Book List:39 titles
  • From the master of spookiness, Mary Downing Hahn. When malicious sprites called the Kinde Folke snatch Mollie's baby brother and replace him with a hideous changeling, Mollie travels through eerie, perilous lands to save him.  ...


  • Ghost story master Mary Downing Hahn unrolls the suspenseful, spine-chilling yarn of a girl imprisoned for more than a century, the terrifying events that put her there, and a friendship that crosses the boundary between past and present. A family...


  • A bewitched doll, a vengeful spirit, and a haunted mansion populate three haunting tales from award-winning author Mary Downing Hahn. Spine-chilling and spooky, these stories of the supernatural will thrill readers who love to be scared . . . just en...


  • Against the ominous backdrop of the influenza epidemic of 1918, Annie, a new girl at school, is claimed as best friend by Elsie, a classmate who is a tattletale, a liar, and a thief. Soon Annie makes other friends and finds herself joining them in te...


  • Folks say Old Auntie takes a girl and keeps her fifty years -- then lets her go and takes another one.”     Thirteen-year-old Daniel Anderson doesn’t believe Brody Mason’s crazy stories about the ghost witch who lives up on Brewster’s Hi...


  • BRENDAN is smart, a talented artist, and yet his teachers and classmates mock him, his foster mother is cold and critical, and he has become a target for bullies. Why should he struggle at school and at home when he knows he'll never measure up? It's...


  • Based on an actual crime in 1955, this YA novel is at once a mystery and a coming-ofage story. The brutal murder of two teenage girls on the last day of Nora Cunningham's junior year in high school throws Nora into turmoil. Her certainties -- friends...


  • Three of Mary Downing Hahn's scariest ghost stories are in this handsome boxed set: "Wait Till Helen Comes," "All the Lovely Bad Ones," and "Deep and Dark and Dangerous." ...


  • When twelve-year-old Florence boards the crowded horse-drawn coach in London, she looks forward to a new life with her great uncle and aunt at Crutchfield Hall, an old manor house in the English countryside. Anything will be better, she thinks, than ...






  • A contemporary thriller by the bestselling author of The Old Willis Place.Two 13-year-old boys, Arthur and Logan, set out to solve the mystery of a murder that took place some years ago in the old house Logan's family has just moved into. The boys' q...



  • TRAVIS AND HIS SISTER, Corey, can’t resist a good trick. When they learn that their grandmother’s quiet Vermont inn, where they're spending the summer, has a history of ghost sightings, they decide to do a little "haunting” of their own. But th...


  • Since its publication in 1986, the deliciously frightening novel Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story has not only haunted countless readers, but has also won eleven state book awards. The spine-chilling tale begins when twelve-year-old Molly and her...


  • Diana and her little brother, Georgie, have been living in the woods behind the old Willis place, a decaying mansion, for what seems like forever. A strict set of rules won't allow them to leave the property or even show themselves to anyone. But ...


  • When he goes to spend the summer with his great-aunt in the family's old house, eleven-year-old Drew is drawn eighty years into the past to trade places with his great-great-uncle who is dying of diphtheria. ...


  • JUST BEFORE SUMMER BEGINS, thirteen-year-old All finds an old photograph. She recognizes the two children. One's her mother, the other her aunt Dulcie . . . but who is the third person, the one who's been torn out of the picture? All will have two mo...


  • When her widower father inherits a castlelike estate in the mountains of West Virginia, 12-year-old Jen is thrilled. It seems like a wish come true. But she quickly realizes that not all change is positive. Her dad has a mysterious new girlfriend, Mo...


  • Third-grader Janey is never without a Bob the Dog Detective book by her favorite author, Lily May Appleton. She sneaks reading time during school and is often scolded for letting her mind wander. Janey snaps to attention, though, when her teacher men...


  • “A first-rate story.” —Kirkus Reviews  On a cold, snowy night, thirteen-year-old Haswell Magruder makes a fateful decision. A wounded Confederate soldier appears at the family’s Virginia farm, and Haswell convinces his mother to take the ma...


