7th Grade Saturday – Scary Books

This week I asked my students for titles of scary or spooky books they’ve read and enjoyed.  I got several titles but the over-all winner was:

Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn
One student wrote it down, and it had multiple arrows pointing to it saying “I agree”.  I haven’t read this one, but I’m thinking I need to listen to my 7th graders and read it!
Other books they listed were:
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

  • The Old Willis Place also by Mary Downing Hahn

  • Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan

  • Barney Goes to Halloween Town and There’s a Monster at the End of This Book – both from when they were little

  • The Shining by Stephen King

  • Goosebump Series by R.L. Stine


6 thoughts on “7th Grade Saturday – Scary Books

  1. Wait Till Helen Comes even *looks* scary. Never heard of it before, but I actually think I want to read it without knowing the premise. I'm off to find out more about it now!

  2. Oh, yes. I read this one years ago (probably around the time I was in grade 7!). But it didn't have such a gorgeous cover at that time. In fact, the cover was pretty giggle-worthy (you can see it in all its cheesy glory here.

  3. I LOvE The Monster at the End of This Book, my grandparents used to keep it at their house and I remember always coming over to read it. And I also love the Scary Stories.Jill, you rock for bringing back some lovely childhood memories 🙂

  4. What about The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright? That spooked me about as much as Wait Till Helen Comes. I've always been a wuss. 🙂

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