KCLS Recommends: Children's - Scary Tales
Annotation:In an alternate London where only children and teenagers can perceive the deadly ghosts around them, three young Psychic Detectives take on a dangerous case. Ages 9-12
Annotation:Each story and poem in this diverse collection of scary treats by well-known authors features an introduction by Stine that explains its influence on his writing. Ages 9-12
Annotation:Although devastated when his pet dog dies, a young boy goes trick-or-treating and receives a timely visit from an old friend during a scary encounter with graveyard skeletons. Ages 4-8
Annotation:Obsessed with horror films, ten-year-old Alonzo dreams of transforming himself into “The Boy of a Thousand Faces” and gets his wish in an unexpected way. Ages 9-12
Annotation:When Coraline goes through a mysterious door in her new house, she finds two creepy people who offer her everything she could ask for, but when she tries to leave them she finds herself in great danger. Ages 9-12
Annotation:Jasper Rabbit cannot resist eating the fat, crisp Crackenhopper Field carrots, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes. Ages 4-8.
Annotation:Teddy and his mother move to a small, remote desert town in eastern Washington, where the tree next door, mutated by nuclear waste, eats children and the friends Teddy makes turn out to be dead. Ages 8 – 12
Annotation:When Ali spends the summer with her aunt and cousin, she stumbles upon a secret that her mother and aunt have been hiding for over thirty years. Ages 9-12
Annotation:Eleven-year-old Jon Whitcroft and new friend Ella summon the ghost of Sir William Longspee, who may be able to protect Jon from a group of ghosts that threatens him harm from the day he arrives at Salisbury Cathedral's boarding school. Ages 8-12.
Annotation:Fernie What, an adventurous young horror fan, moves into the house across the street from the dark mansion of a mysterious boy whose residence is haunted by evil shadows. Ages 9-12.
Annotation:This collection includes thirty-five stories featuring such horrors as a monstrous Halloween costume, a midnight visit to a graveyard, and a hearing-impaired genie. Ages 9-12
Annotation:Everything goes wrong for Artie on his first day at Ardmore Middle School, from the moment his alarm goes off until the next morning, when everything is repeated exactly the same way, becoming more frightening each day. Ages 8-12.
Annotation:Seventh-grader Timothy July and his new friend Abigail try to break a curse that is causing them and others to be tormented by nightmares and their greatest fears brought to life. Ages 9-12.
Annotation:Marcus is spending a week at the beach with his mother in a tiny old travel trailer, but boredom turns to terror when a new friend discovers a cellar that has magical doors through which people keep disappearing. Ages 9-12.
Annotation:When twelve-year-old Stephanie inherits her weird uncle's estate, she must join forces with Skulduggery Pleasant, a skeleton mage, to save the world from the Faceless Ones. Ages 10-14.
Annotation:A young photographer’s apprentice has the uncanny ability to bring forth ghosts from the photos he takes, and one of the ghosts wants vengeance. Ages 9-12
Annotation:When three friends discover that the scary adventures in their favorite author's fictional books come true, they must find a way to close the portal that allows evil creatures and witches to enter their hometown. Ages 9-12
Annotation:10 terrifying tales to be experienced in 3 parts: A frightful online audio introduction,several spooky pages of text, and a creepy video conclusion watched online. Ages 9-12
Annotation:Molly and Michael dislike their spooky new stepsister, Heather, but try to save her when she seems ready to follow a ghost child to her doom. Ages 9-12
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Age-appropriate shivers and spine-chilling stories. For ages 4-14.