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Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage) books

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Recently Published

Lockwood & Co: The Empty Grave by Jonathan Stroud Lockwood & Co: The Empty Grave

After their recent adventures, the Lockwood & Co team deserve a well-earned break ...so naturally they decide to risk their lives breaking into a heavily-guarded crypt. A building full of unsettled souls, it's also the final resting place of Marissa...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Odd & True by Cat Winters Odd & True

The latest from master of historical paranormal, Cat Winters, about a pair of monster-hunting sisters with a dark past
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

The Little Vampire by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg The Little Vampire

Nine-year-old Tony loves ghosts and horror stories, but when he's left home alone one night, he gets quite the fright as Rudolph the little vampire flies in! Tony even visits the little vampire's Family Vault in the graveyard where he...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Shadow Shoes And Other Scary Tales by Michael Dahl Shadow Shoes And Other Scary Tales

When she discovers a pair of mysterious shoes under her bed one night, Daphne decides to try them on. Suddenly she can flit noiselessly through the house. She can move through walls, trees and even people as though she were...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul For School by Barry Hutchison Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul For School

First, it's too difficult, then there's a terrifying mess of smoky black tendrils that wants to kill him, then two teenagers explode through his window holding guns and throwing magic. Tested with awesome weapons and ancient magic, Denzel realises just...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Michael Dahl's Really Scary Stories Pack C of 4 by Michael Dahl Michael Dahl's Really Scary Stories Pack C of 4

There's something for everyone in this anthology of scary stories. Featuring tales that range from creepy to bone-chilling, from suspicious and strange to downright frightening, Michael Dahl's Really Scary Stories will come back to haunt you again and again.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Charlotte Says by Alex Bell Charlotte Says

The chilling prequel to FROZEN CHARLOTTE, CHARLOTTE SAYS explores the terrifying and mysterious backstory to the demonic Frozen Charlotte dolls
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

The Library Claw And Other Scary Tales by Michael Dahl The Library Claw And Other Scary Tales

The dark, secluded biography section at the back of the ancient public library is not a place many people want to visit. But when Darren gets a history assignment that leads him to the spooky room, he finds surprises around...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

The Girl in the Graveyard And Other Scary Tales by Michael Dahl The Girl in the Graveyard And Other Scary Tales

On the way home from a friend's house late one night, Bradley takes a shortcut through the graveyard. A mysterious girl keeps popping up from behind the gravestones and her face resembles a doll that belonged to Bradley's sister, a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

The Night Octopus And Other Scary Tales by Michael Dahl The Night Octopus And Other Scary Tales

During a visit to her great-aunt Glory, Simone is frightened of the curtains in the room where she sleeps. Like the movement of an octopus, the curtains curl and wave in the light breeze. But surely it is just Simone's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace Shallow Graves

For fans of Holly Black and Nova Ren Suma, a gripping, hauntingly atmospheric novel about murder, revenge, and a world where monsters-human and otherwise-lurk at the fringes.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel Black Bird of the Gallows


Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

The Freddy Files by Scott Cawthon The Freddy Files

Five Nights at Freddy's: Official Guide will dive deep into the world of Freddy's, giving fans a chance to uncover the mysteries of the disappearances that have taken place.
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/08/2017

Shadow House: No Way Out by Dan Poblocki Shadow House: No Way Out

The third installment in the exciting Shadow House series that invites you to step inside the ghost story!
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

Creeper Files: Incy, Wincy Eek! by Hacker Murphy Creeper Files: Incy, Wincy Eek!

