Pratt Picks


Young Adult - Tales of Terror: Horror Novels for Teens

Fear: 13 stories of suspense and horror
Fear: 13 stories of suspense and horror (2010)
A collection of 13 horror stories, by authors including R. L. Stine, Heather Brewer, and Meg Cabot. Shelved under title.
Revenge of the Witch
Revenge of the Witch (2005)
Joseph Delaney
Young Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, starts work as an apprentice for the village spook, whose job is to protect ordinary folk from "ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties." First in the Last Apprentice series.
The Devouring
The Devouring (2008)
Simon Holt
The existence of Vours, supernatural creatures who feast on fear and attack on the eve of the winter solstice, becomes a terrifying reality for 15-year-old Reggie when she begins to suspect that her timid younger brother might be one of their victims.
House of Dark Shadows
House of Dark Shadows (2008)
Robert Liparulo
When 15-year-old Xander and his family move into an old, abandoned house, they discover that not only are some of the rooms portals into other places, but that malevolent forces are at work.  First in the Dreamhouse Kings series.
Rot and Ruin
Rot and Ruin (2010)
Jonathan Maberry
In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, 15-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter.
Bonechiller (2008)
Graham McNamee

  Four high school students face off against a soul-stealing beast that has been making young people disappear from their small Ontario, Canada, town for centuries.


Daemon Hall
Daemon Hall (2007)
Andrew Nance
Famous horror story writer R. U. Tremblin holds a short story writing contest, offering the five finalists the chance to spend what turns out to be a terrifying--and deadly--night with him in a haunted house.
The Restless Dead: Ten Original Stories of the Supernatural
The Restless Dead: Ten Original Stories of the Supernatural (2007)
Deborah Noyes
In this companion volume to Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales, discover why we fear the undead. Shelved under title.
Edgar Allan Poe's tales of mystery and madness
Edgar Allan Poe's tales of mystery and madness  (2004)
Edgar Allan Poe
This is an illustrated collection of four abridged stories by the master of terror. Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Death and Dementia is also available.
The Intruders
The Intruders (2006)
E. E. Richardson
When soon-to-be stepbrothers, Joel and Tim, start having the same nightmare after moving into a old house, they decide to investigate its source and the many other strange occurrences in their new home.
Coraline (2008)
P. Craig Russell, Neil Gaiman
In this graphic novel, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.
Living Dead Girl
Living Dead Girl (2008)
Elizabeth Scott
A 15-year-old girl who has spent the last five years being abused by a kidnapper named Ray is kept powerless by Ray's promise to harm her family if she makes one false move.
My Swordhand Is Singing
My Swordhand Is Singing (2006)
Marcus Sedgwick
In the dangerous dark of winter in an Eastern European village during the early seventeenth century, Peter learns from a gypsy girl that the Shadow Queen is behind the recent murders and reanimations, and his father's secret past may hold the key to stopping her.
Dangerous Girls
Dangerous Girls (2004)
R. L. Stine
After coming home from summer camp, twins Destiny and Livvy Weller begin to have an unnatural thirst for blood. Destiny wants these horrific urges to stop, but Livvy loves her new feeling of power. The twins’ story continues in The Taste of Night (2004).
The Monstrumologist
The Monstrumologist (2009)
Richard Yancey
In 1888, 12-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi. First in the Monstrumologist series.