Spooky Library Books

Appropriate books for all grade levels.

A popular genre in the library is spooky stories. Since it's fall, below are a list of spooky stories for all grade levels. Listed with the summary of the books will be age level appropriateness.

Picture Books

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Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex

Grades K-3

It's bedtime in the cold gray tomb with a black lagoon, and two slimy claws, and a couple of jaws, and a skull and a shoe and a pot full of goo. But as a little werewolf settles down, in comes the Goon determined at all costs to run amok and not let any monster have his rest. (www.goodreads.com)

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The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey

Grades K-3

Oscar is short, like all dachshunds and other dogs make fun of him. On Halloween he takes more ridicule than ever in his hot-dog costume, but one brave act makes him a hero. (www.goodreads.com)

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Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds

Grades K-3

The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch in this clever picture book parable about a rabbit who fears his favorite treats are out to get him. Jasper Rabbit loves carrots—especially Crackenhopper Field carrots. He eats them on the way to school. He eats them going to Little League. He eats them walking home. Until the day the carrots start following him...or are they? (www.goodreads.com)

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Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich and Other Stories by Adam Rex

Grades K-3

In this collection of humorous verse, classic monsters deal with everyday issues: the Invisible Man gets a haircut, the Phantom of the Opera has saccharine songs stuck in his head, and the little mummy won't go to sleep. Clever wordplay and varied meter distinguish each poem, while visually diverse illustrations and playful design display the creepy fun. (Horn Book)

Chapter Books: Good for Read Aloud and Read Alone

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Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery by Deborah and James Howe

Grades 3-4

Before it's too late, Harold the dog and Chester the cat must find out the truth about the newest pet in the Monroe household -- a suspicious-looking bunny with unusual habits...and fangs! (www.goodreads.com)

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Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Grade 4

Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world 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. (Follett Books)

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Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve by Mary Pope Osborne

Grades K-4

Jack and Annie are summoned once again to the fantasy realm of Camelot. There, Merlin the Magician tells them that the Stone of Destiny has been stolen. The answer to its disappearance lies within a haunted castle. With a young magician named Teddy, Jack and Annie take on the challenge in an adventure that takes them to new heights and places they couldn't even imagine! (Random House)

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The Doll in the Garden by Mary Downing Hahn

Grades 3-4

Ashley, who has recently moved from Baltimore to a new town with her widowed mother, finds an antique doll buried in old Miss Cooper's garden and discovers she can enter a ghostly turn-of-the-century world by going through a hole in the hedge. (Follett)

Fun for the Family

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Halloween Party Favorites by Taste of Home

Host the creepiest party on the block with these Halloween party recipes, including pizza, punch, chili, desserts, apple cider, pretzels, caramel apples, popcorn balls, pumpkin mousse, pumpkin spice bread, snack mix and more. (Taste of Home)
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Ghoulish Goodies by Sharon Bowers

Baking from Ghoulish Goodies is a wonderful way to celebrate the change of seasons and the pleasure of working with kids in the kitchen. Baking cupcakes and making fudge are great activities for autumn afternoons, when the weather turns cool and the kids are underfoot after school. Put them to work stirring, decorating, and scraping pumpkin seeds. These are recipes that parents and kids can have fun making together. And the entire family will enjoy eating a warm Choco-Bat Cookie for dessert. (Storey Pub.)
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Little Monsters Cookbook by Zac Williams

Each of the 6 sections is named after a different scary creature, with a total of 30 recipes. Front matter offers general cooking guidelines as well as safety information. Some of the recipes are super simple, like "Vampire Bites" (basically apple slices, peanut butter, and slivers of almonds, assembled in a way to resemble a mouth with fangs). Others are more complicated. "Wrap Like a Mummy" is a chicken and mushroom dish that uses puff pastry and requires careful folding and decorating. There are recipes for entrees, snacks, and sweets, with a large color photo of the finished dish accompanying each one. (School Library Journal)