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See below for a selection of the latest books from Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
A comic horror tour de force. - KIRKUS, Starred Review Tailor-made for fans of postmodern horror comedy. - BOOKLIST, Starred Review Howard's writing is so razor-sharp, it might have blood dripping from it. - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, Starred Review The monster apocalypse is nigh, but never fear! Humanity is under the protection of . . . this crew? It's a lonely Halloween night for ten-year-old Mona. While everyone else is out having a ghoulishly good time, she's stuck inside without so much as a scary movie to watch. Just when she figures this evening can't get much worse, a giant monster appears in her living room, proving her very, very wrong. Running for her life, Mona quickly sees that she's not alone; trick-or-treating's been canceled due to monster invasion! A barrier keeping billions of monsters at bay has broken and the horrific hordes have descended upon humanity, wreaking bloody havoc everywhere they stomp, slither, or squish. She may not be equipped for it, but it's up to Mona to save the world with a team of fellow weirdos by her side. Perhaps they will succeed. Or perhaps this will be . . . The Last Halloween.
Puffin Clothbound Classics - stunningly beautiful hardback editions of the most famous stories in the world Victor Frankenstein has made a terrible mistake. In his desperate pursuit to create life, he has created a monster. A monster which, abandoned by his master and shunned by everyone it meets, follows Dr Frankenstein to the very ends of the earth with horror and murder in its recycled heart. Mary Shelley takes the reader on a journey through St Petersburg, to the beautiful Swiss Alps, to the desolate waste of the Arctic Circle, in a story that has sent a chill down the spines of generations. 'A masterpiece' - Philip Pullman Also in Puffin Clothbound Classics: Black Beauty The Secret Garden A Christmas Carol The Wizard of Oz Treasure Island Dracula The Little Prince Wuthering Heights Tales from Shakespeare
Daisy's getting into some seriously spooky trouble on Halloween! Cheeky, extremely readable and funny young fiction from the bestselling author behind the hilarious OI FROG series. It's Halloween and Daisy is going trick-or-treating for the very first time. In the dark . . . in the fog . . . with a VAMPIRE . . . armed only with a torch and some silly string. GULP! The funny, spooky and totally troublesome tale from the bestselling Daisy series.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Asylum comes the final book in the creepy fantasy series praised as darkly delightful. * Fleeing the nightmares of Coldthistle House, Louisa and her friends have taken up in a posh new London residence. But religious zealots from the shepherd's army are flocking to the city in droves, and ominous warnings are being left on Louisa's very doorstep. With the evil influence of her father's spirit growing stronger, Louisa knows she'll have to pick a side in the coming war between the old gods, whether she'd like to or not. Louisa will do whatever it takes to save herself-even if it means returning to Coldthistle House. And when she strikes another devil's bargain with Mr. Morningside, she's forced to join his supernatural staff on a journey to a gateway between worlds, a place of legend: the Tomb of Ancients. But as always, Louisa knows there's a catch. . . In this epic finale to Madeleine Roux's gripping House of Furies series, eerie photographs and beautiful illustrations from artist Iris Compiet help bring to life a world where gods and monsters are at war-and no one will escape the battle unscathed. *Publishers Weekly
The start of a spine-chilling new horror series about the eerie happenings in a small town Something strange is happening on Goodie Lane . . . Thirteen-year-old Quinn Parker knows that there's something off about her neighbors. She calls them the Oldies because they've lived on Goodie Lane for as long as anyone can remember, but they never seem to age. Are they vampires? Or aliens? Or getting secret experimental surgeries? Or is Quinn's imagination just running wild again? If her dad were still around, he'd believe her. When he was alive, they'd come up with all sorts of theories about the Oldies. Now, Quinn's determined to keep the investigation going with the help of Mike, her neighbor and maybe-crush. They'll have to search for clues and follow the mystery wherever it leads-even if it's to the eerie pond at the end of the street that's said to have its own sinister secrets. But the Oldies are on to them. And the closer Quinn and Mike get to uncovering the answers, the more they realize just how terrifying the truth may be.
Book #3 in this fully illustrated, not-so-spooky chapter book series starring everyone's favorite little zombie Ghoulia, Auntie Departed, and Tragedy the greyhound are back for another adventure at Crumbling Manor! They're preparing for the annual Dead but Not Departed New Year's Eve party. A young ghost arrives, and he seems to be fading away. Turns out, the ghost has forgotten his own name and is in danger of vanishing entirely-all because there's no one left alive who remembers him. Not on Ghoulia's watch! If she can help the ghost figure out his name, she'll be able to keep him safe. But will Ghoulia be able to discover the truth before it's too late? With all the hijinks and Tim Burton-style art that made Books #1 and #2 fan favorites, Book #3 is sure to deliver!
A family-run haunted hotel's livelihood is threatened when a bigger haunted hotel opens nearby in this hilarious, spooky story Twelve-year-old Willow Ivan's family has run the Hotel Ivan for four hundred years. Through thick and thin, they've held on tight to their title as the Best Haunted Hotel on Mercer Street. That is, until the Hauntery-a corporate chain of haunted hotels-moves in down the street. As the Ivan's business fades, so do their ghostly staff. And Willow begins to worry that The Ivan's days are numbered. Then Willow meets Evie, a Hauntery ghost who's forced to play the part of a Spooky Little Girl even though she longs to be a Terrifying Phantasm. So when Willow offers her a job at The Ivan, Evie accepts-but she doesn't tell Willow that she's still working for The Ivan's competition, for fear of losing her new job and friend.
It's been more than 50 years since a tornado tore through a drive-in movie theater in tiny Mercer, Illinois, leaving dozens of teens - a whole generation of Mercerites - dead in its wake. So when another tornado touches down in the exact same spot on the anniversary of this small-town tragedy, the town is shaken. For Brenna Ortiz, Joshua Calloway, and Callie Keller, the apprehension is more than just a feeling. Though they seem to share nothing more than a struggle to belong, the teens' paths continue to intersect, bringing them together when they least expect it, and perhaps, when they need it most. Both the living and the dead have secrets and unresolved problems, but they may be able to find peace and move forward - if only they work together. A beautifully told, haunting yet hopeful novel about pushing past the pain, facing the world, and finding yourself.
Designed primarily as a collection of scary fare for adults to tell elementary-age children, the tales may be read and some even told by children. Also contains notes on the stories.
The pulse-pounding original prequel series based on the stealth horror video game Hello Neighbor continues! As construction begins on the Golden Apple Amusement Park, Aaron Peterson is becoming increasingly worried about his father. Working late nights in his study, Aaron's dad seems to be fraying at the edges--pushing, and sometimes breaking, the laws of engineering with his new schematics. And with the added pressure he's under to complete the park by this summer, Aaron can't help but feel his father's inventions are doomed to end in tragedy once again. But his fears over his father's work is complicated by a dark discovery: a network of tunnels running underneath the town of Raven Brooks. Where do they lead? And what dark secrets about his family's past will he uncover there? Don't miss this newest installment in the Hello Neighbor series, which features blueprints and secret documents throughout, to help readers unwind the mysteries at the heart of the games.
Discover the origin stories behind some of the world's most frightening monsters. This series explores all of the details of these horrifying histories. Age-appropriate illustrations and carefully levelled text will ensure that young readers will be intrigued, but not scared, by these marvellous monster discoveries.