Discover the stories behind the world's scariest cryptids, from the Loch Ness Monster to alligators in the New York sewers. A collection of the most unusual, scary, and exciting stories of cryptids from around the world. Includes more than 40 creepy creatures, each with full-color artwork and locator maps. Information boxes describe fascinating facts about each terrifying creature.
A strange, spooky journey is about to begin! Enraptured readers will visit the pyramids of Egypt, where the mummy's curse is said to still haunt all who disturb its ancient treasures. Well also travel to Roswell, New Mexico, where space aliens are said to have crash-landed on a remote ranch. Fascinating tales of vanishing ships, haunted houses, and other mysterious events within the pages of this book will make even the bravest sleuths shake in their shoes! Some mysteries might be too scary to solve!
Jeffrey is the mischievous 'something' that frequently accompanies Mrs. Windham on her travels. His only purpose for existing is to prod her into collecting and preserving 'true ghost stories from throughout the south.
This is the first anthology of the author's own favorite ghost stories from the highly successful Jeffrey series of books that began in 1969 with "13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey." Hundreds of thousands of these books have been sold. The present volume includes 13 of the best of Mrs. Windham's stories, representing mysterious and supernatural doings from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Most of the stories are related to historical places and sometimes to historical people.
Accompanied by her faithful companion, Jeffrey, a friendly spirit who resided in her home in Selma, Alabama, Kathryn Tucker Windham traveled the South, visiting the sites of spectral legends in Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee, among other places. In Jeffrey’s Latest Thirteen: More Alabama Ghosts, a sequel to her landmark Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey, Windham introduces readers to thirteen more of Jeffrey's ghostly acquaintances, each with the charm and universal appeal that has created hundreds of thousands of Jeffrey fans. Among the other hair-raising tales in this collection, Windham spotlights the apparitions of academia. From the three Yankee soldiers who haunt the University of Alabama’s Civil War–era Little Round House to the Confederate soldier who resides in the University Chapel at Auburn University, Alabama’s institutions of higher learning seem to have more than a few paranormal pupils. Photographs of the sites about which Windham writes are one of the best-loved features of her series of “Jeffrey the Ghost” books. Jeffrey’s Latest Thirteen features the image of a beautiful child who, though not photographed in life, reappeared long enough to be photographed with his bereaved father's borrowed camera. Bewitched readers will find the startling photograph of the child in the next-to-last chapter, just pages before he book’s photograph of Windham’s own spectral muse, Jeffrey.
Jeffrey is the mischievous "something" that has headquarters in the Windham home in Selma, Alabama. He first made his presence known in October 1966, and since then he has continued, at irregular and infrequent intervals, to clump down the hall, slam doors, rock in a chair, frighten the family cat (now deceased, through no fault of Jeffrey), move heavy pieces of furniture, cause electronic equipment to malfunction, and hide objects. He frequently accompanies Mrs. Windham on her travels, and tales of Jeffrey's antics are widely recounted.
Jeffrey is the mischievous “something” that has headquarters in the Windham home in Selma. He first made his presence known in October 1966, and since then he has continued, at irregular and infrequent intervals, to clump down the hall, slam doors, rock in a chair, frighten the family cat (now deceased—through no fault of Jeffrey), move heavy pieces of furniture, cause electronic equipment to malfunction, and hide objects. He frequently accompanies Mrs. Windham on her travels, and tales of Jeffrey’s antics are widely recounted. “Nobody has ever been afraid of Jeffrey,” Mrs. Windham says. “He is very convenient to have—we blame everything that goes awry on him. His only purpose for existing (if that word is proper) is to prod me into collecting and preserving ‘true’ ghost stories from throughout the South.”
Tracing as far back as the Stone Age, witches have fascinated us for centuries. But were they evil sorceresses determined to seek revenge, or suppressed feminists who were misunderstood? From Egyptian priestesses to Norse healers, take a closer look at witches throughout history and across the world, in this holistic non-fiction book that incorporates poetry, art, mythology, hexes, potions, and magic from different cultures and religions around the world.
Featuring five famous trials, this book examines the way our right to a fair trial can be threatened, when people are tempted to abandon their principles in the name of safety. Trials included are the Salem Witch Trials, the Haymarket Affair Trial, the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, the trial of Alger Hiss, and the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui—the latter not yet covered extensively in any book.
