I Want a Scary Book! . . . for younger kids

A Beasty Story

By Bill Martin and Steven Kellogg

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Four brave mice enter a dark, dark, house. Suggested for ages 4-7. JE Fic Mar.
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A Dark, Dark Tale

By Ruth Brown

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"Once upon a time there was a dark, dark, moor..." begins this tale that leads through dark places to a surprise ending. Suggested for ages 4-7. JE Fic Bro.
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A Very Hairy Scary Story

By Rick Walton

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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. She finds herself in a night filled with hairy, scary animals. Suggested for ages 5-8. JE Fic Wal.
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Ghosts! Ghostly Tales from Folklore

By Alvin Schwartz

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Seven easy-to-read ghost stories based on traditional folk tales and legends from various countries. Suggested for ages 5-8. JBR Sch.
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In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories

By Alvin Schwartz

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Seven scary stories to tell at night in front of a fire or in the dark, based on traditional stories and folktales from various countries. Suggested for ages 6-8. JBR Sch.
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Monster Museum

By Marilyn Singer

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A collection of humorous poems about the mummy, the werewolf, Count Dracula, and some of their slimy, screaming, slithery friends. Includes a "Glos-Scary" defining and explaining the origins of the Monster Museum's inhabitants. Suggested for ages 7-10. JE Fic Sin.
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Night of the Gargoyles

By Eve Bunting

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In the middle of the night, the gargoyles that adorn the walls of a museum come to life and frighten the night watchman. Suggested for ages 4-10. JE Fic Bun.
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Ogres! Ogres! Ogres! A Feasting Frenzy from A to Z

By Nicholas Heller

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An alliterative alphabet! Vivacious, voracious vocabulary! Funny or frightening? Find out! Suggested for ages 4-9. JE Fic Hel.
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One Dark Night

By Lisa Wheeler

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Mouse and Mole feel afraid one dark night crossing a mush-mucky swamp and a marsh-misty wood. Suggested for ages 4-7. JE Fic Whe.
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Scared Silly! A Book for the Brave

By Marc Tolon Brown (collector and illustrator)

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An illustrated collection of spooky stories, poems, and riddles including a humorous array of ghosts, monsters, ghouls, and witches. Suggested for ages 5-8. JE Fic Bro.
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