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The Dark Man must seek the gold coins. The Old Man said they will help him in his search for the Golden Cup. As Josie sleeps, she shows Dark Man the way to the river. The savage current of the water fights him and ghostly creatures grab at him beneath the water. Can the Dark Man defeat the dark river and recover the coins? Part of the incredible Dark Man phenomenon, this gritty and mysterious book will grip readers and pull them into the tense storyline. The sinister atmosphere and strong black-and-white illustrations will entice even the most reluctant of teen readers because the book doesn't patronise, and accompanies the dark tales with a 'grown-up' style. This is one of the higher level stories in the Dark Man series offering a degree of progression for more able readers.
A black crumbling bridge is guarded by a fire-breathing demon. The bridge is invisible to most, but Josie can see things others cannot. She guides the Dark Man to the bridge. They see children being drawn accross it. They are slaves to the shadow masters. Can Dark Man fight this terrible evil and destroy the bridge of dark tears? Part of the incredible Dark Man phenomenon, this gritty and mysterious book will grip readers and pull them into the tense storyline. The sinister atmosphere and strong black-and-white illustrations will entice even the most reluctant of teen readers because the book doesn't patronise, and accompanies the dark tales with a 'grown-up' style. This is one of the higher level stories in the Dark Man series offering a degree of progression for more able readers.
A memory comes to the Dark Man. It is a painful memory, of a time before the Shadow Masters. The Dark Man remembers Astrid - the girl he loved - and the night in the forest when the Shadow Masters took her from him. Now, it is Dark Man's duty to stop the Shadow Masters, but can he forget Astrid? Part of the incredible Dark Man phenomenon, this gritty and mysterious book will grip readers and pull them into the tense storyline. The sinister atmosphere and strong black-and-white illustrations will entice even the most reluctant of teen readers because the book doesn't patronise, and accompanies the dark tales with a 'grown-up' style. This is one of the higher level stories in the Dark Man series offering a degree of progression for more able readers.
What is a vampire? How do people become vampires? Did Dracula really exist? Are vampires real? Are there really creatures that drink blood? Now you can find all the answers. Get the facts. Then read 'Blood In My Eyes', a story about vampire hunters who find what they're looking for. This fantastic book features an exciting combination of both fiction and non-fiction. The non-fiction section enables readers to engage with the subject matter, using dramatic illustrations and bite-sized texts. The beautifully illustrated fiction story appears in two formats - short, simple texts for more able readers and an illustrated 'speech bubble' version of the same story, for those who are really struggling. Part of the Trailblazers series, this book is brilliant for keeping reluctant readers engaged.
Ghost-story lover and debut author Erin Petti has written a quirky story for fans of The Goonies, Goosebumps, and Coraline.Eleven-year-old budding scientist Thelma Bee has adventure in her blood. But she gets more than she bargained for when a ghost kidnaps her father. Now her only clues are a strange jewelry box and the word Return, whispered to her by the ghost. Its up to Thelma to get her dad back, and it might be more dangerous than she thoughttheres someone wielding dark magic, and theyre coming after her next.YOU choose the cover! Vote at thelmabee.com and enter to win a Thelma Bee gift box that includes a signed book, stickers, buttons, a Thelma Bee journal, and more!
Join Tyler Pendragon in his continuing adventures on the Sea Dragon, his loyal crew, his girl Nikki, and yes, a tiger cub named Kouza. Against ruthless pirates, Tyler and his crew run into ghosts, cannibals, hidden treasures, sword fights, and storms at sea, along with some romance. Experience the battles between the Sea Dragon and the El Diablo. Go back in time and enjoy the adventure and romance of the Sea Dragon and its crew, with a whole lot of surprises. Oh, did I forget to mention that there is an evil curse involved?
Every family has secrets - but not every family has a secret pact with a demon.A darkly comic tale with thrilling twists and turns that will keep every reader guessing. Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket, Jonathan Stroud and Skulduggery Pleasant.Prosper is the only unexceptional Redding in his remarkable family. So, when he discovers that an 800-year-old demon called Alastor is responsible for their luck - and that this demon is currently living inside him - he's more than a little surprised.Alastor isn't keen to be banished back to the demon realm and will do anything to try and trick his unwilling host into a contract - from nasty insults to wild promises. And even more unnerving, his power over Prosper seems to be growing with each passing night. Prosper has only days to break the curse - a feat that seems impossible. But with the help of a feisty witch-in-training, maybe he can do it?
Every family has secrets - but not every family has a secret pact with a demon.The thrilling second book in the darkly comic PROSPER REDDING series - with enough twists and turns to make every reader dizzy. Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket, Jonathan Stroud and Skulduggery Pleasant.Prosper is the only unexceptional Redding in his remarkable family. So, when he discovers that an 800-year-old demon called Prince Alastor is responsible for their luck - and that this demon is currently living inside him - he's more than a little surprised.Worse luck, now Prosper needs a favour from him.Prosper's sister Prue has fallen into the clutches of evil queen Pyra, and only Alastor can help get her back. The fiendish prince agrees to be Prosper's guide through the demon realm under one condition - Prosper must enter into a contract of eternal servitude to him in the afterlife. With Prue in mortal danger, Prosper has no choice but to agree. Can Prosper rescue his sister and ever make it out alive, and if he does, will his afterlife be damned for all eternity?
