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I Geek: Scary Books

What do you geek?

That’s the question staff members at the Southwest Oklahoma City Library are asking their customers as part of the national Geek The Library community awareness campaign.

Geek The Library features local educational material that introduces “geek” as a verb and encourages the public to talk about what they geek, whether it’s engineering, superheroes, music, zombies, or cooking. The campaign illustrates the fact that everyone is passionate about something—everyone 'geeks' something—and that the library supports them all.

This week's featured participant geeks scary books, and the Pioneer Library System catalog features plenty of fun and frightening titles to keep her spooked!

Zombie In The Library by Michael Dahl

In this installment of Michael Dahl's Library Of Doom series for kids, a zombie made of unread and discarded books comes to life during a lighting storm. A young boy makes the mistake of visiting the library after hours, and comes face to face with the hungry creature!  Ages 9-12.


Scary Folktales by Megan Kopp

Folktales are stories from long ago that were passed on from person to person. Some are scary enough to prickle your skin with fear. From an evil music box to a headless princess, the folktales in this book will send chills running down your spine. Read on if you dare! Ages 9-12.


Christina's Ghost by Betty Ren Wright

In this Sequoyah Book Award winner, Christina is not looking forward to spending the summer with Uncle Ralph in his spooky, isolated Victorian mansion. Things change, however, when she sees the ghostly figure of a small, sad boy who mysteriously disappears before she can talk to him. Convinced that he's a ghost, Christina sets out to discover why he's there. Could he be linked to the murders that happened in the house thirty years before? And what evil, chilling presence is lurking in the attic? Ages 9-12.


Scary School by Derek Taylor Kent

In this first installment of the popular series of the same name, join Charles "New Kid" Nukid as he figures out that Scary School can be just as funny as it is spooky!  He makes some very scary friends and teachers, including Ms. Fang, an 850-year-old vampire, Dr. Dragonbreath, who just might eat you before recess, and Mr. Snakeskin--science class is so much more fun when it's taught by someone who's half-zombie!  Ages 9-12.


Goosebumps: Monster Blood by R.L. Stine

Soon after he purchases a dusty can of monster blood at the funky old toy store near his great-aunt's house, Evan begins to notice some strange things happening to the people around him.  The Goosebumps book series has been around for over 20 years and is still quite popular with young readers, as is the spinoff video series. Ages 9-12.


Geronimo Stilton: It's Halloween, You 'Fraidy Mouse! by Geronimo Stilton

Enter the world of the Geronimo Stilton series, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner!  It's Halloween on Mouse Island.  How will a 'fraidy mouse like Geronimo ever survive the year's scariest holiday? Ages 7-10.



Ghost Stories by Michele R. Wells

This entry in the the DK Readers series, which offers graduated experiences aimed at readers of varying skill levels, is an exciting collection of the most chilling tales ever told around the campfire. From creepy yarns of haunted houses to accounts of eerie voices from beyond the grave, these stories will fire readers' imaginations, add to their knowledge, and help develop their reading skills. Ages 9-12.


Scary Stories For Campfires by Sterling Publishing Company

A collection of over thirty accounts about ghosts and haunted houses.  Perfect for sleepovers, summer evenings by the campfire, or any time kids want a fun fright night, these 26 classic and newly-illustrated ghost stories send chills down the spine. Ages 9-12.


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