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A Coven of Witches

A Coven of Witches

A Coven of Witches

The Last Apprentice series is about Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, who is an apprentice to the village spook. The spook’s job is to protect the village from ghouls, boggarts, witches and all kinds of nasty, scary creatures. Tom has all kinds of adventures with creepy creatures he has to outsmart and out-conjure. The author relishes the descriptions of creepiness that will give you goosebumps. These are great Halloween reading.

A Coven of Witches is a companion to the series. It includes three short stories: “Meg Skelton,” “Dirty Dora,” “Alice and the Brain Guzzler,” & “The Banshee Witch.” Who can resist a story about a brain guzzler!! These are sort of like R.L. Stine Goosebumps books…but without the silliness. These are much, much better. Author: Joseph Delaney; Series: The Last Apprentice

The Last Apprentice Series:
#1: Revenge of the Witch on CD
#2 Curse of the Bane on CD
#3 Night of the Soul Stealer on CD
#4 Attack of the Fiend on CD
#5 Wrath of the Bloodeye on CD
#6 Clash of the Demons on CD
#7 Rise of the Huntress
#8 The Spook’s Destiny (2011)
The Spook’s Tale & Other Horrors
A Coven of Witches

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The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall

The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall

The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall

Mary Hahn always delivers creepy. In this tale Florence is headed to her Uncle’s estate. She’s been in an orphanage and has high hopes for a new life in the country. What she gets is a dead cousin who is determined to recreate the circumstances of her death and substitute someone else in her place.

Author: Mary Downing Hahn

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    If you are in the mood to be scared try these ghost stories also by Mary Downing Hahn.
    All the Lovely Bad Ones Deep and Dark and Dangerous Wait Till Helen Comes The Old Willis Place
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    The Eyeball Collector

    The Eyeball Collector

    The Eyeball CollectorHector Fitzbaudly leads a privileged life. He lives in a mansion with his father, wears stylish, expensive clothes and goes to the best school. He and his father are free to spend as much time and money as they wish on their magnificent butterfly collection.

    One night, Hector’s father receives a mysterious guest…and from that night forward Hector’s life begins to unravel. The mysterious man knows something about Hector’s father. Hector’s father is willing to pay a steep price to keep the man quiet.

    The stress of the secret extracts an even bigger price when Hector’s father drops dead from a heart attack and leaves Hector to deal with the fact that their fortune is actually gone. Turned out into the street, Hector  sets off on his own. He has nothing…except a burning desire for revenge against the mysterious one-eyed guest that Hector blames for his father’s death and for the loss of his father’s fortune. The one-eyed man might be smart, he might be devious, he might have a sinister plan, but Hector is smart too. He can be devious. He can come up with a plan.

    Hector follows the one-eyed man to the home of Lady Mandible. Lady Mandible hires Hector to live at the mansion and raise butterflies, giving Hector the opportunity to sneak around at night hoping to find out more about the one-eyed man. Hector discovers some unsavory information about “Lady” Mandible. She collects all kinds of gruesome art and she paints some pictures herself…with blood!

    Creepy enough for you? How about this: her guest, the one-eyed man, well, he collects eyeballs. Glass ones, but still…eyeballs. If you like the deliciously macabre (that means shockingly offensive), then you’ll love reading about Lady Mandible. She’s Cruella DeVil without the puppies, and she’ll stop at nothing to get exactly what she wants.

    Hector gets quite a dose of sinister and has to decide what to do with his desire for revenge. Should he play the same game as Lady Mandible and the Eyeball Collector…or is there a sweeter revenge? Author: F.E. Higgins

    The Eyeball Collector is a gothic story. That means the mood of it is dark and gloomy; very mysterious with strange events and people. F.E. Higgins wrote The Black Book of Secrets and The Bone Magician & The Eyeball Collector. These are not sequels of each other..but characters and places are shared between all the books. If you like them, try The Wolves of Willoughby Chase or The House With the Clock in its Walls. But read early. With the lights on. 
    The Black Book of Secrets The Bone Magician The Wolves of Willoughby Chase The House with a Clock in its Walls
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    Killer Pizza

    Killer Pizza

    Killer Pizza

    Some kids find out they are really a wizard with magical powers. Some kids find out their dad is a Greek God. Other kids work at a pizza shop.

    But wait, Killer Pizza isn’t just any pizza shop. Sure it puts out tasty, cheesy pies, but Killer Pizza is much more. Killer Pizza is the front for a top-secret monster fighting organization that recruits and trains top notch monster hunters. 

    As a new recruit, Toby feels anything but top notch, but the more he learns and trains, the more he understands that he and his friends Annabel and Strobe are all that keep their town from certain monster doom.

    Their pizza delivery uniforms are perfect disguises and pizza delivery the perfect cover for stakeouts all over town. It’s not Men in Black it’s “Kids in Black Backpacks,” but still, they’re saving the world. These Monster Combat Officers are ready for action. Author: Greg Taylor

    More monster fighting heroes:
    Monster Hunters at Nightmare Academy The Battle of the Labyrinth Monsters vs Aliens Top Secret Tim Defender of the Earth

     

    terrorpalooza

    Don’t miss Terrorpalooza! At The Learning Curve @ Central Library on October 29th at 7pm in the Auditorim as the Learning Curve, Herron High School, and Young Actor’s Theatre present a fright-filled Film premiere and performance event.

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    Gilda Joyce: The Dead Drop

    Gilda Joyce: The Dead Drop

    Gilda Joyce: The Dead Drop

    Gilda knows how to maneuver her way into just the experience she wants. This time, she’s fudged on her age just a little to get accepted as a summer intern at The International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. (This is a real place you can visit!) She is 14 and eleven months if you want to be picky about it. What’s one more month?

    If you haven’t read any of Gilda’s other adventures, you should know that she is an experienced psychic investigator and she loves to spy and solve msyteries. Sometimes, she solves mysteries by paying attention to dead people!

    Gilda says, “I decided I would learn everything I could about surveillance techniques, living undercover, and the art of disguise – all the tradecraft used by professional spies. …I admit it: I expected to impress the experts on the Spy Museum staff. After all, who could be better at discovering secrets than a young psychic spy?” She also gets a firsthand look at cool spy gadgets and meets some real spies!

    What Gilda doesn’t count on is the number of ghosts that seem to be haunting our nation’s capitol, and in particular the Spy Museum itself! She also discovers that she’s in the spy capitol of the U.S. If she’s spying on everybody else, aren’t they also spying on her?

    I have always liked Gilda, an independent thinking, curious, gutsy girl who goes with her instincts.  I think this is my favorite of her adventures so far. She isn’t making this stuff up – she lives her dream!

    Gilda Joyce Psychic Investigator
    Gilda Joyce #2 The Ladies of the Lake
    Gilda Joyce #3 The Ghost Sonata
    Gilda Joyce #4 The Dead Drop

    Talk the Talk Word of the Day: Drop – A location people use to exchange information. One person leaves information in a certain place for another person to pick up. This way, the two people are not seen together.

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