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Half-Human Monsters and Other Fiends

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727726

Could half-human, half-ape creatures really roam the Himalayan Mountains and the forests of North America? If tales of Bigfoot, Yeti, and Sasquatch are just stories, why do so many people report seeing these monsters in remote areas around the world? What would it be like to come upon a footprint of the Abominable Snowman or catch sight of Mothman, and how can you tell if the creature lurking down the path is part human and part beast? In Half-Human Monsters and Other Fiends, young readers will read historical stories and modern-day accounts of encounters with half-human monsters. Kids will get all the facts they need to help them spot Bigfoot, Mothman, ghouls, and other supernatural creatures. Children will also investigate the truth behind the stories, exploring the fears and superstitions of different cultures and looking at the scientific facts that might explain the seemingly unexplainable. If you love a nerve-racking story but also want to investigate the truth behind the myths, this is the book for you!

Monstrous Morgues of the Past

Dinah Williams (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617722042

Morgues, funeral homes, and mortuaries are all places where the dead are kept before they reach their final resting place--the grave. Here, corpses are prepared for funerals or autopsied to find out the cause of death. According to some people, morgues are also places where ghosts reside long after the bodies of the dead have been removed from the building. What is legend and what is fact? Kids will have to read Monstrous Morgues of the Past and then decide for themselves. Among the 11 morgues in this book, readers will discover former funeral homes where the dead refuse to leave; a morgue in 19th-century Paris where over one million visitors came each year to view the dead; and a former disaster site in Chicago that is still haunted by a sobbing ghost called "The Gray Lady." The chilling nonfiction text describing the dark histories surrounding these morgues will keep thrill-seeking readers eagerly turning the pages for more.

Ghosts and Other Spirits of the Dead

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727719

Could a spirit of the dead really come back to haunt the living? If tales of ghosts are just fictional stories, why do so many people report seeing these supernatural beings? What would it be like to be the restless spirit of someone who has died, and how can you tell if ghosts inhabit the house you live in? In Ghosts and Other Spirits of the Dead, children will read historical stories and modern-day accounts of ghostly encounters. Kids will get all the information they need to help them spot or sense the spirits of the dead and to protect themselves from being haunted by ghosts. Children will also investigate the truth behind ghost stories by first exploring the fears and superstitions of different cultures that might explain the origins of the stories, and then looking at the scientific facts that might explain the seemingly unexplainable. If you love a spine-chilling horror story but also want to investigate the truth behind these myths, this is the book for you!

Vampires and Other Bloodsuckers

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727733

Could a creature really defy death by existing on human blood? If vampire myths are just stories, why have people continued to report seeing vampires for centuries? From Count Dracula to Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, both history and popular fiction have been fascinated by these creatures of the night. In Vampires and Other Bloodsuckers, children will read historical stories and modern-day accounts of vampire encounters. Children will explore the truth behind vampire tales, and examine the fears and superstitions of different cultures that might explain the origins of vampire stories. Kids will also look at the scientific facts that might explain the seemingly unexplainable. Could vampires and other bloodsuckers really exist? Check out this book and decide for yourself!

Werewolves and Other Shape-Shifters

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727740

Could a human really change into a savage, bloodthirsty, wolflike creature? In Werewolves and Other Shape-Shifters, young readers will investigate this question and more as they read historical stories and modern-day accounts of werewolf encounters! Packed with spooky illustrations and historical photos, this title profiles some of the most famous werewolves throughout history and explores the fears and superstitions of different cultures that might explain the origins of werewolf stories. Kids will also look at the scientific facts that might explain the existence of werewolves. Could werewolves and other shape-shifters really exist? Check out this book and decide for yourself!

Ten of the Best Ghost Stories

David West David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177339

Ten wonderfully illustrated stories tell folktales and legends from different cultures about ghosts and spirits, and their interaction with the human world. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.

The Mystery of the Ghosts of Flight 401

Brian Innes Kathryn Walker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427174697

Why would the ghosts of two crewmen who died in a 1972 air crash in the Everglades appear to other aircrafts flying the same route? This book tells the stories of the people who believe they have met these ghosts of the airways!

Weird-but-True Facts about Scary Things

Lauren Coss (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234287

Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about some of the spookiest things on Earth, including creepy-crawlies, monsters, aliens, and ghosts.

Heroes, Fools, and Ghosts: Folk Tales and Legends

Gus Snedeker (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422292594

Have you heard of Anansi, the mischief-making spider from Africa? Do you know about the Blackfoot woman who married a star? Or have you heard stories about Jack, the hero who always wins both the treasure and the princesss heart? Discover stories from North Americas folklore, including tales about: why the world is the way it is heroes and fools ghosts and horrors death and the world to come. Stories have power. They share the wisdom of other generations. They stir our imagination. They give us hope and courage. And sometimes they just make us laugh!

The Wrong Bus

Lois Peterson (author), Amy Meissner (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554698707

Jack loves and misses his bus-driving grandfather. When Grandpa Nod got sick, Jack's mother said eight-year-old Jack was too young to visit his grandfather in hospital. When Grandpa Nod died, Jack's mother said Jack was too young to go to the funeral. One day after school, Jack gets on the wrong bus. To his surprise he discovers Grandpa Nod is in the driver's seat of the empty bus. Grandpa Nod takes him to all the places Jack was too young to go-the hospital, the funeral home and the cemetery. By the end of the ride, Jack has had the chance to tell his grandfather how much he misses him. And with his birthday coming soon, Jack receives a very special gift-Grandpa Nod's bus schedules. So even if he does get on the wrong bus, Jack will always be able to find his way home.

Five Trick-or-Treaters

Kim Mitzo Thompson (author), Sharon Lane Holm (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599228303

Five little trick-or-treaters have so much fun sharing a friendly fright on Halloween night!

When I Go Trick-or-Treating

Kim Mitzo Thompson (author), Patrick Girouard (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599228297

Can you guess what happens when my dad and I get to Mrs. McFearsome's house on Halloween night? Find out in this spooky Halloween story!

The Barge Ghost

Terri Thomas (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919334

Looking for adventure, Sunni and Bree take summer jobs on a salmon-processing barge in Alaska. When they dig into the history of the old ship, they're shocked to hear an actual voice from their past!

The Woman Who Loved a Ghost

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919297

Is Alex losing her mind? What else could explain the mysterious young man that no one else can see?

Death Grip

Janet Lorimer (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919228

How does it feel to be an outcast? Katie learns a lesson about prejudice from a woman who's been dead for 50 years.

That's Spooky: Mummies

Aaron Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601979

A basic but fun exploration of mummies--preserved corpses that may be revived--including how they come to exist, their weaknesses, and memorable examples from pop culture.

That's Spooky: Witches

Aaron Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602006

A basic but fun exploration of witches--women with magical or supernatural powers--including how they come to exist, their weaknesses, and memorable examples from pop culture.

That's Spooky: Werewolves

Aaron Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601993

A basic but fun exploration of werewolves--shape-shifting monsters with wolf features--including how they come to exist, their weaknesses, and memorable examples from pop culture.

That's Spooky: Zombies

Aaron Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602013

A basic but fun exploration of zombies--dead bodies that rise from the grave--including how they come to exist, their weaknesses, and memorable examples from pop culture.

That's Spooky: Ghosts

Aaron Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601962

A basic but fun exploration of ghosts--spirits known for their haunting behavior--including how they come to exist, their weaknesses, and memorable examples from pop culture.

That's Spooky: Vampires

Aaron Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601986

A basic but fun exploration of vampires--blood-sucking creatures that can live forever--including how they come to exist, their weaknesses, and memorable examples from pop culture.