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Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe. (Atheneum, 2004)
Harold the dog narrates the story of how he and Chester the cat uncover the truth about the newest household pet, a suspicious-looking rabbit with strange appetites.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. (Knopf, 1992)
The classic story best suited for older readers.

Frankenstein Doesn't Start Food Fights by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones. (Scholastic, 2003)
The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series. Liza, Eddie, and Melody realize that Howie is acting strangely. Are the cookies in the cafeteria tainted with a monster formula?

Frankenstein Moved in on the Fourth Floor by Elizabeth Levy. (HarperCollins, 1979)
Sam and Robert are determined to learn the truth about their new neighbor — strange Mr. Frank — and one dark and spooky night, they become more convinced that things are not what they seem to be. See also Vampire State Building and Night of the Living Gerbil by the same author.

The Haunting Hour by R. L. Stine. (HarperCollins, 2001)
Ten stories about a terrifying baby-sitter, the scariest Halloween, a vacation trip gone awry, and other horrible happenings

Nightmare by Joan Lowry Nixon. (Delacorte, 2003)
For almost all of her sixteen years, Emily has had the same nightmare. Will she find an explanation for the horrible dream at Camp Excel?

Through the Tempests Dark and Wild by Sharon Darrow. (Candlewick, 2003)
At age fourteen, Mary Shelley is sent to live with friends in Scotland. Based on fact, this is a fictional account of her time there.

Sorcerers of the Nightwing by Geoffrey Huntington. (HarperCollins, 2002)
The Ravenscliff series. Devon March is a young man plagued by monsters, but also gifted with special powers that he is only just beginning to understand. For older readers.

Stephen Fair by Tim Wynne-Jones. (DK Publishing, 1998)
At age fifteen, Stephen begins to have a recurring nightmare — the same nightmare as his brother. Stephen is determined to conquer his pain and reunite his family.


Frankenstein and Other Tales of Man-made Monsters by Eric Kudalis. (Capstone Press, 1994)
A summary of the famous story introduces chapters about its author Mary Shelley, the movies and television shows it inspired, and the scientific discoveries during Shelley's lifetime that gave her the idea for the story.

Haunted House Jokes by Louis Phillips. (Penguin Putnam, 1999)
A light look at usually scary creatures, including mummies, Dracula, werewolves, and Frankenstein.

Mysterious Monsters by John Townsend. (Raintree, 2004)
Out There series. Explores monsters in myths and fiction as well as those that really exist (like komodo dragons and giant squid) and those that might exist (like the yeti or the bunyip).

Mysterious Monsters: Fact or Fiction? by Terry O'Neill. (Greenhaven Press, 2004)
Opposing Viewpoints series. Evidence that four monsters (Mothman, the chupacabras, modern pterodactyls, and the Dover Demon) exist is presented, then refuted.

That's Weird! Awesome Science Mysteries by Kendall Haven. (Fulcrum Resources, 2001)
Sixteen mysterious and sometimes frightening topics that have given rise to legends are described, along with facts that have been verified by scientists.

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