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9 Scary Stories and Fantasy Tales

Bianca SchulzeThe Children’s Book Review
Published: October 29, 2010

While Halloween is the perfect time to whip out a scary story or a tale of a fantastical world, the books in this list will keep thrill-seeking readers gripped to their pages throughout the entire year!

Each title links to a book overview.

Necromancing the Stone
By Lish McBride
Ages 14-17


By Rachel Hartman
Ages 12-17


Twilight Tales: A Collection of Chilling Poems
By J.T. Holden
Ages 11 and up


Betrayal (Empty Coffin)
By Gregg Olsen
Ages 12 and up


Balthazar: An Evernight Novel
By Claudia Gray
Ages 14 and up


Dracula (Illustrated Classics)
By Bram Stoker; illustrations by Becky Cloonan
Ages 14 and up


The Crowfield Demon (Crowfield Curse)
By Pat Walsh
Ages 8-12


The Seven Tales of Trinket
By Shelley Moore Thomas
Ages 8-12


In a Glass Grimmly
By Adam Gidwitz
Ages 9-12

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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