Chris wakes from a bad dream and the house is so quiet. Walk with Chris to find out the truth. Awake is a book-banded reading book for developing readers, carefully levelled at Green Book Band for guided reading. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this fiction story is suitable for ages 9-13. Awake features a longer, less structured text with a more extended vocabulary. It has more varied and longer sentences, no repetition, and includes made-up words. Story events are longer and there are more words on each page. Awake is part of Ransom Reading Stars Plus, a structured programme for students learning to read. The series has ten levels: four phonics levels and six book band levels (Pink through to Orange).
It is dark on the river. The fog is thick. The moon is high. Get on the Night Ship. The Night Ship is a low level phonics reading book. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this 205-word fiction story features a fully decodable text, suitable for ages 9 - 13. The Night Ship covers the second set of basic letters and sounds that students meet in Phase 3 of Letters and Sounds, the UK Government's synthetic phonics reading programme. The Night Ship is part of Ransom Reading Stars Plus, a structured reading programme for students learning to read. The series has ten levels: four phonics levels (covering Letters and Sounds Phases 2 to 5) and six book bands (Pink through to Orange).
She watched as her friends were ignored. She had her revenge after her death. The Care Home is a book-banded reading book for developing readers, carefully levelled at Green Book Band for guided reading. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this fiction story is suitable for struggling teen and adult readers. The Care Home features a longer, less structured text with a more extended vocabulary. It has more varied and longer sentences, no repetition, and includes made-up words. Story events are longer and there are more words on each page. The Care Home is part of Ransom's Neutron Stars, a structured reading programme for teens and adults learning the basics of reading. The series offers progression through ten levels of reading, four phonics and six coloured book bands. More information on the structure of the scheme can be found here.
This Workbook accompanies the three more difficult books, The Dark Glass, The Dark Waters of Time and The Shadow in the Dark. It contains worksheets specific to each title, plus teacher's notes and advice on working with the resources.
This workbook accompanies the three easiest books Danger in the Dark, The Dark Dreams of Hell and The Dark side of Magic. It contains worksheets specific to each title, plus teacher's notes and advice on working with the resources.
Ten years after its original publication, behold the bewitching anniversary edition of the classic children's novel The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, featuring spellbinding illustrations from Chris Riddell and an exclusive new introduction by Margaret AtwoodWINNER of the 2010 CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL and the 2009 JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL'Every page is crowded with invention, both funny and scary' PATRICK NESS 'A tale of unforgettable enchantment' NEW YORK TIMESNobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, raised and educated by ghosts. There are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard. But it is in the land of the living that the real danger lurks, for it is there that the man Jack lives WINNER OF THE LOCUS YOUNG ADULT AWARDWINNER OF THE HUGO BEST NOVEL PRIZEWINNER OF THE BOOKTRUST TEENAGE AWARD
Ailish O'Connor supports herself and her father with her fortunetelling skills. Their gypsy caravan travels from one place to another looking for the crowds in which to earn their living. In Ireland in 1865, the place to be is on the west coast, as people gather to launch the largest ship ever built, the Great Eastern. Its mission is to lay the first undersea telegraph cable right across the Atlantic Ocean, to Newfoundland. Ailish's father thinks he has their future secured with a solid-gold horse that has come into his possession, but when the figure is stolen, 13-year-old Ailish pursues the thief and winds up trapped on the Great Eastern as it sails! She pretends to be a cabin boy to avoid the harsh treatment of a stowaway. On the journey, she gets help from another young boy, Davy, who seems to live below decks. She also makes friends with an Irish sailor and tries to track down the hiding place of their precious horse. The crew must battle the seas and the mishaps of their cable-laying mission, some of which appear to be sabotage. Through many adventures, Davy is her constant companion. But why won't he ever come topside? Can Ailish use her wits, her determination and her friendships to survive the trip, let alone save the day? With her trademark storytelling skills, Jacqueline Guest has fashioned a nail-biter of an historical seafaring action adventure.
Um grupo de amigos, sentados a volta de uma fogueira em meados de Agosto, resolve por de lado o aborrecimento, pedindo ao perito do grupo em historias de horror, Stephen, que lhes conte uma. Este narra a historia de uma rapariga com o nome de Bea excitada porque o seu sonho vai tornar-se realidade. Vai finalmente poder assistir a um concerto do seu cantor favorito, Marylin Manson, a quem adora chamar "e;o principe negro"e;. Mas algo horrivel ira transformar o concerto tao desejado num aterrador pesadelo. O homem da cartola, com a sua guitarra electrica fara tremer a multidao desejosa de ver Marylin Manson. O homem de aspecto cadaverico e repugnante guia-los-a em direccao as visceras do inferno e talvez, se se seguirem os seus jogos, talvez tenham a vida salva. O seu espectaculo esta para comecar... e nao vos esquecais que ELE E O MAGO. ELE E O HOMEM DA CARTOLA. ELE E AMOS SMIRNOV.
