Weekly Nibble: October 18, 2019

I hosted my second Book Scouts program this week, and this time, I highlighted some of my favorite spooky reads! I quickly realized as I was composing this list that for me, spooky has much more to do with how a book makes you feel than the actual content. As a result, some of these books are not what most people would consider traditional ghost or scary stories. Ollie’s Odyssey by William Joyce is the biggest standout to me on this list, but when I read it, the atmosphere of the entire book seemed to be one of existential gloom. That’s probably scarier than anything else for me as an adult, so I included it for a different take on “spooky.” =)

Picture Books

Sir Simon: Super Scarer by Cale Atkinson
Harry and the Terrible Whatzit by Dick Gackenbach
Are You Scared, Darth Vader? by Adam Rex

Chapter Books and Graphic Novels

Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez
A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting by Joe Ballarini
The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter
Bone Jack by Sara Crowe
A Curious Tale of the In-Between by Lauren DeStefano
The Last Gargoyle by Paul Durham
Ollie’s Odyssey by William Joyce
Elizabeth and Zenobia by Jessica Miller
Chill by Alex Nye
Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh
The House in Poplar Wood by K.E. Ormsbee
Camp Midnight by Steven T. Seagle
Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter by Marcus Sedgwick
Spell & Spindle by Michelle Schusterman
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
Hoodoo by Ronald L. Smith
Lockwood & Co. (series) by Jonathan Stroud
Thornhill by Pam Smy
Nightbooks by J.A. White

Non-fiction

The Queen Mary: A Chilling Interactive Adventure by Matt Doeden
The Winchester Mystery House: A Chilling Interactive Adventure by Matt Doeden
Tower of London: A Chilling Interactive Adventure by Blake Hoena
The Magician and the Spirits by Deborah Noyes
The Ghost Horse of the Mounties by Sean O’Huigin

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