5 Spooky (Not Scary) Picks for 8-12 Year Olds

5 Spooky (Not Scary) Picks for 8-12 Year Olds

Garlic and the Witch 
By: Bree Paulsen
In this delicious companion novel to Garlic and the Vampire, the beloved first book from Bree Paulsen, Garlic sets off on another adventure that tests her mettle. A cozy, reassuring graphic novel about everyone’s favorite new heroine!

Wait Till Helen Comes
By: Mary Downing Hahn
Two siblings must save their stepsister from the clutches of a vengeful ghost in this graphic novel adaptation of master horror storyteller Mary Downing Hahn’s spookiest and most popular tale!

By: James & Deborah Howe
Celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the fluffy and fearsome classic Bunnicula with this pocket-sized edition, perfect for accompanying readers on all their mischievous adventures. This special edition includes bonus content and a deluxe cover that looks and feels as eerily delightful as the story within!

Stories to Keep You Alive Despite Vampires
By: Ben Acker
This fourth wall-breaking middle grade collection of spooky, scary, and spoopy stories for fans of Lemony Snicket and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark might just help you survive the night in a house full of vampires.

By: R.L. Stine
From R.L. Stine, the master of horror for young readers, comes ten new stories that are sure to leave you shivering. A boy who hates bugs starts to see them everywhere. A basketball player’s skin starts to almost drip off his hands—but no one else can see it. Three friends find a hole in the ground that just gets bigger, and bigger, and bigger . . . And each story is introduced by Stine himself, providing a personal touch sure to delight fans.

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