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BRAILLE INSTITUTE
LIBRARY SERVICES
                    1994
                      INTRODUCTION


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                                           Henry C. Chang, Ph.D.
                                           Director of Library Services
It is always fun to read a thrilling, spooky story because as the reader
we can stop at anytime we wish. Included in this collection are several
different types of stories--some will only mildly startle you, while
others are guaranteed to cause many anxious moments.




                        RC = Recorded Cassette
                            RD/FD = Disc
                             BR = Braille




                           Theresa Robinett
                 Assistant Manager, Network Services
                                1994
BR 6468
AMERICA'S VERY OWN GHOSTS
Daniel Cohen
Ghost stories and anecdotes about Abraham Lincoln, a ghost ship,
Houdini and Edison's ghost machine invention. For grades 3-6.

RD 11502
AND THIS IS LAURA
Ellen Conford
Born into a family of extraordinary overachievers, 12-year-old Laura is
embarrassed by her ordinariness until she discovers she can see into the
future. Her new-found talent amazes Laura, her family and the police.
For grades 5-8.

RC 12562
ATHERTON PIT
Peter Dickson
Two brothers, one of them blind, search for their eccentric grandfather,
who has disappeared while tracking down ghosts. The trail leads the
brothers to an abandoned mine where they are trapped in a terrifying
maze haunted by fear and death. For grades 6-9.

RD 12005
BEWARE OF THIS SHOP
Carol Beach York
Hester feels compelled to buy a china shepherdess in an eerie trinket
shop. Though she destroys the figurine, Hester is pulled into orbit of
the shop and its sinister owner, who derives his powers from an ugly
old brass toad. For grades 6-9.

RC 34142
BIRDY AND THE GHOSTIES
Jill Paton Walsh
Birdy's father is a ferryman, and she often rides with him to balance the
boat. One day an elderly passenger tells Birdy that she has the "second
sight," and Birdy finds that as she looks twice at things they often look


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quite different the second time around. When a ghost family demands
a ferry ride, they appear to be hideous, horrible creatures, but the
second look shows them to be a handsome, noble family--in for a
surprise. For grades 2-4.

RC 27203
BLOSSOM CULP AND THE SLEEP OF DEATH
Richard Peck
The unflappable psychic Blossom, a freshman at Bluff City High
School, is pleasantly surprised by the new history teacher, who
supports women's suffrage and immerses her students in an unorthodox
study of ancient Egypt. Enthralled with the study, Blossom is visited
by an Egyptian princess who has been buried for nearly 4,000 years and
brings her unwitting companion, Alexander Armsworth, into the action.
For grades 6-9.

RC 16703 / BR 4392
BUNNICULA
James Howe
Chester, the Monroe family's loyal cat, tries his best to warn the family
that the baby rabbit they found in a movie theater where they saw
Dracula is actually a vampire rabbit. For grades 4-7.

RC 22666
BUMPS IN THE NIGHT
Harry Allard
A humorous story about a very friendly ghost. For grades K-3.

RC 21195 / BR 5874
THE CELERY STALKS AT MIDNIGHT
James Howe
Chester the cat is more than ever convinced that Bunnicula, the Monroe
family's pet rabbit is a vampire. For grades 4-7.




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RC 31858 / BR 6735
CHRISTINA'S GHOST
Betty Ren Wright
As if being 10 years-old and a tomboy isn't hard enough, Christina
finds out she has to house-sit in a gloomy old Victorian mansion with
her bachelor Uncle Ralph, who doesn't seem to like her one bit. Then,
Chris sees the ghostly figure of a young boy. Before she knows it, both
she and her uncle are on the trail of a 30-year-old mystery. For grades
3-6.

RC 27803
THE DARK BEHIND THE CURTAIN
Gillian Cross
Colin, a loner, is forced as a punishment to join the cast of the Lower
School's production of "Sweeney Todd." Miss Lampeter is determined
that the play will be sinister, but as the cast practices, the evil seems to
grow real with tragic outcome inevitable. For grades 6-9.

RC 36183
THE DARK THIRTY: SOUTHERN TALES OF THE
SUPERNATURAL
Patricia C. McKissack
The author invites readers to gather in the "dark thirty"--the eerie half
hour just before dark, for 10 tales inspired by African-American
folklore and history. For grades 5-8.

RC 16379
THE DISCONTENTED GHOST
Scott Corbett
The resident ghost of an English manor house vows to rid the property
of its new American owner, but Yankee ingenuity and a set of twins
prove more than the ghost can handle. A tongue-in-cheek retelling of
Oscar Wilde's story "The Canterville Ghost" from the ghost's point of
view. For grades 6-9.




