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Reading list: Halloween Book Bingo - Chilling Children

Created by: Murder by Death

This square includes any book tagged horror, YA horror or MG horror that includes a child or children as a main character.

Books: 59

1.
The Girl from the Well - Rin Chupeco
The Girl from the Well
Note: Also will work for Diverse Voices.
2.
MARY: The Summoning - Hillary Monahan
MARY: The Summoning
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3.
The Violet Hour - Whitney A. Miller
The Violet Hour
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4.
I Hunt Killers - Barry Lyga
I Hunt Killers
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5.
Absent - Katie Williams
Absent
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6.
Amity - Micol Ostow
Amity
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7.
Anya's Ghost - Vera Brosgol
Anya's Ghost
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8.
Asylum - Madeleine Roux
Asylum
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9.
A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts: A Collection of Delic... - Ying Chang Compestine, Coleman Polhemus
A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts: A Collection of Deliciously Frightening Tales
Note: Could also be used for diverse authors square.
10.
Blood Magic - Tessa Gratton
Blood Magic
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11.
A Certain Slant of Light - Laura Whitcomb
A Certain Slant of Light
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12.
Charm & Strange - Stephanie Kuehn
Charm & Strange
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13.
The Dark Between - Sonia Gensler
The Dark Between
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14.
Half World - Hiromi Goto
Half World
Note: Also Diverse author.
15.
What Waits in the Woods - Kieran Scott
What Waits in the Woods
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16.
Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story - Mary Downing Hahn
Wait Till Helen Comes: A Ghost Story
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17.
Ten - Gretchen McNeil
Ten
Note: Locked Room square
18.
Possess - Gretchen McNeil
Possess
Note: Also will work for Diverse Voices square.
19.
The Merciless - Danielle Vega
The Merciless
Note: Also will work for Diverse Voices square.
20.
Bleeding Violet - Dia Reeves
Bleeding Violet
Note: Also will work for Diverse Voices square.
21.
Coraline - Chris Riddell, Neil Gaiman
Coraline
Note: Could also work for Magical Realism.
22.
The Monstrumologist - Rick Yancey
The Monstrumologist
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23.
The Canterville Ghost - Oscar Wilde, Inga Moore
The Canterville Ghost
Note: Also works for Ghosts and Haunted House squares.
24.
The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy - Robert Arthur
The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy
Note: Also works for Ghosts and Haunted House squares.
25.
The Mystery of the Green Ghost - Robert Arthur, Alfred Hitchcock
The Mystery of the Green Ghost
Note: Also works for Ghosts and Haunted House squares.
26.
Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
Something Wicked This Way Comes
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27.
Coffin Road - Peter May
Coffin Road
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28.
Bag of Bones - Stephen King
Bag of Bones
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29.
Hearts in Atlantis - Stephen King
Hearts in Atlantis
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30.
Field of Blood - Denise Mina
Field of Blood
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31.
The Lake of Dead Languages - Carol Goodman
The Lake of Dead Languages
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32.
The Breaker - Minette Walters
The Breaker
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33.
24 Hours (Mississippi #2) - Greg Iles
24 Hours (Mississippi #2)
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34.
When the Bough Breaks - Jonathan Kellerman
When the Bough Breaks
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35.
Time Bomb - Jonathan Kellerman
Time Bomb
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36.
Blood Test - Jonathan Kellerman
Blood Test
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37.
Billy Straight - Jonathan Kellerman
Billy Straight
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38.
Hedge Witch - Simon Kewin
Hedge Witch
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39.
A Head Full of Ghosts - Paul Tremblay
A Head Full of Ghosts
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40.
Anna Dressed in Blood - Kendare Blake
Anna Dressed in Blood
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41.
Game - Barry Lyga
Game
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42.
Suffer the Children - Craig DiLouie
Suffer the Children
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43.
Death, Doom and Detention - Darynda Jones
Death, Doom and Detention
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44.
The Bad Seed - William March
The Bad Seed
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45.
The Doll - J.C.Martin
The Doll
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46.
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness
A Monster Calls
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47.
Dolly - Susan Hill
Dolly
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48.
Katie (Valancourt 20th Century Classics) - Michael McDowell
Katie (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)
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49.
The Monstrumologist - Rick Yancey
The Monstrumologist
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50.
The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
The Graveyard Book
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51.
Down a Dark Hall - Lois Duncan
Down a Dark Hall
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52.
Castle Hangnail - Ursula Vernon
Castle Hangnail
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53.
Struwwelpeter - Heinrich Hoffmann
Struwwelpeter
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54.
The Midwich Cuckoos - John Wyndham
The Midwich Cuckoos
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55.
Krabat - Otfried Preußler
Krabat
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56.
Shadowshaper - Daniel José Older
Shadowshaper
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57.
The Unquiet Past (Secrets) - Kelley Armstrong
The Unquiet Past (Secrets)
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58.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
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59.
The House With a Clock in Its Walls - Edward Gorey, John Bellairs
The House With a Clock in Its Walls
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Comments

Comments:
Ani's Book Abyss
I'm reading Coraline for my YA Horror square and confirmed that it would work. (ISBN: 9780739482001). I guess this book also works for Magical Realism as well, judging from what I remember of the movie. I've also seen The Monstrumologist (ISBN: 9781606867570) suggested as a good one for YA Horror, and in fact it was my backup pick in case Coraline didn't work.

