What's your biggest fear? Some of the most common fears people have are heights, public speaking (gulp!) and visiting the dentist (ahhh!). Intense fears have specific names – for example, arachnophobia is the fear of spiders (eek!). Aviophobia is the fear of flying. Claustrophobia is the fear of tight or enclosed spaces.
One of the Reading Challenge categories is a book about something that scares you. Humans are funny. We like being scared for entertainment! We watch scary movies hiding behind a pillow, go into haunted houses and scream happily, tell each other creepy stories around campfires. But you might not bat an eyelid at something that frightens your friend. What scares you? Find a book about it!
Don’t Read This Book Before Bed by Anna Claybourne
Brave enough to discover the truth about some strange real-life phenomena? There’s even a fright-o-meter that rates each story for its level of scariness.
Haunted Hospital by Marty Chan
Xander and his friends decide to go ghost hunting in an abandoned hospital. What could possibly go wrong?
Insect Superpowers by Kate Messner and Jillian Nickell
Meet 18 stinging and devouring creepy crawlies. See the bugs in action with comic book style illustrations!
Science Comics: Plagues by Falynn Koch
Microscopic critters are behind history's worst diseases. Learn about how medical science and technology help contain the spread. Good to know during a pandemic!
A World Full of Spooky Stories by Angela McAllister and Madalina Andronic
Fall under the spell of 50 eerie folktales from around the world. The short stories feature all sorts of creatures and monsters and spirits.