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RC 28432
DR. DREDD'S WAGON OF WONDERS
Bill Brittain
The rural town of Coven Tree is suffering from a terrible drought.
When the townspeople agree to make a deal with Dr. Dredd for the
services of Bufu the Rainmaker, an eerie struggle between good and
evil results. For grades 3-6.

RD 15959 / BR 4602
DRACULA, GO HOME
Kin Platt
An eerie hotel guest in a black cape turns Larry's summer vacation into
a real thriller. Larry's investigation of the guest in room 13 leads him
to a grave that he fears may be meant for him. For grades 6-9.

RC 23545
EERIE ANIMALS: SEVEN STORIES
Donna Hill
Unusual animals change the lives of seven children. A mysterious cat
comforts a child who has lost her father, a phantom horse helps a lone
boy overcome his bitterness with the world, and a pet fish grows into a
flesh-eating monster and threatens the life of its owner. One story has
some strong language. For grades 4-7.

RC 14408
ENCOUNTERS WITH THE INVISIBLE WORLD: BEING TEN
TALES OF GHOSTS, WITCHES, & THE DEVIL HIMSELF IN
NEW ENGLAND
Marilynne K. Roach
Whimsical and fast-paced tales adapted from traditional New England
legends about peddlers, parsons, and seafarers who encounter the spirit
world. For grades 5-8.




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RC 12602
THE EYES OF AMARYLLIS
Natalie Babbitt
A haunting tale of a girl, her widowed grandmother, and a ghostly
beachcomber whom only the two women can see. The three search the
beach daily for a sign from the grandmother’s husband, a ship’s captain
lost at sea with his ship before. The sign finally arrives with a fury and
a price greater than anyone anticipated. For grades 6-9.

RC 10683
THE FABULOUS MANTICORE
Josephine Lee
A boy becomes entangled in the evil influence of an antique
reproduction of a mythical beast that he steals to help his family. For
grades 5-8.

RC 22574 / BR 5947
FAVOR FOR A GHOST
Matt Christopher
Lennie thinks he is going crazy when the ghost of an enemy, a boy who
died in an accident a year ago, appears to ask Lennie to do him a favor.
For grades 4-7.

RC 23153
FOUR ON THE SHORE
Edward Marshall
Lolly, Spider and Sam try to scare away Spider's little brother, Willie.
They each tell a spooky story--but Willie isn't frightened at all. Then
Willie gets to tell them a spooky story. For grades K-3.

RC 7753
GAME FOR DEMONS
Ben Shecter
Gordie Cassman does not want to believe in demons, but he begins to
feel responsible for the strange changes in his family, his best friend
and himself. For grades 6-9.



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RC 15353
THE GAME ON THATCHER ISLAND
T. Degens
Harry is flattered when a group of older boys invite him to join their
game on Thatcher Island, but his elation disappears when he realizes
that their game is one of terror. Some strong language. For grades 5-8.

RC 10402
THE GHOST BOAT
Jacquelyn Jackson
On the night of the lunar eclipse, a band of children on a dock see a
half-sunk boat that they think belongs to the ghost of a fisherman who
drowned in the lake. For grades 4-6.

RC 30519
GHOST HOST
Marilyn Singer
Bart's life seems perfect. He's the star quarterback, and he's good
looking, smart, and has a great personality. But when nine ghosts who
inhabit his house select him to get rid of a nasty poltergeist, Bart is
forced to face the truth about himself. For grades 6-9.

RC 25354
THE GHOST OF FIVE OWL FARM
Wilson Gage
When Ted learns that his twin cousins are arriving for a visit he decides
to frighten them with ghost stories, but is amazed to discover that there
really is something going on in the barn. For grades 4-6.

RC 13512
THE GHOST OF TILLIE JEAN CASSAWAY
Ellen Harvey Showell
Twelve-year-old Willy and his sister follow different trails as they
pursue the ghost of a young girl who drowned a couple of years ago in
the river in their Appalachian village. For grades 4-7.




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RC 28465
GHOSTLY COMPANIONS
Vivien Alcock
The 10 macabre stories in this collection are set in England. In "Siren
Song," a boy tape records ghostly children playing outside his window;
in "QWERTYUIOP'" a young secretary struggles with her predecessor
who is communicating through the electric typewriter; and in "The
Strange Companions," a man tries to escape from his reflection. For
grades 6-9.

RC 32986
GHOSTS AND BOGLES
Dinah Starkey
A collection of 16 short, creepy, scary stories from the British Isles.
They include plenty of ghosts and gore. For grades 4-7.