By the year 2010, a staggering 34 million people worldwide will be affected by dementia. To receive a diagnosis of dementia can be a shattering experience, but, irrespective of the cause, appropriate, competent and knowledgeable management will enhance the lives of those affected.
Revealing the fascinating archaeological discoveries of the mummies of children, Kelly Milner Halls explores evidence from around the world which helps us to understand how children lived and died many thousands of years ago.
Investigate mysteries from the grave in this vividly illustrated book, a creepy-fun compendium of the world’s most fascinating mummies. National Geographic’s unparalleled photographs bring kids up close and personal with ancient remains, while Chris Sloan’s mesmerizing text reveals what the experts have discovered about each mummy’s life and death. Kids will clamor to read this book in the classroom or at home—and they’ll absorb science, ancient cultures, geography, and more, as freaky photos and intriguing stories keep them glued to every page.
Half of this book features Halloween celebrations and entertaining, while the rest highlights creativity with pumpkins.All-new ideas for both crafters and noncrafters. One-of-a-kind Halloween how-to with detailed instructions, patterns, and recipes.
National Geographic Kids gets a spooky twist, just for Halloween. The National Geographic Kids Halloween Book of Fun! will keep kids and families entertained for the entire fall season. Packed with 80 colorful pages of Halloween-themed mazes, hidden picture games, pumpkin carving crafts, Halloween recipes, and more, this exciting activity book for kids ages 6 to 12 will feature the bold illustration style and amazing photography that they have come to love in National Geographic Kids magazine, the nation’s top-selling consumer magazine for children. Kids will have a blast navigating through a spooky pumpkin patch maze, hunting for hidden pictures in a haunted house, or trying out new costume creations and pumpkin carving ideas—every page delights with spooktacular fun! This hands-on book is sure to be a thrill at home and is the perfect Halloween gift for young ghost and goblin friends.
Every October 31, children dress up in costumes and go door-to-door looking for a treat, carve faces into pumpkins, and tell scary stories. Where do these traditions come from? Old and Billin-Frye get to the bottom of this and other questions in their informative and witty nonfiction picture book.
Completely redesigned for today's young investigative reader, True Books are an indispensable addition to any collection. Each book guides readers through the facts that nurture their need to know.From the spooky ancient Celtic and Roman traditions to today's crazy costumes and candy free-for-all, this book visits all the haunts of the October 31st holiday. Find out how Halloween started, who celebrates it, and what customs are most popular now. Don't read it alone!
Here are the stories behind all the familiar and not-so-familiar symbols of Halloween. Each of our holidays has its own familiar traditions: Trick-or-treating on Halloween, eating turkey on Thanksgiving, waiting for Santa Claus on Christmas, exchanging cards on Valentine's Day. But where do these customs come from, when did they begin, and why do we continue to observe them? In the engaging blend of careful research and lively prose that has earned her books a lasting place on the holiday bookshelf, Edna Barth explores the multicultural origins and evolution of the familiar and not-so-familiar symbols and legends associated with our favorite holidays. Full of fascinating historical details and little-known stories, these books are both informative and engaging. Festively illustrated by Ursula Arndt, they are now available again in hardcover as well as paperback editions, featuring new, eye-catching jacket designs, and fun holiday activities inside the paperback covers. Each book includes an annotated list of holiday stories and poems and an index.
Interweaving elements of Allegheny folklore and history, a spine-tingling collection of six tales of the supernatural includes that of a young man whose skill with the fiddle bewitches a half-woman, half-wolf creature.
Ten Scottish yarns of ghosts, demons, and magic spells are sure to spook and delight. Throughout the ages, supernatural stories about curses and superstitions have been a popular topic for gossip among the Scottish people. The odds are good that every Scottish family you talk to knows at least one eerie tale that will keep you up at night. In Twelve Great Black Cats, Sorche Nic Leodhas captures strange stories of monsters, magic, and even a little bit of humor. With stories including “The Honest Ghost,” “The Weeping Lass at the Dancing Place,” and “The Shepherd Who Fought the March Wind,” this collection is an eclectic mix of horror and fun.
Did you hear about the babysitter who received threatening phone calls from inside the house? What about the hitchhiker who vanished without a trace? For years, urban legends such as these have been passed on by word of mouth. They are told as if they really happened. But are these creepy tales true? Decide for yourself as you dig into some of the most horrifying urban legends ever told.
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 scary stories -- and even scary songs -- all just right for reading alone or for telling aloud in the dark. If You Dare!
