The second Iowa Children's Choice Award nominee I chose to read was The Ghost of Graylock by Dan Poblocki. Neil and Bree are spending the summer with their aunts, who just happen to live by an abandoned, haunted state hospital named Graylock. Being typical kids Neil and Bree go explore Graylock. This is when the spooky twists and turns of the book begin to appear.
This story would be a good fit for students working on any number of skills of the CAFE menu. Here are a few I thought would work well with it: making predictions, inferring, asking questions as you read, and identifying literary elements.