Spooky Stories for Grades 3 to 6

Check out some of our new middle grade scary stories, just in time for Halloween!

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The city

The city

Heidicker, Christian McKay, author.
2021

Cozy and her littermates are driven from their suburban den because something is killing the foxes in their area, and so they travel to a strange new world, the City, to confront a new set of dangers, where they meet 0-370, an injured fox who has escaped from a fur farm and who gives them a new mission--return to the farm, defeat the humans, and free the caged foxes.

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Dark waters

Dark waters

Arden, Katherine, author
2021

Stuck on a mysterious island, Ollie, Coco, and Brian must band to together if they hope to escape the creature that haunts them on both land and sea.

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The dollhouse : a ghost story

The dollhouse : a ghost story

Cotter, Charis, author.
2021

Alice's world is falling apart. Her parents are getting a divorce, and they've cancelled their yearly cottage trip -- the one thing that gets Alice through the school year. Instead, Alice and her mom are heading to some small town where Alice's mom will be a live-in nurse to a rich elderly lady. The house is huge, imposing and spooky, and everything inside is meticulously kept and perfect -- not a fun place to spend the summer. Things start to get weird when Alice finds a dollhouse in the attic that's an exact replica of the house she's living in. Then she wakes up to find a girl asleep next to her in her bed -- a girl who looks a lot like one of the dolls from the dollhouse . . . When the dollhouse starts to change when Alice isn't looking, she knows she has to solve the mystery. Who are the girls in the dollhouse? What happened to them? And what is their connection to the mean and mysterious woman who owns the house?

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Hide and don't seek : and other very scary stories

Hide and don't seek : and other very scary stories

Rissi, Anica Mrose, author.
2021

If you're feeling brave, turn the page. A game of hide-and-seek goes on far too long... A look-alike doll makes itself right at home... A school talent show act leaves the audience aghast... And a summer at camp takes a turn for the braaaains... This collection of all-new spooky stories is sure to keep readers up past their bedimes.

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Hush-a-bye

Hush-a-bye

Mott, Jody Lee, author.
2021

"A delightfully creepy story perfect for the middle school set! Hush-a-Bye is an old, broken doll found by Lucy and her little sister in the woods. It seems to possess extraordinary powers, but will it use them for good or evil?"

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The last kids on Earth and the doomsday race

The last kids on Earth and the doomsday race

Brallier, Max, author.
2021

"With his zombie-controlling powers growing stronger, Jack Sullivan and his buddies are road-tripping toward the mysterious Tower, where they must once and for all stop Rezzoch the Ancient, Destructor of Worlds, from descending upon our dimension. But their journey is sidetracked when they are swept up by the Mallusk, an enormous centipede monster carrying the world's largest shopping mall on its back. On board, the kids discover a thriving monster society: Mallusk City! There, they encounter old allies-as well as old foes, who are ruling over Mallusk City with an iron fist. Beating these bad guys in battle is not an option, but beating them in an election is... so Jack runs for mayor of Mallusk City! At first, proving his leadership skills just means shaking monster hands, kissing monster babies, and promising to fill the water fountains with strawberry Nesquik. But when the Mallusk falls under attack, Jack must learn how to be a true leader-before it's too late. Told in a mixture of text and black-and-white illustration, this is the perfect series for any kid who's ever dreamed of starring in their own comic book or video game."-- Provided by publisher.

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Mine

Mine

Dawson, Delilah S., author
2021

"Twelve-year-old Lily moves to a creepy old house in a Florida swamp and finds out that the house isn't empty: it's packed full of the previous occupants' trash, keepsakes, and, Lily begins to suspect, maybe even their ghosts"-- Provided by publisher.

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Rowley Jefferson's awesome friendly spooky stories

Rowley Jefferson's awesome friendly spooky stories

Kinney, Jeff, author, illustrator
2021

Grab a flashlight, crawl under the covers, and dive into the twisted, unexpectedly hilarious world of Rowley Jefferson's imagination. You'll meet zombies, vampires, ghosts, and much more in these comically terrifying tales. Rowley's spooky stories might leave you laughing, but beware--you could end up sleeping with the lights on!

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The thirteenth cat

The thirteenth cat

Hahn, Mary Downing, author.
2021

Unnerved by the overgrown forest near her aunt's house and the wild black cats that live there, Danni encounters a mean old woman who claims to be their owner and makes a discovery that places her life in danger.

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What lives in the woods

What lives in the woods

Currie, Lindsay, author.
2021

Ginny is unhappy when her family moves from Chicago to upstate Michigan for the summer; her father has a job restoring a 1930s mansion, but there are rumors about Woodmoor and the forest next to it: rumors about strange mutant creatures; Ginny, an aspiring mystery writer, is soon half convinced that the rumors are true, because something or someone is haunting the house--and she plans to investigate, with the help of Will, the older boy who lives nearby.

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