All those who enjoyed shuddering their way through Alvin Schwartz's first volume of Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark will find a satisfyingly spooky sequel in this new collection of the macabre, the funny, and the fantastic.Is it possible to die -- and not know it? What if a person is buried too soon? What happens to a thief foolish enough to rob a corpse, or to a murderer whose victim returns from the grave? Read about these terrifying predicaments as well as what happens when practical jokes produce gruesome consequences and initiations go awry.Stephen Gammell's splendidly creepy drawings perfectly capture the mood of more than two dozen scary stories -- and even a scary song -- all just right for reading alone or for telling aloud in the dark.If You Dare!
Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories 3 joins his other popular collections of scary folklore, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark and More Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, to give readers spooky, funny and fantastic tales guaranteed to raise goose bumps. Who is the Wolf girl? Why is a hearse filled with men with yellow glowing eyes? Can a nightmare become reality? How do you avoid an appointment with Death? Stephen Gammell's splendidly creepy drawings perfectly capture the mood of more than two dozens scary stories — and even a scary song — all just right for reading along or for telling aloud in the dark..
Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley's award-winning picture book featuring scary stories is now available in an affordable paperback edition - just in time for Halloween! With clear, color-coded type and clever illustrations, this fourth You Read to Me, I'll Read to You book uses traditional teaching techniques to invite young children to read along with the text.
Compost won't mean the same thing after readers have seen the amazing transformation of Jack from grinning pumpkin to mold-mottled wreckage to hopeful green shoot. The story of decomposition is vividly told so that science comes to life (and death). Part story, part science, and a whole lot of fun. Features a teacher guide in the back of the book, and additional material (including instructions on how to put on a Rotten Pumpkin play in your school) are on the Creston and Author websites.
For centuries, people have been poisoning one another--changing personal lives and the course of empires alike.
From spurned spouses and rivals, to condemned prisoners like Socrates, to endangered emperors like Alexander the Great, to modern-day leaders like Joseph Stalin and Yasser Arafat, poison has played a starring role in the demise of countless individuals. And those are just the deliberate poisonings. Medical mishaps, greedy "snake oil" salesmen and food contaminants, poisonous Prohibition, and industrial toxins also impacted millions.
Part history, part chemistry, part whodunit, Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines traces the role that poisons have played in history from antiquity to the present and shines a ghoulish light on the deadly intersection of human nature...and Mother Nature.
Hungry for some ghoulishly good Halloween treats? You won't need ghostly help to conjure up these snacks. In just a few simple steps, you can make Jack-o-Lantern Juice, Crunchy Spiders, and much more. So get on your broomstick and get in the kitchen! Snack time will never be the same.
This award-winning book will make you a costume wizard. Create an unforgettable outfit for a child for Halloween and other occasions. 100 costumes with lavish full-color photos and user-friendly visual index, simple patterns in three sizes for children 3-12 year-olds, no-sew shortcuts, last-minute solutions, treat bags & accessories. Easy-to-follow instructions and well-organized layout. Most costumes can be made without a sewing machine, many in just one evening, some even in an hour or less. Creative and comfortable designs range from traditional and storybook characters, animals and clowns to celestial beings, cultural tributes, and country costumes. Background information for the characters, Halloween history, and safety tips are included.
Celebrate Halloween with 50 spooky build ideas! Use your LEGO(R) collection to conjure up a giant bat, a ghost ship, a witch's house, and many more creepy creations. Plus, challenge your friends to spooky LEGO games.These Halloween-themed models and activities will keep you busy throughout the spooky season. Let the ghoulish fun begin!
Bats, pumpkins, ghosts, and frogs are just some of the Halloween symbols featured in this informative guide. Readers will learn to transform a flat sheet of paper into something truly spooky. Easy-to-follow instructions allow readers to create a multitude of imaginative objects.
Using simple shapes, Ed Emberley shows would-be artists how to draw a variety of creepy and scary Halloween creatures, such as witches, bats, monsters, and more! This book is packed with cool things that kids-and not a few adults-really want to draw. Easy and fun, the book provides hours of art-full entertainment
Let's Celebrate Halloween is perfect for busy families with young children who want to mark the holiday with easy-to-do recipes and crafts and fun-to-read stories and poems. The book is interactive and engaging and features a mix of brand-new material and selections inspired by or drawn from Highlights High Five magazine, including a Little Bunny story, four crafts, three recipes, three activities, That's Silly!, and My First Hidden Pictures. Intended to create new family traditions and appealing to kids of all ages, this offers the perfect way to celebrate the holiday year after year.
