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Junior High Fiction (Y)


Almond Clay
August The August Book of Scary Stories: Spooky Stories for Telling Out Loud    (Edited by Parkhurst)
Avi The Seer of Shadows
Brewer Eighth Grade Bites
Bruchac Skeleton Man
Bunting The Presence
Compestine A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts: A Collection of Deliciously Frightening Tales
Conrad Stonewords: A Ghost Story
Coville Oddly Enough
Creepy Creepy Classics: Hair-Raising Horror from the Masters of the Macabre    (Edited by Hill)
Delaney Revenge of the Witch
Don't Don't Read This!: And Other Tales of the Unnatural    (By Mahy, et al.)
Duncan I Know What You Did Last Summer
Duncan Summer of Fear
Gaiman Coraline
Gaiman The Graveyard Book
Gorog Please Do Not Touch: A Collection of Stories
Gorog When Nobody's Home: Fifteen Baby-Sitting Tales of Terror
Hahn All the Lovely Bad Ones: A Ghost Story
Hahn Look For Me by Moonlight
Half-Minute Half-Minute Horrors    (Edited by Rich)
Hautman Sweet-blood
Horowitz Horowitz Horror: Stories You'll Wish You'd Never Read
Horowitz Raven's Gate
Horror Horror Stories    (Collected by Price and Horse)
Jacques Seven Strange & Ghostly Tales
Jennings Undone!: More Mad Endings
Lubar Invasion of the Road Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales
Mazer A Sliver of Glass and Other Uncommon Tales
Nance Daemon Hall
Naylor Jade Green: A Ghost Story
Night Night Terrors: Stories of Shadow and Substance    (Edited by Duncan)
Nixon The Haunting
Nixon Whispers from the Dead
Poe Tales of Terror
Priestly Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror
Prince The House on Hound Hill
Pullman Clockwork, or, All Wound Up
Rees Witch Child
Richards Parliament of Blood
Richardson The Intruders
San Souci Double-Dare to be Scared: Another Thirteen Chilling Tales
Scary Scary Stories    (Illustrated by Moser)
Sedgwick The Book of Dead Days
Shan Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare
Shan Lord Loss
Shelley Frankenstein
Short Short Circuits: Thirteen Shocking Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults    (Edited by Gallo)
Shusterman Darkness Creeping: Twenty Twisted Tales
Shusterman Red Rider's Hood
Sleator Hell Phone
Sleator The Boy Who Couldn't Die
Stevenson The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Stine Dangerous Girls: A Novel
Stine Nightmare Hour
Stoker Dracula    (Abridged version)
Taylor Killer Pizza: A Novel
That's That's Ghosts for You: 13 Scary Stories    (Edited by Carus)
Vande Velde All Hallow's Eve: 13 Stories
Vande Velde Being Dead: Stories
Young The Young Oxford Book of Nasty Endings    (Compiled by Pepper)
Zindel Loch: A Novel
Zindel The Doom Stone

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry


Y398.2 Ask Ask the Bones: Scary Stories from Around the World
Y398.2 Olson More Bones: Scary Stories from Around the World
Y398.2 San Souci A Terrifying Taste of Short & Shivery: Thirty Creepy Tales
Y398.2 Scary The Scary Story Reader: Forty-one of the Scariest Stories for Sleepovers, Campfires, Car & Bus Trips-Even for Dates    (Collected by Young & Young)
Y808.81 Why Why Am I Grown So Cold?: Poems of the Unknowable    (Edited by Livingston)

Last Updated: 4/14

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