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Recommended for Grades 4-6

All books can be found in the Juvenile Fiction or
Juvenile Paperback section by author’s last name.
*This book is part of a series or trilogy.

Book Cover      Avi
THE SEER OF SHADOWS
In New York City in 1872, fourteen-year-old Horace, a photographer's apprentice, becomes entangled in a plot to create fraudulent spirit photographs, but when Horace accidentally frees the real ghost of a dead girl bent on revenge, his life takes a frightening turn.

Book Cover Buckingham, Royce
DEMONKEEPER
When Nat, the weirdest boy in Seattle, leaves for a date with the plainest girl in town, chaos breaks out in the houseful of demons of which he is the sole guardian.


 

Book Cover Cohen, Daniel
GHOSTLY WARNINGS
A collection of true stories from beyond the grave in which ghosts or spirits spell out the impending doom of the person warned. [Located in Juvenile Nonfiction, Juv 113.1 C67.]

Book Cover Coville, Bruce
THE MONSTERS OF MORLEY MANOR
Anthony and his younger sister discover that the monster figures he got in an unusual box at an estate sale are alive, but they have no way of knowing that the "monsters" will lead them to other worlds in an effort to try to save Earth.

Book Cover Fleischman, Sid
THE ENTERTAINER AND THE DYBBUK
A struggling American ventriloquist in post-World War II Europe is possessed by the mischievous spirit of a young Jewish boy killed in the Holocaust.


 

Book Cover Gaiman, Neil
CORALINE
Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

Book Cover Grabenstein, Chris
THE CROSSROADS *
When eleven-year-old Zack Jennings moves to Connecticut with his father and new stepmother, they must deal with the ghosts left behind by a terrible accident, as well as another kind of ghost from Zack's past.

Book Cover Hahn, Mary Downing
WAIT TILL HELEN COMES: A GHOST STORY
Unhappy about moving into a converted church in the country with her mother and new stepfather, Molly must put aside her dislike of her little stepsister, Heather, when the child is possessed by a malevolent ghost.

Book Cover Horowitz, Anthony
GROOSHAM GRANGE *
After being expelled from school, thirteen-year-old David Eliot is sent to Groosham Grange, a spooky and sinister boarding school where nothing seems quite right.

Book Cover Horowitz, Anthony
HOROWITZ HORROR: STORIES YOU’LL WISH YOU’D NEVER READ
Nine horror stories set in England focus on everyday items that have sinister qualities.

Book Cover Irving, Washington
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
A superstitious schoolmaster, in love with a wealthy farmer's daughter, has a terrifying encounter with a headless horseman.

Book Cover Kimmel, Elizabeth
SUDDENLY SUPERNATURAL: SCHOOL SPIRIT *
Although wanting to be just another face in the crowd, Kat realizes that she is different when she learns that she has the same gift as her medium mother and encounters a spirit in school who needs her help to cross over to the other side.

Book Cover Morton-Shaw, Christine
THE HUNT FOR THE SEVENTH
When his father starts a new job at Minerva Hall as gardener, twelve-year-old Jim discovers an ancient curse that needs to be unraveled before disaster happens. [Located in Juvenile Mysteries.]

Book Cover Mould, Chris
SOMETHING WICKEDLY WEIRD: THE WOODEN MILE *
When Stanley Buggles arrives at the house he has inherited from his great-uncle, he soon discovers that he has also inherited sinister neighbors, a talking stuffed fish, and a host of mysteries surrounding his great-uncle's death.

Book Cover Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
JADE GREEN: A GHOST STORY
While living with her uncle in a house haunted by the ghost of a young woman, recently orphaned Judith Sparrow wonders if her one small transgression causes mysterious happenings.

Book Cover Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
WITCH’S SISTER *
Lynn suspects her sister is being forced to join a witch’s coven from their evil neighbor, Mrs. Tuggle. When Lynn and her siblings are left for a weekend in the neighbor's charge, it’s up to Lynn and her best friend to outsmart Mrs. Tuggle and save Lynn's family before the dark magic takes over.

Book Cover Poe, Edgar Allen
EDGAR ALLEN POE’S TALES OF TERROR
Presents three chilling tales, “The Masque of the Red Death,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” and “The Pit and the Pendulum” – adapted for easy reading.

Book Cover Pullman, Philip
CLOCKWORK: OR ALL WOUND UP
When Fritz, a writer, weaves an incredibly chilling story to cheer up Karl, the apprentice clockmaker, the nightmarish tale comes to life making matters much worse.

Book Cover Priestly, Chris
UNCLE MONTAGUE’S TALES OF TERROR
During a visit to his eccentric Uncle Montague to hear several grisly tales behind the unique artifacts in his collection, Edgar discovers the truth about his uncle's past.

Book Cover Schwartz, Alvin
SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK *
Tapped from the oral traditions of American folklore, these ghost stories and tales of weird happenings, witches, and graveyards have startling, funny, or surprising endings. [Located in Juvenile Nonfiction, Juv 398.25 S39.]

Book Cover Shan, Darren
CIRQUE DU FREAK *
Two boys who are best friends visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider forces them to make life-changing choices.

Book Cover Stine, R.L.
BEWARE! : R.L. STINE PICKS HIS FAVORITE SCARY STORIES
A selection of unsettling stories--one in graphic form along with two poems--by such authors as Ray Bradbury, William Sleator, Robert Service, Edward Gorey, Roald Dahl, Jane Yolen, and Mr. Stine himself. [Located under, Juv Fiction BEWARE.]

Book Cover Stine, R.L.
GOOSEBUMPS: CURSE OF THE MUMMY’S TOMB *
Lost in a pyramid while on a visit to Egypt, Gabe suddenly realizes that he is not alone, and he soon learns the meaning of the legendary curse of the mummy's tomb.

Book Cover Strickland, Brad
JOHN BELLAIRS’S LEWIS BARNAVELT IN THE WHISTLE, THE GRAVE, AND THE GHOST *
Thirteen-year-old Lewis Barnavelt stumbles upon an ancient grave and silver whistle that draw him, his best friend Rose Rita Pottinger, his uncle Jonathan, and their friend Mrs. Zimmermann into a battle with an ancient evil.


Youth Services Librarians, 2010

Last updated: 5/17/2010 1:39:27 PM