Stars Return, Book 2, is the sequel to Stars gift. Stars Return is a paranormal love story for young adults. Now that Star and Rudy are happily married, they travel to the Yucatan, in Mexico, for their honeymoon. This second book deals with Star and Rudys adventures in Mexico. While visiting Rudys grandfather, in Mexico. Star has to deal with her premonitions in a strange country.
The school of scary stories is now in its 3rd printing. The stories come from the storytelling performances, Jim has done in Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington DC and Ireland. The book has been inducted into the OhioaNA Library, part of the Library of The State Of Ohio. The stories enjoyed by kids for years.
In the last book of The Unforgettable Series, Bailey and Damon finally have a chance at settling down and starting the family theyve always wanted. But as quickly as paradise starts, its taken away from them when a new, or rather old, enemy comes knocking on their door. Once again theyre thrown back into the world of the supernatural, this time fighting family. A war is coming, one where the dead rise and blood is spilled. Will Damon and Bailey be able to fight their enemies, and themselves, once again and keep their family safe? Or will the universe finally win and take one of them away?
Charlie hopes that the school ski trip will be the escape from his unhappy home life he so desperately needs. But there is something wrong with the remote ski village of Kaldgellan. Something is out there, something ancient and evil, among the pines and the deep untracked drifts, watching and waiting. And when the storms blow in, Charlie and his schoolmates wake to find the resort deserted. Cut off from the rest of the world far below, as night falls the few left alive on the snowbound mountain will wish they were somewhere, anywhere else. Only ski guide Hanna seems to know of Kaldgellan's long-buried secrets, but whether Charlie can trust her is another question... A chilling RED EYE horror, perfect for fans of Dawn Kurtagich, Juno Dawson and Charlie Higson.
Vlad is not looking forward to his vampire cousin, Lupus, coming to stay. Lupus can fly brilliantly, turn into a bat in the blink of an eye, and he has an annoying raven called Claw. He's supposed to be teaching Vlad how to be a proper vampire, but all Vlad can think about is how to stop him from following him to human school! Soon, Lupus has all the humans charmed too, and Vlad is in despair. But the school play auditions show who really has talent, and who is the one with true friends. Vlad is in for a surprise...
Can Vlad complete the vampire tasks his parents have set him? He'll need some secret help from his human friend Minxie... A gentle and funny story of a little vampire who wishes he was human.
A thunderstorm rocks a strange-looking bus on its way to school. With each blast of lightning, the bus ripples with shock waves. With each ripple, a boy sees his bus mates split into vibrating twins, then triplets. The bus soon grows more and more crowded, but the boy is in for an even more shocking surprise. Step aboard the addictively creepy SCHOOL BUS OF HORRORS, where the final destination is never expected.
After school, a boy boards an odd-looking bus. Inside, the floor, the seats and even the ceiling are covered with chewed-up wads of gum. Soon, the sticky wads grow thicker, climb higher, come alive . . . and the bus windows will not open! Can the boy escape before the ooze takes control? Step aboard the addictively creepy SCHOOL BUS OF HORRORS, where the final destination is never expected.
After play rehearsal, schoolchildren board a bus that no one recognizes. Soon, the sky grows darker, the moon and stars arrive early, and the students see something they didn't expect: the lights of their city far, far below them! The strange bus is drifting into outer space . . . and the students are running out of air. Step aboard the addictively creepy SCHOOL BUS OF HORRORS, where the final destination is never expected.
Aboard a strange-looking bus, a girl hears whining coming from a hatch beneath her seat. The whines sound like calls for help. When the girl lifts the hatch to investigate, a hand reaches out and grabs her leg. Then another hand grabs her and another! Are the body parts reaching for help . . . or do they want something more? Step aboard the addictively creepy SCHOOL BUS OF HORRORS, where the final destination is never expected.
Jake Prescott thinks he's finally in luck when magician Augustus Towers asks him to be his assistant. Jake's an amateur magician, and Augustus might be the perfect person to help him make it big. But Jake can't shake the creepy feeling he gets when he visits Augustus's performance space. Can it be true that The Marvellous Melbourne haunts the theatre? And did he really die inside the Spirit Cabinet - the box Jake ends up trapped inside during Towers' stage premiere? For whatever reason, Jake can't breathe in there...
Simone Yang is afraid of heights. Like, REALLY afraid of heights. Flying alone on an aeroplane to visit her grandma for the summer freaks her out. So when a creepy old broken-down carnival comes to town, only the idea of impressing her new friends is enough to get Simone to ride the Ferris wheel. But as the ride creaks slowly toward the sky, can Simone keep her cool or is her worst fear about to come true?
Coulrophobia - the fear of clowns. It might seem funny, but for Josh this fear is no joke. Josh has a pulse-pounding, sweat-inducing feeling about the clown that advertises the local pizza place. Or anyone who dresses up as a clown for Halloween. When a class field trip takes him to an amusement park, Josh's friends dare him to enter the Hall of Horrors. Will one of those horrors be wearing a frizzy wig and a red nose? Josh is on his guard, but then someone else gets into trouble and needs help. Can Josh muster the courage to conquer his greatest fear and come to the rescue?