Great Spine Tinglers for Children

Recommended scary books for fourth to sixth graders.

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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.

The Old Willis Place
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hahn, Mary Downing
Call Number:
JF Hahn
Description:

A creepy, rundown mansion, ghosts, and a mystery make this story a perfectly chilling read.

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 Secret of the Painted House
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bauer, Marion Dane; Gore, Leonid (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Bauer
Description:

Emily finds a mysterious playhouse near her new house--is it haunted?

The Seer of Shadows
Artist/Author/Cast:
Avi
Call Number:
JF Avi
Description:

A photographer's apprentice accidentally frees the ghost of a dead girl who wants revenge.

A Tale Dark and Grimm
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gidwitz, Adam
Call Number:
JF Gidwitz
Description:

No nice and pretty fairy tales here!

Vampire Island
Artist/Author/Cast:
Griffin, Adele
Call Number:
JF Griffin
Description:

Vegetarian vampire siblings Maddy, Lexie, and Hudson Livingstone, try to adjust to living as humans in New York City.

When the Chenoo Howls: Native American Tales of Terror
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bruchac, Joseph
Call Number:
J398.208997 B8874w
Description:

Versions of folktales and horror stories from the Seneca, Mohawk, Passamaquoddy, Lenape, Penobscott, Oneida, Abenaki, and Onondaga.

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