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By Gail Gallant. 2013
The last time seventeen-year-old Amelia Mackenzie saw her best friend Matthew alive, he broke her heart. When he is found… the next day in an abandoned barn at the edge of town, an apparent suicide, Amelia's whole world comes crashing down. And then she sees him again. Because Amelia has a secret that even Matthew didn't know: sometimes, she sees ghosts. When a local history columnist named Morris Dyson contacts Amelia after the funeral and tells her that he thinks the barn Matthew died in is haunted, and that Matthew wasn't its first victim, an unlikely partnership is born. For senior high readers. 2013.
By Susie Moloney. 1997
Goodlands, North Dakota. It should be a perfect place to farm and raise a family, but four years without rain… have brought the town to its knees. In desperation, banker Karen Grange asks Tom Keatley, a rainmaker, to pull rain from the sky. Strong language and some descriptions of violence. c1997.
By Joe Hill. 2005
Fifteen horror stories by the author of "Heart-Shaped Box". In "Better than Home," a disabled boy connects with his father… at a baseball field. In "Voluntary Committal," a teen's savant brother helps him escape a friend's bad influence. Strong language and some violence. Bram Stoker Award. 2005. Best new horror -- 20th century ghost -- Pop Art -- You will hear the locust sing -- Abraham's boys -- Better than home -- Black phone -- In the rundown -- The cape -- Last breath -- Dead-wood -- Widow's breakfast -- Bobby Conroy comes back from the dead -- My father's mask -- Voluntary committal.
By Charles De Lint. 2009
Following her death, auto restorer Altagracia "Grace" Quintero awakens in a timeless realm inhabited by her recently deceased neighbours. Briefly… returned to our world during Halloween night, Grace falls in love with John, a young artist, and he returns the feeling even when he discovers her condition. 2009.
By J. K Rowling. 2008
Each of the five tales in this book reveals a lesson befitting children and parents alike: the strength gained with… a trusted friendship, the redemptive power of love, and the true magic that exists in the hearts of all of us. Rowling's new introduction also comments on the personal lessons she has taken from the Tales. Grades 4-7. 2008.
By Neil Gaiman. 2008
When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety… and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family. Winner of Hugo Award: Novel Category 2009, the John Newbery Medal 2009 and Booktrust Teenage Prize 2009. Grades 4-7 and older readers. 2008.
By Celia Rees. 2000
When, in the 1600s, Mary sees her grandmother accused of witchcraft and hung for the crime, she is hurried to… safety by an unknown woman. The woman gives her paper and ink to record her days, and she sets off for the New World only to find that she, like her grandmother, is the victim of ignorance and stupidity. For senior high and order readers.
By Jean Ure. 2000
This novel tells the story of a young girl who encounters a ghost in her foster home. Instead of being… afraid of her discovery, Cosy Walker finds the ghost comforting and the two develop a mysterious relationship. Grades 2-4.
By Stephen King. 2006
Clayton Riddell is in Boston celebrating the sale of his graphic novel when the Pulse, a phenomenon that turns cell-phone… users into murderous zombies, strikes people around him. Clayton begins the long walk back to his family in Maine, joined by other normal humans. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2006.
By Stephen King. 2006
Maine. Lisey, the widow of prizewinning author Scott Landon, hears her husband's voice while organizing his papers, caring for her… catatonic sister, and avoiding a stalker. Lisey enters Scott's imaginary world of Boo'ya Moon and fights his demons as well as her own. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2006.
By Craig Davidson. 2018
A charismatic cast of misfits, losers, and bruisers animate this novel set in Niagara Falls, a.k.a. Cataract City--a slightly seedy,… slightly magical, slightly haunted place, where seemingly ordinary lives are steeped in secrets, desires, troubled histories, and the occasional splash of mayhem. A bittersweet coming-of-age story about a small group of kids who, under the leadership of an eccentric uncle, spend one summer investigating the validity of local ghost stories and macabre urban myths--in almost every instance getting in way over their heads. Davidson draws us into his gritty world, reminding us that life's strange intensity and occasional magic is all around us. 2018.
By Susie Moloney. 2011
Paula Wittmore hasn't been back to Haven Woods since she left as a disgraced teenager. Now she's returning to care… for her mother, and she's bringing her daughter and a pile of emotional baggage. She's also bringing, unknowingly, the last chance for her mother's closest frenemies - twelve women bound together by a powerful secret that requires the sacrifice of a thirteenth. Some descriptions of violence, some strong language. 2011.
By Stephen King. 1996
Once a thriving copper mining town in the middle of the Nevada desert, Desperation is now eerily abandoned. Just a… local cop, who patrols the wilderness highway and travellers like the Carver family bound for vacation. But the secrets buried in Desperation are as terrifying as the forces summoned to encounter them. A transformation is taking place and the travellers will soon discover the true meaning of "desperation".
By Stephen King. 1986
In 1958, seven children search in the drains for the source of a series of horrifying murders. Having conquered the… evil force once, they are summoned together 27 years later when the cycle begins again. Strong language, violence and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1986.
By Sophie Kinsella. 2009
Lara has always had an overactive imagination. Now she wonders if she is losing her mind. Normal twenty-something girls just… don't get visited by ghosts! But inexplicably, the spirit of Lara's great aunt Sadie - in the form of a bold, demanding Charleston-dancing girl - has appeared to make one last request: Lara must track down a missing necklace Sadie simply can't rest without. But Lara's got enough problems of her own. 2009.
By R. L Stine. 1992
Amanda and Josh think the house they have just moved into is weird. Spooky, maybe haunted. The town of Dark… Falls is a bit strange, too. Their parents don't believe them, and tell them to go out and make some new friends. They do make some friends -- but they're not what Josh and Amanda's parents had in mind. These friends want to be friends forever. Followed by "Stay Out of the Basement" (DC12745). Grades 4-7. 1992. (Goosebumps ; 1)
By R. L Stine. 1992
Heather is so unhappy. Her evil guardian hates her. She has few friends, and is beginning to tire of her… boyfriend, Ben. She feels cold and alone. Then one evening a gorgeous blond guy walks into the café where she works. He calls himself the Snowman and understands Heather in a way that no one else does. She feels safe, loved, warm. But is the Snowman what he seems? For junior high readers. 1992.
By Margery Cuyler. 1999
Eight-year-old John Perkins's family moves into an old farmhouse. From the first day, John is convinced the house is haunted.… His twelve-year old sister Lisa soon senses a spooky presence as well. When John and Lisa meet the ghost, they learn that he is a Revolutionary War soldier who needs their help in solving a mystery surrounding his horse, who was separated from him during a bloody battle. Grades K-3. 1999.
By Betty Ren Wright. 1998
By Stephen Jones, David Sulton. 1996
An anthology of horror and dark fantasy, which brings together stories by Clive Barker, Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Lumley,… Thomas Tessier, Michael Marshall Smith, Kim Newman, Paul J. McAuley and Dennis Etchison, among others.