Wicked Cruel, by Rich Wallace

Wicked CruelSummary: Three separate short stories, all set in the same New Hampshire town, explore the truth behind local urban legends as, for example, sixth-grader Jordan begins seeing a boy from his school who died of injuries after being bullied.

Knopf

In a Glass Grimmly, by Adam Gidwitz

Summary: Oversize plant life, eerie amphibious royalty, and fear-inducing creatures abound. Follow Jack and Jill as they enter startling new landscapes that may (or may not) be scary, bloody, terrifying, and altogether true.  Happily ever after isn’t cutting it anymore. Frog joins cousins Jack and Jill in leaving their own stories to seek a magic mirror, encountering such creatures as giants, mermaids, and goblins along the way. Based in part on fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen.

Dutton

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