Book of Bad Things, by Dan Poblocki

Book of Bad ThingsSummary:  Although twelve-year-old Cassidy Bean keeps a book of bad things, she did not expect her summer with the Tremont family in rural New Jersey to be one of them–but this year Ursula, a local hoarder, has died under mysterious circumstances, and Cassidy finds that there a great many bad and dangerous things hidden in her house, including, perhaps, her vengeful ghost.

Scholastic

The Night Gardener, by Jonathan Auxier

Night GardenerSummary:  Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.

Amulet

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Behind the Bookcase, by Mark Steensland

Summary: Sarah, her brother Billy, and her parents are moving into her deceased grandmother’s house for the summer in order to fix it up and sell it, but this is a house of locked rooms and many dark and dangerous secrets.

Delacourte

Goosebumps Wanted: the Haunted Mask, by R.L Stine

Goosebumps Wanted series

Summary:

When she discovers an evil mask at the bottom of a trunk and puts it on, LuAnn’s Halloween turns into a real nightmare because only an act of unbelievable kindness can remove it.

Scholastic Press

Attack of the Vampire Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales, by David Lubar

Summary:  Thirty creepy stories about warped technology, revengeful ants, sadistic gym teachers, and other terrifying things. Includes author’s notes on how he got his ideas for these stories.

Starscape

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The Tanglewood Terror, by Kurtis Scaletta

Summary: When a giant glowing fungus encroaches upon thirteen-year-old Eric’s small town, he, his little brother Brian, and a runaway girl try to stop it–and figure out what happened to the Puritan town that had mysteriously disappeared from the same spot.

Alfred A. Knopf

The Books of Elsewhere: The Shadows, by Jacqueline West

Summary: When eleven-year-old Olive and her distracted parents move into an old Victorian mansion, Olive finds herself ensnared in a dark plan involving some mysterious paintings, a trapped and angry nine-year-old boy, and three talking cats. 256 p., Dial Books for Young Readers.

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