
7. Dracula is invited every time there’s a tea party, even though the jerk never shows up.
8. You regularly find notes like this lying about the art area:
That doesn’t happen to you? Okay, maybe it’s just us. But if you’re looking for some awesome children’s books - or even just a few laughs - we hope you’ll stop by KinderScares and say boo! Not literally...although if this guest post begets (ha! got begat AND begets in there!) a pile of comments that just say ‘boo!’, I suppose I can live with that.
Last but certainly not least, a million thanks to the fantastic Peeling An Orange With A Screwdriver for having us, it’s been a blast!
No, no, thank you! It's been a pleasure!