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Read-Them-If-You Dare Horror Tales for Tweens

If your middle-schooler has a penchant for spooky stories, try these terrifying titles.
 
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666: The Number of the Beast
Series: 666
by Various

Tales of Evil. Tales of Darkness. Tales of Beasts. There's the... Vampire who visits the same girl every night. Dangerous rumor that turns all too deadly. Zombie who couldn't look more innocent. Boarding school plagued by a tortured ghost.

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Hunters of the Dusk: Book 7 in the Saga of Darren Shan
Series: Cirque du Freak, Book #7
by Darren Shan
In the seventh book of the Cirque du Freak series, Darren and the vampires are told by Mr. Tiny that the quest to kill the Vampaneze Lord must begin. Darren, along with Mr. Crepsley, Harkat, and Prince Vancha, learn from a sorceress that they will have onl
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Coraline
by Neil Gaiman Illustrated by Dave McKean

In Coraline's family's new flat there's a locked door. On the other side is a brick wall — until Coraline unlocks the door... and finds a passage to another flat in another house just like her own. Only different.

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Paperbacks : $6.29

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Dare to Be Scared: Thirteen Stories to Chill and Thrill
by Robert D. San Souci Illustrated by David Ouimet

In this creepy collection, San Souci draws on myths, legends, and folk tales to create 13 completely new stories, all featuring boys and girls from 8–12 as leading characters.

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Darkside
Series: Darkside, Book #1
by Tom Becker

Jonathan Starling's home has been attacked, his dad is in an asylum, he's running for his life, and there's nowhere to hide. Jonathan has stumbled upon London's greatest secret: Darkside.

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The Death Collector
by Justin Richards
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The Doom Machine
by Mark Teague , Scholastic Illustrated by Mark Teague

When a spaceship lands in Vern Hollow, Jack´s hometown, he and his no-account inventor-uncle Bud are busy trying to fix a car driven by Dr. Shumway and her daughter, Isadora.

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Hardcovers : $17.99

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: And Other Stories of the Supernatural
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Good and evil, right and wrong. Both are seen through the eyes of John Utterson, a lawyer and friend of the scientist Dr. Jekyll. After hearing the alarming account of the horrendous trampling of a small girl "like some damned juggernaut" by a violent man named Mr.

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The Empty Mirror
by James Lincoln Collier
Nick is an 13-year-old orphan growing up in the wilds of New England in the 1930s, when his already troubled life takes a turn for the worse. Blamed for a murder, Nick discovers he must confront a ghost who is causing all the mayhem.
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Encyclopedia Horrifica: The Terrifying Truth! About Vampires, Ghosts, Monsters, and More
by Joshua Gee

Vampires, ghosts, monsters, and more — Encyclopedia Horrifica invites you to join our quest for the terrifying truth about all things ghoulish and ghastly. But beware! Surprises lurk at the turn of every page. . . .

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The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray
by Chris Wooding

The Alienest meets Dracula in this gripping, gothic-horror thriller from young UK phenomenon Chris Wooding. Thaniel, just seventeen, is a wych-hunter. He must track down the fearful creatures that lurk in the Old Quarter of London. While hunting, he first encounters Alaizabel Cray.

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Lord of the Flies
by William Golding
William Golding's classic novel about a group of English schoolboys who are stranded on a deserted island remains as relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1954.
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The Man Who Was Poe
by Avi

In Providence, R.I., in 1848, Edgar Allan Poe reluctantly investigates the problems of eleven-year-old Edmund, whose family has mysteriously disappeared and whose story suggests a new Poe tale with a ghastly final twist.

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Paperbacks : $6.99

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The Deadly Catch
Series: The Midnight Library, Book #8
by Damien Graves

Take the bait!  Dive into three new stories from the library 

Adam and David go canoeing. Trouble awaits them in the water. The hungry kind of trouble.

Katie screams when she sees a mouse. And another one. And another one. And another one.

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The Shadow Children
by Steven Schnur Illustrated by Herbert Tauss

"Maybe for us it's over. But not for the children. For them it will never be over."

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Twilight
Series: Twilight Saga, Book #1
by Stephenie Meyer

After seventeen-year-old Bella begins living with her father in Forks, a small town in the Olympic Peninsula, she is haunted by Edward Cullen, a mysterious and handsome boy at school who she later learns is a vampire. Unfortunately, Bella falls in love with him and puts her life at risk just to be with him.

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Paperbacks : $9.89

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