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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!

#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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picture book: EWE AND AYE (now available as an ebook!)

I blogged about ghost stories a while back and compiled a list of MG and YA stories here:

And a review of two of my favorites here:

#4 - February 16, 2012, 01:56 AM

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Richard Peck's books are some of my favorites.
#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)

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


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


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

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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