RC 15195
GHOSTS I HAVE BEEN
Richard Peck
Blossom Gulp, a girl from the other side of the streetcar tracks,
develops extraordinary psychic powers that unexpectedly misfire on
her. For grades 5-8.

RC 8988
THE GOBBLE-UNS'LL GIT YOU EF YOU DON'T WATCH
OUT!
James Whitcomb Riley
Generations of children have been chilled by Riley's classic poem about
the "Gobble-Uns" who lurk in the dark to get children who misbehave.
For grades 1-4.

RC 14673 / BR 7355
GRANDPA'S GHOST STORIES
James Flora
To keep his grandson from being afraid during a thunderstorm,
Grandpa tells a series of stories, each more ghoulish than the last, about



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skeletons, witches, hideous ghosts, and hungry werewolves. For grades
2-4.

RC 22181
GRAVEN IMAGES
Paul Fleischman
Three short stories about people whose lives are influenced by chiseled
figures. The stories are filled with mystery, comic mishaps and chilling
secrets. For grades 6-9.

RC 21801 / BR 5514
THE HAUNTING
Margaret Mahy
A very shy and imaginative boy receives supernatural messages and
pictures he is afraid to tell anyone about. He eventually learns that he
has inherited a family legacy that may be considered either a rare gift or
a despised curse. For grades 5-8.

RC 30516
THE HAUNTING OF GRADE THREE
Grace Maccarone
Adam's favorite movie is "Ghostbusters" and he loves to be told scary
stories. This year, there are so many kids at Elwood Elementary that
the entire third grade will be having classes in the old Blackwell
mansion. Adam is certain that the place is haunted. For grades 2-4.

BR 5262
HELP! I'M A PRISONER IN THE LIBRARY
Eth Clifford
After their father runs out of gas in a blizzard, two sisters go to a
nearby library to find a bathroom. With no warning at all, they
discover that they are locked in the library with some extraordinarily
scary statues and no electricity. For grades 3-6.




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RC 29547
THE HOUSE ON THE HILL
Eileen Dunlop
Twelve-year-old Philip Gilmore has come to Glasgow to stay with his
great-aunt Jane while his mother attends nursing school. Phillip is
unhappy about staying in the huge, old house with an old woman he
doesn't know, and even less pleased when he learns that a cousin his
own age, Susan, is staying there too. When he sees a mysterious light
coming from an empty room, he and Susan become partners as they try
to discover its source. For grades 6-9.

RC 21194 / BR 5752
HOWLIDAY INN
James Howe
The Monroe family goes on vacation thoughtlessly leaving their loyal
dog Harold and clever cat Chester at a flea trap called the Chateau
Bow-wow. Chester knows the place is harboring werewolves. First
there is the howling, then the disappearances and finally the dread
suspicion of murder. For grades 4-7.

RD 21268 / BR 5909
IN A DARK, DARK, ROOM AND OTHER SCARY STORIES
retold by Alvin Schwartz
Seven very short, scary stories to tell at night in front of the fire or in
the dark. For grades K-3.

RC 16317
INTO THE DREAM
William Sleator
Classmates Paul and Francine discover they are dreaming the same
frightening nightmare. Their search for an explanation leads them to a
little boy with extraordinary telepathic and psychokinetic powers, and
their dream becomes a terrifying reality. For grades 5-8.




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RC 29947
ISLAND OF PERIL
Raboo Rodgers
Teenager Jeri Collins is staying on the Caribbean island of Sabado
while her father works as a troubleshooter for a corporation plagued by
thievery. Ben, out cruising in his sailboat, rescues Jeri when she's
pushed off a cliff by a mysterious, ghoul-like figure. As the two try to
figure out if the monster is real, they discover a scheme to plunder the
island's magnificent Mayan ruins. For grades 6-9.

RD 8471
I WILL MAKE YOU DISAPPEAR
Carol Beach York
Two sisters on vacation with their family in a gloomy, old house begin
a game of witchcraft. The frightening outcome of their spells makes
the girls wish they had never dabbled in magic. For grades 5-8.

RC 23539
JESSE'S GHOST AND OTHER STORIES
Barbara Ann Porte
A girl named Amaretto, a 20th century Cinderella and Jesse's ghost are
only three of the characters you will meet in these 11 supernatural tales.
For grades 4-7.

RC 10452
KATIE JOHN
Mary Calhoun
Independent Katie John detests the ugly, old red-brick house and the
dull Missouri town where she is stuck for the summer until she
befriends a neighbor and learns that the house is haunted. For grades
4-7.

