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Scary Books for Preschool and Primary Grades

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Picture Books (JE)


Ahlberg Funnybones
Aylesworth Two Terrible Frights
Beames Night Cat
Brown A Dark, Dark Tale: Story and Pictures
Bunting Ghost's Hour, Spook's Hour
Compestine Boy Dumplings
Edwards What's That Noise?
Emberley Go Away, Big Green Monster!
Flattinger Stormy Night
Flora Grandpa's Ghost Stories: Story and Pictures
Fox Guess What?
Gackenbach Harry and the Terrible Whatzit
Galdone The Teeny-Tiny Woman: A Ghost Story
Gibbons Night in the Barn
Goode I Hear a Noise
Gravett Wolves
Greene Eek! Creak! Snicker, Sneak
Harness Midnight in the Cemetery: A Spooky Search-and-Find Alphabet Book
Harper The Gunniwolf
Hayes This Is the Bear and the Scary Night
Howe There's a Monster Under My Bed
Johnston The Soup Bone
Lundgren Seven Scary Monsters
Martin The Ghost-Eye Tree
Mayer There's a Nightmare in My Closet
Prelutsky The Wizard
San Souci Cinderella Skeleton
Stevenson Big Scary Wolf
Terasaki Ghosts for Breakfast
Thompson The Night Walker
Turkle Do Not Open
Washington A Big Spooky House
Weninger Davy, Help! It's a Ghost!
Wheeler One Dark Night
Williams The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Winters Whooo's Haunting the Teeny Tiny Ghost?
Wood Heckedy Peg
Yolen Meet the Monsters
Yorinks The Witch's Child

Easy Readers (JE ER)


Bang Wiley and the Hairy Man: Adapted from an American Folktale
Berenstain The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree
Carlson The Night the Scarecrow Walked
Cazet Minnie and Moo Meet Frankenswine
Cole Bony-Legs
Coombs Dorrie and the Goblin
Cosby One Dark and Scary Night
Fleischman The Ghost on Saturday Night
Impey The Flat Man
Kessler The Pirates' Adventure on Spooky Island
Maitland The Bookstore Burglar
Marshall Four on the Shore
Parish Zed and the Monsters
Parish No More Monsters for Me!
Schwartz Ghosts!: Ghostly Tales from Folklore
Schwartz In a Dark, Dark Room, and Other Scary Stories
Stamper Five Creepy Creatures
Stamper Five Goofy Ghosts
Standiford The Headless Horseman
Thiesing The Viper

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry


J398.2 Arnold Baba Yaga: A Russian Folktale
J398.2 Galdone The Tailypo: A Ghost Story
J398.2 Grimm Hansel and Gretel
J398.2 Jacobs The Buried Moon
J398.2 Milord The Ghost on the Hearth
J808.8 DI Diane Goode's Book of Scary Stories & Songs
J810.8 SC Scared Silly!: A Book for the Brave

Last Updated: 10/09

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