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In the spirit of Halloween, we at OutlooK-12 are proud to present “The World’s Spookiest Booklist” courtesy of Reading Is Fundamental (RIF). The largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States, RIF’s mission is “to motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life.”

“Dracula” by Bram Stoker
ISBN-13: 978-1503261389 Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.

During a business visit to Count Dracula’s castle in Transylvania, a young English solicitor finds himself at the center of a series of horrifying incidents. Jonathan Harker is attacked by three phantom women, observes the Count’s transformation from human to bat form and discovers puncture wounds on his own neck.  Harker escapes home, but a friend’s malady involving blood loss and throat wounds initiates a frantic vampire hunt.