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Thrills & Chills

Picture Books (E)
Cronin, Doreen. Click, Clack, Boo! :a Tricky Treat

Farmer Brown does not like Halloween, but the animals hold a Halloween party in his barn.

Goodhart, Pippa. Three Little Ghosties Three little ghosties swap stories of their most frightening moments.
Murray, Marjorie. Halloween Night Can a Halloween party be too frightening?
Noll, Amanda. I Need My Monster Ethan tries out several substitute monsters after his own monster, Gabe, goes on a fishing trip.
Polacco, Patricia. The Graves Family When the spooky Graves family moves to town and tries to fit in with the "normal" residents of Union City, everyone is in for a few surprises. Sequel: The Graves Family Goes Camping
Rex, Michael. Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody A childhood classic gets a monstrous makeover.
Wheeler, Lisa. Boogie Knights When the knights of the castle are awakened by the noise from the Madcap Monster Ball, they decide to join the party.
Williams, C. K. A Not Scary Story About Big Scary Things A little boy walking through an ordinary forest encounters an extraordinary monster.
Williams, Linda. The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything A little old lady who is not afraid of anything must deal with a pumpkin head, a tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods trying to scare her.
1st and 2nd Grade Books (EI)
Scary Stories to Read When It's Dark Encounter a creepy croaker who eats little froggies for supper, and a mysterious man who waves his bloody fingers!  Includes seven stories.
Schwartz, Alvin. In a Dark, Dark Room Seven eerie tales about ghosts, skeletons, and strange happenings offer beginning readers a howling good time.
Sierra, Judy. Never Kick a Ghost and Other Silly Chillers A collection of spooky stories and games based on folklore.
Van Leeuwen, Jean. Amanda Pig and the Awful, Scary Monster Amanda sees monsters at night, but her family tries to convince her that there are no monsters.
3rd and 4th Grade Books (JX)
Bauer, Marion. The Golden Ghost Delsie and Todd sneak into an abandoned house where Delsie finds a dog that only she can see. Series: "Color" Ghost.
Gaiman, Neil. Wolves in the Walls Lucy is sure there are wolves living in the walls of her house.
Jones, Diana Wynne. Earwig and the Witch Earwig is taken in by foster parents who are actually a witch and a demon.
Primavera, Elise. Fred & Anthony Escape From the Netherworld

Fred and Anthony go to the netherworld where they meet ghosts and monsters. Series: Fred & Anthony.

Sage, Angie. My Haunted House

Araminta doesn’t want to move out of her haunted house. Series: Araminta Spookie.

Sanvoisin, Eric. The Ink Drinker A boy who hates books discovers an ink-drinking vampire in his father's bookshop and follows him underground.
5th and 6th Grade Books (J)
Avi. Seer of Shadows A photographer's apprentice discovers his photographs have an eerie supernatural power.
Bruchac, Joseph. Skeleton Man

After her parents disappear, Molly must rely on her dreams about an old Mohawk story for her safety. Sequel: The Return of Skeleton Man.

Cascone, Annette. Grave Secrets While Amanda and her friends prepare to bury a dead squirrel they find a grave with a doll in it, a discovery with links to a scary elderly neighbor. Series: Deadtime Stories.
Funke, Cornelia. Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost

Tom learns the tools of the ghosthunting trade. Series: Ghosthunters.

Gaiman, Neil. Coraline Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world where she must challenge a gruesome entity.
Gliori, Debi. Pure Dead

Magic Titus, Pandora, and Damp try to rid their spooky house of a new nanny. Series: Pure Dead.

Greenburg, Dan. The Onts

Nobody wants to adopt Wally and Cheyenne. So why do the Mandible sisters want to? Series: Secrets of Dripping Fang.

Hahn, Mary Downing. The Old Willis Place Diana releases of the spirit of an evil, crazy woman who once ruled the old Willis place.
Ibbotson, Eva. Dial-A-Ghost A family of nice ghosts protects Oliver, a British orphan, from the diabolical plans of his evil guardians.
Jinks, Catherine. How to Catch a Bogle Jem Barbary becomes a bogler's apprentice in the 1870's London and gets the fright of his life in a city where science clashes with superstition and monsters lurk in every alley. Sequel: A Plague of bogles.
Lorey, Dean. Nightmare Academy

When Charlie sleeps, the monsters under his bed wake up. Series: Nightmare Academy.

Olson, Arielle. More Bones: Scary Stories From Around the World Listen! Can you hear the bones beginning to rattle?
Pullman, Philip. Clockwork When Fritz, a writer, weaves an incredibly chilling story, the nightmarish tale comes to life, making matters much worse.
San Souci, Robert. Dare to Be Scared

San Souci draws on myths, legends, and folktales to create thirteen new stories. Sequels: Double-Dare to Be Scared & Triple-Dare to Be Scared.

Schwartz, Alvin. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Tapped from the oral traditions of American folklore, these ghost stories have startling, funny, or surprising endings. Sequels: More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark & Scary Stories 3.

Somper, Justin. Demons of the Ocean

Shipwrecked Connor and Grace are saved by pirates, or are they vampirates? Series: Vampirates.

Stine, R.L. BEWARE! A selection of unsettling stories by such authors as Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, and Mr. Stine himself.
Towell, Katy. Skary Childrin and the Carousel of Sorrow Three outcasts join forces with a home-schooled boy to uncover and combat the evil that is making people disappear. Series: Skary Childrin.
Children's Nonfiction (JNF)
J 398.2
Crum, Shutta.
Who Took My Hairy Toe? "Who took my hairy toe?" the creature's voice kept calling, growing louder and louder, closer and closer...
J 398.2
San Souci, Robert.
Cinderella Skeleton Cinderella Skeleton is scorned by her stepsisters, but with the help of a good witch she steals the heart of Prince Charnel.
J 398.2
Kopp, Megan.
Scary Folktales In this collection of spine-tingling tales, a woman encounters a deadly box full of eyeballs and a boy watches as a princess takes off her head.
J 578.65
Johnson, Rebecca L.
Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead Examines real-life accounts of zombies in nature, including a fly-enslaving fungus, a suicide worm, and a cockroach-taming wasp, and related topics.
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