Fear-filled materials available for older kids in the Children’s Department.
Get in the Spirit for Halloween! Here are audiobooks, horror compilations, music and sound effects CDs that will give you nightmares. I also added a few select books that will keep you up at night! For your convenience, each of the titles below is linked to our catalog listing where you can place the items on hold from home. Have a spooky time!
Listen and Despair!
Nothing beats a scary audiobook to bring out the chills. Turn off the lights, turn on the cd and pretend you are around a campfire in the woods. Try not to scream!
- The Clumsy Ghost and other Spooky Tales
- It's the First Day of School...Forever! by R.L. Stine
- Haunted Kids: True Ghost Stories
- Scary Stories: the Complete 3-book Audio Collection by Alvin Schwartz
- Favorite Scary Stories of American Children: Grades K-3
- Say Cheese-- And Die Screaming! by R.L. Stine
- Creep From the Deep by R.L. Stine
- Goosebumps HorrorLand 1, Revenge of the Living Dummy by R.L. Stine
Try to make it through these creepy story compilations!
Don’t have time for a long novel? These short story collections will make you want to leave the lights on. Try not to run!
- The Young Oxford Book of Nasty Endings
- A Terrifying Taste of Short & Shivery: Thirty Creepy Tales by Robert San Souci
- The Young Oxford Book of Aliens
- Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill your Bones by Alvin Schwartz
- Half-Minute Horrors
- More Bones: Scary Stories From Around the World by Stefan Bachmann
- Attack of the Vampire Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales by David Lubar
- Chilling Tales of Horror: Dark Graphic Short Stories by Pedro Rodriquez
- Home Sweet Horror by James Preller
- The Big Book of Horror: 21 Tales to Make you Tremble by Alissa Heyman
- Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods: 20 Chilling Tales from the Wilderness by Hal Johnson
Music to go along with your nightmares!
Here are some CDs that are the perfect accompaniment for your Halloween party. Try not to shiver!
- Kidz Bop Halloween: 13 Spooky Songs Sung by Kids for Kids
- Monster Mash: Party Songs & Spooky Sounds for Kids
- Nightmare Before Christmas String Tribute
- Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
- The Grand Scream of Things performed by Andy Z
- Halloween Howls: Fun and Scary Music performed by Andrew Gold
- Halloween Party: Monster Mix
- Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Spooky! Tunes and Tales to Chill Your Bones and Warm Your Spirits performed by Katherine Dines
- Scary Sound Effects: Nightmarish Noise for Halloween
- Spooky Favorites
A guide to late-night frights that you can sink your teeth into!
Here are tales old and new; of monsters, ghosts and boggarts too! Try to fall asleep!
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley : a Dark Graphic Novel by Sergio Sierra
The Tell-Tale Heart by Benjamin Harper
The Ghost Prison by Joseph Delaney
The Beast of Baskerville by Annette Cascone
The Horror at Chiller House by R.L. Stine
Here Comes the Shaggedy by R.L. Stine
Can You Keep a Secret?: a Fear Street Novel by R.L. Stine
A Nightmare on Clown Street by R.L. Stine
Night of the Puppet People by R.L. Stine
Guinea Pig Killer by Annie Graves
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive! by Jack Chabert
Eerie Elementary: Recess is a Jungle! by Jack Chabert
The Doll Graveyard by Lois Ruby
Charlie Bumpers vs. the Squeaking Skull by Bill Harley
Mothman's Curse by Christine Hayes
Charlie and the Grandmothers by Katy Towell
Secret of the Changeling by Tommy Donbavand
The Inn Between by Marina Cohen
The Night Gardener: A Scary Story by Jonathan Auxier
Here ends the list of horrors! If you have any favorite creepy tales you would like to share please leave a comment below. Have a Happy Halloween!