|Scream and scream again! : spooky stories from mystery writers of America|
R. L. Stine of Goosebumps fame joins other authors for twenty all new scary short stories featuring witches, warlocks, haunted houses, and more.
|Editor:||Stine, R. L.|
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 4.70
Points: 15.0 Quiz: 195893
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 6-8
Reading Level: 5.30
Points: 24.0 Quiz: 74929
Kirkus Reviews (05/01/18)
School Library Journal (03/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 03/01/2018 Gr 4–6—This horror-mystery anthology features 20 never-before-published short stories from members of the Mystery Writers of America, including Chris Grabenstein, Heather Graham, and Bruce Hale. Each story has a caveat: it must begin and end with a scream. Most of the stories within are standard children's horror fare, offering more shrieks of mirth than horror—a shapeshifter attacks children as a shark, a supposedly haunted house scares the pants off of a father and son when it turns out it's infested with a zombie, a town is overrun by squirrels—but there are a few stories nestled in that truly terrify. A harmless attempt to create the best haunted Halloween house on the block results in summoning a demon. A girl receives a series of mysterious texts from an unknown number with the area code 666. With the balance between playful horror and truly spine-tingling spookiness, Stine—who also contributes a story about a pair of siblings that deal with bullies in an unconventional manner—pulls together a comprehensive introduction to the horror genre for kids, much as he has done for years with "Goosebumps." VERDICT Perfect for budding horror enthusiasts.—Tyler Hixson, Brooklyn Public Library - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.