Posted on June 3, 2015 by Ms. Martha
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.
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Posted on May 28, 2014 by Ms. Martha
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.
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Posted on May 13, 2014 by Ms. Martha
Summary: Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.
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Posted on June 13, 2012 by Ms. Martha
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.
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Posted on March 19, 2012 by jennifera74
Goosebumps Wanted series
When she discovers an evil mask at the bottom of a trunk and puts it on, LuAnn’s Halloween turns into a real nightmare because only an act of unbelievable kindness can remove it.
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Posted on July 2, 2011 by Ms. Martha
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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Posted on April 19, 2011 by Ms. Martha
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
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