I am forever collecting children's books, especially those that I really enjoyed as a child, like the Great Illustrated Classics book collection. These books make classics really accessible to kids who may be more engaged with larger print and lots of pictures (like how I was as a child). Between this collection and Wishbone, by time I got to high school English, I was ready to go (and then I transferred myself to Cliff Notes, but that's another story for another time...:-)).
The Tales of Mystery and Terror by Edgar Allan Poe were some (and still are) some of my scary short story favorites, great for reading around Halloween. This particular story, The Tell-Tale Heart, dives into deeper themes of conscience, guilt and mental health. If you want to read it quick, you can do so, HERE.
I was also bored one day, and decided to practice my sketching (and anatomy) by drawing out this heart. I made it into a .pdf printable in case you would like to use this print for design or decorative purposes! If you're a teacher, this could be an option to go along with a Halloween lesson plan.
Do you have some favorite scary short stories? Share below or connect with me on Instagram--I'm always down to read something new and I'd love to know!