But I don't know much about YA Horror either. O.o
Murder by Death
Added, thanks!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Oscar Wilde: "The Canterville Ghost" (ISBN 13: 9780744549515; ISBN 10: 0744549515)
Murder by Death
Added. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you! :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Robert Arthur: "The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy" (ISBN 10: 0394864034; ISBN 13: 9780394864037) and "The Mystery of the Green Ghost" (ISBN 10: 0394864042; ISBN 13: 9780394864044) (both Three Investigators series) -- both also for "Ghost Stories and Haunted Houses"
Murder by Death
Got 'em! :)
Books, hockey, and a bucketful of snark
I'm reading The Midwich Cuckoos for this one. It's by John Wyndham and has been filmed twice as The Village of the Damned. The children in this one are evil little alien gits bent on the destruction of the human race.
Tannat
It's a good choice. :)
Murder by Death
Added!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Otfried Preussler - "Krabat"
Murder by Death
Added - although I could only find one edition with the generic cover. :[
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you! I don't mind the cover, but if you do want to use one with a nicer cover, I'd suggest ISBN 9783522144100.
Murder by Death
I hate those generic covers - so I updated to your edition. Much better now. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Good! And it does look nicer now of course. Just didn't want you to feel like you *had* to go back and redo it -- the database is what it is, and by God, you've done enough on these lists as it is already ...
Murder by Death
I'm going to figure out how this database works one of these days. It generally displays the main edition of any tied together titles, and if they aren't tied together it becomes a crap shoot, but And Then There Were None seems to be proving me wrong... so there's something else going on as well. :P
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Yes, also "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" -- can't seem to get that CreateSpace edition off the "top dog" position appearing first in every search of late, however many times I combine it with some other edition people would more readily recognize ... (which is what, heretofore, has always worked in defining "main book"). Sigh.
Murder by Death
I'm wondering if they aren't indexing the database as often... but still I'd have thought changes we made say, last week, would have been indexed by now. Grr...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
That sort of change used to show instantly -- on the book pages themselves at the very least, even if nowhere else, and you'd typically also get the new "main book" instantly as your default search result. Sigh. Anyway, you're not the only one who's been wondering what's going on lately ... again.
Murder by Death
Oh, I've been generally happy lately - I think, based on hints I see here and there, that work is being done but I think it's more infrastructure stuff, if you catch my meaning. At least I hope so. The complete lack of author tools is starting to wear on me though - I think a lot of the search mess is because of duplicate author records or bad imports creating weird author records. Kate is super responsive when I ask her to merge those names where there are too many, but it's still frustrating not being able to do it myself when I find them, and in an efficient, speedy way.

Now that I'm all caught up with the lists for today, I might play around with A.C.'s books and see if I can figure out why those two are being such a pain in the ass in search.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
I hear you on the author records ... and I've seen the back and forth in the librarian thread -- "please merge all author XYZ records into no. 123" / "done" / "please merge all author ABC records into no. 456" / "done" -- etc.

And, yey, at least searching by author AND book name seems to bring up the desired editions now!
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
Would Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children qualify here?
Murder by Death
Yes, if fact I'm reading the second one for this square. And I thought I'd added it...but on searching, I did not. Adding the first one now.
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
Excellent - I am seriously considering that one for this square.
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
I believe The House with a Clock in Its Walls, by John Bellairs, would qualify here, too. ISBN: 0142402575
Murder by Death
Added!
Tannat
I'm stuck - what's "MG" horror from the definition? I'm trying to review my possibilities again.
Murder by Death
HA! Stumped me for a second too, because I copied that definition from MR's post. But it means "Middle Grade".

:)
Tannat
Ah...thanks! So not an abbreviation I'm used to! I was like, "main...something?", "mainstream...something?" lol....
Murder by Death
That was me too, when I was reading your comment... lol. I was completely getting ready to respond with a "what's MG - what are you talking about?" when I thought to do a quick 'find' on the page for MG and saw exactly what you were referring to. Then it clicked. :)
Tannat
I'm just trying to keep you on your toes?
Murder by Death
;-)
Tannat
I just noticed that Coraline is on the list twice.
Murder by Death
Ah, thanks. It got to the point where I could no longer remember which titles were on which lists, so there was a bit of blind adding going on. I'll remove it now. :)
Tannat
I just noticed because there are so few books from this list on my shelves.
Lora's Rants and Reviews
*Slaps head* I've got one for this and I hadn't picked any re-reads yet. Force of Chaos by Lin Senchaid. I wanted to read it again anyway!

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