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

Bill Martin and Steven Kellogg
Four brave mice enter a dark, dark, house. Suggested for ages 4-7. JE Fic Mar.
Ruth Brown
"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.
Rick Walton
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.
Alvin Schwartz
Seven easy-to-read ghost stories based on traditional folk tales and legends from various countries. Suggested for ages 5-8. JBR Sch.
Alvin Schwartz
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.
Marilyn Singer
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.
Eve Bunting
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.
Nicholas Heller
An alliterative alphabet! Vivacious, voracious vocabulary! Funny or frightening? Find out! Suggested for ages 4-9. JE Fic Hel.
Lisa Wheeler
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.
Marc Tolon Brown (collector and illustrator)
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.
Mara Bergman
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.
Sam McBratney
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.
Bill Martin and John Archambault
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.
Patricia Polacco
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.
Keith Faulkner
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.
Lauren Child
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.