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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!
#1 - February 15, 2012, 08:09 PM

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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!

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#2 - February 15, 2012, 09:02 PM
AN EYEBALL IN MY GARDEN, Marshall Cavendish Children's Books
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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!
#3 - February 15, 2012, 09:29 PM
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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

#4 - February 16, 2012, 01:56 AM
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Richard Peck's books are some of my favorites.
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#5 - February 16, 2012, 06:28 AM
How Things Work (Publications International, 2006)
Bugs & Bugsicles: Insects in the Winter (Boyds Mill Press, 2010)
Touch the Earth (NASA, 2009)

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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
#6 - February 16, 2012, 07:11 AM

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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.
#7 - February 16, 2012, 07:13 AM

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Thank you everyone!
This will keep me busy for a while  :alce:
 
#8 - February 19, 2012, 07:53 PM

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A wonderful, wonderful new one is Circle of Secrets, by Kimberly Griffiths Little. Also new and awesome is Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver.
#9 - February 20, 2012, 08:47 AM
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I also like Jane-Emily a lot. A newer one I love is THE GIRL BEHIND THE GLASS by Jane Kelley.
#10 - February 20, 2012, 09:56 AM
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And I SO DON'T DO MYSTERIES where the girl's mom becomes a ghost.
#11 - February 20, 2012, 05:02 PM
The GILDED series (Skyscape/ACP)
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Another great new one is Spellbinder by Helen Stringer.
#12 - February 20, 2012, 07:31 PM

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