Summary: A witch called Old Auntie is lurking near Dan’s family’s new home. He doesn’t believe in her at first, but is forced to accept that she is real and take action when his little sister, Erica, is ‘took’ to become Auntie’s slave for the next fifty years.
Summary: Although twelve-year-old Cassidy Bean keeps a book of bad things, she did not expect her summer with the Tremont family in rural New Jersey to be one of them–but this year Ursula, a local hoarder, has died under mysterious circumstances, and Cassidy finds that there a great many bad and dangerous things hidden in her house, including, perhaps, her vengeful ghost.
Summary: Sarah, her brother Billy, and her parents are moving into her deceased grandmother’s house for the summer in order to fix it up and sell it, but this is a house of locked rooms and many dark and dangerous secrets.
Summary: Thirty creepy stories about warped technology, revengeful ants, sadistic gym teachers, and other terrifying things. Includes author’s notes on how he got his ideas for these stories.
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Summary: When a giant glowing fungus encroaches upon thirteen-year-old Eric’s small town, he, his little brother Brian, and a runaway girl try to stop it–and figure out what happened to the Puritan town that had mysteriously disappeared from the same spot.
Alfred A. Knopf
Summary: When eleven-year-old Olive and her distracted parents move into an old Victorian mansion, Olive finds herself ensnared in a dark plan involving some mysterious paintings, a trapped and angry nine-year-old boy, and three talking cats. 256 p., Dial Books for Young Readers.
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