Manchester, Connecticut

Scary Stories

  • Cassedy, Sylvia. Behind the Attic Wall. (J Cassedy)
    • In the bleak, forbidding house of her great-aunts, neglected Maggie hears ghostly voices and finds magic that awakens in her the capacity to love and be loved.
  • Gaiman, Neil. Coraline. (J Gaiman)
    • Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a worl 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.
  • Gaiman, Neil. The Graveyard Book. (J Gaiman)
    • Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.
  • Gorog, Judith. In a Creepy, Creepy Place and Other Scary Stories. (J Gorog)
    • A collection of scary stories with unpredictable events and bizarre characters.
  • Hahn, Mary Downing. Deep and Dark and Dangerous. (J Hahn)
    • When thirteen-year-od Ali goes to spend the summer with her aunt and cousin a the family's vacation home, she stumbles upon a secret that her mother and aunt have been hiding for over thirty years.
  • Hahn, Mary Downing. Wait Till Helen Comes: a ghost story. (J Hahn)
    • Molly and her brother Michael dislike their bratty 5-year-old stepsister Heather and resent the family move to an isolated converted church in the country. The adjourning graveyard frightens Molly, but Heather seems drawn to it and soon Molly discovers that the ghost of a child (Helen) who died in a fire a century ago wants to lure Heather to her doom. Can Molly save Heather before it is too late?
  • Hamilton, Virginia. The House of Dies Drear. (J Hamilton)
    • In this Edgar Allan Poe Award-winning novel, a black family moves into an enormous house once used to hide runaway slaves. Mysterious sounds and events as well as the discovery of secret passageways make the family believe they are in grave danger.
  • San Souci, Robert. Double-Dare to be Scared. (J San Souci)
    • DeWayne's friend is acting creepy, and DeWayne needs to get away-fast. Because in Double-Dare to Be Scared, being a regular kid doesn't mean you're safe. And having friends is even less of a guarantee.
  • Schwartz, Alvin. More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. (J398.25 Schwartz)
    • Stories of ghosts and witches, "jump" stories, scary songs, and modern-day scary stories.
  • Schwartz, Alvin. Scary Stories 3: more tales to chill your bones. (J398.25 Schwartz)
    • More traditional and modern-day stories of ghosts, haunts, superstitions, monsters, and horrible scary things.
  • Wallace, Barbara Brooks. Peppermints in the Parlor. J Wallace
    • Sent to live with an aunt and uncle, Emily enters their once-happy mansion only to find unimaginable horrors.