Children’s Fiction (J)

Author Title Call Number
Beware! R. L. Stine Picks His Favorite Scary StoriesJ Beware
BaptisteThe Jumbies
Corinne must call on her courage and an ancient magic to stop an evil spirit and save her island home. (234 pp.)
J Baptiste
BauerThe Blue Ghost
At her grandmother's log cabin, Liz makes contact with children she believes may be her ancestors. (85 pp.)
J Bauer
BellairsThe House with a Clock in Its Walls
Lewis goes to live with his magician uncle in a mansion that has a clock hidden in the walls, which is ticking off the minutes until doomsday. (179 pp.)
J Bellairs
Ada and her friends face zombie rabbits, alien mobs, and puppet cartels as they explore their small New Mexico town seeking Ada's missing twin sister. (313 pp.)
J Cannon
CotterThe Swallow: A Ghost Story
Despite their differences, Rose and Polly become friends and explore the uncertain world between life and death. (318 pp.)
J Cotter
FisherScare Scape
When Morton finds a creepy gargoyle buried in the yard of his new house, he and his siblings each make a wish—and unleash chaos. (298 pp.)
J Fisher
GidwitzA Tale Dark & Grimm
Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering many wicked, bloodthirsty creatures. (256 pp.)
J Gidwitz
HahnThe Ghost of Crutchfield Hall
Florence goes to live with her great-uncle, great-aunt, and sickly cousin James, but the home has another resident, who means to do her and James harm. (155 pp.)
J Hahn
HardingeWell Witched
Three friends fall prey to the Well Witch when they steal her coins. (390 pp.)
J Hardinge
HarroldThe Imaginary
Amanda's imaginary playmate Rudger must elude evil Mr. Bunting, who hunts imaginaries. (221 pp.)
J Harrold
LoftinThe Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy
Lorelei and Andrew's new school is filled with a mysterious abundance of food at mealtimes and teachers who are up to no good. (282 pp.)
J Loftin
McKenzieThe Witches of Dredmoore Hollow
Kidnapped by his aunts, Elijah is whisked to Moaning Marsh, where he realizes they are witches who need him in order to remove a curse. (264 pp.)
J McKenzie
McKissackThe Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural
Ghost stories with African American themes.
J McKissack
PrellerHome Sweet Horror
After the death of his mother, Liam and his father and sister move to a new house for a fresh start, but Liam soon discovers the old house is haunted. (97 pp.)
J Preller
RobertsThe View from the Cherry Tree
Rob saw a murder, but no one believes him—except the murderer. (181 pp.)
J Roberts
San SouciHaunted Houses
Ten scary stories about haunted houses, pirate treasure, and ghosts.
J San Souci
ScalettaThe Tanglewood Terror
Eric must stop a giant glowing fungus from encroaching on his town. (264 pp.)
J Scaletta
Charlie and his friends must stop nightmares from taking over their town. (355 pp.)
J Segel
SnyderThe Witches of Worm
Jessie is convinced the cat she finds is possessed by a witch and is responsible for her own strange behavior. (183 pp.)
J Snyder
StineWanted: The Haunted Mask
When she discovers an evil mask in a trunk and puts it on, Lu-Ann's Halloween turns into a real nightmare. (231 pp.)
J Stine
Vande VeldeGhost of a Hanged Man
A condemned outlaw threatens to wreak vengeance from the grave. (95 pp.)
J Vande Velde
WrightThe Dollhouse Murders
A dollhouse filled with a ghostly light leads Amy and her sister to unravel the mystery surrounding grisly murders that took place years ago. (149 pp.)
J Wright

Children’s Illustrated Fiction (J Illus.)

Author Title Call Number
HamiltonWee Winnie Witch’s Skinny: An Original African American Scare Tale
James Lee and Uncle Big Anthony become victims of a flying witch.
J Illus. Hamilton
IrvingThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow
A superstitious schoolmaster has a terrifying encounter with a headless horseman.
J Illus. Irving
McKissackOl' Clip-Clop: A Ghost Story
A mean and stingy lawyer out to evict a widow is followed by a ghostly rider.
J Illus. McKissack

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry

Author Title Call Number
Scared Witless: Thirteen Eerie Tales to TellJ398.2 Scared
SchwartzScary Stories to Tell in the DarkJ398.2 NO Schwartz
WintersLiterally Disturbed: Tales to Keep You Up at NightJ811 WI

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