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.
More than 100 tales of the supernatural, drawn from Tidewater Virginia to the Lone Star State, are included in this collection. The author, W.K. McNeil's introduction traces themes peculiar to the South, such as the screaming bridge and the levitating railroad light. Line drawings contribute to the mood of the stories and an index references various Southern localities by town and state.
Over 140 spine-tingling tales from the hills of the Missouri Valley, the mesas of Texas, the great plains, the swamps of the Bayou and even the cities of California. These classic, timeless ghost stories range from the Monster of Mongollon Run, to the Blue Lady, to the Wolf Girl to Haunted places, to Native American spirits and to ghostly lights.
Young or old, playful or terrifying, clad in the brocades of the 16th century or the jeans of today, the phantoms of these tales vary as much as the places they haunt. Whatever their demeanor, wherever they are, however their actions are explained or dismissed, these ghosts have a common power: anyone reading this anthology will see that they still haunt us today.
A collection of nine traditional scary stories from various parts of the world, including Japan, Uruguay, and other countries. The stories are sure to entertain young readers.
Mitch Morris finds the new girl odd. There's something strange about her--it might be her dark hair and pale skin, the way she can get him to do things he doesn't want to do, or the fact that he just can't remember her name! Even more odd is the sudden disappearance of blood from the local blood bank. When Mitch spends some time with Mercy, he finds he really likes her, even after he discovers her parents are vampires! The other Zombie Hunters think Mercy and her family have to go. Can Mitch be friends with a vampire? Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8.
Stan's race through Hilltop Cemetery ended with a fall on Randall Fortin's grave. That fall caught Stan in the middle of a 100-year-old ghost feud over an apple orchard that no longer exists. When the Zombie Hunters go to investigate, a glowing ghost apple tree sucks Stan into the past and right in the middle of the fight! Can Stan negotiate a truce between the Fortins and Wymans? Or will he die with the four men who lost their lives that night many years before? Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8.
Stan Summer has always lived next to Hilltop Cemetery. So when Amy Martinez moves in nearby, she asks Stan to show her the graveyard. Stan brings Amy to Deadman's Hill, his favorite place in the cemetery--at least it was until a strange red fog started chasing him. When Amy and Stan approach the fog, it splits into balls of colored light. Some of the balls are playful and some are just plain mean. Can Amy, Stan, and the rest of the Zombie Hunters find a way to help the lights find peace? Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8.
Barry Bannon and his dog, Lucy, walk every day in Marshfield Grove, the biggest cemetery in Marshfield. They've seen several ghosts, so that doesn't bother Barry. But zombies are a different matter! When zombies begin kidnapping neighborhood dogs to eat their brains, they steal the ghost dog of Alma Simmons's ghost. Alma doesn't want to be alone, so she takes Lucy for company. Barry will not rest until his dog is back. Can Barry and the other Zombie Hunters find the missing dogs and get rid of the zombies without being killed themselves? Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8.
A normal camping trip in Woodland Cemetery soon takes a turn for the strange for Jared and Stan. In the middle of the night, a splash wakes Jared. When he goes to investigate, he finds a strange teen swimming in the pool. The stranger can't remember what he does all night, hunts rabbits and squirrels with his bare hands, and feels odd during the full moon--all the signs of a werewolf! Can Jared, Stan, and the rest of the Zombie Hunters track down the werewolf before it transforms and hunts them down? Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8.
Jared Jenson lives next to Woodland Cemetery at the far corner of Marshfield. He used to think it was funny that he and his best friend, Stan, live by cemeteries, but now it's starting to creep him out. In his dreams each night, he sees people dragging bodies through the cemetery . . . until he is dragged for real! Ghostly grave robbers think he is supposed to be buried in the Potter's Field grave. Can Jared, Stan, and the rest of the Zombie Hunters track down Jared's nightmare and free them all from the grave robbers before it's too late? Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8.
Scamper into the world of frightening fiends! The Biggest, Baddest Book of Monsters will take you on a journey to uncover the most hair-raising, spine-chilling, blood-curdling monsters. Learn about haunted places and infested lakes. Get the dirt on zombies and vampires!
Thump, creaak, clink-clunk . . . MOOOOO! Mr. and Mrs. Noodleman don't know what to do. They've left city life behind and moved to the country with hopes of being farmers. But their dreams turn grim when nightly visits from Boo Cow scare the Noodlemans' hens so much, they won't lay any eggs! These first-time farmers are at a loss. Why is Boo Cow haunting them, and how can they banish this ghostly bovine visitor? Baehr's fun and accessible text make this book a great read-aloud. With unexpected twists and turns, Boo Cow keeps readers guessing as they attempt to solve the mystery on the Noodlemans' farm. This book is good for your brain because: Great read-aloud, encourages audience participation, promotes the importance of learning about others before we judge them