Are You Afraid Yet?

Do you actually like being scared? Lots of kids do. There are lots of  books that will definitely give you goosebumps and want to sleep with your light on. You can read about actual haunted houses and reports of ghosts or read made up stories starring vampires, werewolves & ghosts.

Eyes The Boy of a thousand Faces by Brian Selznick Obsessed with horror films, ten-year-old Alonzo dreams of transforming himself into “The Boy of aThousand Faces” and gets his wish in an unexpected way.
Bunnicula Bunnicula by James Howe Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.
Coraline Coraline by Neil Gaiman Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.
Crandalls Crandall’s Castle by Betty Ren Wright Charli’s impulsive uncle, Will Crandall, decides to buy the town’s abandoned, possibly haunted castleand fix it up as a bed-and-breakfast, but Charli and Sophia, a clairvoyant orphan who has come to stay with the Crandall family, know his plan is somehow dangerous.
Eyeball The Eyeball Collector by F.E. Higgins When a blackmail artist reveals a secret from the past, wealthy Hector Fitzbaudly ends up losing his social standing and fortune, prompting him to seek revenge on the man responsible for the act, the sinister Eyeball Collector.
Crutchfield The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall by Mary Downing Hahn In the nineteenth century, Florence Crutchfield leaves a London orphanage to live with her great-uncle, great-aunt, and sickly cousin James, but she soon realizes the home has another resident, who means to do her and James harm.
Graveyard The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.
Cupid The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Snyder Life is never quite the same again for eleven-year-old David after the arrival of his new stepsister, a student of the occult.
Pizza Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor While working as summer employees in a local pizza parlor, three teenagers are recruited by an underground organization of monster hunters. Sequel: The Slice
Hollow The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving A superstitious schoolmaster, in love with a wealthy farmer’s daughter, has a terrifying encounter with a headless horseman.
Revenge Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney Young Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, starts work as an apprentice for the village spook, whose job is to protect ordinary folk from “ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties.
Series: The Last Apprentice
Seer The Seer of Shadows by Avi In New York City in 1872, fourteen-year-old Horace, a photographer’s apprentice, becomes entangled in a plot to create fraudulent spirit photographs, but when Horace accidentally frees the real ghost of a dead girl bent on revenge, his life takes a frightening turn.
Grimm A Tale Dark and Grimm by Roald Dahl Follows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk. Based in part on the Grimms’ fairy tales Faithful Johannes, Hansel and Gretel, The seven ravens, Brother and sister, The robber bridegroom, and The devil and his three golden hairs.
Helen Wait Til Helen Comes by Roald Dahl Heather likes to get her older stepbrother and stepsister into trouble. When the family moves to the country, Heather starts talking to a ghost named Helen. Heather’s strange behavior concerns her siblings, but when Helen the ghost actually appears, concern diminishes into fear.
Witches The Witches by Roald Dahl A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches’ plot to destroy the world’s children by turning them into mice.

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  1. Hi,
    I’ve been looking for a children/possibly young adult book for several years now, can’t really remember the title, the author, or any of the vitals but I do remember some about the content and the cover and I was hoping someone can help me out.

    It seems like to me that the book had several short stories in it, the stories to the nature similar to ‘The Twilight Zone’ or ‘The Outer Limits’ and I am 100% certain it’s not the ‘Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark’ series, the book was much older I believe (and given this was read to me in probably the early 2000s, its much older now.) I’m not sure if the book was a first edition then or not, but the book was orange and on the cover it seems like there was a road, a skull and other spooky objects strung askew with what seems like was the title above it.
    If anyone has any idea what this could be, please let me know. Thank you!!

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