Spooky stories have become more popular among middle grade readers. It’s a way for them to use their own ghostly imaginations without all the gory details shown in the movies. Here is a list of the Mafia’s favorite spine-chilling MG stories just in time for Halloween.


Doll Bones by Holly Black


Took: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn


Lockwood and Company Series by Jonathon Stroud

The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman


HooDoo by Ronald Smith


The Night Gardener by Jonathon Auxier


The Book of Elsewhere by Jacqueline West


Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage

Dead Boy by Laurel Gale

Dead Boy by Lauren Gale

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