Books that Go Bump in the Night

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Books that Go Bump in the Night

Ghosts, monsters and mummies...Oh My!

Looking for a good book to get you in a spooky mood? Kids, check out these SUPERnatural books. 

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

Three young operatives of a psychic detection agency battle an epidemic of ghosts in London. After an assignment leads to both a grisly discovery and a disastrous end, the trio are forced to take part in the perilous investigation of Combe Carey Hall, one of the most haunted houses in England. Will Lockwood & Co. survive the Hall's legendary Screaming Staircase and Red Room to see another day? First book in the series.

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

Irish orphans travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers

Twelve-year-old Theo uses arcane knowledge and her own special talent when she encounters two secret societies, one sworn to protect the world from ancient Egyptian magic and one planning to harness it to bring chaos to the world, both of which want a valuable artifact stolen from the London museum for which her parents work. First book in the series. 

Constable & Toop by Gareth P. Jones

In Victorian London, an undertaker's son who can see ghosts and is haunted by their constant demands for attention must decide whether to help when a horrible disease imprisons ghosts into empty houses in the world of the living.

Monster Calls: A Novel by Patrick Ness

Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill--an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.
    Screaming Staircase