Boo to You!: 10+ Scary Titles for Ages 3-7

25 Jun

Summer is here! And that means loads of time for kids to experience books in all their glory. This is also a great time to encourage kids to read the books they choose (without having to worry about school assignments) and to try out new genres that they might be interested in learning more about. This series will offer titles for toddlers to teens and include a variety of formats. Each week will focus on a different genre and will follow the same format:

  • Mondays – Titles for Ages 3-7
  • Tuesdays – Middle Grade Titles for Ages 8-12
  • Wednesdays – Young Adult Titles for Ages 13+
  • Thursdays – Nonfiction pairings
  • Friday – Recap of the Week

2881389Picture Books

Beware of the Frog by William Bee
“Sweet old Mrs. Collywobbles lives on the edge of a big, dark, scary wood, so it’s a good thing that she has a pet frog to protect her. Too bad for the Greedy Goblin, the Smelly Troll, and the Giant Hungry Ogre, who don’t take this little amphibian seriously (GOBBLE)!” (Taken from Goodreads)

Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds
The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch in this clever picture book parable about a rabbit who fears his favorite treats are out to get him. Jasper Rabbit loves carrots—especially Crackenhopper Field carrots. He eats them on the way to school. He eats them going to Little League. He eats them walking home. Until the day the carrots start following him…or are they?” (Taken from Goodreads)

The Doghouse by Jan Thomas
The ball gets kicked into the doghouse… who will be brave enough to go in after it?

Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley
Take control of those scary monsters under the bed and in the closet by telling them to “go away!”

Snip Snap! What’s That? by Mara Bergman
Filled with drama and suspense, “were the children scared? You bet they were!”

16280885Easy Readers

Fly Guy and the Frankenfly by Tedd Arnold
Buzz and Fly Guy spend the day together, but when Buzz goes to sleep he has a nightmare about a frankenfly!

In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz
A classic beginning reader filled with scary stories perfect for younger elementary school students.

Never Kick a Ghost and Other Silly Chillers by Judy Sierra
A combination of scary and silly tales – perfect for beginning readers.

12814582Chapter Books

Ghost Knight by Cornelia Funke
“Jon and Ella must work to uncover the secrets of a centuries-old murder while being haunted by terrifying spirits, their bloodless faces set on revenge. So when Jon summons the ghost of the late knight Longspee for his protection, there’s just one question: Can Longspee truly be trusted?” (Taken from Goodreads)

Rise of the Balloon Goons by Troy Cummings
Alexander just moved to a new town and it’s filled with monsters! With a found notebook marked DOOM, Alexander begins going up against the balloon goons!

Spooky & Spookier: Four American Ghost Stories by Lori Haskins Houran
Four short stories combineAmerican history and legend in these ghost stories shared from across the country.



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