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[From The Back Cover] "The last thing Christina wants to do this summer is stay with grumpy Uncle Ralph in his old Victorian house. She's sure she'll have an awful time. But on her very first day there, Christina meets a sad, mysterious little ghost boy who seems to need her help. Soon Christina discovers the house contains a mystery that was never solved ... and that the ghost boy has something to do with it all. But how can she make Uncle Ralph help her solve the puzzle? What is the evil, chilling presence that lurks in the attic? And why is it trying so hard to frighten her away?" Many, many spooky books by this author are in the Bookshare collection. including Ghosts Beneath Our Feet, and A Ghost in the House.
Charli's impulsive uncle, Will Crandall, decides to buy the town's abandoned, possibly haunted castle and fix it up as a bed-and-breakfast, but Charli and Sophia, a clairvoyant orphan who has come to stay with the Crandall family, know his plan is somehow dangerous.
Twelve-year-old Amy knows there is some connection between Aunt Claire's old dollhouse in the attic and a deadly secret from years ago.
"When Chad Weldon stepped off the bus, he knew right away that something had happened in Bristol while he was away. For one thing, his father couldn't stop smiling. For another, his great-aunt Elsa couldn't stop frowning. The smiles and frowns continued all the way home in the pickup, while Aunt Elsa asked a million questions about what was new at his cousin's house, and Chad's father chuckled at the answers. Scrunched between the grown-ups, Chad tried to figure out what was going on. He noticed that they were talking only to him, not to each other. That meant the thing that had happened while he was gone was pretty serious. His dad and Aunt Elsa argued a lot, but they hardly ever stopped talking to each other. The silence between them was scary. That evening Aunt Elsa fixed chicken drumsticks and mashed potatoes, Chad's favorite dinner. It wasn't until they were through eating and the dishes were washed and they were sitting out on the front-porch steps that his father said, "Now, listen to this, boy. I've got a real surprise for you." ..." Chad could tell by the way Aunt Elsa sniffed
Matt Barber is a new kid, and tells stories to make himself more interesting. Unfortunately, when he sees a ghost, no one believes him.
[from inside cover flaps] "When ten-year-old Chad Weldon's friend Jeannie Nichols invites him to visit her eccentric aunt, he's in for more than a vacation. Aunt Rosebud runs a boarding house full of odd characters, and as soon as Chad and Jeannie arrive, bizarre things start happening. Chad's toothbrush moves around his room on its own. A frightening mummy appears--and disappears. And a panther leaps out of his closet. Even scarier, Madame Keppell, a fortune teller, says she sees trouble all around him. Chad desperately wants to go home, but he knows that his father won't believe the things that have gone on. Soon, Chad and Jeannie hear about a diamond bracelet that was stolen recently. The two friends take it upon themselves to solve the mystery against all odds. From best-selling author Betty Ren Wright comes another spine-tingling mystery featuring Chad Weldon and Jeannie Nichols, from The Ghost Comes Calling and Too Many Secrets."
When Sarah Prescott's family moves from a cramped apartment to her great-aunt's big old house, Sarah thinks that life is perfect--complete with her own beautiful bedroom. But from the moment Aunt Margaret returns from the nursing home, Sarah begins to feel that something is terribly wrong. Sarah tries to believe that she's just unhappy about having to spend so much time caring for her disagreeable invalid aunt. Yet she knows there Is more. There's a chill In the air, which only Sarah seems to feel. There are unexplainable heavy footsteps In the upstairs hall. Lights go out, doors slam unexpectedly, and things move by themselves. Sarah realizes that one other person In the house Is just as frightened. Aunt Margaret. Together, a sick old woman and a frightened young girl, they must figure out what evil spirit Is trying to terrify them. Talented author Betty Ren Wright has created a haunting book, combining a frightening ghost story with a moving relationship between a young girl and an old woman." Look for more Ghost stories by Betty Ren Wright in the Bookshare collection including Christina's Ghost, A Ghost In the Window, The Dollhouse murders and The Ghosts beneath Our Feet.
A man who died in a car crash after allegedly stealing $50,000 from a bank, tries to communicate with the family through Meg's dreams. Sequel to "A Secret Window."
After a freak accident kills Ernie and cuts short his Top Secret Plan, his friend Jeff is haunted by Ernie's ghost and pushed toward carrying out the plan.
