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Ghostbusters (Ghostbusters)

By: John Sazaklis
illustrated by: Alan Batson

Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal-fighting elements that...

Ghostbusters (Ghostbusters)

By: John Sazaklis
illustrated by: Alan Batson

For over 30 years the original Ghostbusters movie has been giving fans of all ages laugh-out-loud thrills and chills. Now, for the first time ever, boys and girls ages 3 to 7 can enjoy the classic Ghostbusters...

Ghostbusters: Who You Gonna Call (Ghostbusters 2016)

By: John Sazaklis
illustrated by: Alan Batson

Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal-fighting elements that...


When They Fade

By: Jeyn Roberts

In the tradition of The Lovely Bones, Neal Schusterman's Everlost, or Jessica Warman's Between, comes a haunting tale of two girls—one dead, one alive. TATUM is the only person at school who knew...

Curse of the Boggin (The Library Book 1)

By: D. J. MacHale

Leave the lights on for this first book in a new thriller series! The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Pendragon invites you to enter The Library, where the stories you can’t finish...

The Most Frightening Story Ever Told

By: Philip Kerr

Roald Dahl meets R. L. Stine in this spine-tingling and hilarious tale from a bestselling author.   Billy Shivers doesn’t have a lot of excitement in his life. He prefers to spend his days reading...


Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom

By: David Neilsen

“Such deliciously creepy fun! I fell in love with Dr. Fell!” —Chris Grabenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library   When the mysterious...

How to Hang a Witch

By: Adriana Mather

A New York Times bestseller!Jennifer Niven, bestselling author of All the Bright Places, says "I am utterly addicted to Adriana Mather's electric debut. It keeps you on the edge of...

Defender

By: Graham McNamee

From the Edgar Award­–winning author of Acceleration comes a mystery about an old murder and new truths, perfect for fans of Barry Lyga, Madeleine Roux, and Michelle Gagnon. They call her...


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The Lovely and the Lost Book Talk

By: Page Morgan

BOOK TALK
Moving to France didn’t help Ingrid and Gabby Waverly escape their past in London, it threw them into a nightmare world of demons, hounds and gargoyles. In, The Lovely and the Lost, Page...

The Dark Between Book Talk

By: Sonia Gensler

BOOK TALK
Kate Poole knows ghosts don’t exist. She’s played a spirit each night in Mrs. Martineau’s charade of a séance since she was 12. Now 14, the white make-up is wreaking havoc with her...

Far Far Away Reading Group Guide

By: Tom McNeal

A National Book Award Finalist
An Edgar Award Finalist
A California Book Award Gold Medal Winner

A dark, contemporary fairy tale in the tradition of Neil Gaiman.
Jeremy Johnson...

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Behind the Bookcase

By: Mark Steensland
illustrated by: Kelly Murphy

BOOK TALK
After her Grandma Winnie's death, Sarah finds herself forced to spend the summer at the old woman's house while her parents attempt to fix the place up enough to sell it.  But, for Sarah,...

Velveteen

By: Daniel Marks

BOOK TALK
Velveteen Monroe is dead.  Kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by a serial killer named Bonesaw, Velvet lands in Purgatory.  There she works as part of the Salvage team, where she helps...

Blood Magic

By: Tessa Gratton

Book Talk
Silla and her brother Reese struggle to come to terms with the horrific deaths of their parents.  When a leather-bound spell book written in her father’s familiar writing arrives in the...


Tighter

By: Adele Griffin

Book Talk
An idyllic summer job turns into a summer of horrors for Jamie.  Hired as an au pair for a wealthy family, Jamie soon learns that she looks similar to the previous au pair who was killed...

Rotters

By: Daniel Kraus

Book Talk
When his mother is killed in a freak accident, sixteen-year-old Joey is given no other choice but to go live with the father he’s never known. His dad is known as “the garbage man”...

Unforsaken

By: Sophie Littlefield

BOOK TALK
 
Sixteen-year-old Hailey Tarbell descends from the ancient Banished who came from Ireland.  She, her Aunt Prairie and little brother Chub, hide in the suburbs.  All of them...


The Death of Yorik Mortwell

By: Stephen Messer
illustrated by: Gris Grimly

BOOK TALK
 
In life, orphaned Yorik was a poor servant and in death he finds himself being ordered around by the Princess of the Aviary Glade. She commands him to haunt the Estate like ghosts...

The Tanglewood Terror

By: Kurtis Scaletta

BOOK TALK
 
They say history repeats itself and in the town of Tanglewood, this is exactly the case.  When thirteen-year-old Eric Parrish comes across some glowing mushrooms in the woods...

The Girl Behind the Glass

By: Jane Kelley

BOOK TALK
 
Waiting for their new house to be move-in ready, the Zimmer family take up residence in an old house known for its creepiness.  Twins Hannah and Anna miss the city and friends...