Chillers for Grades 6-8

Scary books from the Junior High (Y) fiction collection.
Auxier The Night Gardener    (When Molly and Kip start work at a crumbling manor house, they are confronted by a mysterious stranger and evil secrets of the cursed house.)
Beatty Serafina and the Black Cloak    (In 1899, a 12-year-old rat-catcher on the Biltmore Estate battles a great evil and, in the process, unlocks the puzzle of her past.)
Black Doll Bones    (Zach, Alice, and Poppy embark on a quest to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.)
Blake Anna Dressed in Blood    (Everything changes for Cas, a teen ghosthunter, when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.)
Brewer Eighth Grade Bites    (Vlad learns there is more to being a half-vampire than he imagined.)
Bruchac Skeleton Man    (After her parents disappear, Molly must rely on her dreams about an old Mohawk story to save her life.)
Chupeco The Bone Witch    (Tea’s community ostracizes her because of her gift for death magic. As dark forces approach, she must make a powerful choice.)
Cohen The Doll's Eye    (Unhappy with her new stepfamily, Hadley makes a series of wishes on a doll’s eye she finds in the attic, but they come true in sinister ways.)
Delaney Revenge of the Witch    (Tom starts work as an apprentice for the village Spook, whose job is to protect ordinary folk from evil creatures.)
Duncan I Know What You Did Last Summer    (A mystery figure seeks revenge on four teens responsible for a hit-and-run.)
Gaiman Coraline    (Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar yet disturbingly different from her own.)
Hahn All the Lovely Bad Ones    (While spending the summer at their grandmother's inn, two prankster siblings awaken young ghosts from the inn's distant past.)
Horowitz Raven's Gate    (Sent to live in a remote Yorkshire village, Matt uncovers an evil plot involving witchcraft and the site of an ancient stone circle.)
Jobling Max Helsing and the Thirteenth Curse    (Max must try to save the world after he discovers he has been cursed by an evil warlock who intends to reclaim the earth for monsters.)
Johnson The Name of the Star    (While spending a year in London, Rory witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation.)
Kidd Room of Shadows    (After David discovers a secret room in his house, he starts having strange dreams, and violence seems to follow him wherever he goes.)
Lettrick Frenzy    (Chaos ensues at Camp Harmony when a virus turns the animals in the surrounding wilderness into raging, foam-spewing predators.)
McNeil Possess    (Bridget Liu, a teenage exorcist, discovers a race of part-demons intent on raising their forefathers to the earth in human form.)
Miller Elizabeth and Zenobia    (When timid Elizabeth, at the insistence of her fearless friend Zenobia, investigates the history of her strange new house, she learns it holds a terrible secret.)
Morton-Shaw The Hunt for the Seventh    (When his father starts a new job at Minerva Hall, Jim discovers an ancient curse he must unravel.)
Oh Spirit Hunters    (Harper disbelieves the rumors that her family’s new house is haunted until her brother, Michael, starts acting strangely.)
Oppel The Nest    (When a wasp queen offers to fix his sick brother, Steve thinks his prayers have been answered—until her sinister plans are revealed.)
Poblocki The Stone Child    (Eddie, Harris, and Maggie must stop the scary adventures in their favorite author's books from coming true.)
Schusterman Olive and the Backstage Ghost    (Olive discovers an old theater where she'll finally have a chance to shine on stage, but this theater—and its mysterious owner—are hiding dark secrets.)
Smith Hoodoo    (When a mysterious man puts an entire Alabama town at risk from his black magic, 12-year-old Hoodoo Hatcher must learn magic of his own to defeat him.)
Smy Thornhill    (This story of two lonely girls—one in 1982, one in 2017—drawn together by an orphanage with a shadowy past is told in pictures and diary entries.)
Stine Give Me a K-I-L-L    (Competition for the final spot on Shadyside High's cheerleading squad takes a dangerous turn as the rivals fall one by one to terrible injuries.)
Stroud The Screaming Staircase    (Three young operatives form a psychic detection agency and battle an epidemic of ghosts in London.)
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