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Spooky Books!

From least to most scary:

by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Christian Robinson

Pre-K – 2nd Grade
Most people can’t see Leo, but you can! In this endearing picture book, Leo, the lonely ghost, is hoping to find a soulmate.  In the process he accidentally scares a family, makes a new friend, and saves the day. With charming illustrations, this book is a sweet ghost story all about friendship and imagination.




monsteratorThe Monsterator
by Keith Graves

Pre-K – 4th Grade
Edgar Dreadbury is too cool for Halloween. No costume is scary enough for him, until he steps into the Monsterator machine and becomes a monster. This story is silly and fun, and great as an older read-aloud. The end of the book includes your very own Monsterator, with hundreds of scary monster combinations to make yourself.




crossroadsThe Crossroads
by Chris Grabenstein

4th-6th Grade
This middle-grade novel is the first in the “Haunted Mysteries” series, where eleven year old Zack Jennings battles ghosts, solves murder mysteries, and deals with bullies. This story is fun and fast-paced, with a relatable main character, and lots of spooky action.





graveyard bookThe Graveyard Book : Volume 1
by Neil Gaiman, adapted by Craig Russell

2nd-12th Grade
After his family is murdered, Nobody “Bod” Owens spends his childhood with relative freedom in the Graveyard. In this graphic novelization of the original Newberry and Carnegie Award winner, readers will learn about the spooks and scares of the Graveyard along with Bod in this sometimes fun, sometimes terrifying collection of eerie vignettes.





scary storiesScary Stories to Tell in the Dark  
collected from folklore and retold by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Brett Helquist.

4th Grade and Up
And now for some of the scariest of the scary…Spooky stories based on classic American folklore such as “The Big Toe” or “The Hook” along with beautiful, creepy illustrations will have you shaking in your shoes. Meant to be read aloud, these stories will surely make you scream.  Read them in the dark, if you dare!

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