They’re Creepy and They’re Kooky: Ten Spooky Middle Grade Books

Halloween is upon us, goblins and ghouls. While traditions for many of us might look a little different this year—especially due to a lack of gatherings—I’ll be spending my evening with my favorite annual treat: a Halloween read. I’m not quite sure exactly what book I’ll tuck into on Saturday night, but I’ve got a few recommendations that would make perfect matches for anyone else needing creepy, atmospheric, utterly unputdownable titles on this Top Ten Tuesday. So lock the doors, flip on a lamp, get comfy on your favorite reading spot, and enjoy one of these ten spooky middle grade reads.

And don’t forget the candy. It is Halloween, after all.


Charlie and the Grandmothers
by Katy Towell
Goodreads

Doll Bones
by Holly Black
illustrated by Eliza Wheeler
Goodreads

The Forgoteen Girl
by India Hill Brown
Goodreads

Ghost Squad
by Claribel A. Ortega
Goodreads

The Girl and the Ghost
by Hanna Alkaf
Goodreads

Hide and Seeker
by Daka Hermon
Goodreads

The Jumbies
by Tracey Baptiste
Goodreads

Juniper Berry
by M.P. Kozlowsky
illustrated by Erwin Madrid
Goodreads

The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street
by Lindsay Currie
Goodreads

Suee and the Shadow
by Ginger Ly
illustrated by Molly Park
Goodreads


Note: Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants.

53 thoughts on “They’re Creepy and They’re Kooky: Ten Spooky Middle Grade Books

  1. I don’t know what it is about middle grade horror but it’s always SO GOOD. It’s just the perfect amount of creepiness all the time. Great list! Happy reading 🙂

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  2. All of these look so good! I always feel weird getting middle grade books at the library as an adult though, so I never read them as often as I should.

    Great list this week!

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