RD 10953
THE LETTER, THE WITCH, AND THE RING
John Bellairs
Mrs. Zimmerman, the kindly neighborhood witch, invites Rose Rita on
a trip to discover the meaning of a puzzling deathbed letter. The trip


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becomes a nightmare as the two are drawn into a dark world where not
even Mrs. Zimmerman's powers of witchcraft can help them. For
grades 5-8.

BR 7775
THE MERMAID SUMMER
Mollie Hunter
When Eric Anderson's fishing boat is dashed to pieces on the rocks, the
villagers claim that his disdain of seas is the cause. Now sailing to
foreign shores, he is missed sorely by his grandchildren, Jon and Anna,
but he sends them wonderful gifts--including a conch shell. When Jon
and Anna blow on the conch, they summon the mermaid and become
involved in fateful venture. For grades 5-8.

RC 31557
THE MONSTER GARDEN
Viven Alcock
Frankie Stein's mother died when Frankie was born and she always felt
that her father wanted her to be a boy like her brothers. Mr. Stein is a
genetic engineer at a mysterious heavily guarded laboratory. When her
brother David swipes a test tube of goop from the lab, Frankie's secret
experiment results in the creation of Monnie, a bright-eyed creature
who whistles, changes shapes and grows at an alarming rate. For
grades 4-7.

RC 25919
ON THAT DARK NIGHT
Carol Beach York
Allison Morley's best friend, Julie Whitcomb, is disturbed by weird
thought that she's lived a "past life." After Julie and her mother return
home from a trip to Greenbridge, a small town about an hour's drive
away, Julie's convinced that she lived there 80 years earlier. For grades
5-8.




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RC 11396
THE POLTERGEIST OF JASON MOREY
Gloria Skurzynski
An 11-year-old orphaned cousin comes to live with the Kessler family,
bringing with him a poltergeist, a mischievous spirit who haunts the
home. For grades 6-9.

BR 7140
RENATA, WHIZBRAIN AND THE GHOST
Caron Lee Cohen
Fearless Bones Kelly, a river pirate famous for being greedy and
cursing, drowned with a treasure chest full of loot, which his ghost
continues to guard jealously. That is, until Red River Renata, mayor,
sheriff, fire marshall, postmaster and patent agent for Amarillo Texas,
and her friend Whizbrain Wallerbee, inventor of the icebox railroad
card, find a way to retrieve the treasure. For preschool-grade 2.

BR 6507
THE RESTLESS DEAD: GHOSTLY TALES FROM AROUND
THE WORLD
Daniel Cohen
Eleven ghost stories--some grim, even gruesome--in which the dead do
not always rest in peace. For grades 6-9.

RC 30518
MORE TALES FOR THE MIDNIGHT HOUR: 13 STORIES OF
HORROR
Judith Bauer Stamper
From a skeleton in an isolated cemetery to a werewolf at a remote
campsite, these short stories are intended to chill the blood of even the
bravest reader. For grades 6-9.

RC 22779
NIGHT CRY
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Ellen lives with he father in a cabin back in the hills of Mississippi.



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Because her father is a traveling salesman, Ellen is left alone with her
fears about a suspicious stranger who settles in a nearby cabin, the
terrifying horse that killed her brother, and eerie cries that break the
silence of the night. For grades 5-8.

RC 12764
NIGHTMARES: POEMS TO TROUBLE YOUR SLEEP
Jack Prelutsky
Twelve creepy poems about creatures of the realm of darkness, ghouls,
bogeymen, werewolves, ogres and others of their ilk. For grades 3-6.

RC 30714
NIGHTY-NIGHTMARE
James Howe
When the Monroe family plan their first camping trip, Harold the dog
doesn't think it will be much fun because of the ticks and cockleburs.
Chester the cat fears the evil spirits set loose on St. George's Eve, the
worst night of the year. But they go along anyway for a fun-filled night
of imagined horrors. For grades 4-7.

RC 24410
THE REVENGE OF THE WIZARD'S GHOST
John Bellairs
The ghost of Warren Windrow possesses Johnny Dixon's body and his
friends, including the wise Professor Coote, team up to save him. They
develop a theory that the ghost's powers may be associated with potent
objects lost with the Ark of the Covenant. For grades 5-7.

RC 7749
THE SATANIC MILL
Otfried Preussler
Strange dreams urge Krabat, a beggar boy, to a mysterious mill where
he unwittingly joins a school of black magic with a cruel master from
whom he cannot escape. For grades 5-9.




