Read, Scream, Repeat

Read, Scream, Repeat

By Author / Illustrator

Jennifer Killick



Age range(s)



HarperCollins Publishers




Paperback / softback




A spooktacular collection of scary stories by thirteen of the most exciting authors in children's books today! Perfect for readers aged 9-12

Do you dare to see what's lurking inside...?  A spine-tingling collection of horror stories that will chill, thrill and delight middle-great readers, keeping them on the edge of (or hiding behind) their sofas!

Read, Scream, Repeat brings together thirteen bestselling, award-winning authors: Kirsty Applebaum, Jasbinder Bilan, Aisha Bushby, Joseph Coelho, Rachel Delahaye, Kat Ellis, Phil Hickes, Polly Ho-Yen, Sharna Jackson, Jennifer Killick, Elle McNicoll, Dan Smith and J.T.Williams. The collection is curated by Farshore's queen of middle-grade comedy-horror, Jennifer Killick.

Read, Scream, Repeat is a truly diverse anthology that taps into everything young readers are looking for this spooky season.



What a brilliant book this is! Read, Scream, Repeat is an anthology of 13 (!) short stories, from some of my favourite children's authors: Jennifer Killick, Phil Hickes, Rachel Delahaye and Sharna Jackson, to name but a few. It contains a delightful mix of styles of stories, all with one thing in common - they are deliciously dark and superbly scary.

Read, Scream, Repeat is a fabulous introduction to both different authors and different styles of horror: it would act as the perfect taster book to explore the genre. So much so that I will be using it in my Year 6 classroom to inspire my pupils when writing our own horror stories. I loved how each story felt very different and the shorter nature of each story made them very accessible. Special shout out to Jennifer Killick, whose contribution, The Pond, contained her usual brand of comedy horror that I have come to adore, and Phil Hickes and his delightfully creepy, The Attic Room.

I would recommend this book for readers in Year 5 and above. The stories themselves aren’t too scary and the length makes them accessible for a wider range of readers.

432 pages / Reviewed by Linda Canning, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 9+


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