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Suggested Scary and Spooky Stories for Sixth Grade


Ready to hide under the covers to avoid the bumps and spooks outside your window? Here's a collection of spine-tingling stories. Books are suggested for Sixth Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

After dark by James Leck

When fifteen-year-old Charlie Harker moves to the sleepy town of Rolling Hills, he hears rumors of strange creatures and discovers a mysterious illness spreading across town that may not be what it seems.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel

Terminally ill Garth is accidentally zapped into the spirit world by ghost wrangler Frank Gallows. Once there, Garth discovers he has special powers that may be key to returning balance to the warring factions of the spirit world in this ghost-driven graphic novel.

The nest by Kenneth Oppel

When wasps come to Steve in a dream offering to fix his sick baby brother, he thinks all he has to do is say yes. But yes may not mean what Steve thinks it means.

Stories of ghosts and witches,"jump" stories, scary songs, and modern-day scary stories make up this spooky anthology.

Will is one of only a few people who is able to see the growing number of corpses invading his town.  Forced to join a ragtag army of teenage resistance fighters called the Undertakers, Will is suddenly in the middle of a war between the living and the dead.