  • Anna is thrilled when she receives an invitation to leave hot, sticky Baltimore and visit her aunt and uncle on their farm, where she'll be able to go barefoot, swim in the pond, and drink fresh-squeezed lemonade. But when she arrives, she's greeted ...


  • When Jesse went down to the marsh on that fateful day, he expected to find a turtle for terrapin soup. Instead, he comes across a dying slave woman who makes Jesse promise he’ll take her young son, Perry, to a relative in Baltimore. Aiding and abet...



  • Life wasn't fair.  As soon as you thought you were safe, someone pulled the rug out from under you.  And there you were, back on the train, going to the very place you thought you'd left for good.Gordy couldn't be less happy about moving back to hi...


  • When Gordy Smith and his down-and-out family go to live with his rich grandmother, he brings with him the hostilities of an abused child with a drunken father, until a friendship with a boy disabled by polio changes his life. Reprint....


  • Desperate to escape cruel relatives who've made her a servant and a scapegoat since her mother died, twelve-year-old Eliza Yates goes on the run. Disguised as a boy named Eli, she comes across a young man named Calvin Featherbone -- a charming con-ma...


  • in Bruce Coville's Book of Monsters II

    An ultimate scary tale collection for readers with monsters on the brain celebrates the creepy beasties of the forest, swamp, school bus, and vending machines, and highlights creatures that may even turn out to be a best friend. Original....


  • They call the big old inn Underhill, and it sits on the coast of Maine--an imposing sight. looming out of the desolate landscape. The locals say the place is haunted, and to sixteen-year-old Cynda, arriving to spend the long winter months with her fa...


  • in Bruce Coville's Book of Nightmares
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    A collection of spine-chilling and unexplainable adventures that truly qualify as nightmares includes "There's Nothing Under the Bed," by Bruce Coville, and other tales of terror by Jane Yolen, Mark Garland, Mary Downing Hahn, and Michael Markiewicz....


  • Lauren and Spencer were best friends in junior high, but good-looking Spencer quickly becomes a popular jock in high school with no time for quiet, bookish jock Lauren. Now they're in senior year, and suddenly Spencer is back in her life, sharing his...






  • Twelve-year-old Felix is fascinated. She has never met a woman like Grace -- beautiful, mysterious, and a citizen of the world. If it weren't for Grace, the family's trip to Spain might have been pretty dull. The trouble started when Felix and her...


  • When Parker Pettengill and Matt Armentrout find a dead man at the edge of Indian Creek, their camping trip comes to a close -- and a detective hunt begins. Evans, the creepy new boyfriend of Parker's mom, Pam, was seen at the place of the crime -- bu...


  • The StrangerHe was busy reading the drugstore bulletin board when Madigan first saw him. He sure was good looking! His hair was dark and he had a full beard with a mustache that curled up on the ends and hid his mouth, just as his silver sunglasses h...


  • SHE HAD BEEN WARNED NEVER TO GO THERE... But as ten-year-old Ashley followed the beautiful white cat through a small opening in the hedge, she stepped into an enchanted place... A PLACE WHERE SHE MIGHT FIND THE ANSWERS... Who is the little girl...


  • QUESTIONSSensitive and idealistic fifteen-year-old Kelly McAllisterfeels at odds with everyone around her. Her best friendhas suddenly turned boy crazy. Her talented mothercreates greeting card designs instead of real art, andher father never talks t...


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    Tallahassee was about as miserable as a twelve-year-old could be. She’d always lived with her beautiful, free-spirited mother, Liz, and she could do anything she pleased -- pig-out on junk food, veg-out on TV, forget about homework. Now Liz was off...


  • Summer of Dreams I thought becoming a teenager was going to be fun. Instead., the summer I turned thirteen my life turned upside-down. Dad lost his job and we moved into my aunt and uncle's beach house. Sounded great-but not When I had to share a ro...


  • The Secret Everybody in Jessica's English class makes fun of Daphne. She never says a word to anyone -- just walks around with her nose in a book, with her long straggly hair hanging over her face. Now the worst thing has happened. The teacher has a...