Garlic. Check. Wooden stake. Check. Crucifix. Check.
Sword. Check. A foolproof plan to defeat the undead?
Um, you know, I had it just a minute ago...

Over sea, under stone
by Susan Cooper (1965)
First book in the Dark is rising series

The spook's apprentice
by Joseph Delaney (2004)
First book in the Wardstone chronicles series


The curse of the blue figurine
by John Bellairs (1983)
First book in the Johnny Dixon series

Monkey boy
by Donovan Bixley (2014)

A Christmas carol
by Charles Dickens (1843)
by Catherine Jinks (2002)
First book in the Allie's ghost hunters series

The glass children
by Kristina Ohlsson (2013)

Uncle Montague's tales of terror
by Chris Priestley (2007)
First book in the Tales of terror series