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Scary Chapter Books for Kids

Scary season is right around the corner, and what better way to experience a fright than through using your imagination and reading. Staff recommend parents learn more about the book prior to reading to ensure it is not too scary for your child.


Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidecker

When a family of fox kits are hungry for a story, they slink off into the evening wood to find The Storyteller, who spins dark tales of monsters and shadows, loyalty, and courage. Are you brave enough to make it to the final tale?

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Hide and Seeker by Daka Hermon

Justin’s best friend Zee has just returned from being missing for a year… nobody knows what happened, but he’s different. At his welcome home party, a classic game of Hide and Seek goes awry, and their friends are pulled into a nightmarish new game. They’ll have to band together and use all their wits and skills, but will it be enough to escape… The Seeker?

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Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

Life has been hard for Ollie, and she finds comfort in books. As any good bookworm would, she takes a risk to save a book from certain destruction in a river. But this is no ordinary book… as the story within unfolds, the eerie tale of local history wraps Ollie into a dreadful danger! Ghosts, scarecrows, zombies, and more are lurking in the terrifying atmosphere of this creepy town.

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The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

There’s more than meets the eye in this spooky, classic ghost story. Two abandoned Irish siblings travel to work as servants in a creepy, crumbling English manor house, where a dark figure begins to reveal why the townsfolk tried to warn them away. If you like your scary stories peppered with humor and heart, this is the book for you. But take caution…this is still a bone chilling tale full of specters and secrets.

Book | Audiobook

Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidecker

When a family of fox kits are hungry for a story, they slink off into the evening wood to find The Storyteller, who spins dark tales of monsters and shadows, loyalty, and courage. Are you brave enough to make it to the final tale?

Book 

Hide and Seeker by Daka Hermon

Justin’s best friend Zee has just returned from being missing for a year… nobody knows what happened, but he’s different. At his welcome home party, a classic game of Hide and Seek goes awry, and their friends are pulled into a nightmarish new game. They’ll have to band together and use all their wits and skills, but will it be enough to escape… The Seeker?

Book

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

Life has been hard for Ollie, and she finds comfort in books. As any good bookworm would, she takes a risk to save a book from certain destruction in a river. But this is no ordinary book… as the story within unfolds, the eerie tale of local history wraps Ollie into a dreadful danger! Ghosts, scarecrows, zombies, and more are lurking in the terrifying atmosphere of this creepy town.

Book | Audiobook | eBook

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

There’s more than meets the eye in this spooky, classic ghost story. Two abandoned Irish siblings travel to work as servants in a creepy, crumbling English manor house, where a dark figure begins to reveal why the townsfolk tried to warn them away. If you like your scary stories peppered with humor and heart, this is the book for you. But take caution…this is still a bone chilling tale full of specters and secrets.

Book | Audiobook

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