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10 Scarily Fun Books for “Spooky Season”


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Mar 19, 2024
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[COLOR=var(--global--color-primary)]With “Spooky Season” right around the corner, the Content team has put together a list that includes a diverse selection of ten of our favourite spooky titles. Whether they prefer tales of ghosts, zombies, brujos or brujas, the following books are perfect for readers of all levels who want to get into the Halloween spirit![/COLOR]

Check out the list below to find titles for all ages and the books’ Accelerated Reader quiz information.

Grandpa Bert and the Ghost Snatchers | The Letterpress Project
Super Spooked (Ellie Ultra): Amazon.co.uk: Bellisario, Gina, Von Innerebner, Jessika: 9781496565129: Books
Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Zombies: Amazon.co.uk: Tsang, Katie, Tsang, Kevin, Reed, Nathan: 9781405295727: Books
The Haunted Dark: A Tale of Terror (Michael Dahl Presents: Phobia) : Terrell, Brandon, Epelbaum, Mariano: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Grandpa Bert and the Ghost Snatchers by Malorie Blackman, illustrated by Melanie Demmer
LY | Quiz # 234178 | BL 3.2 | Barrington Stoke

Grandpa Bert is a ghost, and he’s travelled all the way from Barbados squished inside Grandma’s handbag. Even worse, they’re being followed, and Grandpa Bert could be in danger. Can Anna and Kasper stop the Ghost Snatchers before it’s too late?

Super Spooked by Gina Bellisario, illustrated by Jessika Von Innerebner
LY | Quiz # 235098 | BL 4.0 | Raintree

Although she has battled supervillains, Ellie is afraid of the dark, so when she is invited to a Halloween sleepover at her best friend’s house she is apprehensive.

Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Zombies by Katie Tsang and Kevin Tsang, illustrated by Nathan Reed
MY | Quiz # 238762 | BL 4.3 | Egmont Children’s Books Ltd

When Ralph announces there is a zombie werewolf living in his basement, Sam Wu and his friends decide to investigate and save the day.

The Haunted Dark by Brandon Terrell
MY | Quiz # 234958 | BL 4.0 | Raintree

Twelve-year-old Malik Jackson is afraid of the dark, so he is reluctant to join his friend, Ian, in an exploration of an abandoned mansion on the night before Halloween, but he agrees to the adventure because a girl he likes is going.

Cemetery Boys: Amazon.co.uk: Thomas, Aiden: 9781250250469: Books
Five Midnights: 1: Amazon.co.uk: Cardinal, Ann Dávila: 9781250296092: Books
Labyrinth Lost' by Zoraida Córdova - Lambda Literary
Bad Witch Burning : Jessica Lewis: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
MY+ | Quiz # 241260 | BL 5.2 | Swoon Reads

When his traditional Latinx family struggles to accept his true gender, Yadriel, a transgender boy, is determined to prove himself as a real brujo. With help, he summons a spirit and helps a new friend.

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
MY+ | Quiz # 237952 | BL 5.7 | Faber and Faber

The children in Lucille have been taught that there are no monsters any more, but when Jam meets Pet she begins to question what she’s been told.

Five Midnights by Ann Dávila Cardinal
UY | Quiz # 241189 | BL 5.0 | Tom Doherty Associates Inc.

Lupe Davila and Javier Utierre try to solve a series of grisly murders sweeping through Puerto Rico before the killer catches up with them.

Labyrinth Lost by Zaraida Córdova
UY | Quiz # 240719 | BL 4.4 | Sourcebooks

Alex is a bruja and the most powerful witch in her family. She rejects her destiny by secretly casting a canto (spell) to strip herself of magic but instead banishes her entire family to Los Lagos, the underworld.

Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis
UY | Quiz # 243677 | BL 3.9 | Random House

When the Revenants cause trouble, Katrell learns magic isn’t free and dark forces want to collect. Now Katrell faces a choice: resign herself to poverty, or confront the darkness before it’s too late.

The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass
UY | Quiz # 242595 | BL 5.1 | Andersen Press

When a murderous ghost begins to haunt sixteen-year-old Jake Livingston, high school soon becomes a different kind of survival game.

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