Stories to Grow By
October 2022 Newsletter
In this edition: Stories to Grow By highlights the positive impact of "Scary Stories for Kids", and showcases the story "Goblin's Market".
Fear With a Safety Net: Why Children Should Read Scary Books
Curated Scary Stories Can Have a Positive Impact
Is it irresponsible to scare young readers? Well, yes…if that’s all you’re trying to do. But injecting a little fear into adventure books is important for a number of reasons. First of all, it’s fun. That’s one of the reasons that horror stories exist in the first place. We like being scared, as long as the fear has a safety net, and the safety net with a book is that you’re – hopefully – reading it in safety.
Scary stories help kids learn how to deal with the real world. They’re a way to acknowledge that life isn’t always easy and learn that it’s OK to be scared. Monsters are fun, but they should also help us understand scary situations, and how to cope with them. Horror can be a great way to communicate complex and sometimes difficult messages, into a digestible and fun package.
October 2022 Featured Story
Goblin's market is an epic poem and one of the first published instances of a female protagonist and heroine.
The story follows a plagued protagonist who must overcome temptation. It is a great story for halloween and for children, with guidance. It is a long poem but is well worth the time to experience.
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