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BR 7949
SCARED SILLY
James Howe
Harold, the Monroe's dog, tells of the Halloween night when he,
Bunnicula the rabbit, Chester the cat, and Howie the dachshund puppy
were left alone and a wicked witch appeared in the kitchen. For K-3.

RC 13740
SPOOKS, SPOOKS, SPOOKS
Helen Hoke
A collection of supernatural spellbinders which includes poems and
stories by such masters as Richard Chase, Walter de la Mare and
Seumas MacManus. For grades 4-7.

RC 21793
THE STONEWALKERS
Vivien Alcock
The one remarkable thing about Poppy Brown is that she tells
preposterous lies. Only her best friend believes her story about seeing
antique statue come to life. When the two girls set off to search for the
statue, they begin a night of stone-cold terror. For grades 5-8.

RC 10860
SUMMER OF FEAR
Lois Duncan
Everyone else is charmed by cousin Julia from the Ozarks whose
parents have just died in a terrible accident. Only Rachel realizes that
Julia is a witch whose power must be defeated. For grades 6-9.

RC 33574
TALES FOR THE MIDNIGHT HOUR
J. B. Stamper
Seventeen short, frightening tales, "guaranteed to keep you awake and
shivering with fear." Includes "The Egyptian Coffin," "The Train
through Transylvania," and "The Tunnel of Terror." For grades 6-9.




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BR 7129
THERE'S A MONSTER UNDER MY BED
James Howe
Simon refused his mother's offer of a light like Alex his little brother
has. And now he's convinced that there's a monster under his bed--
maybe even two or three or more. For preschool-grade 2.

RC 11575
THE THING AT THE FOOT OF THE BED AND OTHER
SCARY TALES
Maria Leach
Funny stories, shivery stories, witch stories and games about ghosts and
other apparitions. For grades 3-6.

RC 30854 / BR 6939
WAIT TILL HELEN COMES
Mary Downing Hahn
Molly's new 7-year-old stepsister, Heather, is distinctly unlikable.
But when the family moves into a restored country church and Heather
becomes possessed by the ghost of a young girl named Helen, 12-year-
old Molly realizes that she must act--or Heather is doomed. For grades
4-7.

RC 28830
WEREWOLVES: A COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL STORIES
Edited by Jane Yolen and Martin H. Greenberg
A collection of 15 stories about werewolves by a variety of authors.
Some of the stories are set in a real time and place: for example a
werewolf tracked into the cemetery by Nazis. Some are set in the
future, and some star young people on camping trips or in rock bands.
For grades 5-8.

RC 29756
WHEN THE NIGHT WIND HOWLS
Pamela F. Service
Thirteen-year-old Sid and her mother move to a small Indiana town
where they join the local theater group. Sid begins to notice strange


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things, and when her friend Joel admits that he, too, has been seeing
ghosts, Sid begins to delve. Her suspicions soon focus on Byron
Vincenti, the handsome but strange leading man. Has Vincenti sold his
soul to the devil for immortality? For grades 6-9.

RC 24448
WHO KNEW THERE'D BE A GHOST?
Bill Brittian
Although the Parnell house is old and abandoned, Tommy, Harry and
Brooks think it is an ideal place to play make-believe games. When the
boys discover that an antique dealer is willing to destroy the mansion to
find something hidden there, they team up with the two ghosts inside
the historic house. For grades 4-7.

RC 21040
WHY AM I GROWN SO COLD? POEMS OF THE
UNKNOWABLE
Myra Cohen Livingston
A rich collection of more than 150 poems from many countries,
centuries and cultures. The poems deal with sorcery, ghosts, devils,
monsters, fairies and other phenomena which cannot be rationally
explained. For grades 6-9.

RC 21758
THE WISH GIVER: THREE TALES OF COVEN TREE
Bill Brittain
When a peculiar little man appears at the Coven Tree Church Social,
promising to give people exactly what they ask for, three young
believers-in-magic each make a wish that comes disastrously true.
For grades 4-7.

RC 27634 / BR 3951
THE WITCH HERSELF
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
As more people fall under Mrs. Tuggle's spells, Lynn and Mouse grow
more desperate in their efforts to find a way to stop the old woman's
evil. For grades 5-8.


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RC 27572 / BR 3908
WITCH'S SISTER
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Lynn suspects that her sister is learning witchcraft from a morbid old
neighbor. Lynn's fears reach their peak when her parents leave her and
her brother and sister in the neighbor's charge for the weekend. For
grades 5-8.

RC 27573 / BR 4264
WITCH WATER
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Although Lynn knows that old Mrs. Tuggle, a neighbor, is involved in
witchcraft, her parents refuse to take her seriously. For grades 5-8.




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