Tony Abbott. "The Haunting of Derek Stone" (Series)
Here is a great new gothic horror series for upper elementary/middle school kids. A bizarre
confluence of two accidents opens a rift between the land of the living and the land of the dead, and
they are coming for us!
City of the Dead. (Scholastic, 2009)
Bayou Dogs. (Scholastic, 2009)
The Red House. (Scholastic, 2009)
The Ghost Road. (Scholastic, 2009)
Dan Greenburg. “Secrets of Dripping Fang” (Series):
The Onts. (Harcourt, 2005)
Treachery and Betrayal at Jolly Days. (Harcourt Children’s Books, 2006)
The Vampire’s Curse. (Harcourt Children’s Books, 2006)
Fall of the House of Mandible. (Harcourt Children’s Books, 2006)
The Shluffmuffin Boy if History. (Harcourt Children’s Books, 2006)
Attack of the Giant Octopus. (Harcourt Children’s Books, 2007)
Please Don’t Eat the Children. (Harcourt Children’s Books, 2007)
When Bad Snakes Attack Good Children. (Harcourt Children’s Books, 2007)
Jamie Rix. "Grizzly Tales: Cautionary Tales for Lovers of Squeam" (Series)
Nasty Little Beasts. (Orion, 2010)
Who doesn't like to see the mean, the nasty, and the selfish get their due? These creepy little tales of
the inhabitants of the Hothell Darkness warn of the demonic retribution for those little children who
don't clean their rooms, are mean to pets or little sisters, or start every sentence with "I want!"
Ghastly and giggly, and just a little British, these kids' bedtime stories are a cross between Edgar
Allen Poe and Roald Dahl.
Gruesome Grown-ups. (Orion, 2010)
The "ME!" Monsters. (Orion, 2010)
Freaks of Nature. (Orion, 2010)
Terror Time Toys. (Orion, 2010)
Blubbers and Sicksters. (Orion, 2010)
Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver. “Ghost Buddy” (Series)
Zero to Hero. [Book #1] (Scholastic, 2012)
Mind If I Read Your Mind? [Book #2] (Scholastic, 2012)
How to Scare the Pants Off Your Pets. [Book #3] (Scholastic, 2013)
Billy Broccoli’s first friend in his new neighborhood calls him Billy-Boy, dances like a chicken, juggles
breakfast cereal, wears suspenders, and he is going to teach Billy how to be cool. Oh, and he’s been
dead for 99 years.
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|James Preller. Home Sweet Horror. [Scary Tales] (Feiwel and Friends, 2013)
Bloody Mary... Bloody Mary... BLOODY MARY! It's an old children's game in an old ghost tale setting, the
mysterious and creeky old house that everyone in town stays clear of. It is a classic horror tale, retold
for a new generation of budding horror readers.