Everybody loves a scary story and nobody more than kids, but these tales collected from kids themselves - are particular favorites. These traditional scary stories are the ones that kids ask for the most. Children love to hear how Wylie outwitted the terrible Hairy Man, how Skunnee Wundee and an unexpected friend got the best of the fierce Stone Giant. Shivery stories of vengeful ghosts, spooky stories of witches and spirits, and giggly stories that turn fear into fun are part of this collection. Symbols precede each story to indicate the most appropriate age group. The stories in this multicultural collection come from the Ozark Mountains, the desert Southwest, even Japan and Hawaii, as well Native American tribal stories, Yiddish tales, and even Laotian legends.
Malcolm and his best friend Dandy aren't like other 10-year-old boys. Malcolm would rather avoid his older sister, experiment in his lab, and read his science magazines than play sports. In one magazine, he comes across an advertisement for an Ecto-Handheld-Automatic-Heat-Sensitive-Laser-Enhanced Specter Detector. Its arrival is the beginning of the boys' new career as Ghost Detectors when they discover a practical-joking poltergeist! Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 2-5.
Malcolm and Dandy may only be 10-year-old boys, but they've already experienced something most adults never do--a ghost! Malcolm's Ecto-Handheld-Automatic-Heat-Sensitive-Laser-Enhanced Specter Detector did its job at the McBleaky house. Malcolm is hoping his next gadget, the Ecto-Handheld-Automatic-Heat-Sensitive-Laser-Enchanced Ghost Zapper, will work on the ghost haunting the Millers' house! Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 2-5.
A Ghost Detector's job is never done--not even when school starts! Malcolm and Dandy spent their summer hunting ghosts with their trusty specter detector and ghost zapper. On the first day of school, Malcolm's digital camera captured some very strange paranormal activities in Waxberry Elementary School. Now they have to bring a message to an even bigger fright, their fifth-grade teacher Mrs. Goolsby! Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 2-5.
It's time again for the Franklin County Fair! Malcolm and Dandy can't wait to ride the rides and eat the fair food, even if they have to watch Malcolm's sister, Cocoa, compete for Fair Queen. But something strange is going on in the Screaming Mansion. When the carnival worker, Gus, dares them to enter, they discover more than just a stray cat. The Ghost Detectors never get time off! Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 2-5.
Malcolm's dad thinks it's time Malcolm and his best friend Dandy get out of the basement lab and started doing the things that other 10-year-old boys enjoy. So, they are going camping--in October! The best part of camping at Lake Itchyburr is the Legend of Wild Willy Wallace. The Ghost Detectors are ready to face the smelly, ghostly outlaw--it's a good thing Malcolm brought the specter detector and ghost zapper along! Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 2-5.
Malcolm always thought the librarian at the Franklin County Library was cranky. She constantly shushed him and insisted the library was haunted. Boy was she right! When Malcolm and Dandy have school reports to research, Malcolm's library book keeps disappearing and returning to the library! Could it be a ghost? It is up to the Ghost Detectors to get the library back in order! Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 2-5.