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"Hahn is a master at stretching the suspense. . . . just the right mix of chilling and thrilling."—ALA Booklist

Ghost Stories
All the Lovely Bad Ones
Travis and his sister, Corey, can't resist a good trick—so when they learn that their grandmother's sleepy Vermont inn has a history of ghost sightings, they decide to do a little "haunting" of their own.

Deep and Dark and Dangerous
Just before summer begins, 13-year-old Ali finds an odd photograph in the attic. Who's the third person, the one who's been torn out of the picture?

The Doll in the Garden
There's something strange about Ashley's new home. A spooky white cat appears in the garden but doesn't cast a shadow. When she finds an old doll, Ashley wants to keep it for herself. But the doll's rightful owner wants it back . . .

The Old Willis Place
Diana and her little brother, Georgie, have been living in the woods behind the old Willis place for what seems like forever. A strict set of rules won't allow them to leave the property or even show themselves to anyone. But when a new caretaker and his daughter, Lissa, come to live there, Diana is tempted to break the rules for the first time.

Time for Andrew
In this spooky time-travel tale, eleven-year-old Andrew switches places with a ghost and travels back to the year 1910.

Wait Till Helen Comes
Twelve-year-old Molly and her ten-year-old brother, Michael, have never liked their younger stepsister, Heather. Ever since their parents got married, she's made Molly and Michael's life miserable. If that's not bad enough, Heather starts talking to a ghost named Helen.

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Historical Fiction
Anna All Year Round
Eight-year-old Anna enjoys one exciting experience after another in this charming story set in Baltimore just before World War I.

Anna on the Farm
Anna is thrilled when she receives an invitation to leave hot, sticky Baltimore and visit her aunt and uncle on their farm. But when she arrives, she's greeted by an unpleasant surprise.

As Ever, Gordy
Gordy couldn't be more unhappy about moving back to his hometown of College Hill, where everybody knows his family's troubled history.

The Gentleman Outlaw and Me
In 1887 Eliza Yates runs away from her mean relatives, disguises herself as a boy, and begins to make her way to Colorado in search of her missing father.

Hear the Wind Blow
On a cold, snowy night, Haswell Magruder makes a decision that will have a profound effect on his own life as well as the lives of all those he loves. A wounded Confederate soldier appears at the family's Virginia farm, and Haswell convinces his mother and sister to take the man in.


Stepping on the Cracks
When her brother is overseas fighting in World War II, eleven-year-old Margaret changes her mind about the school bully, Gordy, after she discovers he is hiding his own brother, a deserter.

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Mystery
Closed for the Season
Two 13-year-old boys, Arthur and Logan, set out to solve the mystery of a murder that took place years ago in the old house Logan's family has just moved into.

The Dead Man in Indian Creek
Just after Matt and Parker stumble across the body of a dead man in the creek, they spot a stranger standing in the shadows . . .

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Contemporary Middle Grade/YA
Daphne's Book
Daphne is the weird girl in Jessica's class—the one no one wants to talk to or even be seen with.

Janey and the Famous Author Third-grader Janey is never without a Bob the Dog Detective book by her favorite author, Lily May Appleton. The author is scheduled to speak at a children's festival, and Janey's class will have a chance to meet her.

Tallahassee Higgins When Tallahassee Higgins's free-spirited mother moves to Los Angeles with her new boyfriend, Tallahassee is sent to live with her aunt and uncle where she learns an unpleasant truth about her mother.

The Wind Blows Backward
Lauren and Spencer share a love of poetry, and both have problems with their parents. But when Lauren realizes that she is falling in love with Spencer, she also begins to recognize his moody and self-destructive side.

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Fantasy
Look for Me by Moonlight
While visiting the remote inn run by her father and stepmother in northern Maine, sixteen-year-old Cynda feels isolated from her father's new family but finds solace in the attentions of a charming but mysterious guest.

Witch Catcher When her widower father inherits a castlelike estate in the mountains of West Virginia, 12-year-old Jen is thrilled. It seems like a wish come true. But she quickly realizes that not all change is positive.

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