Posts Tagged "Ghosts"

Mothman’s Curse

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 8

Mothman’s Curse

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Mothman’s Curse By Christine Hayes Illustrated by James Hindle Published by Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Ages 8 – 12 Josie may live in the most haunted town in America, but the only strange thing she ever sees is the parade of oddball customers that comes through her family’s auction house each week. But when she and her brothers discover a Polaroid camera that prints pictures of the ghost of local recluse John Goodrich, they are drawn into a mystery dating back over a hundred years. A desperate spirit, cursed jewelry, natural...

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Rules for Ghosting

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 5

Rules for Ghosting

SNATCH A STORY   Scene from the middle grade novel Rules for Ghosting (Chapter 10): Wiley the Ghosterminator flipped the switch and beamed at Oliver. “There, you see these numbers? Right around here—mid-forties—that’s average. Normal, non-haunted atmosphere. But look at that needle—see it rise? Great gadzooks! I haven’t seen such a reading in—well, in quite a while, I assure you.” Wiley’s eyes bulged and Oliver leaned over to watch as the needle climbed up, and up, and up. Finally it hovered near the very top of the narrow screen. “These numbers are astronomical. I would say there’s a...

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On a Windy Night

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Scare-o-Meter: 3

On a Windy Night

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   On a Windy Night By Nancy Raines Day Illustrated by George Bates Published by Abrams, Harry N., Inc ISBN-13: 9780810939004 Age Range: 5 – 7 Years On a windy Halloween night, as a little boy makes his way home after trick-or-treating, he hears a voice: “Cracklety-clack, bones in a sack. They could be yours—if you look back.” As his heart flip-flops with fear, the boy dashes through woods and fields that seem full of haunting shapes—owls, ghosts, skeletons, and more. The detailed illustrations are packed with visual tricks for children...

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Shadow House #1: The Gathering

Posted in Age-o-Meter:: 10-12, Scare-o-Meter: 9

Shadow House #1: The Gathering

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the spooky opening to Shadow House #1: The Gathering:     THE WICKED READ   Shadow House #1: The Gathering By Dan Poblocki Book Published by Scholastic, Inc. ISBN-13: 9780545925501 Audiobook Published by Scholastic Audio Narrated by Dan Bittner Age Range: 10 – 12 Years Some houses are more than just haunted… they’re hungry. Dash, Dylan, Poppy, Marcus, and Azumi don’t know this at first. They each think they’ve been summoned to Shadow House for innocent reasons. But there’s nothing innocent...

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Ewe and Aye

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 3-5, Scare-o-Meter: 1

Ewe and Aye

SNATCH A STORY   This slideshow requires JavaScript.   THE WICKED READ   Ewe and Aye By Candace Ryan Illustrated by Stephanie Ruble Published by Disney Press ISBN-13: 9781423175919 Age Range: 3 – 5 Years EWE was a sheep with a feel for wheels. AYE was a lemur with a thing for wings. BUT it wasn’t until Ewe and Aye found one another that things really got off the ground. Whimsical word play and heartfelt humor work hand-in-hand in this irresistibly vibrant celebration of the unlimited possibilities of togetherness.   Look For It If You Dare… Local Library |...

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