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Paranormal Reads, Grades 5-8 (SPARK)

  • Details about Sweet Miss Honeywell's revenge : a ghost story

    Sweet Miss Honeywell's revenge : a ghost story

    Kathryn Reiss.

    Zibby Thorne doesn't know what possessed her to buy an antique dollhouse--she doesn't even like dolls. But when her friends and family start having bizarre accidents clearly connected to the dollhouse, she can't ignore the menacing structure any longer. Zibby is sure that one particularly creepy doll in a gray dress is somehow responsible for the trouble. She discovers the doll is controlled by the spirit of "sweet" Miss Honeywell, a vengeful governess who seeks to control Zibby and her friends ……more

  • Details about Notes from a totally lame vampire : because the undead have feelings too!

    Notes from a totally lame vampire : because the undead have feelings too!

    by Tim Collins ; illustrated by Andrew Pinder.

    Nigel Mullet isn't your typical teenager . . . he's a vampire. But unfortunately, when Nigel transformed he didn't become all broody and interesting, and as for super strength and speed . . . well, forget it! Instead he's got acne, a voice that squeaks, a tendency to break out in a rash (not sparkles!) when exposed to the sun, and absolutely no idea how to talk to girls. When a beautiful new girl moves into the neighborhood, Nigel is determined to win her heart but first he's got to figure out h……more

  • Details about Scary stories to tell in the dark

    Scary stories to tell in the dark

    collected from folklore and retold by Alvin Schwartz ; illustrated by Brett Helquist.

    Are you brave enough for Scary Stories? Some boys and girls were at a party one night. There was a graveyard down the street, and they were talking about how scary it was. "Don't ever stand on a grave after dark," one of the boys said. "The person inside will grab you." "A grave doesn't scare me," said one of the girls. "I'll do it right now. . . ." Welcome to the macabre world of Scary Stories. Inside, you'll find alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and the supernatural, with spine-tingling……more

  • Details about The nightmarys

    The nightmarys

    Dan Poblocki.

    Timothy July has been having nightmares. About his brother, who is in a coma after being wounded in Iraq; about his best friend, Stuart, who is behaving like a jerk; about the old biology specimens in jars lining the walls of his classroom; and about Abigail, the new girl who seems to be a magnet for trouble. Or perhaps she is the cause. Suddenly Timothy's nightmares are coming true. His brother, his face decaying, approaches Timothy on the street. Stuart ends up in the hospital, terrified that ……more

  • Details about City of the dead

    City of the dead

    Tony Abbott ; [cover art by Alex Eckman-Lawn].

    Could the road to the afterlife be a two-way street? Derek Stone just turned fourteen. He's lived in the heart of New Orleans with his dad and older brother, Ronny, his whole life. He's a little overweight. He can't hear well out of his left ear. Oh, and he's on the run from the dead. Derek never imagined that the dead could be anything but dead. But there's no denying it. They're back-and they're after him. He just doesn't know why. And he doesn't have long to figure it out.…more

  • Details about Skulduggery Pleasant

    Skulduggery Pleasant

    by Derek Landy.

    Meet Skulduggery Pleasant Ace Detective Snappy Dresser Razorâ#128;#147;tongued Wit Crackerjack Sorcerer and Walking, Talking, Fire-throwing Skeleton â#128;#148;as well as ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgley, a very unusual and darkly talented twelve-year-old. These two alone must defeat an all-consuming ancient evil. The end of the world? Over his dead body.…more

  • Details about Closed for the season

    Closed for the season

    Mary Downing Hahn.

    A contemporary thriller by the bestselling author of THE OLD WILLIS PLACE. Two 13-year-old boys, Arthur and Logan, set out to solve the mystery of a murder that took place some years ago in the old house Logan's family has just moved into. The boys' quest takes them to the highest and lowest levels of society in their small Maryland town, and eventually to a derelict amusement park that is supposedly closed for the season.…more

  • Details about Monster high : a novel

    Monster high : a novel

    by Lisi Harrison.

    From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of The Clique and Alphas series, comes a new series with a fresh twist on high school, romance, and the "horrors" of trying to fit in.…more

  • Details about The chronicles of Vladimir Tod : eighth grade bites

    The chronicles of Vladimir Tod : eighth grade bites

    Heather Brewer.

    Vlad has to keep his vampire urges under control while dealing with the pressures of middle school. Thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod really hates junior high. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret: His mother was human, but his father was a vampire. With no idea of the extent of his powers, Vlad struggles daily with his blood cravings and his enlarged fangs. When a substitute teacher begins to question him a littl……more

  • Details about The dead end

    The dead end

    by Mimi McCoy.

    Casey Slater can't believe her bad luck. It's the summer before seventh grade and, while her friends will be hanging out at the local pool, Casey is in a remote country town where her parents are restoring an old, creaky, creepy house. Worst of all, everyone else in town thinks the old house is haunted. And soon Casey thinks so too-objects fly across the room on their own, the hallway floorboards creak when everyone is in bed, mysterious writing shows up in the dust on the mirror--and it seems l……more

  • Details about Switched


    Sienna Mercer.

    When Olivia Abbott moves to town, she's excited to join the cheerleading team and make new friends. Then she meets Ivy Vega. At first, Ivy, pale and dressed all in black, looks like Olivia's opposite. Then the girls look beyond the glittery pink blush and thick black eyeliner to discover they're identical--identical twins! Olivia and Ivy are brimming with plans to switch places and pull every twin trick in the book. But Olivia soon discovers that she and Ivy aren't exactly the same. Ivy's a vamp……more

  • Details about Beautiful creatures

    Beautiful creatures

    by Kami Garcia & Margie Stohl.

    There were no surprises in Gatlin County. We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere. At least, that's what I thought. Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong. There was a curse. There was a girl. And in the end, there was a grave. Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling gr……more

  • Details about Paranormalcy


    Kiersten White.

    Evieâ#128;#153;s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, sheâ#128;#153;s falling for a shape-shifter, and sheâ#128;#153;s the only one who can see through glamours. But now Evieâ#128;#153;s dreams are filled with haunting voices and cryptic messagesâ#128;#148;and sheâ#128;#153;s realizing that she may be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures. So much for no……more

  • Details about Cirque du Freak ; bk. 1

    Cirque du Freak ; bk. 1

    by Darren Shan.

    Soon to be a major motion picture based on the three books in the Cirque Du Freak series, these books feature new cover images. Darren Shan is an ordinary schoolboy who enjoys hanging out with his three best friends. Then one day they stumble across an invitation to visit the Cirque Du Freak, a mysterious freak show. As if by destiny, Darren wins a ticket, and what follows is his horrifying descent into the dark and bloody world of vampires.…more

  • Details about Beastly


    Alex Flinn.

    Love is never ugly. Now a major motion picture starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer. I am a beast. A beast! Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright. I am a monster. You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll,stay this way forever--ruined--unless I can break the spell. Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a be……more