The Curse of the Boggin by D. J. MacHale 242 pages
When supernatural phenomena start following Marcus O'Mara around, he discovers a key that leads to The Library, a place where all the stories of the living and dead are kept that will help him and his friends solve a terrifying mystery. He will have to face a monstrous creature, a boggin, that has the ability to induce hallucinations that feel all too real. Marcus needs all of his courage and wits to protect his family and the Library. This is the first in the Library series. A note from the author at the beginning makes it clear that all the other titles to follow may be read in any order. The first one is the only one that needs to be read before others. I really enjoyed listening to this one. I think it would appeal to kids who like a bit of scary and a bit of mystery in 3rd grade and up.