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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz (Review)

Summary: "There is a story here for everyone -- skeletons with torn and tangled flesh who roam the earth; a ghost who takes revenge on her murderer; and a haunted house where every night a bloody head falls down the chimney. Stephen Gammell's splendidly creepy drawings perfectly capture the mood of more than two dozen… Continue reading Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz (Review)

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Ghoulia by Barbara Cantini (Arc Review)

Summary: Summary from GoodReads.com: "Ghoulia lives in Crumbling Manor with her Auntie Departed and spends most of her time playing with Tragedy, her beloved albino greyhound. But things aren’t as easy as they seem for this little zombie girl—all she wants is a real friend. She tries to venture past the manor’s walls, but she… Continue reading Ghoulia by Barbara Cantini (Arc Review)

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ReReading Goosebumps: Scarecrow Walks at Midnight

"Jodie usually loves to spend time at her grandparents' farm. But this summer things seem all wrong. Her grandparents look worn out. The crops are doing badly. And worst of all, she's sharing the fields with twelve evil-looking scarecrows. Scarecrows that seem to be coming alive..." This is one of the Goosebumps stories that I… Continue reading ReReading Goosebumps: Scarecrow Walks at Midnight

Book Review

ReReading Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask

"Face to Face with a Nightmare... How ugly is Carly Beth's Halloween mask? It's so ugly that it almost scared her little brother to death. So terrifying that even her friends are totally freaked out by it. It's the best Halloween mask ever. It's everything Carly Beth hoped it would be. And more. Maybe too… Continue reading ReReading Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask

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REVIEW: Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball by Laura Ellen Anderson

Summary: Synopsis from GoodReads.com: "Welcome to the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares! Amelia Fang would much rather hang out with her pet pumpkin Squashy and her friends Florence the yeti (DON'T CALL HER BEAST!) and Grimaldi the reaper than dance at her parents' annual… Continue reading REVIEW: Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball by Laura Ellen Anderson

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ReReading Goosebumps: Monster Blood

"While staying with his weird great-aunt Kathryn, Evan visits a funky old toy store and buys a dusty can of monster blood, It's fun to play with at first. And Evan's dog, Trigger, likes it so much, he eats some! But then Evan notices something weird about the green slimy stuff it seems to be… Continue reading ReReading Goosebumps: Monster Blood

Book Review, Horror

ReReading Goosebumps: Say Cheese and Die!

"Greg thinks there is something wrong with the old camera he found. The photos keep turning out . . . different. When Greg takes a picture of his father's brand-new car, it's wrecked in the photo. And then his dad crashes the car. It's like the camera can tell the future--or worse. Maybe it makes… Continue reading ReReading Goosebumps: Say Cheese and Die!

Book Review, Horror

Rereading Goosebumps: Welcome to Dead House

To kick off my reread of the Goosebumps series I decided to start at the very beginning with Welcome to Dead House. I can't guarantee that I will be reading these books in order but the very first Goosebumps book seemed like a perfect beginning. These books are easy to sum up but I can't do better… Continue reading Rereading Goosebumps: Welcome to Dead House

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Spooky Books for Spooky Kids

Does your little one like all things spooky even though Halloween was months ago? Do they like monsters? Or are you reading this post in October while looking for some kid friendly halloween bedtime choices? Well here is a list for you. There are hundreds of creepy books for children but this list is just… Continue reading Spooky Books for Spooky Kids