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

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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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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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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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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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 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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