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For fifty years, ten-year-old Susie has waited for her parents and sister to come back. Each new family who moves into her home seems not to notice her, except for the young children. Susie likes children. She even likes baby-sitting, but can she baby-sit forever? Why can't she get anyone else's attention?Charlotte is looking forward to a great summer in her new home, despite her many baby-sitting duties. But someone else seems to be helping her watch her little brother. Someone only he can see. Gradually Charlotte realizes her all-too-normal house is haunted-by the ghost of a girl who doesn't or won't realize that she's dead. Set around the Fourth of July, this story offers two perspectives-one of the living and one of the dead-in a wholly entertaining and thought-provoking way. .
"The ghost of a young soldier from the Civil War haunts a troubled teen."I sat up. The jagged trenches were only soft grassy depressions in the sunny battlefield park. I felt tears burn my eyes, the relief was so strong, and then the misery of losing the ghost hit me." Alexander has the ability to see ghosts. But it's been several years since his last encounter. When he reluctantly joins his father on a long trip away from home, a surprise awaits him. In the unfamiliar territory of North Carolina, Alexander is confronted by the ghost of a young soldier who lost his life in the Civil War. As an unusual friendship develops between the two, Alexander is drawn into a new reality where he comes face to face with the haunting past of his soldier friend. But can Alexander help this troubled ghost, and can he, finally, come to terms with his own disturbing past? With deftness and insight, Elaine Marie Alphin tells a gripping story that weaves the supernatural with the historical. Ghost story fans and Civil War buffs alike are in for a real treat.
Investigating a strange death and a haunted house, Art and his friends are drawn into a mysterious world where nothing is what it seems. There are monsters on the streets of London, dressed as soldiers and made to kill. As a terrifying plan is put into action, only the Invisible Detective can stop the Ghost Soldiers...
Gilda Joyce?s best friend, Wendy Choy, is chosen to participate in a piano competition in Oxford, England, so of course super-sleuth Gilda finds a way to go too. Once there, the grueling practice schedule takes a backseat to strange and spooky occurrences. There are foreboding tarot cards that keep appearing to the participants and ominous numbers etched in frosty windowpanes. But even more chilling are Wendy?s ghostly nightmares of a young boy?and the haunting melody she can?t shake out of her mind. Could there be a sinister connection to the piano competition? Gilda has a genuine haunting on her hands, and solving this one will take every ounce of psychic intuition she?s got! .
JOIN FRANK AND JOE... On a deserted country road, where, a fiendish scarecrow walks and talks and stalks its victims! On a stromy night at sea, where the Hardys' only hope of rescue is an l8th-century whaling ship piloted by a ghostly, crew! In the dank, dark dungeon of a Scottish castle haunted by its first lord, a cruel and notorious pirate! WHEREVER DANGER LEADS... THE GHOST-HUNTING HARDY BOYS ARE SURE TO FOLLOW! Don't be alarmed, there is no such thing as a ghost -- or is there? Who knows what unseen powers lurk in the darkness? Frank and Joe are about to find out as they face some of their most challenging cases ever -- six startling journeys into the heart of mystery and fear...
From the Book Jacket: The rich history of Pennsylvania is filled with the unexplained: frightening specters, mysterious apparitions and haunted buildings. Join Dan Asfar as he recounts the Keystone State's most intriguing ghost stories: phantoms materialize and eerie lights flash at historic Gettysburg, America's most famous-and haunted-battlefield in a fountain at the notorious Baleroy Mansion in Philadelphia, a young boy sees a skull in place of his own reflection-a strange premonition of his sudden death a month later every New Year's Day, the spirit of colonial war hero Anthony Wayne wanders Route 322, still frustrated that his earthly remains were buried in separate graves a three-year-old girl takes a fatal fall while her father paints her portrait, causing it to be inexplicably possessed by her forlorn spirit while painting a mural on the walls of a Millvale church, renowned painter Maxo Vanka is visited by the terrifying specter of a long-dead priest two mysterious suicides cause a spike in paranormal activity in Tamaqua's haunted Elks Club under the influence of an otherworldly force, a backwoods recluse kills a man, initiating a bizarre chain of events on Hawk Mountain deceased convicts, driven to insanity by abuse, return to haunt the Eastern State Penitentiary, the first prison where solitary confinement was used plaintive choral strains waft over Loyalsock Creek near Williamsport-lasting reminder of a young woman's death. With strange and often terrifying consequences, Pennsylvania ghosts appeal in Pittsburgh, Radnor, Newtown, Lancaster, Hollidaysburg, Bedford, Altoona New Hope, London Britain Township and more.
"In life, not every sin goes unpunished." For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them.
