Supernatural Tales

Haunting stories of poetry that kills and more.

Spooky Little Girl by Laurie Notaro
-Recommended by Jackie White

A ghost story that’s laugh-out-loud funny, thoughtful and endearing.

Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk
-Recommended by Laura Carlson

Palahniuk, who also wrote Fight Club and Choke, uses his talents at dark comedy to create another memorable story. This time around, an unlikely group of people drives across country to destroy all of the copies of a particular book of poems, because one of the poems will kill people if it is read.

The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman
-Recommended by Mary Severson

This is a fast-paced children’s adventure story about a boy who discovers he has the power to hypnotize anyone into doing what he says. Will he use the power for good or evil? —Recommendations from librarians at the Hennepin County Library–Eden Prairie.