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The Glass Casket

By: McCormick Templeman

Death hasn't visited Rowan Rose since it took her mother when Rowan was only a little girl. But that changes one bleak morning, when five horses and their riders thunder into her village and through the...

Precocia: The Sixth Circle of Heck

By: Dale E. Basye
illustrated by: Bob Dob

Dale E. Basye sends Milton and Marlo to Precocia, the circle reserved for kids who grow up too fast, for their latest hilarious escapade in Heck.When Bea "Elsa" Bubb, the Principal of Darkness, tells Milton...

Wise Acres: The Seventh Circle of Heck

By: Dale E. Basye
illustrated by: Bob Dob

Welcome to Wise Acres, where the sassy kids go.   In the seventh installment of Heck, Dale E. Basye sends Milton and Marlo Fauster to Wise Acres, the circle reserved for kids who sass back. In Wise...


The Winter of the Robots

By: Kurtis Scaletta

Seven feet of snow, four science-fair nerds, one creepy junkyard. Get ready for the ultimate robot battle.Jim is tired of being the sidekick to his scientific genius, robot-obsessed, best friend Oliver....

Don't Go Up Haunted Hill...or Else!

By: Random House
Illustrated by: Lizzy Rockwell

CHRIS, COSBY, AND their dog Foster are going trick-or-treating. But the big kids tell them not to go up to the house on Haunted Hill. “It’s haunted!” they say. But when Foster chases...

Untold (The Lynburn Legacy Book 2)

By: Sarah Rees Brennan

A modern, magical twist on the Gothic romance and girl detective genres, the Lynburn Legacy books will appeal to fans of both Beautiful Creatures and the Mortal Instruments series. Reviewers have praised...


The Waking Dark

By: Robin Wasserman

The Waking Dark is “a horror story worthy of Stephen King” (Booklist) and “a book you won’t soon forget” (Cassandra Clare, author of the Mortal Instruments series)—perfect...

The Blood Keeper

By: Tessa Gratton

Paranormal romance fans who are looking to up the ante will be drawn to this tale of horror, fantasy, and romance. For Mab Prowd, the practice of blood magic is as natural as breathing. It's all she's...

Wicked Cruel

By: Rich Wallace

Everyone's heard an urban legend before. They're stories that get passed from kid to kid, and nobody can quite remember where the story originated. Sometimes the story changes. Sometimes details are added,...


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The Dark Between Book Talk

By: Sonia Gensler

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

The Revenant

By: Sonia Gensler

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Little did 17-year-old Willie Hammond know that stealing someone’s identity to take a teaching job in a Cherokee Female Seminary inIndian Territorywould be the least of her...