Hacker Murphy is gathering more evidence about the half-man-half-plant monster who calls himself The Creeper. A spooky churchyard is the perfect place for The Creeper to hatch, literally, his latest plan. The plan is big, the plan is evil, the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

Coming Soon

Goosebumps 25th Anniversary Retro Set by R. L. Stine Goosebumps 25th Anniversary Retro Set

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Goosebumps with five of the all-time bestselling books including Monster Blood, Why I'm Afraid of Bees, A Night in Terror Tower, The Beast From the East, and Legend of the Lost Legend. Each with their...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2017

Scarecrow by Danny Weston Scarecrow

When Jack witnesses something incredible, he begins to realise that it is no ordinary scarecrow - it is alive, hungry and fuelled by rage. And when Dad's enemies begin to converge on the lodge, the scarecrow might just turn out...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Devils' Pass Pack A of 4 by Justina Ireland Devils' Pass Pack A of 4

Devil's Pass seems like a quaint, wholesome town with one small exception. Luckily, the town also has a group of courageous teens who fight the danger as it comes. Zach, Tiffany, Evie and Jeff along with Mr Hofstrom use their...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Zach Lopez vs the Unicorns of Doom by Justina Ireland Zach Lopez vs the Unicorns of Doom

Zach Lopez has just moved to Devil's Pass and is missing his old home already. Soon, Zach finds that his new friends were telling him the truth and more, that they have to save the town from a brutal infestation...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Tiffany Donovan vs the Cookie Elves of Destruction by Justina Ireland Tiffany Donovan vs the Cookie Elves of Destruction

When she finds a new bakery to buy biscuits from, she is thrilled with how much the people of the school and the town seem to love them. Soon anyone who has eaten the biscuits seems to be in danger...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Evie Allen vs the Quiz Tournament Zombies by Justina Ireland Evie Allen vs the Quiz Tournament Zombies

Evie Allen is smart wicked smart. So smart, she's the star of her school's quiz team. The team Evie must go up against is hungry for more than just the championship they need brains to keep themselves going. It's up...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Jeff Allen vs the Time Suck Vampire by Justina Ireland Jeff Allen vs the Time Suck Vampire

Jeff Allen needs a new phone. But for a new phone, Jeff needs money and therefore a job. When he starts working at the new mobile phone shop for Mr Vlad, he thinks he's got it made. The new phones...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Goosebumps: Most Wanted: How I Met My Monster by R. L. Stine Goosebumps: Most Wanted: How I Met My Monster

Noah Bienstock can't help being so shy; he's always been like that. His best friend, lives in the same building, but aside from her, Noah isn't very popular. When he learns that the new student is also his neighbor, Noah's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

The Memory Trees by Kali Wallace The Memory Trees

A darkly magical novel about a mysterious family legacy, the bonds of sisterhood, and the strange and powerful ways we are shaped by the places we call home, from the critically acclaimed author of Shallow Graves.For the first eight years...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

The Phantom: The Complete Avon Novels: Volume #4: The Veiled Lady by Lee Falk, George Wilson The Phantom: The Complete Avon Novels: Volume #4: The Veiled Lady
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For the first time ever, the Avon edition of The Phantom is back in print! Hermes Press is proud to announce that they will be publishing all fifteen pocket Avon books, starting in August 2016, and every other month thereafter!...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House (Geronimo Stilton) by Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House (Geronimo Stilton)

Geronimo Stilton is a bestselling children's series with a dedicated international fan base. Full of laughs, mystery and adventure, the series follows the adventures of the Geronimo Stilton the famouse journalist, in his search for the next hot scoop.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Curiosity House: The Fearsome Firebird (Book Three) by Lauren Oliver, H. C. Chester Curiosity House: The Fearsome Firebird (Book Three)
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Welcome back to the Dime Museum, home to the freaks, wonders and oddities that live there. But beware, fans of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events may never want to leave...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

Curiosity House: The Fearsome Firebird (Book Three) by Lauren Oliver, H. C. Chester Curiosity House: The Fearsome Firebird (Book Three)
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Welcome back to the Dime Museum, home to the freaks, wonders and oddities that live there. But beware, fans of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events may never want to leave...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Frankenstein

Short illustrated adaptations of well-known stories, designed to offer young readers an exciting and accessible introduction to the classics.
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/12/2017

Other books in this genre

Super Scary Stuff Pack A of 4 by Megan Cooley Peterson Super Scary Stuff Pack A of 4

