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First Line Fiction

My Rotten Life: Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie by David LubarMy rotten life

“It’s no fun having your heart ripped from your body, slammed to the floor and stomped into a puddle of quivering red mush. It’s even less fun when it happens three times in one afternoon.”

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A Deadly Game of Magic by Joan Lowery NixonA deadly game of magic

“A spring rain slithered over the car windows in a blinding liquid sheet.  It surged against the rhythmically creaking wipers that failed to sweep the heavy water from the windshield.”

This book has the single creepiest last sentence in all of children’s fiction…but you’ll have to read it to find out what it is!

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Our Newest Scary Books

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New scary stories at the library…

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Troy Cummings.  Notebook of Doom series

Alexander has just moved into Stermont, but the elementary school is being torn down, his new classroom is located in the hospital morgue, a notebook he finds is full of information about monsters–and everywhere he turns there are spooky balloon men determined to attack him.

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James Preller. Scary Tales series

Amusement park-loving Samantha receives a ticket to a very special ride that takes her on a heart-stopping adventure along with her equally terrified companion.

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R.L. Stine. Goosebumps Most Wanted

When his mischievous antics get so bad that his family is forced to move, Jay Gardner arrives in a new neighborhood where all of the houses have lawn gnomes and people are afraid to go out at night, a situation that leads to a horrific discovery.

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