The ghost of Crutchfield Hall
Anticipating a better life in the English countryside manor house of her aunt and uncle, 12-year-old orphan Florence is astonished to discover the ghost of her cousin, who concocts a plan to use Florence to achieve murderous goals. By the author of Closed for the Season.
The elevator ghost
When Carolina Giddle moves into the Blatchford Arms, no one knows what to make of her sequin-sprinkled sneakers and her trinket-crusted car. But the parents are happy there’s a new babysitter around, and Carolina seems to have an uncanny ability to calm the most rambunctious child with her ghostly stories. Armed with unusual snacks (bone-shaped peppermints, granghoula bars and Rumpelstiltskin sandwiches), candles to set the mood, and her trusty sidekick ? a tarantula named Chiquita, Carolina entertains the children with some good old-fashioned storytelling and, at the end, a great Halloween party. Governor General’s Award winner Glen Huser brings his quirky sense of humor and horror to some time-honored motifs. The artistic Lubinitsky girls find out that artists must be wary of the power of their own creations. Holy terror Angelo Bellini discovers that no one can throw a tantrum like a double-crossed pirate. The Hooper kids, including UFO junkie Benjamin, learn about some eerie goings-on in the New Mexico desert. Timid Hubert and Hetty Croop are practically afraid of their own shadows, until they hear the story of a boy who finds the perfect weapon for overcoming his fear of the dark. And Dwight and Dwayne Fergus, two would-be Freddy Kruegers, finally meet their match in Carolina, and her story of the footless skeleton. As for Carolina Giddle herself, it turns out that she has a timeworn connection to the Blatchford Arms, and to the ghost who still haunts the building especially its old-fashioned elevator.
Rise of the balloon goons
Alexander has just moved into Stermont, but the elementary school is being torn down, his new classroom is located in the hospital morgue, a notebook he finds is full of information about monsters--and everywhere he turns there are spooky balloon men determined to attack him.
The charmed children of Rookskill Castle
Believing that there is a logical explanation for everything despite strange occurrences at drafty Rookskill Castle where children have been sent to escape the London Blitz, 12-year-old Katherine discovers, in the wake of numerous disappearances, that the castle's overseer has been harboring a Nazi spy.
Feeling uncomfortable from the moment she arrives in her new home, Harper is dismayed by local rumors that her house is haunted and that every family that has ever lived there has suffered terrible tragedies, a situation that turns sinister when her cheerful little brother begins acting in alarming ways. Simultaneous eBook.
Tales of mystery and imagination
Horror stories, science fiction, detective stories and satirical sketches--the variety of Poe will chill and delight. Locked doors, sealed cavities, bricked-up alcoves and premature burial close in on Poe's narrators as they , like their victims, are cut off from light, air and human society. Partly, Poe's stories resonate as the disordered chambers' of the narrators' minds but also they suggest archetypal, if extreme psychological states, yet Poe was an incurable hoaxer, and in telling some wonderful short stories he also told some excessively tall tales. The most comprehensive paperback edition available, introduction, selected criticism chronology of Poe's life and times.