Summer Scares 2019 Resources

Click here to immediately access the Summer Scares FAQ and Resource page so that you can add some professionally vetted horror titles into your reading suggestions and fiction collections for all age levels.

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Best YA and Middle Grade Horror of 2018

As part of the Summer Scares Program, I am working with Kelly Jensen from Book Riot and Kiera Parrott of School Library Journal to compile the very best YA and Middle Grade horror reading choices.

While our committee is hard at work finalizing our list of the 9 official Summer Scares titles, we are all also offering more lists of titles you can use with patrons right now. The mission of the program is to promote horror in general, so we are giving you as many resources as possible.

Today, I want to highlight Middle Grade and YA, but all of the lists and resources our committee creates can be found on the Summer Scares FAQ and Resources page. So after you read this post, click here for more.

Since the Summer Scares committee is only considering books that have been out for at least 2 years we thought we would start by reminding you what some of 2018's best horror titles were. These books cannot get our Summer Scares designation this year, but they are probably on your shelf right now and can be given out with confidence to younger horror fans.

First up Kelly Jensen had this great list of 30 Chilling YA Horror Books from 2018 via Summer Scares Partner, Book Riot.

And Kierra Parrot made this list of the best Middle Grade Horror published in 2018 exclusively for the Summer Scares Program:


We have much more for you to use to help horror readers of all ages over on the Summer Scares FAQ and Resources page, including a reading suggestion list in all three age levels by bestselling horror author Grady Hendrix.