Supernatural Listens for Teens and Middle Schoolers

October is one of the best times to listen to spine-tingling tales, as the days get short, the nights longer, and Halloween looms on the horizon.

Rather than spook younger readers with gruesome horror stories, why not share some gentler supernatural audiobooks? These audiobooks (each the latest in a series) will stir imaginations and get kids and teens hooked on listening.

A Map of Days

Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him, doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normalling lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery—a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob’s grandfather, Abe.
Listen to an excerpt A Map of Days

 

Before the Devil Breaks You
Author: Libba Bray
Read By: January LaVoy

After battling a sleeping sickness, the Diviners are up against a group of malevolent new foes—ghosts!—who have unusual and dangerous ties to the Man in the Stovepipe Hat, also known as the King of Crows.
Listen to an excerpt Before the Devil Breaks You

 

Haunting the Deep

Having survived one curse, Sam Mather never thought she’d find herself at the center of a new one. This time, Sam is having recurring dreams about the Titanic. Sam and the Descendants must unravel who is behind the spell that is drawing her ever further into the dream ship…and closer to sharing the same grim fate as its ghostly passengers.
Listen to an excerpt Haunting the Deep

 

Lockwood & Co., Book Five The Empty Grave

Five months after the events in The Creeping Shadow, we join Lockwood, Lucy, George, Holly, and their associate Quill Kipps on a perilous night mission: they have broken into the booby-trapped Fittes Mausoleum, where the body of the legendary psychic heroine Marissa Fittes lies. Or does it?
Listen to an excerpt Lockwood & Co., Book Five: The Empty Grave

 

Lord Sunday
Author: Garth Nix
Read By: Allan Corduner

On Monday, Arthur Penhaligon was just an ordinary boy thrust into an extraordinary situation. From Tuesday to Saturday, he emerged as the Rightful Heir to the Architect who created everything within the House. Now on Sunday, he will face a choice of astonishing proportions—the remarkable conclusion to a completely unforeseen adventure.
Listen to an excerpt Lord Sunday

 

Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #3: Teacher's Pest

Student-council president Howard Mergler is actually a sinister bug-monster in disguise, and twelve-year-old Robert Arthur is the only student who can stop him—but he’ll need help from his best friends: the school bully, the school ghost, and an extremely courageous two-headed rat.
Listen to an excerpt Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #3: Teacher’s Pest