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The Great Ghost Rescue

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (2015)

Humphrey the Horrible sounds scary, but he's actually a very friendly skeleton, with twinkling eye sockets and jangling finger bones. Humphrey dreams of being ghastly, like his brother - a screaming skull - or terrifying, like his bloodsucking vampire-bat cousins. But when Humphrey discovers an evil plot to exorcise his family, he finally realizes you don't have to be spine-chillingly fearsome to be a hero.

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The Haunting Of Hiram

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (2015)

Alex MacBuff can't afford to keep his beloved Castle Carra, and an American millionaire has made him an offer he can't refuse. The castle is shipped all the way to Texas, but its ghostly inhabitants, including Krok the Viking warrior and a hell-hound called Cyril, follow their home across the Atlantic. How can Alex stop them haunting Hiram and also save the millionaire's daughter from an evil ransom plot?

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The Host

Author: Stephenie Meyer

Publisher: Sphere (2008)

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading 'soul' who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too-vivid memories. But she did not expect that Melanie would refuse to relinquish possession of her mind. Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man she loves - Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.

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The Moonlight Statue

Author: Holly Webb

Part of a series: The Hounds of Penhallow Hall

Publisher: Stripes Publishing (2017)

“Penhallow is full of dogs, Polly. Look around and you’ll see. We’re everywhere. We always have been.” Polly is amazed when the stone dog that guards Penhallow Hall comes to life. And Rex is not the ancient house’s only ghost, as she soon discovers...

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The Night Bus

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Publisher: Orchard Books (2000)

Enter the strange world of Anthony Horowitz if you dare! It's Halloween, but the living dead on the night bus home aren't trick or treaters! When his dad picks up a hitchhiker, Jacob finds himself in a life-or-death situation. Someone is harbouring a deadly secret. And who is the man with the yellow face in Peter's passport photo - because it isn't him ... is it? Three terrifying tales from the master of scary story-telling.

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The Shade Of Hettie Daynes

Author: Robert Swindells

Publisher: Corgi Books (2008)

If you expect to see a ghost, you see a ghost... That's what Bethan tells herself when her brother Harry takes her to see the ghost at the old reservoir. But she really can see it: a pale figure floating over the water, one finger pointing downwards. Local legend says that the ghost is Hettie Daynes, an ancestor of their family, who vanished over a hundred years ago. If so, what does she want? And why is she appearing now? Harry and Bethan and their friends Rob and Alison are determined to find out! A deliciously shivery ghost tale from multi award-winning author Robert Swindells.

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The Whisperer

Author: Nick Shadow

Part of a series: The Midnight Library

Publisher: (2007)

Rachael has her heart set on a career writing headlines! So the chance to submit copy for the new student paper seems too good to be true. But then her column begins to write itself, and soon no subject is safe ...

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Twist Cottage

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Publisher: Orchard Books (2008)

All the previous owners of Twist Cottage have died in mysterious circumstances. Just a coincidence, thinks Ben, when he, his father and his unpleasant new stepmother move in. But then he starts to discover the cottage's secret . .

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Voices

Author: Nick Shadow

Part of a series: The Midnight Library

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (2005)

Three short stories. 1. Kate hears startling voices in her head – voices that reveal a terrifying future. 2. Justin fears for his life when his running shoes begin running him. 3. Tim wants an apple from the neighbor's perfect orchard – no matter what the cost.

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Welcome To Dead House

Author: R L Stine

Part of a series: Goosebumps

Publisher: Scholastic Children's Books (1992)

When Amanda and Josh discover their dad has inherited an old house in a town called Dark Falls, they can't help feeling that something is wrong. It's not only the house, its the kids they meet too. They're friendly alright, maybe a little too friendly, in fact they want to be friends forever.

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