From classic thrillers by Washington Irving and Charles Dickens to chilling legends from around the world retold by renowned authors such as Laurence Yep, to tales of fear from contemporary storytellers Bruce Coville and Stephanie Calmenson, this collection of spine-tingling stories and excerpts is sure to grab–and hold–young readers.
A companion volume to Demons and Shadows, this collection of eleven stories of the unexplained includes the tale of a nosy schoolgirl who helps a desperate ghost right a wrong and that of an antique camera that holds the clue to an old crime.
The author of Blitzcat presents a collection of five scary stories of things that go bump in the night.
Flora has always known that her house is haunted. But things have taken a sinister turn since her orphaned cousin Anthea moved in. Frightening scenes are played out in the night–and in the girls’ dreams. Although they don’t get along, the two must work together to escape their nightmares–before they get trapped forever.
Herbert Muskie is The Fat Man. When he catches skinny, hungry Colin Potter stealing a chocolate bar, he forces Colin to become his partner in crime. This begins an ever-escalating cycle of dominance fueled by Muskie’s hatred of the people of Loomis–a grudge Colin doesn’t understand.
Heloise lives with her cold godmother next to the mysterious museum of Mary Child, where she discovers a number of handmade dolls come to life, and unravels a terrible secret about her family.
The good witches of Wadingburn are worried – there’s a new witch in town with a bag of magic bones, and she’s so evil she makes their toes ache…This is another fun-filled fantasy in the “Tales from the Five Kingdoms” stories that started with “The Robe of Skulls”.Truda Hangnail is a very wicked witch, banned from the Five Kingdoms because of her use of deep magic. Then she comes up with a fiendish plan to restore evil to the Five Kingdoms, transforming the good witches of Waddingburn into shrivelled, wicked old witches who will help her take over King Frank’s kingdom on his fiftieth birthday. Luckily, a sweet-natured half-human, half-elf named Loobly is witness to Truda’s evil spell and sets off to fetch help. As the birthday party looms and Truda’s evil gathers strength, Loobly enlists the help of Prince Marcus of Gorebreath and Gracie Gillypot, as well as old friends Gubble the troll and Marlon and Alf the bats, to stop Truda and send her packing to the house of the Ancient Crones to face her just deserts.
Seventeen-year-old Imogene’s rebellious nature has caused her more harm than good—so when her family moves to Newford, she decides to reinvent herself. She won’t lose her punk/thrift-shop look, but she’ll try to avoid the gangs, work a little harder at school, and maybe even stay out of trouble for a change. But trouble shows up anyway. Imogene quickly catches the eye of Redding High’s bullies, as well as the school’s resident teenage ghost. Then she gets on the wrong side of a gang of malicious fairies. When her old imaginary childhood friend, Pelly, actually manifests, Imogene realizes that the impossible is all too real. And it’s dangerous. If she wants to survive high school—not to mention stay alive—she has to fall back on the skills she picked up in her hometown, running with a gang.
Premonition n.: pre-mo-ni-shun.Spine-tingling, gut churning feeling you get that you can see into the future where something is about to go horribly wrong! Look out, World. Fasten your seatbelts. Brian Hobble is back! He’s survived all the weird stuff that happened last year when his favorite author, Lance Cummins visited his school. And now Cummins’s bestselling book Zombie Squad has been turned into a hit TV show. Brian knows the monsters on the show aren’t real, but before he knows it, he has to save his little brother from flesh-eating zombies, rollerblade off a ramp 17,000,000,000 miles high, and most terrifying of all, kiss a girl. He’s not saying who she is yet. He’ll never crack so don’t even try breaking him. Prepare to be freaked. Very freaked!