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Willpower

by Marty Chan
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: paranormal, parents, thrillers & suspense

Jennifer Mah has a secret — a big one.

She can move objects with her mind. She knows if people learn about her abilities, she would be taken and subjected to horrible experiments. That’s why she and her father have been living in a new city under false identities. But when Jennifer uses her powers to save someone from being hit by a car, she exp …

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Winter Road

by Kristin Butcher
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: cars & trucks, self-esteem & self-reliance, thrillers & suspense

Sixteen-year-old Kat and her mom haven't seen much of each other since Kat's father died last year.

Her mom has taken over the family trucking business and has been away a lot. She promised that Kat could join her on her next run, a journey across the frozen Manitoba lake known as the "winter road." But at the last minute she changes her mind. Kat, …

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The Egyptian Mirror

by Michael Bedard
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: thrillers & suspense, paranormal, other, mysteries & detective stories

A darkly fantastic middle-grade mystery with the ominous atmosphere loved by fans of Jonathan Auxier and Jonathan Stroud

Thirteen-year-old Simon’s life has been knocked askew ever since his family moved into his deceased grandfather’s house. First there’s his eccentric neighbor Mr. Hawkins, who is laid up with a broken leg. Simon’s mother be …

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Haunted Hospital

by Marty Chan, read by Jamie Kavanaugh
edition: Audiobook
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: ghost stories, thrillers & suspense

Xander thinks the George Wickerman Hospital would be the perfect setting for Spirits and Specters, a role-playing game where players go on “missions” to find evidence of paranormal activities. According to local legend, tuberculosis patients were used as test subjects in medical experiments that ended tragically, and their disfigured ghosts wal …

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Deadman's Castle

by Iain Lawrence
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, thrillers & suspense

For most of his life, Igor and his family have been on the run. Danger lurks around every corner--or so he's always been told. . . .

When Igor was five, his father witnessed a terrible crime--and ever since, his whole family has been hunted by a foreboding figure bent on revenge, known only as the Lizard Man. They've lived in so many places, with …

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Ghost Stories from Old Newfoundland

by Charis Cotter, by (artist) Genevieve Simms
edition: eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: paranormal, thrillers & suspense

The whole world seemed to tilt at that moment, like a painting on a wall that gets knocked a little crooked. Everything she had known as real up until now was slightly altered, and she seemed to be standing on the edge of a huge, dark, trembling world that was just a little different than it had been one minute before. Ghosts were real.

There is …

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