Nightmare Fuel for Children

Books which ostensibly are -- or look like they are -- for children, but which are traumatic enough to induce nightmares. This list is not for scary, gross, giggly books that children actually like. This is for books which make the reader say "Gah!" and which leave the more thoughtful child deeply disturbed. Decidedly not for sensitive readers.
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4.14 avg rating — 32,521 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 244 ratings
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4.39 avg rating — 15,801 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 99 ratings
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message 1: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten Rodning I was going to create a list called "Disturbing books written for kids", but I found this list first. Nice title. :)


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