City and country kids will have fun all year long with Deanna Cook's indoor and outdoor pumpkin adventures, from planning the garden and planting the seeds to baking pumpkin pie and making pumpkin crafts. More than 50 indoor/outdoor pumpkin activities for year round fun.
A picture book biography of José Guadalupe (Lupe) Posada (1852–1913). In a country that was not known for freedom of speech, he first drew political cartoons, much to the amusement of the local population but not the politicians. He continued to draw cartoons throughout much of his life, but he is best known today for his calavera drawings. They have become synonymous with Mexico’s Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival. Juxtaposing his own art with that of Lupe’s, author Duncan Tonatiuh brings to light the remarkable life and work of a man whose art is beloved by many but whose name has remained in obscurity.
On Halloween Eve 1938, people across America listen to their favorite Sunday evening program. Expecting to hear the latest drama from Orson Welles's Mystery Theatre, many were alarmed when news bulletins interrupted the show. New Jersey had been rocked by mysterious explosiions. The announcements continued, each more frantic than the last. An invading army's strange and powerful weapons had killed thousands. Listeners feared the worst. Was America under attack by the Germans? COuld this be the start of another world war?
And when summer is over, just in time for Halloween we have the ultimate in spooky searches all lined up. From costume balls and Halloween parades, to haunted houses and creepy pumpkin patches, there's no shortage of funny goings-on this Halloween. And with so much packed onto each page it's no wonder that things go bump in the night!
All Hallows Eve has never been so funny with Holiday Ha-Ha's: Halloween Jokes & Riddles. This one-of-a-kind joke book is filled with over 300 hilarious Halloween theme jokes, riddles, and puns, plus Craig's spooky and unique line drawings. And a second helping of humor isn't far behind in the second book in the series, Holiday Ha-Ha's: Thanksgiving Jokes & Riddles. Jokes and riddles are the perfect family entertainment for budding comedians on this, our favorite gluttonous holiday! At such a great price, this is the perfect, simple holiday gift for goofy ghosts, goblins, and little gobblers!
A Frankenstein who shops at the grocery store. A ghost who's afraid of ghosts. A witch with a turbo broomstick. These are just a few of the quirky ghouls and goblins children will meet in this playful picture book brimming with holiday cheer. Joan Horton's silly, spooky poems and JoAnn Adinolfi's whimsical illustrations capture the spirit and excitement trick-or-treaters expect on Halloween. So this year, give a giggle and a shiver for Halloween Hoots and Howls!
You think you've got problems? Dracula, Wolfman, Bigfoot- now they have problems. Monster-sized. You try to address Dracula's hygiene issues. And don't even get me started on the Phantom of the Opera. Really, just read this book.
From his origins in Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, through his many movie portrayals in the twentieth century, Frankenstein is one of the most recognizable characters in the world. His iconic look is a go-to Halloween costume for kids and adults alike. But how did the mad scientist and his creation become so popular? Author Sheila Keenan explains his spooky origin story, the history of the movies, and what lies ahead for this monstrous creature.
Find out how Dracula--a smooth-talking count with a dark secret--became the infamous creature we all know and fear. From appearances in films and animated features to interpretations as a Muppet and breakfast cereal mascot, Dracula has been the inspiration for many other fictional vampires and is now an established figure in pop culture. Created by Bram Stoker in his 1897 Gothic horror novel, Count Dracula is a nobleman who uses his powers as a vampire to dominate his victims. Even though Dracula didn't succeed in the novel, the fictional character has lived on to dominate the real world as one of its most popular supernatural villains. Author Michael Burgan explores Dracula's mysterious origins in the historical figures who might have shaped the character, as well as the films and actors that cemented Dracula's place in cinematic history.
Packed with 30 full-color pictures of Tim Jacobus' art, this book gives fans an inside look at a day in his life, highlights his road to Goosebumps stardom, and gives budding artists a 6-step lesson on drawing Goosebumps spokeskeleton, Curly.
The nation's best-selling author, R.L. Stine, produces "safe, scary" horror books for young readers at the remarkable rate of two a month. This biography details his start, how he gets and develops ideas for his immensely popular "Goosebumps" and "Fear Street Series."
