One for Sorrow by Mary Downing Hahn

April 15th, 2018 by

one-for-sorrowSubmitted by Jenna, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is about a girl named Annie who moves to a new school. Annie meets this girl Elsie who claims Annie as her best friend. Eventully Annie leaves Elsie to hang out with the other girls. Elsie is mad at Annie and gets her revenge. Read this book to find out how Annie gets rids of Elsie for good.

Thornhill by Pam Smy

November 16th, 2017 by

thornhillSubmitted by Amina, Age 12 from Illinois

Rating: ★★★★½

When Ella Clarke moves to a new tow, she doesn’t expect anything out of the ordinary. But the first day she gets there, she sees a young girl standing behind a barbed wire fence. That girl is Mary Baines. Mary Baines is an orphan who lived in Thornhill, an orphanage that shut down years ago, back in 1982, when a girl showed up dead. But before that happened, Mary was bullied by another girl, and not in a normal way. The girl would hit the door to Mary’s room, and pull pranks.Mary could tell someone, but she has selective mutism, and she’s too scared of the girl to do anything. But Mary slowly plots her revenge. What will happen to the bully? What will happen to Mary herself? What is the true story of Thornhill? And will that rickety old orphanage claim another victim?

School of Fear by Gitty Daneshvari

November 16th, 2017 by

school-of-fearSubmitted by Owen, Age 10 from New York

Rating: ★★★★½

Everyone is afraid of something.
Madeline is afraid of bugs and spiders.
Theo is afraid of death. Lulu is afraid of small spaces.
Garrison is afraid of drowning. So they are brought to School of Fear. While there they find some odd things. Such as the B and B. A mean butler. And maggot cheese.

Some Spectacular Spoooooooky Books

October 31st, 2017 by

Happy Halloween!

What’s the most fun thing to do after a night of trick-or-treating? Well, sorting through all your candy, obviously.

But what’s the second most fun activity? Curling up under the covers with a creepy, bone-chilling book!

If you’re not sure which terrifying tale to choose, then check out these recommendations:


The Witches by Roald Dahl:


The Monsters of Morley Manor by Bruce Coville:

Do YOU have any can’t-miss spine-tingling books you want to share? Leave a comment below with your scary story recommendations!

The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn

November 4th, 2015 by

old-willis-place-mary-downing-hahnSubmitted by David, Age 9 from South Dakota

Rating: ★★★★★

It is the best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn

November 3rd, 2015 by

old-willis-place-mary-downing-hahnSubmitted by Jodey, Age 10

Rating: ★★★★★

So good. Love, I think everyone should read this book.

Featured Reviews by You(th): Spoooooky Stories!

October 28th, 2014 by

spooky-houseThe best way to serve some revenge to a friend who has wronged you? Recommend to them the scariest, most spine-chilling, spooky book to read and then watch them shake in their boots! (Or sneakers. Or flip-flops. Or any kind of footwear, really).

Check out some great book reviews from kids who read these spooky tales and lived to tell us about it!

Something Upstairs
by Avi

Reviewed by Cole, Age 12, Rhode Island

“One night while sleeping Kenny hears noises from the closet. Kenny looks in the closet and sees a blood stain. He is very curious about the blood stain…” Read More »

All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn
Reviewed by chas, Age 11, Rhode Island

“The people don’t know what’s going on but they might’ve just woken up the evil spirits in the house…” Read More »

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Reviewed by William, Age 13, California

“Be prepared, be very prepared, there’s absolutely no way for you to prepare for SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT.” Read More »

More Bones by Arielle North Olson & Howard Schwartz
Reviewed by Joslyn, Age 11, New York

“i recommend this book to the people who LOVE scary story’s if you do READ IT! :)” Read More »

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
Submitted by Trystan, Age 10, New York

“Your friend the right is shivering in fear, the friend to the left side of you almost peed his pants!” Read More »

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Have you read any goosebumps-worthy books lately? Show off how brave you were by leaving a review!

— Nancy

icon_nancyNancy knows that Monkey will always be there to protect her if she gets scared.

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Something Upstairs by Avi

June 22nd, 2013 by

Something-UpstairsSubmitted by Cole, Age 12 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

Something upstairs is a very interesting book and very entertaining. if you like ghostly stories you will love this book. This book is about a boy named Kenny who moves to Providence into a neighborhood. When they get the house Kenny wants the attic to be his room. One night while sleeping Kenny hears noises from the closet. Kenny looks in the closet and sees a blood stain. He is very curious about the blood stain. the next night Kenny sees a ghost feeling his way around the attic. Kenny is very scared Kenny asked the ghost what his name was and the ghost replied “Kaleb”. Kenny asked Kaleb if he needed help and Kaleb said help me find my killer. Kenny also found out Kaleb was a slave a long time ago. So Kaleb took the into the past to find his killer.

Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn

June 19th, 2013 by

deep_dark_dangerousSubmitted by sadie, Age 12 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★½

This book is about a girl named Ali going away for the summer with her aunt. When shes there she meets a girl named sissy. Sissy is not the nicest person. Wierd things , bad things have been happening around the summer home . But Ali discovers something about Sissy , something scary, something so shocking it will want to make you read more….. even though this book gets a little confusing it will all play out in the end, i love this shocking realistic fiction , mystery book. This book is a good book for mystery lovers.

All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn

May 11th, 2013 by

all-the-lovely-bad-ones_mary-downing-hahnSubmitted by chas, Age 11 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

this book is called All the Lovely Bad Ones. Mary Downing Hahn wrote this book. this book is a non ficttion but seems so real. this book is about people who move into a haunted bed and breakfast house. after a couple of days they start to notice some really weird things going on in the house. the people dont know whats going on but they mightve just woken up the evil spirits in the house. my favorite part is when the kids find gravestones around a hanging tree and then see the most evil spirit of them all. i would recommend this book to anyone who like ghost and adventure and mystery books.

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