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August August House Book of Scary Stories: Spooky Stories for Telling Out Loud    (Spooky stories from folklore, history, and storytellers' imaginations.)
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, a half-vampire, learns there is more to his parents' deaths than he ever guessed.)
Bruchac Skeleton Man    (After her parents disappear, Molly must rely on her dreams about an old Mohawk story to save her life.)
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.)
Don't Don't Read This!: And Other Tales of the Unnatural    (International ghost stories and spooky tales.)
Duncan I Know What You Did Last Summer    (A mystery figure seeks revenge on four teens responsible for a hit-and-run accident.)
Duncan Summer of Fear    (Rachel is convinced her cousin Julia is a witch, and she must stop her monstrous plans.)
Gaiman Coraline    (Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar yet disturbingly different from her own.)
Gaiman The Graveyard Book    (Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.)
Gorog When Nobody's Home: Fifteen Baby-Sitting Tales of Terror    (Fifteen scary stories about babysitting.)
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.)
Half-Minute Half-Minute Horrors    (Very short scary stories by various authors and illustrators.)
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.)
Lubar Invasion of the Road Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales    (Thirty-five stories, about everything from a monstrous Halloween costume to a hearing-impaired genie.)
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.)
Nance Daemon Hall    (A famous horror writer hosts a terrifying—and deadly—night in a haunted house for the finalists of his story contest.)
Poblocki The Stone Child    (Eddie, Harris, and Maggie must stop the scary adventures in their favorite author's books from coming true.)
Richards The Death Collector    (Three teens match wits with a madman determined to reanimate the dead, both humans and dinosaurs.)
Scary Scary Stories    (Classic and modern stories to give you goose bumps.)
Shan Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare    (Darren visits a mysterious freak show, leading him into the dark and bloody world of vampires.)
Shan Lord Loss    (The only witness to the horrific murder of his family, a teen must outwit demonic forces only he can see.)
Shusterman Darkness Creeping: Twenty Twisted Tales    (Stories so horrifying, you may have to read them twice to remind yourself they're not real.)
Sleator Hell Phone    (Nick buys a used phone to call his girlfriend, but strange and desperate people keep calling, begging for his help.)
Stroud The Screaming Staircase    (Three young operatives form a psychic detection agency and battle an epidemic of ghosts in London.)

Last Updated: 4/14

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