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Whispers in the Graveyard
by Theresa Breslin picture of book cover
Horror & Ghosts for ages 9 - 14 published by Mammoth
Everyone has failed Solomon, his mother has left him, his teachers are bullies and his father is a drunk. When things get too much he takes refuge in the Kirkyard, in a hidden corner where nothing grows and nobody else walks. When workmen come to move the graves they dig up the rowan tree, the only thing which has ever grown at that end of the kirkyard. As it dies a terrible force is unleashed, a force that wants revenge on mankind. ...more 162/110
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The Rinaldi Ring
by Jenny Nimmo picture of book cover
Horror & Ghosts for ages 10 - 14 published by Mammoth
After the awful death of his mother, Eliot moves to England to live with his cousins. Very soon he realises that he is being haunted by Mary-Ellen who once lived in the house, and gradually he begins to unravel her sad story. Down through the years everyone had assumed she had been driven insane by the loss of her fiancé, so why does Eliot feel part of the story is missing? ...more 301/8
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The Dark Behind the Curtain
by Gillian Cross picture of book cover
Horror & Ghosts for ages 10 - 15 published by Scholastic
Jackus did not want to have anything to do with the school play, but he made a bargain with the headmaster. No police if Jackus was in the play. What choice did he have? Jackus gets off to a bad start with the other children in the play and makes no real attempt to become friends. However as the rehearsals for Sweeny Todd progress, Jackus begins to realise that other forces are at work in the theatre. Ghosts of misery and fear are back and out to exact a terrible revenge upon those performing the play. ...more 78/92
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The Whitby Child
by Robin Jarvis, illustrated by Robin Jarvis picture of book cover
Horror & Ghosts for ages 9 - 14 published by Macdonald Young Books
Miss Boston is now a complete invalid, cared for by Ben, Jennet and the dithering Miss Withers. But a visit from a long dead friend makes her realise she must use her special knowledge to heal herself in order to face the danger. Jennet, feeling isolated and resentful after her infatuation of the evil Crozier moves further away from her family. Ben watches as those he loves change and fall into despair, but it is Nelda the Aufwader who is hiding the most terrible secret. What will Ben be able to do to help his friends? ...more 338/203
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Cirque du Freak
by Darren Shan picture of book cover
Horror & Ghosts for ages 9 - 14 published by Collins
Darren and his friend Steve find a way to visit a mysterious Freak Show, they are amazed by what they see but Steve seems to recognise one of the company and stays behind. Darren, worried about his friend hides and hears him ask the strange man an outrageous request. Darren is frightened by his friends interest in the macabre, but is fascinated by the spider, Madam Octa. He steals her and sets in motion a terrible chain of events that will lead to his friends near death and his own demise! ...more 727/384
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The Vampire's Assistant
by Darren Shan picture of book cover
Horror & Ghosts for ages 9 - 14 published by Collins
Back at the Cirque du Freak, Darren begins to enjoy life making some friends and training as the vampire's assistant. He is still refusing to drink blood and is slowly getting weaker and even when Mr Crepsley tries to force him to drink he manages to stop him. He makes two new friends who are not part of the Freak show, a little boy called Sam, who is fascinated by the show and an eco- warrior called RV. RV is concerned by the treatment of some of the animals in the show and frees the wolfman from his cage, nobody can imagine the awful happenings that will follow! ...more 1434/384
Tunnels of Blood
by Darren Shan picture of book cover
Horror & Ghosts for ages 9 - 14 published by Collins
Darren, Evra and Mr Crepsley leave the Cirque du Freak and travel to a city, at first Darren just enjoys the feelings of being with people again, especially when he meets a young girl called Debbie. But then bodies start being found, bodies savagely emptied of all their blood. Darren suspects Mr Crepsley and he and Evra follow the Vampire to catch him and kill him, but is it Mr Crepsley who is behind these manic killings or is there another darker, evil monster loose beneath the city? ...more 1334/384
Animal Crackers
by Narinder Dhami, illustrated by Tony Blundell picture of book cover
Horror & Ghosts for ages 7 - 10 published by Corgi Yearling
Because of the 4 playground bullies, Sanjay slips over and bangs his head. When he wakes up everyone he sees has become some sort of animal. Soon Sanjay realises everyone behaves, in some way, like the animal he sees them as. Faint with fear, he wonders what sort of animal Barry Howard and his 3 sidekicks will be. Rottweilers? Man-eating sharks? When he discovers they're white rabbits, he comes up with a cunning idea and the bullies get their comeuppance! ...more 941/198
Break of Dark
by Robert Westall picture of book cover
Horror & Ghosts for ages 10 - 14 published by Red Fox
Five stories, all set in different times and places. And yet all connected by their disturbing occurrences. Do aliens exist and travel amongst us? Are their places where the dead can break through from the other side and return to places they have known? Read these stories and decide for yourselves. ...more 1607/62
No Stone Unturned
by Brian Keaney picture of book cover
Horror & Ghosts for ages 8 - 13 published by Barrington Stoke
Lisa Foster's husband is a nasty, violent man. Everybody in Brede feels sorry for her, but it is only when Simon arrives in the village that her life looks to be getting better. But the day Lisa walks out on David a terrible chain of events start that will chill you to the core! ...more 1378/670

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