BOOKS FOR GRADES 4-6
Aiken, Joan. Give Yourself a Fright: 13 Stories of the
Supernatural. 1989. Thirteen spine-tingling tales which
explore other worlds of fantasy and suspense.
Alcock, Vivien. The Stonewalkers. 1983. A garden statue of
Belladonna, brought to life by a flash of lightning, gathers
a stone army from gardens and churches as twelve-year-old
Poppy and her friend Emma watch, fascinated and terrified.
See also, The Monster Garden. 1988.
Avi. Seer of Shadows. 2008. 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
Bang, Molly. The Goblins Giggle and Other Stories. 1988.
Five spooky tales told by a master storyteller.
Becker, Tom. Darkside. Book 1. 2008. Jonathan Starling's
father is in an asylum and his home has been attacked when,
while running away from kidnappers, he stumbles upon
Darkside, a terrifying and hidden part of London ruled by the
descendants of Jack the Ripper, where Jonathan is in mortal
danger if he cannot find the way out.
Bracegirdle, P.J. Fiendish Deeds. 2008. As eleven-year-old
Joy Wells, proud resident of the nearly-abandoned town of
Spooking, tries to stop construction of a water park in a bog
she believes is home to a monster and the setting of her
favorite horror story, a man with his own mysterious
connection to Spooking will do anything to stop her.
Brittain, Bill. Who Knew Thereâ€™d be Ghosts? 1985. Three
spunky youngsters join forces with two lively ghosts to save
a historic mansion from being destroyed by a crooked antique
Bruchac, Joseph. Dark Pond. 2004. After he feels a
mysterious pull drawing him to a dark pond in the woods,
Armie looks to old Native American tales for guidance about
the dangerous monster lurking in the water. See also,
Skeleton Man. 2001.