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It’s that time of year again! With temperatures starting to drop, leaves changing colors, and sweaters coming out of storage, it’s time to grab a stack of spooky middle grade books to read with your kids. Whether you read them aloud (recommended for readers who scare easily) or let your kids read to themselves, these creepy MG novels have all the thrills and chills you could want.

From witches to monsters and everything in between, this list features some of the best middle grade horror books, scary books, and hair-raising novels guaranteed send chills racing down your spine.

1. Serafina and the Seven Stars by Robert Beatty

Fans of this beloved series will be thrilled to get their hands on the latest installment. With peace restored to the Biltmore estate, Serafina moves into an upstairs bedroom to watch over the guests arriving for the estate’s annual hunt. Soon, Serafina realizes the house is haunted by terrifying entities and she will have to face her biggest and most frightening challenge yet. Read More.
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2. The Beast (The Darkdeep #2) by Ally Condie and Brendan Reich.

Goonies meets Stranger Things in this delightfully creepy series. I’ve read both books to my kids and we loved the adventure, thrills, and chills on every page!

After saving the town of Timbers from monsters summoned from the mysterious black pool at the bottom of a houseboat, Nico, Opal, Tyler, Emma, and Logan think their troubles are over. But when unpredictable new monsters start materializing, the kids must figure out how and why they are appearing. With the crew of a tabloid-style YouTube show hunting a local beast, the kids must keep themselves and everyone else out of danger—all while protecting their secret. Read More.
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3. The Haunting of Henry Davis by Kathryn Siebel

As a small, pale boy, Henry Davis is instantly a curiosity to his classmates at his new school. When Barbara Anne befriends him, she finds out that Henry is being haunted by a ghost named Edgar. Together Barbara Anne and Henry begin to unravel the mystery behind Edgar, his life, death, and why he hasn’t moved on. Read More.
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4. Weird Little Robots by Carolyn Crimi, illustrated by Corinna Luyken.

If you need spooky middle grade books geared to younger readers, pick up a copy of this little book! Penny Rose and Lark become fast friends as they build a metropolis for the robots Penny Rose builds. When the robots come to life, the girls know they need to keep their existence a secret. But when Penny Rose is offered the chance to join a secret science society, she risks everything. Not only does this book promote a love of science and curiosity, but it also takes place at Halloween. Packed with friendship, science, and a few frights, this illustrated novel is perfect for kids making the transition into middle grade novels. Read More.
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5. A Small Zombie Problem by K.G. Campbell.

Most kids dream of having a dog or cat follow them home. But when a zombie follows August DuPont home one day, he is pulled into an adventure of spooky proportions. If your kid likes books that are creepy but not scary, this is a fun middle grade read. Read More.
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