CLUES an old steamer trunk a howling beast roasted garlic meatballs Scooter Spies Max, Oscar, and Lily (and her pet chameleon, Speck) are up to their necks in mud in their latest case, The Ghost That Barked. While practicing their moves at a construction site, the scooter riders uncover a mysterious old steamer trunk -- and hear a wild howl in the night A blue paw print leads the three friends directly into a daring museum escape, a secret scooter ride across town, and smack into a giant mountain of goopy, gloppy mud!
[from the back cover]"Trapped by a raging storm, the four Blairs seek shelter in a gloomy old mansion. Their hosts: a gaunt old woman, a monster man, and a sinister scientist who's working on SOMETHING in the cellar. Then, in the night, the Blairs hear the terrified wail of a ghost--or is it a ghost? Read this chilling new mystery by Vic Crume, author of The Mystery in Dracula's Castle."
When eleven-year-old Kay Kay Granger learns that the White House is haunted and uses that knowledge to play a prank on her family, she lands in big trouble with her mother, the United States President.
Spencer Adams Honesty may be the last best hope for Paisley, Kansas-and for lonely kids everywhere.Spencer Honesty and his mom are the last people left in Paisley, except for Chief Leopard Frog, Spence's imaginary friend. One lonely day, Chief Leopard Frog's carved rabbit talisman tells Spence to take his photo, so Spence digs up his late father's camera and starts shooting photographs all around his ghost town. When the photos come back developed, he does not expect to see his old neighbor Maureen Balderson in her bedroom. Or Ma Puttering clearing weeds in her yard. They aren't in Paisley anymore. Yet there they are. What happens to Spence next is unexpected. It involves a catalog called Uncle Milton's Thousand Things You Thought You'd Never Find, a poetry deal gone awry, and a ghost camera that promises to take pictures of the past (just be sure not to photograph yourself).
In this start to a paranormal series, Sara's new town has a lot of history--and a lot of ghosts who want to tell her all about it. Sara Collins is a normal twelve-year-old girl with an abnormal secret: She is psychic. She's had her abilities for as long as she can remember, but she doesn't like to talk about them. She hopes that if she ignores them, they might go away. Sara wants nothing more than to have a normal life, and to her, "normal" doesn't include anything paranormal. But Sara's life is about to be turned upside down, because she's moving across the country with her dad to an old shore town in New Jersey. A shore town with a lot of history...and more than its fair share of ghosts roaming around. As Sara tries to settle into her new home, she discovers that for the first time, the ghosts around her can communicate with her. One ghost in particular desperately needs something from her and won't leave her alone. Sara wants to help, but she's scared. Can Sara put her fear aside and help the spirit? Will doing so put her in jeopardy? Meanwhile, Sara meets a great local girl named Lily Randazzo, and against all odds, really bonds with her. Sara has made a true friend for the first time in her life. Maybe New Jersey isn't so bad after all....
Mr. Ramsey has to travel out West for research, and he's taking all the BSG on a trip to a real Montana dude ranch. Skiing, snowboarding, cowboys, wild animals, celebrities... it's the recipe for an amazing adventure!
INCLUDES A MORGANVILLE SHORT STORY When Claire is ordered to repair the systems that protect Morganville, it's not just cutting into her study time, it's a life-threatening problem. If there's one thing this vampire-infested town is serious about, it's security. But achieving the impossible only brings a whole new set of problems, and the upgrades have unexpected consequences: people inside the town are slowly beginning to forget who they are, even the vampires. Soon, the town's little memory problem has turned into a full-on epidemic. Now Claire needs to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment - before she forgets how to save Morganville . . . 'Thrilling, sexy, and funny! These books are addictive. One of my very favorite vampire series. 'Richelle Mead, author of the international bestselling Vampire Academy series.
Grandfather has just bought a plot of land in the Rocky Mountains--complete with a ghost town! When the Aldens hear their land is haunted they don't believe it. But when they see a ghostly figure in the main street, they know something's up. There's a mystery and the Aldens are determined to solve it!
Stagecoach robberies. Shoot-outs. Striking it rich. Throughout the Wild West small towns were formed, thriving with men and women from the East and gold from the mines. Notorious outlaws, desperadoes, and gunslingers rustled up trouble in town after town. When the gold disappeared, the outlaws, as well as the local folks, abandoned their towns. Or did they? There are still sounds, not just the paint peeling from the deserted storefronts, or the tumbleweeds whispering as they somersault down the empty streets. There are voices, whispering stories--are they real or imagined? Stories like the one about the Lost Mine in Maiden, Texas, or the Bad Man from Bodie, California, who's still searching for his lost finger...