[From the back of the book:] "Martin and Peter love their family's new cabin up on Popcorn Hill. They like the stray sheepdog that roams around their place even more. But when they hear ghostly laughter in their room at night, they're afraid that things on Popcorn Hill may not be what they seem. Are Martin and Peter brave enough to meet a ghost... or two?" This is a ghost story about the love and loyalty of two dogs that is lost and found. The pictures have been described.
[From the dust jacket:] "Jenny knows she should be excited about the beautiful old house that her mother has inherited from Miss Nagle. She'll finally have her own bedroom, and the place even comes with Rufus the cat, a ready-made pet. But when Jenny visits the house, she's scared out of her wits. Giant snakes, elephants, and all kinds of terrifying creatures lurk around every corner! With a little help from Rufus, Jenny discovers who's behind these spooky happenings. It's the ghost of Miss Nagle's grandmother, the once-famous Witch of Willowby Lane. The ghost witch loves to scare people, and she thinks Jenny and her friends will be perfect targets. Jenny decides to meet the ghost witch face to face in this scary yet delightful short-chapter book."
Katie knows that something eerie is happening in the old deserted town where she, her stepbrother, and her newly widowed mother are spending the summer taking care of Uncle Frank. Sometimes, when Katie puts her ear to the ground in Uncle Frank's backyard, she hears a groaning noise that sounds almost human. Then a crippled ghost-girl appears to her out of the gloom in an abandoned mine, and Katie is at once terrified and puzzled. Is the ghost-girl trying to tell her something? Could the girl's chilling appearance have something to do with the tragic mining accident thirty years before? When Katie questions her uncle, he grows agitated, and her mother forbids Katie to discuss her suspicions. But in a fiery climax, Katie and her rebellious stepbrother learn the truth about Uncle Frank's tormented past, and discover things about each other that strengthen their fragile relationship. Find more spooky books by Betty Ren Wright including, A Ghost In The House, and many more.
In the tradition of her award-winning The Dollhouse Murders, Betty Ren Wright combines a super-scary tale with a moving story about family relationships, as a young orphan tries to uncover the truth of a ghost's long-hidden past and untimely death. A surefire, edge-of-the-seat winter vacation treat.
Shy, nine-year-old Abby surprises herself, her equally timid babysitter, and her older brother when they are haunted by a ghost that is trying to reclaim a stolen music box.
If only Rosie's mother hadn't bought the old man's wardrobe ... If only Rosie's father didn't have to go to Milwaukee for his job ... If only Rosie had ten fingers ... If only the "Dance of the Dinosaurs" could be a march ...
When their father moves them for the seventh time in the five years since their mother's death, Jenny and her younger sister hope to stay in this latest house and try to find out about the malevolent ghost who seems bent on getting revenge on their elderly neighbors.
Carlo struggles with his positive and negative feelings about his mentally handicapped sister.
Vannie tries to make the best of things when she and her dog Muffy are left with her cranky great aunt on an old farm in Ohio while Vannie's parents go to California to look for work.
When Jessica moves to her grandmother's childhood home and makes friends with the handicapped girl next door, she begins to have nightmares about the old schoolhouse in the woods.
Daisy Gorman is spends a two-week vacation with her classmate's family at a rundown beach house. She sees a figure roaming the beach, makes a grisly discovery in a cave by the shore, and realizes her vacation will be anything but ordinary.
Thirteen-year-old Rachel and her cousin Charlie become linked with the mad ghost of a fierce old lady, who is eerily involved in the upcoming Sunbonnet Queen contest about which Rachel dreams.
When a confident girl named Princess arrives to spend a week at Roddy's house, she encourages him to help her investigate the suspicious activities happening at a supposedly haunted house.
Meg is afraid to tell anyone when her dreams literally start coming true, but she needs help before she can learn to use her gift of seeing into the future.
Torn between devotion for and jealousy of her beautiful and much-admired invalid sister, twelve-year-old Caroline's drab self-image begins to change when she meets the glamorous Lillina MacGregor who makes her feel important.
Chad is thrilled to take care of Miss Beane's dog, Benson, while she's in the hospital. But Chad and his friend Jeannie get more than they bargained for when they hear footsteps in Miss Beane's house and find it ransacked. They take the investigation into their own hands -- but what they find out could be shocking.
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