Manchester, Connecticut

Slightly Scary Stories

  • Donaldson, Julia. Room on the Broom. (Celebrations JJ Donaldson)
    • A witch finds room on her broom for all the animals that ask fo a ride, and they repay her kindness by rescuing her from a dragon.
  • Emberley, Ed. Go Away, Big Green Monster! (Make Believe JJ Emberley)
    • Die-cut pages allow readers to manipulate a monster's features.
  • Galdone, Paul. Teeny Tiny Woman. (Folk and Fairy Tales JJ Galdone)
    • Tell the tale of the teeny-tiny woman who finds a teeny-tiny bone in a churchyard and puts it away in her cupboard before she goes to sleep.
  • Goodhart, Pippa. Three Little Ghosties. (Make Believe JJ Goodhart)
    • Three mischievous ghosts love scaring little children, until the children decide to take matters into their own hands.
  • Mayer, Mercer. There's a Nightmare In My Closet. (Make Believe JJ Mayer)
    • A child believes that there is a nightmare hiding in his bedroom closet but no one takes him seriously.
  • Mayer, Mercer. There's Something In My Attic. (Make Believe JJ Mayer)
    • Convinced there is something making noise in the attic at night, a brave little girl sneaks up the stairs, lasso in hand, to capture it.
  • Schwartz, Alvin. In a Dark, Dark Room, and Other Scary Stories. (JJE Schwartz)
    • Scary stories to tell, based on traditional stories and folktales from various countries.
  • Sendak, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are. (Favorites JJ Sendak)
    • The classic story of a little boy, sent to bed without his supper, who sails to the land of the wild things.
  • Van Allsburg, Chris. The Widow's Broom. (Favorites JJ Van Allsburg)
    • A witch's worn-out broom serves a widow well, until her neighbors decide the thing is wicked and dangerous.
  • Williams, Linda. The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything. (JJ Williams)
    • Our heroine must deal with a pumpkin head, a tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods
  • Wisniewski, David. Golem. (Favorites JJ Wisniewski)
    • A saintly rabbi miraculously brings to life a clay giant who helps him watch over the Jews of sixteenth-century Prague.
  • Wood, Audrey. Heckedy Peg. (JJ Wood)
    • A mother saves her seven children from Heckedy Peg, a witch who has changed them into different kinds of food.