Was a police officer abducted by aliens on a lonely road in England in 1980? Did you know there's an entire island covered with snakes in Brazil? Does a misty ghost haunt the Gold Brook Bridge in Vermont, USA? We...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

High Spirits by Rob Keeley High Spirits

Rob Keeley is back with High Spirits, the fourth instalment in his multi-award-listed Spirits series. The series allows young people to learn more about other times, as well as the time in which they live.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

Super Scary Places by Megan Cooley Peterson Super Scary Places

Imagine visiting an island covered with thousands of viper snakes. What would it be like to stroll past thousands of skeletons in the catacombs in Paris, France? Dare to discover more about some of the creepiest places around. These spooky...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

Super Scary Stories by Megan Cooley Peterson Super Scary Stories

Your heart pounds as your friend tells you a scary story about a headless ghost. Could it be true? Maybe not, but it's still fun to hear! Scary stories come from all around the world. Take a deep breath and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters The Steep and Thorny Way

Now in paperback, a biracial girl in 1920s rural Oregon searches for the truth about her father's death while avoiding trouble from the KKK in this atmospheric YA novel inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Coullian Cuill Apprentice Ghost Guardian by Riti Bridie Coullian Cuill Apprentice Ghost Guardian

Whatever you know about ghosts - forget it. They don't haunt, go headless, or vanish in white floaty sheets. But they do reek like foul, rotting flesh. And murder Ghost Guardian Apprentices. At least Sethaliss does, who's a mean son-of-a-graveyard-ditch.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

Dark Arena: Defenders by Tom Palmer Dark Arena: Defenders

Action-packed follow-up to Killing Ground in the Defenders series, this is an enthralling trilogy of spine-tingling spooky adventures with a sporty twist, from a master of footie fiction for kids.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/07/2017

The Ghost in Annie's Room by Philippa Pearce The Ghost in Annie's Room

Wonderfully atmospheric yet tender ghost story, firmly rooted in the children's magical tradition, and now available with brand new full-colour artwork by rising star Cate James. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2017

Super Scary Ghosts by Megan Cooley Peterson Super Scary Ghosts

You hear a loud creak and the lights flicker. Could it be a ghost? You don't have to believe in ghosts to enjoy spine-tingling ghost stories! Get the details about ghosts that supposedly haunt Hampton Court Palace in England and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017

Super Scary Monsters by Megan Cooley Peterson Super Scary Monsters

You see a dark figure dart through the trees. Scary monster stories have been told since ancient times. Some of these monsters are from ancient myths. Whatever the case, they're all scary! Get all the details about the hairy bunyip...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017

Knitbone Pepper (2) - The Last Circus Tiger by Claire Barker Knitbone Pepper (2) - The Last Circus Tiger

Knitbone Pepper is a friendly ghost dog, haunting the crumbling Starcross Hall with a gaggle of other ghostly pets. When Knitbone and his beloved owner Winnie invite the circus to Starcross, the ghosts are so excited! But amidst the magicians,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2017

The Merciless Origins of Evil by Danielle Vega The Merciless Origins of Evil

Brooklyn knows that there's no good without evil, no right without wrong. And when a helpless girl calls her teen helpline, whispering that someone is hurting her, Brooklyn knows that she needs to save her anonymous caller, even if it...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/06/2017

Five Nights at Freddy's: The Twisted Ones by Scott Cawthon, Kira Breed-Wrisley Five Nights at Freddy's: The Twisted Ones
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The highly anticipated sequel to the bestselling Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/06/2017

The Screaming Statue by Lauren Oliver, H. C. Chester The Screaming Statue
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Fans of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events enter if you dare... Witness the freaks, wonders and oddities at the Dime Museum. Tread the path of the four extraordinary children who live there...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

House of Furies by Madeleine Roux House of Furies

An all-new gothic horror series from the New York Times bestselling author of Asylum. After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/05/2017

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