Sunday, May 15, 2016

RA RA Read: Scary Stories from Beginning to End

Interest in scary stories waxes and wanes, but it's always there. For the past couple years I get more and more requests for scary stories for younger listeners and readers, which is always tricky. However, here are my favorite recommendations to get started. This list needs a lot of expansion!

Scary Picture Books

  • The Book That Eats People by John Perry
  • The Monster and the Tailor by Paul Galdone
  • Creepy Carrots by 
Easy Readers and Beginning Chapters
  • Ghosts! Ghostly stories from folklore; In a dark, dark room by Alvin Schwartz
  • Scary Stories by James Preller
Middle Grade
  • Series and Titles
    • Goosebumps by R. L. Stine
    • American Chillers by Jonathan Rand
      • We only have random titles from this series which has to be ordered direct
    • Spinetinglers by M. T. Coffin
      • This is an old series but I had so many requests for it that I found an old set at a garage sale
    • Weenies by David Lubar
    • Scary stories to tell in the dark by Alvin Schwartz
    • Reef of Death; Rats; Raptor by Paul Zindel
  • Graphic Novels
    • Alabaster Shadows by Matt Gardner
    • Lost Boy by Greg Ruth
  • Author
    • Dan Poblocki

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