Looking for the perfect creepy stories to share around the campfire (or by candlelight) this weekend? We've got you covered! This selection of stories ranges from very light scares to truly terrifying tales, and everything in between.


The Doll in the Hall and Other Scary Stories by Max Brallier, illustrated by Letizia Rubegni

This third book in the Mister Shivers series is perfect for those ready to dip their toes into some scary content. These five standalone stories include a little something for everyone, including a creepy doll, an eerily itchy cast, a vengeful tooth fairy, and so much more. 

Recommended for Grades K-2


Scary Stories to Read When It's Dark

 Scary Stories to Read When It’s Dark is a classic collection of thrills and chills featuring your favorite amphibians, Frog and Toad, and along with a handful of other popular folktales and retellings. 

Recommended for Grades K-3


A World Full of Spooky Stories: 50 Tales to Make Your Spine Tingle by Angela McAllister, illustrated by Madalina Andronic

An anthology of tales from around the world, divided into themes such as strangers at the door, home of the spirits, enchanted places, and frozen lands. 

Recommended for Grades K-4


Hide and Don't Seek: And Other Very Scary Stories by Anica Mrose Rissi

 In this contemporary collection of 20 hair-raising stories, you’ll be sure to find the right fit for your campfire storytelling. From a murder of murderous crows, to an unconventional summer camp, and an even more unconventional teacher, and so much more, these stories are guaranteed to have you peeking over your shoulders for days.

Recommended for Grades 4-6


Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

 This graphic novel is truly terrifying and not for the faint of heart, perfect for fans of the classic book, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

Recommended for Grades 6+


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    Youth Services Specialist Stefanie