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Scary Stories with Pictures

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Picture Books for Younger Readers
These titles are located in the jO section of the Library.

Octavius Bloom and the House of Doom
Erik Brooks
The new boy in town uses his detective skills to investigate the scary shed that all the other children are afraid of and finds that things aren't always as they seem.
Ghost's Hour, Spook's Hour
Eve Bunting
Scary incidents at midnight give Biff the dog and his master a frightening time but all turn out to have good explanations.

Jinnie Ghost
Berlie Doherty
Jinnie whispers dreams to children as they sleep, but at the break of dawn, Jinnie hurries away, leaving only half-formed memories of her ghostly visit.

Scary Fright, Are You All Right?
Scott Gibala-Broxholm
After playing with a new human friend, Scary Fright begins behaving strangely--choosing a kitten for a pet, developing a taste for pizza and drawing rainbows on her wall.
Eek! Creak! Snicker! Sneak!
Rhonda Gowler Greene
Bugbear and Bugaboo are creatures who like to play scary tricks on children until the night they get scared themselves.

One Scary Night
Antoine Guilloppe
Late one night something is watching a young boy as he walks deeper and deeper into the cold, dark, scary woods.


You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Scary Tales to Read Together
Mary Ann Hoberman
Using rhyme, rhythm and repetition, the scary text invites young children to read along with an adult. Together the adult's text and the child's responsive text create stories with a scary theme.

A Thump From Upstairs
Richard Keep
Boo investigates the mysterious noises in the house while he tries to keep his cat Max from getting scared.

C. Drew Lamm

When Ellery reads her younger brother a scary book about pirates, Max finds an appropriate way to make her close the book.

How Scary!
Bernard Lodge

Presents an increasing number of scary beings, from one big growling giant to ten rattling robots.

Spooky Hour
Tony Mitton
The midnight spooks come around when the bell in the rickety tower bongs twelve times.
  The Scary Show of Mo and Jo
Hanokh Piven
Siblings Mo and Jo are putting on a creepy, crawly, scary show trying to out-scare each other.
  Brave Ben
Mathilde Stein
Ben is fed up with being afraid of everything but in order to get the help he thinks he needs, he must overcome several potentially scary situations involving dragons, spiders and witches.


Teeny Tiny Tingly Tales
Nancy Van Laan
A collection of three rhyming spooky--but not too spooky--hilarious read-aloud stories for younger children.
  A Very Hairy Scary Story
Rick Walton
Upon realizing that she has stayed at her friend's house longer than she should have, Sarah decides to sneak home rather than call her father and finds herself in a night filled with hairy, scary animals.

 Books for Beginning Readers
These titles are located in the jE section of the Library. 

The Berenstain Bears in the Dark
Stan Berenstain
When Brother Bear brings a spooky book home from the Library bedtime and the dark become ominous and threatening to Sister Bear.
Spooky Riddles
Marc Brown
Witches, skeletons, ghosts, vampires, mummies and the like are featured in this collection of riddles.



Eek! Stories to Make You Shriek
Jane O'Connor
Three easy-to-read scary stories about a talking doll, a dog picture that barks and a monster.


This Book is Haunted
Joanne Rockland
A collection of scary poems, rhymes and short tales...told by a ghost!


In A Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories
Alvin Schwartz
Seven scary stories to tell at night in front of a fire in the dark based on traditional stories and folktales from various countries.
Amanda Pig and the Awful Scary Monster
Jean Van Leeuwen
Amanda the pig sees monsters at night, but her parents and her brother find different ways to convince her that there are no monsters.
Picture Books for Older Readers
These titles are located in the jI section of the Library.
  Wee Winnie Witches Skinny
Virginia Hamilton
James Lee and Uncle Big Anthony become victims of Wee Winnie Witch, who takes them on a ride up into the sky, but Mama Granny saves them.
; Midnight in the Cemetery: A Spooky Search and Find Alphabet Books
Cheryl Harness
An alphabet book, featuring collage art in which ghosts scare away two children searching for treasure in a graveyard. Each illustration features objects representing a letter or letters of the alphabet.
  Scare Yourself to Sleep
Rose Impey
Two cousins spending the night in a tent in the dark backyard succeed in scaring each other with a little help from brother Simon.
  The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe
Tony Johnston
In Colonial Massachusetts, the ghost of a recently buried farmer haunts his widow's house after a dog takes one of his bones on a long journey.
The Zombie Nite Cafe
Merrily Kutner
While walking the dog late one evening, a young child stumbles across the spooky Zombie Nite Cafe and describes the scary creatures dining inside.
Kevin O'Malley
An illustrated collection of scary stories with humorous endings, featuring such elements as a boy being followed home by a coffin, a rapping noise in a haunted house and strange intruders at the front door.
Jezebel's Spooky Spot
Alice Ross
When Jezebel's Papa goes to war, she finds a special place in the woods to do battle with her own fears.
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