Spine Tinglers for Children

Recommended scary books at fourth to sixth grade reading levels.

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Artist/Author/Cast:
Coville, Bruce
Call Number:
JF Coville
Description:

Two friends go on a rescue mission to save a foundling baby--that has fangs and fur.

Artist/Author/Cast:
Lubar, David
Call Number:
JF Lubar
Description:

Horrifying, funny, and weird: these thirty-three minitales will haunt you.

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.

The Boggart
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cooper, Susan
Call Number:
JF Cooper
Description:

Emily discovers that she has brought something extra back with her when she returns home from Scotland.

The Cabinet of Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief & Sinister
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bachmann, Stefan; Jansson, Alexander (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J813.0876608 B1246c
Description:

A collection of thirty-six eerie, mysterious, intriguing, and very short stories by several acclaimed authors.

Clockwork, or All Wound Up
Artist/Author/Cast:
Pullman, Philip; Gore, Leonid (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Pullman
Description:

A storyteller's evil character comes to life in this creepy novel set long ago in Germany.

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.

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!

The Folk Keeper
Artist/Author/Cast:
Billingsley, Franny; Gore, Leonid (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Billingsley
Description:

Corinna disguises herself as a boy and takes on the job of keeping the Evil Folk under control.

Artist/Author/Cast:
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft; McFadden, Deanna (Abridged by); Akib, Jamel (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF McFadden
Description:

Dr. Frankenstein intended to create a man from body parts, but he fears he's created a monster instead.

The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hahn, Mary Downing
Call Number:
JF Hahn
Description:

Florence goes to live with her great-aunt and great-uncle in Crutchfield Hall but soon realizes the manor is haunted.

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

Nobody Owens, a living boy raised by ghosts, must figure out why a dangerous man is trying to kill him.

Hoodoo
Artist/Author/Cast:
Smith, Ronald L.
Call Number:
JF Smith
Description:

A sinister stranger stalks young Hoodoo Hatcher in rural 1930s Alabama.

Artist/Author/Cast:
Jinks, Catherine
Call Number:
JF Jinks
Description:

Birdie has the world's most dangerous job, but she wouldn't trade it.

The Jumbies
Artist/Author/Cast:
Baptiste, Tracey
Call Number:
JF Baptiste
Description:

Corinne must call on her courage and an ancient magic to stop an evil spirit and save her island home.

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

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

Monsterology: The Fabulous Lives of the Creepy, the Revolting, and the Undead
Artist/Author/Cast:
Slade, Arthur G.; Mah, Derek (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J001.944 S6312m 2005
Description:

Fifteen monsters are described in this fun and comprehensive guide.

The Night Gardener: A Scary Story
Artist/Author/Cast:
Auxier, Jonathan
Call Number:
JF Auxier
Description:

When two children find work at a decrepit mansion, they are confronted by an ancient curse that threatens their lives.

Scary Stories for Young Foxes
Artist/Author/Cast:
Heidicker, Christian McKay; Wu, Junyi (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Heidicker
Description:

An ancient fox storyteller presents eight interwoven tales to seven fox kits.

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