Reader beware! The biography of R. L. Stine, author of the hugely popular Goosebumps series, is a scary-good time! R. L. Stine began writing stories at the age of nine, after finding a typewriter in his family's attic. (Was it a haunted typewriter? Who can be sure?) Often referred to as the "Stephen King of children's literature," R.L. has created some of the scariest books to have ever been passed around a campfire, leaving readers wide awake at night. With over 400 million copies of his horror fiction novels sold across the world, R.L. Stine is one of the best-selling authors in history.
As page-turning as the mega-bestsellers he creates each month, R.L. Stine's life story tells kids everything they ever wanted to know about his life--and where he gets all his scary ideas. Line drawings and b&w photos.
Learning the steps of the scientific method doesn't have to be scary. Join Frankenstein's monster as he uncovers the importance of forming a hypothesis, conducting experiments, and communicating results. You'll give your knowledge of scientific investigation a boost with a monster dose of humor.
The Bermuda Triangle presents a chilling examination of the strange occurrences that have taken place in the seemingly placid waters within the triangle of southern Florida, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico. Meticulously researched, this book separates the facts from the exaggerations and focuses on the real-life tales of the Bermuda Triangle mishaps and mysteries, with informative front and back matter that delve into the history and evidence behind the events.
Riddled with suspense and intrigue, this enthralling, and, at times, alarming examination of UFO sightings, alien abduction, and close encounters sifts through the sensationalism and hype to examine the reliable accounts of human contact with outer space. Thrilling action and meticulous research combine to probe the age-old question: is there life in outer space?
A far cry from the predictable fireside stories, this book investigates well-documented ghost hauntings, attested to by multiple eyewitnesses. Thoroughly researched and lending equal weight to both investigation and skepticism, this dazzling book explores the terrifying and sometimes deadly incidents of the supernatural.
Is that fog or is it a ghost? Scooby-Doo and the gang are on the case to find out whether that spooky ghost is to blame for the missing yachts at the harbor. Using their knowledge about states of matter and solids, liquids, and gases, the gang is ready to reveal the solid truth about that gaseous ghost thief!
Learning about sound doesn't have to be scary. Join mummies as they uncover the science of sound waves and how we make and hear sounds. You'll give your knowledge of sound a boost with a monster dose of humor.
The aliens have landed! That's what Scooby-Doo and the gang think when they see a UFO and an alien who seems determined to destroy the local lighting store. But why? Join the gang as they use science to uncover the alien's mission and put a stop to its not-so-bright idea.
Learning about light doesn't have to be scary. Join vampires as they uncover the science of light and the electromagnetic spectrum. You'll give your knowledge of light a boost with a monster dose of humor.
Learning about electricity doesn't have to be scary. Join zombies as they uncover the science of electricity and all of its uses. You'll give your knowledge of electricity a jolt with a monster dose of humor.
A heavy metal monster at a heavy metal rock concert? Scooby-Doo and the gang find themselves drawn to a magnetic mystery in which a creepy iron creature is destroying everything in sight. Join their scientific investigation of the magnetizing monster and help repel its powers!
There's a ghost on the loose at school! Explosions in the science room, metal turning to rust, cakes burning in the cooking lab ... is the ghost to blame? Join the gang as they investigate the spooky mystery and catch the ghost in the act of causing chemical reactions!
In cartoon format, uses vampires to explain the science of cells. What happens when you mix zombies, werewolves, and aliens with the science of motion, matter, and energy? You get some of the wackiest science books you’ve ever read! Dive into the science of animal and plant cells with vampires. Join Bigfoot on an exploration of adaptation. Check out what ghosts can teach you about atoms. The entire Monster Science series shows you what happens when the world of science collides with your favorite monsters!
The comic convention is just a few short weeks away. All Bea and Parker need now are great costumes . . . but won’t the supplies and materials cost a fortune? Not if Bea and Parker follow a few simple instructions from Costume Critter, the world’s cutest cosplayer! With Maker Comics: Create a Costume! you can create fun, easy, budget-friendly costumes. And you don’t have to start from scratch: a few simple modifications can transform thrift store clothes into a variety of costumes. Even mastering the sewing machine isn’t as hard as it looks! You can make amazing costumes—all you need are the right tools, a little know-how, and a lot of imagination. Follow the easy step-by-step instructions and you can make these costumes!
Magical girl (or boy!)
Witch or wizard
Space traveler or astronaut
Superhero (or villain!)
Alien or monster