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

Snip Snap! What's That?

By Mara Bergman

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Three siblings are frightened by the wide mouth, long teeth, and strong jaws of the alligator that has crept up the stairs--until they decide they have had enough. Suggested for ages 4-8. JE Fic Ber.
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The Dark at the Top of the Stairs

By Sam McBratney

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Knowing that he must satisfy their curiosity, an old mouse agrees to show three young mice the "monster" at the top of the stairs. Suggested ages 6-9. JE Fic McB.
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The Ghost-Eye Tree

By Bill Martin and John Archambault

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Walking down a dark lonely road on an errand one night, a brother and sister argue over who is afraid of the dread Ghost-Eye tree. Suggested ages 6-9. JE Fic Mar.
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The Graves Family

By Patricia Polacco

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When the spooky Graves family moves to town and tries to fit in with the "normal" residents of Union City, everyone is in for a few surprises. Suggested for ages 5-9. JE Fic Pol.
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The Scared Little Bear: A-Not-Too-Scary Pop-up Book

By Keith Faulkner

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RRRAAGH! WHEEE! Who's making that horrible racket in the middle of the night? A lion? A stampeding elephant? ..." Sugested ages 4-7. JE Fic Fau.
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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?

By Lauren Child

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A boy who loves books but has not always treated them well falls asleep and finds himself in his book of fairy tales, where his interaction with everyone from Goldilocks to Cinderella wreaks havoc. Suggested for ages 6-8. JE Fic Chi.
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