Great Spine Tinglers for Children

Recommended scary books for fourth to sixth graders.

The Ghost Sitter
Artist/Author/Cast:
Griffin, Peni R.
Call Number:
JF Griffin
Description:

Charlotte's new house is haunted by a ghost who doesn't know she's dead.

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

(2009) Nobody Owens, a living boy who resides in a graveyard with his nonliving family, must figure out why a dangerous man is trying to kill him.

The Kingfisher Treasury of Ghost Stories
Artist/Author/Cast:
Morris, Tony (Illustrator); Ireland, Kenneth (Contribution by)
Call Number:
J808.80375 K5498 1996
Description:

Stories about all kinds of ghosts, all in one book.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Artist/Author/Cast:
Smith, Tod (Editor); Grimly, Gris (Illustrator); Irving, Washington
Call Number:
JP Irving
Description:

Gris Grimly's spooky art brings the familiar creepy tale to new life.

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.

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.

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
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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