Check out these frightfully good books just in time for Halloween! Recommended for children ages 8-12.
The Night Gardener
Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a myst erious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.
The Cabinet of Curiosities
Thirty-six eerie short tales, most of which were originally published on the blog of the same name, relate to an imaginary museum of creepy artifacts and are arranged into such thematic "drawers" as love, luck, song, and fairy tales.
Good Night, Zombie
Meet Carter, Esme, and Arnold, three students accidentally locked together inside an almost deserted school. They are not friends. They scarcely know each other. But in the basement, a mysterious night janitor waits. And outside, moving in the mist, dark shapes shuffle closer.
"When wasps come to Steve in a dream offering to fix his sick baby brother, he thinks all he has to do is say yes. But yes may not mean what Steve thinks it means"-- Provided by publisher.
Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.
The Fearsome Foursome
Presents the terrifying tales of the Fearsome Foursome [Willa, Tim, Noah, Steve], four kids who try to out-scare each other. With spooky stories by the fictional character, Amicus Arcane, the librarian of the haunted mansion and ghostly host. So read on... if you dare
Mountain of Bones
During a class trip to the Montana woods, three sixth-graders, athletic Ian, sensitive PJ, and brainy Kendra, are separated from their group and must rely on each other to survive as they encounter zombies and more.
A Dog's Breakfast
Glen never has anything nice to say to anyone, so when he gets lost in the woods during a school field trip and encounters a strange creature, there is bound to be trouble.
When a lonely, eccentric old man decides to become a mad scientist and try "this Frankensteining business," two brothers, Jake and Derek, become unwitting participants in his experiments.
Help! My Brother's a Zombie!
Jack finds it hard to believe when his parents tell him the weird changes in his older brother, Stephen, are normal for teenagers, and his suspicions are confirmed when pets start disappearing and strange noises come from the attic while Stephen is supposedly away at school.
Corinne La Mer claims she isn't afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They're just tricksters made up by parents to frighten their children. Then one night Corinne chases an agouti all the way into the forbidden forest, and shining yellow eyes follow her to the edge of the trees. They couldn't belong to a jumbie. Or could they?
"Thorn, a boy sold into slavery who must serve the royalty of Castle Gloom for a year and a day to earn his freedom, and Lilith Shadow, the 13-year-old ruler of Gehenna, who is forbidden to practice t he magic that is her heritage, join forces to solve the murders taking place in Gehenna"-- Provided by publisher.
Seventh-grader Molly has always been an outsider, even at New York City's elite Metropolitan Institute of Science and Technology, but that changes when she is recruited to join the Omegas, a secret group that polices and protects zombies.
"When Josie and her brother Fox discover the truth behind the legend of the Mothman, they must stop a disaster in order to break the curse that has been afflicting their town."-- Provided by publisher.
The School is Alive!
Sam Graves discovers that his elementary school is alive and plotting against the students, and,as hall monitor, it is his job to protect them--but he will need some help from his friends.