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Spooky Stories to Make You Shiver

Spooky Stories to Make You Shiver

After listening to these kids books you'll need to sleep with the lights on.

Playlist Tags: genre: Children's audience: kids audience: middle grade topic: horror mood: spooky season: fall topic: halloween audience: tweens

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Coraline

By Neil Gaiman
Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
Length: 3 hours 36 minutes

In Coraline's family's new flat there's a locked door. On the other side is a brick wall—until Coraline unlocks the door . . . and finds a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.

Only different.

The food is better there. Books have pictures that writhe and crawl and shimmer. And there's another mother and father there who want...

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The Jumbies

Jumbies: Book #1

By Tracey Baptiste
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 5 hours 8 minutes

A spine-tingling tale rooted in Caribbean folklore that will have readers holding their breath as they fly through its pages. Corinne La Mer isn't afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They're just tricksters parents make up to frighten their children. Then one night Corinne chases an agouti... Read more »

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The Graveyard Book

Full Cast Production

By Neil Gaiman
Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
Length: 8 hours 24 minutes

A full-cast audio edition of a perennial favorite—The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which has sold over one million copies. Special content in this edition includes the story behind The Graveyard Book, written and performed by Neil Gaiman.

The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal (the only novel to ever win...

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Spirit Hunters

Spirit Hunters: Book #1

By Ellen Oh
Narrated by: Amielynn Abellera
Length: 6 hours 27 minutes

“Oh has crafted a truly chilling middle grade horror novel that will grab readers’ imaginations.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Even more impressive than the shiver factor is the way the author skillfully uses the compelling premise to present a strong, consistent message of not rejecting what you don’t understand.” —Booklist (starred...

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children: Book #1

By Ransom Riggs
Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
Length: 9 hours 41 minutes

A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that makes for a thrilling listening experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island... Read more »

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Small Spaces

By Katherine Arden
Narrated by: Renee Dorian
Length: 5 hours 16 minutes

New York Times bestselling adult author of The Bear and the Nightingale makes her middle grade debut with a creepy, spellbinding ghost story destined to become a classic

After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water,... Read more »

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Revenge of the Living Dummy

Goosebumps Horrorland: Book #1

By R.L. Stine
Narrated by: Alissa Hunnicutt
Length: 2 hours 32 minutes

Britney Crosby thinks her cousin Ethan is pretty weird—and she happens to be right. Ethan won’t stop tormenting Britney with an old ventriloquist’s dummy. And the puppet has plans for Britney, too! Next, someone will be offered a vacation at a popular “scream park.” An entire week for free? You’d have to be a real dummy to refuse that! But... Read more »

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Doll Bones

By Holly Black
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
Length: 5 hours 11 minutes

A doll that may be haunted leads three friends on a thrilling adventure in this delightfully creepy novel from the New York Times bestselling cocreator of the Spiderwick Chronicles.

Zach, Poppy, and Alice have been friends forever. And for almost as long, they’ve been playing one continuous, ever-changing game of pirates and thieves, mermaids... Read more »

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The Witches

By Roald Dahl
Narrated by: Miranda Richardson
Length: 4 hours 28 minutes

“Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian…[His] stories work better in audio than in print.” –The New York Times

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, and Chris Rock!


This is not a fairy tale. This is about real... Read more »

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The Bunnicula Collection: Books 1-3

#1: Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery; #2: Howliday Inn; #3: The Celery Stalks at Midnight
The Bunnicula Series

By James Howe & Deborah Howe
Narrated by: Victor Garber
Length: 6 hours 44 minutes

Each story in the popular and critically acclaimed series has been read by the talented actor, Victor Garber. Now fans who can't get enough of the vampire bunny, Bunnicula, will have something new to add to their collection. Read more »

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The Face on the Milk Carton

Janie Johnson (Face on the Milk Carton): Book #1

By Caroline B. Cooney
Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
Length: 5 hours 17 minutes

When 15-year-old Janie Johnson sees her own face in the missing children box on a milk carton, her world begins to blur. Was she kidnapped when she was a baby? Who are her parents? And who are Mr. and Mrs. Johnson? Janie's search for the answers will lead her back twelve years into memories of another house, another family, another life. Her... Read more »

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The House With a Clock in Its Walls

Lewis Barnavelt: Book #1

By John Bellairs
Narrated by: George Guidall
Length: 4 hours 33 minutes

A haunting gothic tale by master mysery writer John Bellairs--soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black! "The House With a Clock in Its Walls will cast its spell for a long time."--The New York Times Book Review When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan. comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary... Read more »

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