Thursday, January 21, 2021

YA Books to Read Based on Your Favorite Animated Scooby Doo Movie

When I was a kid, I was a big fan of the animated Scooby Doo movies. They were actually first coming out when I was little, and I don't know about you, but I definitely had some favorites. This list goes through Camp Scare, which came out in 2010. I haven't seen many of the movies after that, so I can't accurately make recommendations. The recommendations are based on general plot, themes, and settings of the movie.

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998)
This is the first of the animated direct-to-video films. As a kid, I actually really didn't like this one, as it scared me too much. I still avoid watching, but I remember the movie enough to give you some recommendations if spooky zombies are your groove.

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan

Scooby-Doo! and the Witch’s Ghost (1999)
This movie draws inspiration from the Salem witch trials. There are two plots in the movie, one involving the fake ghost of a witch, and one with the real ghost the first was impersonating. Along with an evil witch, the movie also features good wicca magic some great music with the band The Hex Girls. These recommendations all feature witches, and the first one also has a similar setting.

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

These Witches Don't Burn by Isabel Sterling

Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders
This movie has the Scooby gang investigating UFO sitings in New Mexico. The movie features secret gold mining, fake government agents, satellite systems, and an actual alien (and an alien dog)! These recommendations all feature aliens that come to earth.

The Prom Goer's Interstellar Excursion by Chris McCoy

Alienated by Melissa Landers

Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast

Scooby Doo and the Cyber Chase
Cyber Chase sees Scooby and friends fighting off a computer virus and trapped in a video game. The gang has to fight through the levels of the game to defeat the virus, as well as previous villains they'd faced. These recommendations are books that also feature video games.

Rush by Eve Silver

Warcross by Marie Lu

Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire
Legend of the Vampire is the first of many Scooby Doo movies not to have a real supernatural creature, instead it is all special effects and people in masks. In it, the gang travels to Australia, where they encounter a rock music festival haunted by a local vampire myth. They also run into their old friends The Hex Girls.

Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky

For the Record by Charlotte Huang

Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico
In this adventure the Scooby gang travels to visit Fred's friend in Mexico, Alejo Otero. Alejo and his family run a hotel, but it is being haunted by 'El Chupacabra'. The movie (and its villains) plays with Mexican and Aztec mythology and beliefs. The Aztec pyramids and the Day of the Dead ceremony make an appearance.

Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Don't Ask Me Where I'm From by Jennifer De Leon

Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster
This is one of my favorite Scooby-Doo movies! Scooby and friends travel to Scotland to visit Daphne's extended Blake family, specifically Loch Ness. Unfortunately, the mythical Loch Ness Monster is terrorizing the family festivities. We have an especially exciting cast of characters, with Del Chillman and Professor Fiona Pembrooke both trying to prove the monster is real. This movie is loads of fun, with great music and great adventures.

Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury

The Falconer by Elizabeth May

Aloha, Scooby Doo!
On a trip to Hawaii, the gang uncovers a mystery involving an upcoming surfing competition. Locals are angry that the mayor has opened up the surfing contest to mainlanders, not just the usual native Hawaiians. They believe the mayor has also angered ancient spirits, as the evil 'Wiki-Tiki' has kidnapped Snookie, the girlfriend of the surfer Manu, and caused destruction. To get to the bottom of the mystery, the gang investigates a nearby volcano.

Juniors by Kaur Hart Hemmings

Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?
While Velma is working on a restoration of the Sphinx in Egypt, the rest of the gang come to visit her. Unbeknownst to them, Velma has discovered the tomb of Cleopatra. They run into Rock Rivers who's investigating a curse on the tomb and a treasure hunter looking to loot it. Soon the gang, friends, and enemies are all trapped inside the tomb, with the spirit of Cleopatra and an army of mummies between them and freedom.

Wardens of Eternity by Courtney Allison Moulton

The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

Reawakened by Colleen Houck

Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!
As a treat from Fred's parents for his parents, he and the gang go on a mystery cruise. Unfortunately, the gang solves all the mysteries. Luckily for them, a bigger one seems to be afoot. First, they rescue a castaway who says his ship was attacked by ghost pirates, and then an eccentric billionaire lands on the ship with a jetpack. After the cruise itself is attacked by the ghost pirates, the gang decide to take on the pirates themselves.

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara

Chill Out, Scooby Doo!
Fred, Daphne, and Velma are in Paris on vacation, with Scooby and Shaggy set to join them. Unfortunately, Scooby and Shaggy are taken by a hunter to be used as bait to catch the Abominable Snowman. After escaping, Scooby and Shaggy make their way to a weather station, where old friend Del Chillman happens to reside as weatherman and DJ. Fred, Daphne, and Velma follow in their footsteps and everyone is frequently besieged by the snow creature.

Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King
Unlike the previous movies, this one takes place in the gang's hometown of Coolsville and features real magic and mystical creatures. Scooby and Shaggy travel to a magical world to try to stop a magician from turning their friends into monsters. The characters have adventures with fairies, witches, and more!

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs

Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword
In Tokyo, the evil Black Samurai is resurrected when his armor goes on display in a museum. Later, the gang arrives so Daphne can compete in a martial arts competition. They learn about the legend of the Black Samurai, and do what they can to stop him, but not everything goes according to plan.

Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo
The Mystery gang travel to a school for magicians in an Irish castle to check on Velma's sister Madelyn. Once there, they learn a griffin is scaring off the students. They agree to try to solve the mystery, but it gets more and more complicated as they uncover a legend about the griffin and a staff belonging to the original owner of the castle.

Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare
In a summer adventure, Scooby and the gang travel to Fred's childhood summer camp Camp Little Moose to serve as camp counselors. But once they get there, the camp is empty. Monsters from camp legends have scared everyone away. While trying to solve the mystery, the gang discovers that weird things are also happening at the nearby Camp Big Moose. To solve the mystery they must team up with campers and counselors and find out what is at the bottom of Big Moose Lake.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Asylum by Madeleine Roux

Did you grow up with these Scooby-Doo movies like I did? Let me know your favorites in the comments, and if you plan on reading the books I paired with them! Disagree with my choices? What do you recommend?

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