Not So Scary Stories

Recommended scary picture books and beginning readers.

Bedtime at the Swamp
Artist/Author/Cast:
Crow, Kristyn; Pamintuan, Macky (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Crow
Description:

A little boy hides in a tree after he hears a swamp monster coming.

Bone Dog
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rohmann, Eric (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Rohmann
Description:

A little boy is unexpectedly rescued from some graveyard skeletons.

Bone Soup
Artist/Author/Cast:
Evans, Cambria
Call Number:
JP Evans
Description:

A hungry ghost tricks the townspeople into making bone soup.

Bumps in the Night
Artist/Author/Cast:
Allard, Harry; Marshall, James (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Allard
Description:

Dudley Stork asks his friends to help find out what is causing the spooky noises in his house.

Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance
Artist/Author/Cast:
Graves, Keith
Call Number:
JP Graves
Description:

Frank the monster loves to dance, but when he gets onstage, unexpected things start to happen.

Frankie Stein
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schaefer, Lola M.; Atteberry, Kevan J. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Schaefer
Description:

Little Frankie just isn't very scary!

Haunted
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cabot, Meg
Call Number:
YP F Cabot
Description:

Sixteen-year-old Susannah is a mediator, one who communicates with the dead, and she's also in love with a ghost.

Haunted Party
Artist/Author/Cast:
Trapani, Iza (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Trapani
Description:

A ghost and his friends have a party on Halloween night.

In a Dark, Dark House
Artist/Author/Cast:
Dussling, Jennifer; BookSource Staff (Compiled by)
Call Number:
JER Dussling
Description:

Simple words and rebus pictures make learning to read easy in this tale of a boy in a haunted house.

In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schwartz, Alvin; Zimmer, Dirk (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Schwartz
Description:

A collection of scary stories and frightening folklore.

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