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

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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