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Title: Middle Grade Ghost Stories
Post by: Z-cat on February 15, 2012, 08:09 PM
Any good recommendations? I'm working on one myself, and I'd love to know what's out their right now that I might be missing!
Title: Re: Middle Grade Ghost Stories
Post by: wolfie712 on February 15, 2012, 09:02 PM
THE GRAVEYARD BOOK is, of course, very popular.  I found it intriguing and well-written.   

And though this one is not new, I still distinctly remember reading GHOSTS BENEATH OUR FEET when I was in 6th grade.  That book scared the daylights out of me (of course, it didn't help that I was reading late at night under my covers)!

Also, I haven't read it yet, but I recently picked up a copy of THE BOOKS OF ELSEWHERE: THE SHADOWS.  It has a creative premise and might be worth checking out.

Best of luck!

Laura
Title: Re: Middle Grade Ghost Stories
Post by: Stephanie Ruble on February 15, 2012, 09:29 PM
Lily's Ghosts by Laura Ruby <--love, love, love that book!

Breathe by Cliff McNish - scary but good!

Am looking forward to reading other people's recommendations too. I love ghost stories!
Title: Re: Middle Grade Ghost Stories
Post by: annemleone on February 16, 2012, 01:56 AM
I blogged about ghost stories a while back and compiled a list of MG and YA stories here:

http://critically-yours.blogspot.com/2009/11/ghost-stories.html

And a review of two of my favorites here:

http://critically-yours.blogspot.com/2009/12/best-ghost-stories-out-there.html

Title: Re: Middle Grade Ghost Stories
Post by: Amy S on February 16, 2012, 06:28 AM
Richard Peck's books are some of my favorites.
amy
Title: Re: Middle Grade Ghost Stories
Post by: Lwrites on February 16, 2012, 07:11 AM
THE HEADLESS CUPID by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
WAIT TILL HELEN COMES by Mary Downing Hahn (she's written some other MG ghost stories, too)
A DROWNED MAIDEN'S HAIR by Laura Amy Schiltz
Title: Re: Middle Grade Ghost Stories
Post by: Beth on February 16, 2012, 07:13 AM
This is not a new book by any means, but I always had a special place in my heart for Jane-Emily by Patricia Clapp.
Title: Re: Middle Grade Ghost Stories
Post by: Z-cat on February 19, 2012, 07:53 PM
Thank you everyone!
This will keep me busy for a while  :alce:
 
Title: Re: Middle Grade Ghost Stories
Post by: Vonna on February 20, 2012, 08:47 AM
A wonderful, wonderful new one is Circle of Secrets, by Kimberly Griffiths Little. Also new and awesome is Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver.
Title: Re: Middle Grade Ghost Stories
Post by: Bigfoot on February 20, 2012, 09:56 AM
I also like Jane-Emily a lot. A newer one I love is THE GIRL BEHIND THE GLASS by Jane Kelley.
Title: Re: Middle Grade Ghost Stories
Post by: Christy on February 20, 2012, 05:02 PM
And I SO DON'T DO MYSTERIES where the girl's mom becomes a ghost.
Title: Re: Middle Grade Ghost Stories
Post by: Ruth Donnelly on February 20, 2012, 07:31 PM
Another great new one is Spellbinder by Helen Stringer.