Posts Tagged "Ghosts"

The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Age-o-Meter:: 10-12, Scare-o-Meter: 8

The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street By Lindsay Currie Published by Aladdin ISBN-13: 9781481477048 Age Range: 8 – 12 Years A girl unravels a centuries-old mystery after moving into a haunted house in this deliciously suspenseful mystery. Tessa Woodward isn’t exactly thrilled to move to rainy, cold Chicago from her home in sunny Florida. But homesickness turns to icy fear when unexplainable things start happening in her new house. Things like flickering lights, mysterious drawings appearing out of nowhere, and a crackling noise she...

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Magic For Sale

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

Magic For Sale

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Magic For Sale By Carrie Clickard Illustrated by John Shelley Published by Holiday House Publishing
 ISBN-13: 9780823435593 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years A deliciously spooky, spectacularly illustrated story of a boy’s adventure in a magic shop that’s perfect for Halloween…and beyond! On the corner of Hemlock and Blight, the magic shop of Miss Pustula Night is open for business. Enchantments fill the shelves, but it’s the rumor of a shop ghost that really has kids excited. Brave Georgie McQuist is prepared to find the phantom, but he’s not...

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The Scariest Book Ever

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

The Scariest Book Ever

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   The Scariest Book Ever By Bob Shea Illustrated by Bob Shea Published by Disney Press ISBN-13: 9781484730461 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Reader beware! This is the scariest book ever! Or so claims its melodramatic ghost narrator. You can go ahead and turn the page, but don’t expect him to come with you. Anything might pop out of that black hole in the middle of the forest. What do you mean it’s just a bunny? Well, it’s probably a bunny with big fangs. Watch out, it’s—picking pumpkins with its friends, you say?...

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Lost In Ghostville

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

Lost In Ghostville

SNATCH A STORY   Chapter Five of Lost in Ghostville: …Leaving the haunted hotdog, I peeked into a couple of doors. All I found was a broom closet and a bathroom — another girls’ room. “Don’t tell on me,” I said. “I’m going in.” I pushed open the door. It was too dark to see and after a couple of steps I banged into the sink. Something skittered up my arm and over my shoulder. “What was that?” I ran back out into the hall, shaking my arm and brushing wildly at my back. “Get it off!” Vicki cringed. “Hold still.” “Get it off!” She hesitated, then finally let out a shriek and as her eyes...

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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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