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Horror & Ghost Stories

  • The Ghosts of Gribblesea Pierby Deborah Abela

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2011; US$ 8.99

    PRE-READING ACTIVITIES: Class discussion A) Have you or anyone you know ever seen a ghost? Or seen something or heard a noise in the night that couldn't easily be explained. Tell this story to the class in the most suspenseful way you can. Think about the best way to begin to set the tone of your story. What sequence of events will follow,... more...

  • Ghost Club 2: The Haunted Schoolby Deborah Abela

    Random House Australia 2012; US$ 11.51

    Kids tell scary stories all the time . . . but what if this story is REAL? Angeline and Edgar have to go to their Senior School sleepover, but Angeline is dreading having to talk to the other kids. The night goes wrong when a ghost appears in the old boarding school dormitory where they are camped out. Their classmates are terrified - and Principal... more...

  • New Cityby Deborah Abela

    Random House Australia 2014; US$ 12.23

    A new city offers a new life - but what kind of life will Isabella and her friends find? Isabella and her friends are nervous about what they'll find in the New City. It's inland and it's dry - far from the flooded city they've just left. Will their lives here be as luxurious and carefree as Xavier says? In fact, bleak, uncertain times have brought... more...

  • Ghost Club 3: A Transylvanian Taleby Deborah Abela

    Random House Australia 2013; US$ 11.51

    When a ghost appears at the annual Ghost Club convention, there are plenty of ghost-catchers on hand to help - but there's more to this ghost's story than you might think . . . Edgar, Angeline and Dylan are off to the annual Ghost Club convention - in Transylvania! During a visit to Dracula's castle, they are disturbed by a near-miss accident.... more...

  • Ghost Club 1: The New Kidby Deborah Abela; J. Yi

    Random House Australia 2012; US$ 11.51

    A slightly spooky but mostly funny series about the mischief ghosts can make - and the kids who take care of the mess. Angeline and Edgar might be kids, but they're also two of Ghost Club's youngest ghost-catchers. Got a problem with a ghost, poltergeist or ghoul? Can't sleep because of all the rattling chains and cackling laughter? Angeline... more...

  • Ghost Houseby Alexandra Adornetto

    Harlequin 2014; US$ 12.99

    I sensed the ghost before I saw her. Something in the air changed, just a fraction. I picked up a dull vibration, like the humming of bees or the crackle of leaves tossed around by the wind. At first I mistook her for one of the mourners, until I looked properly. Then, my palms grew slick and I wondered if anyone else could hear my pounding heart.... more...

  • My Brother's Ghostby Allan Ahlberg

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 7.98

    Frances Foggarty, now in her fifties, remembers her childhood.. When she was nine her ten-year-old brother, Tom, was hit by a milk-float and killed. He returns after the funeral and Frances's story is of her new relationship with Tom, the ghost and 'guardian angel'. Frances wears a caliper as a result of polio and she and her young brother live with... more...

  • The Improbable Catby Allan Ahlberg

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 9.58

    The Burrell family could never have foreseen the consequences of adopting the tiny stray kitten that appeared when David was twelve. But the sweet cat is not as harmless as it seems, and soon has them completely under its sinister spell. The only one unaffected, David concocts a plan to rescue his family - but will it work? more...

  • The Song Of Mat And Benby Joan Aiken

    RHCP 2013; US$ 9.58

    There is eerie trouble once again in the Cornish village of St Boan, often known as Thunder's Pocket. Some hundred-year-old water pipes are being replaced and the digging has disturbed the ghosts of the past, namely the twins Matthew and Ben Pernel who were killed in mysterious circumstances and their musician father blamed. The three are now trying... more...

  • Gripping Tales: The Shoemaker's Boyby Joan Aiken; Alan Marks

    Hachette Children's Group 2012; US$ 10.80

    As Jem, the Shoemaker's boy, works at night in his father's shop he has three strange visitors asking for some silver keys. Jem must keep the silver keys safe, but how...? more...