Book Lists for Kids
Scary Stories

Fiction
The 13th Floor, a Ghost Story, by Sid Fleischman     J Fleischman
The Boggart, by Susan Cooper     J Cooper
Bunnicula, by Deborah Howe     J Howe
Clockwork, by Philip Pullman     F Pullman
Coraline, by Neil Gaiman     YA Gaiman
Crandall’s Castle, by Betty Red Wright     J Wright
The Dark Pond, by Joseph Bruchac     YA Bruchac
The Dark Stairs, by Betsy Cromer Byars     JFM Byars
Dare to Be Scared: Thirteen Stories to Chill and Thrill, by Robert D. San Souci     J SanSouci
The Doll in the Garden: a Ghost Story, by Mary Downing Hahn     J Hahn
The Doom of the Haunted Opera, by John Bellairs     J Bellairs
Double-Dare to be Scared: Another Thirteen Chilling Tales, by Robert San Souci     J SanSouci
Dr. Dredd’s Wagon of Wonders, by Bill Brittain     J Brittain
Dracula is a Pain in the Neck, by Elizabeth Levy     J Levy
The Drum, the Doll, and the Zombie, by John Bellairs     J Bellairs
The Ghost and Mrs. Hobbs, by Cynthia C. DeFelice     J DeFelice
The Ghost Comes Calling, by Betty Red Wright     J Wright
Ghost Town: Seven Ghostly Stories, by Joan Lowery Nixon     J Nixon
Great Ghost Stories     J Great
The Haunted House: a Collection of Original Stories     J Haunted
Hostage, by Willo David Roberts     J Roberts
John Bellairs’s Lewis Barnavelt in The Whistle, the Grave, and the Ghost, by Brad Strickland     J Strickland
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales, by Washington Irving     J Irving
The Monsters Ring, by Bruce Coville     J Audio Coville
The Old Willis Place: a Ghost Story, by Mary Downing Hahn     YA Hahn
There’s a Dead Person Following My Sister Around, by Vivian Vande Velde     J Vandevelde
Wait Till Helen Comes: a Ghost Story, by Mary Downing Hahn     J Hahn

Non-Fiction
The Haunting of America; Ghost Stories from our Past, by Jean Anderson    
J 133.1 Anderson
Short & Shivery: Thirty chilling Tales, by Robert San Souci     J 398.2 San Souci
A Terrifying Taste of Short & Shivery: Thirty Creepy Tales, by Robert D. San Souci    
J 398.25 SanSouci
Whistle in the Graveyard: Folktales to Chill Your Bones, by Maria Leach     J 398.2 Leach

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