Spooky Books

We asked primary school librarian Rumena Aktar for a list of brilliant spooky reads! Check out her suggestions below!


Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown

Gustavo The Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago

Grobblechops by Elizabeth Laird and Jenny Lucander

Michael’s Monsters by Gus Clarke

The Dark by Lemony Snickett and Jon Klassen


Crater Lake Evolution by Jennifer Killick

Seven Ghosts by Chris Priestly

The Imaginary by A.F. Harrold and Emily Gravett

The Invasion of Crooked Oak by Dan Smith and Chris King

The Hungry Ghost by H.S. Norup


A Tangle of Spells by Michelle Harrison

The Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron

Every Line of You by Naomi Gibson

Stranger With My Face by Lois Duncan

It’s Behind You by Kathryn Foxfield

About Rumena Aktar

I am a primary school librarian, working in the heart of Birmingham and determined to ensure that children are accessing a variety of classic, modern and diverse texts that will excite and engage them. I also host the children’s segment of Teacher Hug Book Club, once a month, on Teacher Hug Radio. I write book reviews for the Just Imagine website.

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