Scary Stories

Looking for scary stories? They can be found in a number of areas in the Children’s Library. On the nonfiction shelves, see the 808.83 section for collections of ghostly short stories. Look under 133.1 for “true” ghost stories.

Stories from folklore can be found in the 398s:

Leach, Maria. Whistle in the Graveyard : Folktales to Chill Your Bones.

Manning-Sanders, Ruth. A Book of Spooks and Spectres.

Moore, Robin. When the Moon is Full : Supernatural Stories From the Old Pennsylvania Mountains.

Olson, Arielle North. Ask the Bones: Scary Stories from Around the World.

Peters, Andrew. Strange and Spooky Stories.

San Souci, Robert D. A Terrifying Taste of Short & Shivery: Thirty Creepy Tales.

Schwartz, Alvin. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

Young, Richard. The Scary Story Reader: Forty-one of the Scariest Stories for Sleepovers, Campfires, Car & Bus Trips — Even for First Dates!

Look under the authors’ names in the fiction section for these books:

Alcock, Vivien. Ghostly Companions: A Feast of Chilling Tales.

Cohen, Daniel. Ghostly Tales of Love & Revenge.

Coville, Bruce. Oddly Enough: Stories.

Gibbons, Faye. Hook Moon Night: Spooky Tales from the Georgia Mountains.

Hurston, Zora Neale. The Skull Talks Back and Other Haunting Tales.

Jacques, Brian. The Ribbajack & Other Curious Yarns.

Jacques, Brian. Seven Strange & Ghostly Tales.

Lubar, David. Invasion of the Road Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales.

Mazer, Anne. A Sliver of Glass and Other Uncommon Tales.

Poe, Edgar Allan. The Pit and the Pendulum: And Other Stories.

Poe, Edgar Allan. Tales of Terror.

San Souci, Robert D. Dare to Be Scared: Thirteen Stories To Chill and Thrill.

Stine, R. L. The Haunting Hour.

Vande Velde, Vivian. Being Dead: Stories.

Vivelo, Jackie. Chills in the Night: Tales that Will Haunt You.

Vivelo, Jackie. Chills Run Down My Spine.

Westall, Robert. Demons and Shadows: The Ghostly Best Stories of Robert Westall.

Wyeth, Sharon Dennis. Vampire Bugs: Stories Conjured from the Past.

Yee, Paul. Dead Man’s Gold: And Other Stories.

Yolen, Jane. Here There Be Ghosts.

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