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Recommended Reading

Scary Stories

  • The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
  • School of the Dead by Avi
  • The Seer of Shadows by Avi
  • The Cabinet of Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief and Sinister by Stephan Bachmann
  • The Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting by Joe Ballarini
  • The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
  • Seraphina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
  • Doll Bones by Holly Black
  • The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier
  • Bearwalker by Joseph Bruchac
  • The Witches by Roald Dahl
  • The Ghost of Fossil Glen by Cynthia C. DeFelice
  • Momotaro: Xander and the Island of Lost Monsters by Margaret Dilloway
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • Guys Read: Terrifying Tales
  • One For Sorrow: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn
  • Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn
  • The Curse of the Were-Hyena by Bruce Hale
  • Ghost Hunt: Chilling Tales of the Unknown by Jason Hawes
  • Groosham Grange by Anthony Horowitz
  • The Beasts of Clawstone Castle by Eva Ibbotson
  • The Most Frightening Story Ever Told by Philip Kerr
  • Scepter of the Ancients by Derek Landy
  • The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand
  • The Murk by Robert Lettrick
  • The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd
  • The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia McKissack
  • More Bones: Scary Stories From Around the World by Arielle North Olson
  • The Nightmarys by Dan Poblocki
  • Clockwork by Philip Pullman
  • Goth Girl and the Ghost of the Mouse by Chris Riddell
  • The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands
  • Guys Read: Thriller by Jon Scieszka
  • Haunted Houses by Robert San Souci
  • It's the First Day of School -- Forever!  by R. L. Stine
  • Spellbinder by Helen Stringer
  • Lockwood and Co.: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
  • Charlie and the Grandmothers by Katy Towell
  • The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage
  • Stolen by Vivian Vande Velde
  • The Shadows by Jacqueline West
  • Crandall's Castle by Betty Ren Wright

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