Great Spine Tinglers for Children

Recommended scary books for fourth to sixth graders.

A Field Guide to Monsters: Googly-Eyed Wart Floppers, Shadow-Casters, Toe-Eaters, and Other Creatures
Artist/Author/Cast:
Olander, Johan (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Olander
Description:

Reports the habitat, diet, and other characteristics of a variety of unusual monsters, as observed and recorded by a monstrologist.

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.

Cold in Summer
Artist/Author/Cast:
Barrett, Tracy
Call Number:
YP F Barrett
Description:

Ariadne is the lonely new kid in town, but life gets more interesting when she meets a ghost.

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.

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