Great Spine Tinglers for Children

Recommended scary books for fourth to sixth graders.

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Call Number:
JF Gidwitz
Description:

No nice and pretty fairy tales here!

Call Number:
JF Coville
Description:

Two friends go on a rescue mission to save a foundling baby--that has fangs and fur.

Call Number:
JF Lubar
Description:

Horrifying, funny, and weird: these 33 minitales will haunt you.

Beware! : R.L. Stine Picks His Favorite Scary Stories
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stine, R. L.
Call Number:
J808.838738 B5728
Description:

Unsettling stories by such authors as Ray Bradbury, William Sleator, Edward Gorey, Roald Dahl, and Mr. Stine himself.

Beyond the Deepwoods
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stewart, Paul; Riddell, Chris (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Stewart
Description:

Young Twig, living among the woodtrolls, goes out into the Deepwoods to find out where he belongs.

Clockwork, or All Wound Up
Artist/Author/Cast:
Pullman, Philip; Gore, Leonid (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Pullman
Description:

A storyteller's evil character comes to life in this creepy novel set long ago in Germany.

Coraline
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gaiman, Neil; McKean, Dave (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Gaiman
Description:

As Coraline explores her new apartment, she discovers some truly weird and creepy things.

Creatures From the Deep
Artist/Author/Cast:
Krensky, Stephen
Call Number:
J001.944 K9257c 2008
Description:

Describes how sea monsters are portrayed in various cultures and in the movies.

Dial-a-Ghost
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ibbotson, Eva; Hawkes, Kevin (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Ibbotson
Description:

When the Dial-a-Ghost agency, which finds good homes for ghosts, mixes up two requests, it's orphan Oliver's lucky day!

Frankenstein
Artist/Author/Cast:
McFadden, Deanna (Abridged by); Akib, Jamel (Illustrator); Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft; Pober, Arthur (Afterword by)
Call Number:
JF McFadden
Description:

Dr. Frankenstein intended to create a man from body parts, but he fears he's created a monster instead.

Ghosts, Vampires, and Werewolves: Eerie Tales From Transylvania
Artist/Author/Cast:
Spariosu, Mihai I.; Benedek, Dezso (Retold by); Kubinyi, Laszlo (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J/YP 398.20949 S7363g
Description:

Scary stories for those who want to be frightened.

Goblins in the Castle
Artist/Author/Cast:
Coville, Bruce; MacDonald, Patricia (Editor); Coville, Katherine (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Coville
Description:

Although William has grown up in the castle, the strange new noises he hears are frightening.

Call Number:
JF Jinks
Description:

Birdie has the world's most dangerous job, but she wouldn't trade it.

Monster Goose
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sierra, Judy; Davis, Jack E. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J811.54 S5725m
Description:

Think you know your nursery rhymes? Try out this collection of rewritten rhymes that feature vampires, ghouls, and mummies!

Monsterology: the Fabulous Lives of the Creepy, the Revolting, and the Undead
Artist/Author/Cast:
Slade, Arthur G.; Mah, Derek (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J001.944 S6312m 2005
Description:

Fifteen monsters are described in this fun and comprehensive guide.

Monsters and Water Beasts: Creatures of Fact or Fiction?
Artist/Author/Cast:
Miller, Karen; Ruzzier, Sergio (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J398.2454 M6488m 2007
Description:

Describes various fantastic monsters or animals which some people think might have inhabited the land or sea.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schwartz, Alvin; Gammell, Stephen (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J/YP 398.25 S3993s
Description:

Check out these scary stories that will make you laugh as well as scream.

School Spirits
Artist/Author/Cast:
Tunnell, Michael O.
Call Number:
JF Tunnell
Description:

Fifty years ago, a student disappeared. Like Patrick, he was a new student and the son of the principal.

The Boggart
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cooper, Susan; Cooper, Susan
Call Number:
JF Cooper
Description:

Emily discovers that she has brought something extra back with her when she returns home from Scotland.

The Curse of the Night Wolf
Artist/Author/Cast:
Riddell, Chris; Stewart, Paul
Call Number:
JF Stewart
Description:

Barnaby Grimes, a messenger who travels across London's rooftops to save time, is attacked one night by a huge beast.

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