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Title: MG witch story recommendations? (or ghosts, monsters, vampires, etc.)
Post by: Stephanie Ruble on September 28, 2017, 07:35 PM
I'm looking for some great MG witch novels to read in October. One of my favorites is WHISPERING TO WITCHES by Anna Dale.

Also looking for good MG novels about ghosts, vampires, Halloween, or monsters. A favorite MG ghost book is Lily's Ghosts by Laura Ruby.

Any recommendations?

Thanks!
Title: Re: MG witch story recommendations? (or ghosts, monsters, vampires, etc.)
Post by: HDWestlund on September 28, 2017, 08:50 PM
DOLL BONES by Holly Black is a fantastic ghost story.
Title: Re: MG witch story recommendations? (or ghosts, monsters, vampires, etc.)
Post by: Stephanie Ruble on September 29, 2017, 01:03 PM
Oh, I love DOLL BONES! Thanks, Holly. Had forgotten about that one.
Title: Re: MG witch story recommendations? (or ghosts, monsters, vampires, etc.)
Post by: Mindy Alyse Weiss on September 29, 2017, 10:52 PM
I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but NIGHT OF THE LIVING CUDDLE BUNNIES was recently published. The MC is human, but there is a warlock and when the Cuddle Bunnies come to life, they definitely have a monsterish feel to them. The book is both funny and scary.

The next book in the series will have vampires, but it's not out yet. 
Title: Re: MG witch story recommendations? (or ghosts, monsters, vampires, etc.)
Post by: Melody on September 30, 2017, 09:03 AM
THOMAS TEMPLETON AND THE WHISPERS OF BRANSON MANOR
Title: Re: MG witch story recommendations? (or ghosts, monsters, vampires, etc.)
Post by: Barbara Etlin on September 30, 2017, 10:25 AM
WHICH WITCH by Eva Ibbotson and THE WITCHES by Roald Dahl.

And the Harry Potter series, of course.
Title: Re: MG witch story recommendations? (or ghosts, monsters, vampires, etc.)
Post by: Melody on September 30, 2017, 11:21 AM
Also, the Worst Witch series
Title: Re: MG witch story recommendations? (or ghosts, monsters, vampires, etc.)
Post by: Stephanie Ruble on September 30, 2017, 03:23 PM
Thanks for the recommendations, Mindy, Melody, and Barbara! Looking forward to reading these!
Title: Re: MG witch story recommendations? (or ghosts, monsters, vampires, etc.)
Post by: Long Hair on October 01, 2017, 06:23 AM
The Thickety series is amazing, it's packed with witches and monsters. 
Title: Re: MG witch story recommendations? (or ghosts, monsters, vampires, etc.)
Post by: Stephanie Ruble on October 01, 2017, 08:51 PM
Thanks, Long Hair! Haven't read The Thickety series yet, but have wondered about it. Will check it out.
Title: Re: MG witch story recommendations? (or ghosts, monsters, vampires, etc.)
Post by: NLowe on October 02, 2017, 07:22 AM
Can I also suggest my books - The Power of Poppy Pendle, The Courage of Cat Campbell, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel, all full of magical, witchy fun!! 
Title: Re: MG witch story recommendations? (or ghosts, monsters, vampires, etc.)
Post by: BeccaB on October 02, 2017, 04:59 PM
It's an older one, but I've always loved Jennifer, Hectate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth by E. L. Konigsburg
Title: Re: MG witch story recommendations? (or ghosts, monsters, vampires, etc.)
Post by: Stephanie Ruble on October 04, 2017, 02:16 PM
Natasha, I LOVED The Power of Poppy Pendle! Have been meaning to read the newest books in the series. Thank you for commenting and reminding me!

Becca, I haven't read that one yet. Thanks for the recommendation! Sometimes an older book fits the bill.
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Post by: onestepp on October 04, 2017, 04:33 PM
The Apprentice Witch - I haven't read, but it does look interesting. 
Title: Re: MG witch story recommendations? (or ghosts, monsters, vampires, etc.)
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on October 04, 2017, 08:47 PM
I keep thinking the Charlie Bone books should fit here, but I'm not sure. My son read them a few years ago.
Title: Re: MG witch story recommendations? (or ghosts, monsters, vampires, etc.)
Post by: KeithM on October 05, 2017, 08:21 AM
It is a totally different type of ghost story but you could check out Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier--a graphic novel.
Title: Re: MG witch story recommendations? (or ghosts, monsters, vampires, etc.)
Post by: NLowe on October 06, 2017, 09:50 AM
I'm so pleased you enjoy Poppy Pendle, Stephanie!! Thanks for letting me know!!