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Thrills & Chills

Picture Books (E)
Bunting, Eve.Ghost’s Hour, Spook’s Hour

Scary incidents at midnight give Biff the dog and his master a frightening time but all turn out to have good explanations.

Cuyler, Margery. Skeleton HiccupsGhost tries to help Skeleton get rid of the hiccups.
Emberley, Ed.Go Away, Big Green Monster!Die-cut pages are designed to help a child control nighttime fears of monsters.
Goodhart, Pippa. Three Little GhostiesThree little ghosties swap stories of their most frightening moments.
Howitt, Mary Botham.The Spider and the FlyAn illustrated version of the well-known poem about a wily spider who preys on the vanity and innocence of a little fly.
Leuck, Lisa.My Creature TeacherA student describes the things his creature teacher does at school.
Pickering, Jimmy. Skelly, the Skeleton GirlSkelly finds a bone, but whose is it?
Polacco, Patricia. The Graves FamilyWhen 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
Weeks, Sarah. Happy Birthday, FrankieWill the professor assemble Frankie in time for his first birthday?
Williams, Linda.The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of AnythingSpooky objects follow a lady through the woods on her way home.
Yaccarino, Dan.The Lima Bean MonsterAfter Sammy dumps his lima beans, a monster arises from them.
1st and 2nd Grade Books (EI)
Cazet, Denys.Minnie and Moo Meet FrankenswineThe farm animals are frightened out of the barn by a monster, and only cow friends Minnie and Moo are brave enough to investigate.
Schwartz, Alvin.Ghosts! Ghostly Tales from FolklorePresents seven easy-to-read ghost stories based on traditional folk tales and legends from various countries.
Schwartz, Alvin.In a Dark, Dark RoomSeven eerie tales about ghosts, skeletons, and strange happenings offer beginning readers a howling good time.
Thiesing, Lisa.The ViperPeggy gets mysterious phone calls from “The Viper,” who says he is coming to her house.
Van Leeuwen, Jean.Amanda Pig and the Awful, Scary MonsterAmanda sees monsters at night, but her family tries to convince her that there are no monsters.
3rd and 4th Grade Books (JX)
Gaiman, Neil.Wolves in the WallsLucy is sure there are wolves living in the walls of her house.
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

Sierra, Judy.The Gruesome Guide to WorldMonsters Provides illustrations and descriptions of monsters from around the world.
5th and 6th Grade Books (J)
Almond, David.SkelligMichael finds a mysterious stranger in his garage who is something like a bird and something like an angel.
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

Funke, Cornelia.Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost

Tom learns the tools of the ghosthunting trade.

Series: Ghosthunters

Gaiman, Neil.CoralineCoraline 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 PlaceDiana releases of the spirit of an evil, crazy woman who once ruled the old Willis place.
Ibbotson, Eva.Dial-A-GhostA family of nice ghosts protects Oliver, a British orphan, from the diabolical plans of his evil guardians.
Kehret, Peg.Ghost’s GraveJosh helps a long-dead coal miner finally be able to rest in peace.
Lorey, Dean.Nightmare Academy

When Charlie sleeps, the monsters under his bed wake up.

Series: Nightmare Academy

Pullman, Philip.ClockworkWhen 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

Sleator, William.The BeastiesDoug discovers monstrous creatures who live in the woods and must find a way to put the Beastie family's evil plot to an end before there are even more victims.
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.
Stine, R.L.Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?

Phears, an evil ghost, wants Max to help him capture the ghosts of two children whose parents once trapped him.

Series: Mostly Ghostly

Wright, Betty Ren.Crandall’s CastleCharli and Sophia believe a plan to change a haunted castle into an inn is dangerous.
Wright, Betty Ren.The Dollhouse MurdersAmy is unaware that the dollhouse in the attic holds a deadly secret about a past murder.
Children's Nonfiction (JNF)
DiPucchio, Kelly.
Sipping Spiders Through a StrawA collection of campfire songs for monsters.
Lichtenheld, Tom.
Everything I Know About MonstersA collection of made-up facts and silly pictures about monsters.
Rex, Adam.
Frankenstein Makes a SandwichPoems delve into the secret lives of famous monsters.
San Souci, Robert.
Cinderella SkeletonCinderella Skeleton is scorned by her stepsisters, but with the help of a good witch she steals the heart of Prince Charnel.
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