You can keep the sweet thrill alive by telling more scary stories.
Here are three that I highly recommend for 4 – 7 year olds, which are scary, but not too scary.
Lon Po Po is a Chinese tale, similar to Little Red-Riding Hood. Ed Young has a wonderful retelling of the story.
The Funny Little Woman is a Japanese folktale about the adventures of a rice dumpling maker who is pursued by wicked oni (scary monsters). Arlene Mosel’s retelling is my favourite.
Sukey and the Mermaid is an exciting African-American mermaid story, retold by Robert D. San Souci and beautifully illustrated by Brian Pinkney. It is not really scary, but it is definitely suspenseful and worth the read.