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Scary Stories

EARLY READERS

AUTHOR TITLE YEAR CALL #
Benchley, Nathaniel A Ghost Named Fred
A small boy finds shelter from the rain in an old house and meets a ghost'named Fred.
1968 JER BENCH
Berenstain, Stan & Jan Bears in the Night
"Seven bears sneak out of bed, through the window, and across the dark countryside to investigate the source of a noise."
1998 JER BEREN
Berenstain, Stan & Jan The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree
Three scared little bears explore the inside of a mysterious old tree and go into, up, through, over, down, and out.
1978 JER BEREN
Capucilli, Alyssa Satin Inside a House that is Haunted
A cumulative rhyme in which the spider, ghost, cat, and other inhabitants of a haunted house wake up and startle each other.
2011 JER CAPUC
Charles, Veronika Don't Touch That!
Easy-to-read spooky tales.
2008 JER CHARL
Cosby, Bill One Dark and Scary Night
One night, little Bill is positive there are mean things in his dark closet and that they are just dying to get him. Only when Alice the great performs a magical tucking-in trick do the mean things go away for good.
1999 JER COSBY
Cushman, Doug Dirk Bones and the Mystery of the Haunted House
"Daily Tombs" newspaper reporter Dirk Bones, who also happens to be a skeleton, investigates when a family of ghosts fears that they are being haunted.
2006 JER CUSHM
Dussling, Jennifer Eek! Stories to Make You Shriek: Bug Off!
Bugsy, who delights in tormenting and destroying bugs, finds out what it is like to be small, helpless, and a victim of cruelty.
1997 JER DUSSL
Dussling, Jennifer Eek! Stories to Make You Shriek: Creep Show
Even though he tries to stay away, a boy keeps going back to an old theater where he is drawn into increasingly dangerous movies.
1996 JER DUSSL
Farber, Erica Mercer Mayer's Critter of the Night: Kiss of the Mermaid
When Vavooka turns all of the merpeople into stone, Thistle hopes to secure their release by winning a chess game against the evil sea witch.
1996 JER FARBE
Farber, Erica Mercer Mayer's Critter of the Night: Midnight Snack
A group of little monsters get hungry in the middle of the night.
1997 JER FARBE
Farber, Erica Mercer Mayer's Critter of the Night: No Howling in the House
Axel can't howl and Thistle can't fly, but they soon realize that there are things they can do.
1996 JER FARBE
Farber, Erica Mercer Mayer's Critter of the Night: Ooey Gooey
When Captain Short Bob, the pirate king, cooks up a dish of bubble gum and tuna fish, he loses his gold tooth to a sea beast.
1998 JER FARBE
Farber, Erica Mercer Mayer's Critter of the Night: Roast and Toast
Creatures enjoy food and fun on the beach at Midnight Bay.
1998 JER FARBE
Farber, Erica Mercer Mayer's Critter of the Night: Zoom on My Broom
A visit to Thistle Howl's house includes a snack of green cheese and rice and bug juice on ice and a zoom around the room on her broom.
1998 JER FARBE
Greer, Gery & Bob Ruddick Billy the Ghost and Me
Young Sarah, with the help of her friend Billy the Ghost, proves herself as a deputy by planning the perfect capture of two bank robbers in her Western town of Cactus Junction.
1997 JER GREER
Hall, Katy & Lisa Eisenberg Creepy Riddles
Riddles featuring ghosts, ghouls and other creatures can keep beginner readers busy for hours.
1998 JER HALL
Herman, Gail Eek! Stories to Make You Shriek: The Haunted Bike
When Emma acquires a haunted bike with strange powers, it takes her to the home of an oddly dressed boy who once had a similar bike.
1996 JER HERMA
Holub, Joan The Spooky Sleepover
While sleeping over at Emily's house, Jen and Emily tease Sara by telling scary stories, but Sara ultimately has the last laugh.
1999 JER HOLUB
Keeler, Kathleen I Dare you: Stories to Scare You
A collection of three easy-to-read scary stories with humorous endings, including "The Cemetery," "Home scary home" and "Bones in the bed."
1999 JER KEELE
Keeler, Kathleen I Double Dare You: More Stories to Scare You
A collection of three scary stories, all set on Halloween night.
2001 JER KEELE
Kido, Yukiko In a Scary Old House
A child shares the story of a house that is filled with frightening things.
2006 JER IN
Kwitz, Mary DeBall Little Vampire and the Midnight Bear
Little Vampire discovers that he can fly when he needs to save his baby sister from the dreadful Midnight Bear.
1998 JER KWITZ
Levy, Elizabeth Creepy Computer Mystery
When the Invisible Inc. gang makes computer greeting cards to raise money to invite an author to school, they solve the mystery of the author's real name
1996 JER LEVY
Man-Kong, Mary Theodore and the Scary Cove
Two tugboats decide to go to a cove where, in the dark, everything looks spooky and frightening
2000 JER MAN
Rocklin, Joanne This Book is Haunted
This book's "not too scary" ghost host tells five spooky stories.
2002 JER ROCKL
Shebar, Sharon Sigmond Night Monsters
The frightening sounds heard at bedtime turn out not to be monsters.
1993 JER SHEBA
Speregen, Devra Eek! Stories to Make You Shriek: The Wax Museum
While lost in a creepy wax museum, Jordan has a strange encounter with one of its inmates.
1996 JER SPERE
Wargin, Kathy-Jo Frank and Beans and the Scary Campout
While camping with his dog Beans, Frank begins to hear scary sounds that make him question whether or not he should go back into the house.
2010 JER WARGI
Wigand, Molly Aaahh!!!! Real Monsters: Aaaahh! School Lunch
The Real Monsters try to scare some school children by replacing their lunches with scary monster food. Based on the television program "Aaahh! Real monsters."
1996 JER WIGAN
Wigand, Molly Aaahh!!!! Real Monsters: Hide and Scare
Three young monsters play a game of "hide and scare" in the dump on a warm spring night.
1997 JER WIGAN
Wigand, Molly Aaahh!!!! Real Monsters: Monster Camp-Out
A group of monsters try to scare off some children who are camping out.
1997 JER WIGAN

If you need help finding these or other Library materials, please check with anyone in Children's Services. We look forward to seeing you at the Library!




This list was created and is maintained by Children's Services Librarians.
General comments and suggestions can be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at mvoors@acpl.info.

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