Chilling Tales: Scary Stories for Middle School Kids

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When orphaned Irish siblings Molly and Kip arrive to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house, they discover that the house and its inhabitants are not what they seem. Soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and the secrets of the cursed house will change their lives forever.

The night gardener: a scary story by John Auxier Irish orphans Molly and Kip travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling house filled with dark secret, where nothing is quite what it seems. from RITBA list-

Life was pretty average for Andrew. Until the morning he woke up undead. First there were bite marks on his neck. Then he tried to eat garlic--but that didn't work out so well. And now he's got this weird urge to sleep upside down....  Andrew's kind of excited about being a vampire. He'll get to fly, stay up all night, and totally scare his sister. But when he meets his vampire teacher, Andy realizes that being a vampire isn't as all it's cracked up to be....

Life was pretty average for Andrew. Until the morning he woke up undead. First there were bite marks on his neck. Then he tried to eat garlic--but that didn't work out so well. And now he's got this weird urge to sleep upside down.... Andrew's kind of excited about being a vampire. He'll get to fly, stay up all night, and totally scare his sister. But when he meets his vampire teacher, Andy realizes that being a vampire isn't as all it's cracked up to be....

They've got a real head start... Everyone knows about Hill House. It's the biggest tourist attraction in town. That's because it's haunted. Haunted by the ghost of a thirteen-year-old boy. A boy with no head! Duane and Stephanie love Hill House. It's dark. And creepy. And totally scary. Still, they've never actually seen the ghost. Until the night they decide to go on a search.

Nevermind that the cover was pink and purple. this book was one of my all-time favorites. I remember it being so romantic in a tragic, tween-age way.

Laura Ledwick is... well... large. The kids at school don't let her forget it, and call her names. When her family moves  before 8th grade, she expects the same. What she doesn't expect are the  yellow eyes watching her from the forest. Or the mysterious rattling in her closet.  But then things take on a whole new level of weird. It turns out Laura has just been given the most important job in the world: Monster Crusher. Her role is simple: protect the earth from the horrors beneath their…

CBY'S Saturday Current Reads - Laura Monster Crusher by Wesley King

Monster-mashers and babysitters extraordinaire Cheryl and Tweed, along with their friends Pilot and Arnie are in trouble again! This time, they're tangled up in some ghostly goings-on: solving the mystery that lies behind the creepy doors of Heckleston Manor, Wiggins Cross's only genuine haunted house.

Monster-mashers and babysitters extraordinaire Cheryl and Tweed, along with their friends Pilot and Arnie are in trouble again! This time, they're tangled up in some ghostly goings-on: solving the mystery that lies behind the creepy doors of Heckleston Manor, Wiggins Cross's only genuine haunted house.

Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

Coraline / Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from.

Spiderwick Chronicles: The Complete First Serial.  After finding a mysterious, handmade field guide in the attic of the ramshackle old mansion they've just moved into, Jared; his twin brother, Simon; and their older sister, Mallory, discover that there's a magical and maybe dangerous world existing parallel to our own--the world of faerie. The Grace children want to share their story, but the faeries will do everything possible to stop them...

Spiderwick Chronicles: The Complete First Serial. After finding a mysterious, handmade field guide in the attic of the ramshackle old mansion they've just moved into, Jared; his twin brother, Simon; and their older sister, Mallory, discover that there's a magical and maybe dangerous world existing parallel to our own--the world of faerie. The Grace children want to share their story, but the faeries will do everything possible to stop them...

Fifteen-year-old Samuel plunges to his death while building his beloved Titanic. Now as the great ship crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Samuel finds himself on board as a ghost. Disaster strikes when Titanic hits an iceberg. As Titanic sinks, a family is trapped behind locked gates...Can Samuel's spirit save them?

Availability: Spirit of the Titanic / Nicola Pierce.

A girl is missing. Three girls are lying. Emily Huvar vanished without a trace. And the clues are right beneath Raine's fingertips. Literally. Raine isn't like other eighth graders. One touch of a glittering sparkle that only Raine can see, and she's swept into a memory from the past. If she touches enough sparkles, she can piece together what happened to Emily. When Raine realizes that the cliquey group of girls know more than they're letting on about the disappearance, she has to do…

The Disappearance of Emily H. Author: Barrie Summy Published May 2015 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers Goodreads Summary: A girl who can see the past tries to save the future in this compelling tween mystery. A girl is missing.

Snaggly teeth, patchy white fur, glowing golden eyes-Woody's a far cry from cute! Yet Nat is strangely drawn to the rough mutt that howls at the moon. And before long, Nat discovers that Woody's not a dog at all-he's a Wolven: a shape-shifter who changes from wolf to boy without much warning.But Nat's not the only one hip to Woody's mutant status. Rogue government agents are on the hunt, and want to turn him into a hairy new breed of bioweapon!

Snaggly teeth, patchy white fur, glowing golden eyes-Woody's a far cry from cute! Yet Nat is strangely drawn to the rough mutt that howls at the moon. And before long, Nat discovers that Woody's not a dog at all-he's a Wolven: a shape-shifter who changes from wolf to boy without much warning.But Nat's not the only one hip to Woody's mutant status. Rogue government agents are on the hunt, and want to turn him into a hairy new breed of bioweapon!

Matt Thorsen is a direct descendent of the order-keeping god Thor, and his classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke are descendents of the trickster god Loki. When Ragnarok--the apocalypse--threatens, the human descendents of the gods must fight monsters to stop the end of the world.

adventure family fantasy fiction gods and goddesses mythology Norse Norse mythology Ragnarok shapeshifters Thor Vikings wolves YA young adult

Cara's mother is still missing. When her brother Jax texts her from "smart kid's boot camp" in Boston, Cara and her two best friends go to the rescue. But the camp is a front for Cara's mother's organization who are fighting against a force who wants to make the planet over in its own image, which will leave no space for anything else, animal, insect, or human.

The Shimmers in the Night A Novel (Dissenters), Lydia Millet, Big Mouth House

Surrounded by monsters, befriended by a ghost, and having discovered that Camp Sleepy Time's counselors are aliens, thirteen-year-old Einstein P. Fleet's only hope of help is Roxie, a girl who keeps appearing and disappearing with no explanation.

Surrounded by monsters, befriended by a ghost, and having discovered that Camp Sleepy Time's counselors are aliens, thirteen-year-old Einstein P. Fleet's only hope of help is Roxie, a girl who keeps appearing and disappearing with no explanation.

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