If it is abandoned by all or most of its inhabitants, a settlement becomes a ghost town. The buildings and dirt streets may remain, but the character and soul of the place change entirely. And so it was with mining camps, lumber camps, and cowboy towns scattered across America, particularly in the West: places with names like Gregory's Diggings, Deadwood, Bodie, Calico, Goldfield, and Tombstone, some of the over 30,000 deserted towns in the United States. Why did people come to these isolated places? Why did they leave? As Raymond Bial's narrative explores the history of our ghost towns, his well-composed photo-graphs silently tell their stories: of bustling, muddy streets, of large mercantile stores, and, ultimately, of short-lived dreams of gold, fertile land, or simply a good place to call home.
Inspired by the hit television series "Ghost Trackers," this ghostly tome invites readers to explore the mysteries that haunt us all: ghostly histories, how to equip yourself to explore a haunted house, the latest on what the scientists think. All this and much more is packed into this fascinating book. In the world ofGhost Trackers, kids who are interested in ghosts and the paranormal search for answers to the questions we all have about the afterlife. Full of stories of sightings, both ancient and recent, and information about becoming a ghost tracker, this book demands to be read and shared. After all, who knows if ghosts are evidence of life after death or if they are simply a natural occurrence we are yet to understand?
They were going to dig up Star's corral. Callie lay sprawled across her bed, staring out the window. Workers moved through her yard and across a circle of trampled dirt, talking loudly, while a light wind blew up clouds of dust around them. Sweat plastered their damp shirts to their skin. One of the workers pulled a tape measure from her belt every so often; another held a pad on which he made notes. They were examining the land, so they could give Callie's dad an estimate on building the pool and deck he'd designed. Two other companies had already done the same thing.
The protagonist, Jaris discovers a boy's picture in an old school book looking just like him. He sets out to find the underlying dark secret.
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 kids of terrifying creatures lurk around every corner. With a little help from Rufus, Jenny discovers who's behind these spooky happenings. It's the host 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.
Matt is desperate to fit in at summer camp. One night he gets lost when he goes off on his own to retrieve a forgotten life preserver. A wolf appears and Matt overcomes his fears and follows it. He finds a half-wolf, half-dog pup whose mother is dead. Is the big wolf who guides him the same wolf that his father rescued years before from a trap?
In the second book of the Nina Tanleven Mysteries, Nina, the world's number-one sixth-grade ghost buster, embarks on a treasure hunt with help from the ghost of a Civil War soldier Not too long ago, Nina Tanleven would never have thought that her dream vacation could take place at a creaky lodge in New York's Catskill Mountains. But when her architect father agrees to renovate the three-story inn, it's the perfect opportunity for Nina and her best friend, Chris, to investigate rumors that the rambling old building is haunted. It isn't long before they learn the truth: Not only is the place haunted by the ghost of a Confederate soldier, it also holds secrets that lead to a buried treasure! The soldier hid his trove as a gift for the New York abolitionist who cared for him before he died, and his last wish is to see it unearthed. The clock is ticking as Nina and Chris race to solve the phantom's mysterious clues. But they aren't the only ones seeking the valuable bounty. Can they manage to find it first? The Ghost Wore Gray is the second book of the Nina Tanleven Mysteries, which begin with The Ghost in the Third Row and continue with The Ghost in the Big Brass Bed. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author's collection.
Connie is willing to believe almost anything about the eerie old mansion on top of Eagle Rock - but a violin-playing ghost is too much for even her vivid imagination. On vacation in aristocratic Newport, Rhode Island, Connie and her twin sister Kit are invited for a moonlight sail with their cousins Tom and Randy. Passing the long-deserted mansion, Connie and Randy are sure they see a strange light in a window, and Connie is determined to search the imposing old house the first chance she gets. Her chance comes all too soon, and almost spells disaster for our intrepid sleuth. Only her quick wits and daring resourcefulness save her and her friends from something more dangerous than a musical ghost.
IS LEANDER THE ENEMY? After shunning Timothy since his arrival in Arcanum, Parliament has finally turned to him for help. Raptus, the vicious leader of the Wurm, is determined to break through the magical barrier that separates his world from Sunderland and exact vengeance upon the mages. Parliament needs Timothy's kind of magic -- the magic of invention -- to prep are for the inevitable battle with the Wurm. Timothy sets out with Leander and an exploratory team to the site of the barrier, but over the course of the trip Leander's behavior goes from erratic to dangerous -- so much so that Cassandra is named Grandmaster of the Order of Alhazred. Can Timothy and Cassandra find the source of Leander's transformation before it destroys them all? The saga continues in Wurm War.
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