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Asylum Asylum / Madeleine Roux

"Three teens at a summer program for gifted students uncover shocking secets in the sanatorium-turned-dorm where they're staying--secrets that link them all to the asylum's dark past"--


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The Cabinet of Curiosities The Cabinet of Curiosities / Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire Legrand, Emma Trevayne ; illustrated in black-and-white

Thirty-six eerie short tales, most of which were originally published on the blog of the same name, relate to an imaginary museum of creepy artifacts and are arranged into such thematic "drawers" as love, luck, song, and fairy tales.


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Chilling Tales of Horror Chilling Tales of Horror / text and illustrations Pedro Rodríguez

Presents adaptations, in graphic novel format, of seven classic horror stories. Includes a brief biography of each author.


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The Dark-Thirty The Dark-Thirty / Patricia C. McKissack ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney

A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable.


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The Dogs The Dogs / Allan Stratton

Cameron is used to moving at a moment's notice because he and his mother are always running away from his supposedly violent father, but he is disturbed by their latest refuge, a creepy, deserted farmhouse, haunted by bloodthirsty dogs--and when he sees a boy hiding in the barn, and finds an old picture of the same boy, he starts wondering about the possibility of human ghosts.


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Doll Bones Doll Bones / Holly Black ; with illustrations by Eliza Wheeler

Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.


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Escape Room Escape Room / Maren Stoffels ; translated by Laura Watkinson

Told from multiple viewpoints, Alissa, Sky, Mint, and Miles enter an Escape Room with one hour to find clues, crack codes, and solve puzzles, but the Game Master has no intention of letting them out.


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Ghost Hunter's Daughter Ghost Hunter's Daughter / Dan Poblocki

"Informed by a psychic classmate that her ghost-hunter father has been abducted, a girl who does not believe in ghosts and her new friend journey to the town of Hush Falls, where legend claims that disappearances are tied to a mysterious man in a tattered coat." --


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Hoodoo Hoodoo / Ronald L. Smith

In 1930s Alabama, twelve-year-old Hoodoo Hatcher is the only member of his family who seems unable to practice folk magic, but when a mysterious man called the Stranger puts the entire town at risk from his black magic, Hoodoo must learn to conjure to defeat him.


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House of Furies House of Furies / Madeleine Roux

After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that the house's mysterious owner, Mr. Morningside, is providing much more than lodging for his guests. Far from a place of rest, the house is a place of judgment, and Mr. Morningside and his unusual staff are meant to execute their own justice on those who are past being saved. Louisa begins to fear for a young man named Lee who is not like the other guests. He is charismatic and kind, and Louisa knows that it may be up to her to save him from an untimely judgment. But in this house of distortions and lies, how can Louisa be sure whom to trust?


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The Jumbies The Jumbies / Tracey Baptiste

Eleven-year-old Corinne must call on her courage and an ancient magic to stop an evil spirit and save her island home.


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The Nest The Nest / Kenneth Oppel ; illustrated by Jon Klassen

"When wasps come to Steve in a dream offering to fix his sick baby brother, he thinks all he has to do is say yes. But yes may not mean what Steve thinks it means"--


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The Night Gardener The Night Gardener / Jonathan Auxier

Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.


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Nightbooks Nightbooks / J.A. White

Imprisoned by Natacha, a witch, in a New York apartment, Alex must tell her a new scary story every night in order to stay alive.


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Poe Poe / Gareth Hinds

A volume of graphic novel renderings of some of Edgar Allan Poe's best-known works includes "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Raven."


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Scary Stories for Young Foxes Scary Stories for Young Foxes / Christian McKay Heidicker

"A collection of six connected stories that follows a group of fox kits as they fight to survive in an unforgiving wilderness"--


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Small Spaces Small Spaces / Katherine Arden

"After eleven-year-old Ollie's school bus mysteriously breaks down on a field trip, she has to take a trip through scary woods, and must use all of her wits to survive. She must stick to small spaces"--


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The Thickety The Thickety / J.A. White ; illustrations by Andrea Offermann

"When twelve-year-old Kara discovers her mother's grimoire in the dangerous forest, she must decide if she'll use it, even though such magic is forbidden"--


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Thornhill Thornhill / Pam Smy

1982: Mary is a lonely orphan at the Thornhill Institute for Children at the very moment that it's shutting it's doors. When her few friends are all adopted or re-homed and she's left to face a volatile bully alone, her revence will have a lasting effect on the bully, on Mary, and on Thornhill itself.

2016: Ella has just moved to a new town where she knows no one. From her room on the top floor of her new home, she has a perfect view of the dilapidated, abandoned Thornhill Institute across the way, where she glimpses a girl in the window. Determined to befriend the girl Ella resolves to unravel Thornhill's shadowy past.


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Took Took / Mary Downing Hahn

"A witch called Old Auntie is lurking near Dan's family's new home. He doesn't believe in her at first, but is forced to accept that she is real and take action when his little sister, Erica, is 'took' to become Auntie's slave for the next fifty years"--

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