For Fans of Stranger Things

Middle Grade:

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Small Spaces by Katherin Arden 

In 1989, Fiona claims to visit a parallel universe where The Riverman steals the souls of children.

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

Irish siblings become servants in a manor house, where they discover secrets and an evil curse.


The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier

Jack and his friends try to defeat the monster apocalypse, especially the intelligent one named Blarq.

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The Darkdeep by Allyson Condie

Four friends discover a hidden island where an ancient being lurks, and it knows their secrets.


Dreaming Dangerous by Lauren DeStefano

Plum and her extraordinary friends enjoy their stay at Brassmere Academy, until they learn its secrets.


The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham

When legendary creatures reappear, Rye and her friends discover a vigilante secret society.

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

Two kids discover fuzzy mud, a substance that could wreak havoc on the entire world.

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Nightmares! by Jason Segel

Charlie and his friends must stop nightmares from taking over their town before it’s too late.


Hoodoo by Ronald Smith

Hoodoo must master folk magic to defeat a dangerous, magical man threatening his town.

The Riverman by Aaron Starmer

In 1989 Fiona claims to visit a parallel universe where The Riverman steals the souls of children.



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The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Alice’s childhood is haunted by her grandmother’s dark fairytales, but then Alice discovers they may be true.


The Cemetery Boys by Zac Brewer

Legends of sinister winged creature control the town, and new boy, Stephen, tries to get the bottom of it.

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Wade plugs into the virtual utopia, OASIS, like everyone else, but he may solve the ultimate puzzle, or die trying.


The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Two girls tell their stories, both about the mysterious Haven research facility that creates replica humans.

Monster by Michael Grant

Meteorite strikes give humans superpowers and trigger a battle between teen heroes and supermonsters.

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Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton

A pact with a devil and the sacrifice of a town’s “best boy” brings prosperity, but this time it is not enough.

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This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Kate and Augustus are on opposite sides of a warring supernatural city where good and evil begin to blur.

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The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart

Five friends seal objects in an ancient stone box in 1982, but someone broke the rules and now they will all pay.


Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Tucholke

Violet falls for River, who’s renting the rotting seaside mansion’s guest house, but thinks he may be evil.


The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

Mackie is a strangling struggling to live like a human. When a child disappears, he confronts the Fairy Court.

Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge

After almost drowning, Triss sees unworldly things, cannot satiate her hunger, and feels she may not be human.


The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

A mysterious tree shows secret truths to Faith when she lies to it, but will it help her solve her father’s murder?

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When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry

Teens investigate legends for their YouTube channel, but when they film a cosmic event, everything changes.

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The Rains by Gregg Hurwitz

A new parasite turns adults into ferocious monsters that hunt kids, and Patrick’s 18th birthday is only days away.

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand, Claire

Three girls are empowered with the abilities to banish the monster that has been consuming girls for decades.


A Blade So Black by L. L. McKinney

Alice battles monstrous Nightmares in Wonderland at night, and juggles school and family problems each day.


Replica by Lauren Oliver

Two girls tell their stories about the mysterious Haven research facility that creates replica humans.