Classic Horse and Pony Stories (age 9-12)
by Cla
short stories ... animals
Catalog: A collection of classic stories, both realistic and fanciful, about horses and ponies.
The Short and Shivery Tales (age 9-12)
by Robert D. SanSouci
short stories ... folklore ... spooky
Thirty hair-raising tales, selected from international ghostlore, have been skillfully retold especially for young people. Eerie black-and-white illustrations, ghastly details, and strong, shuddery endings make these the kind of stories young readers crave.
title: Short and Shivery: Thirty Chilling Tales
title: Even More Short and Shivery: Thirty Spine-Tingling Stories
title: Double-Dare to be Scared: Another Thirteen Chilling Tales
title: Dare to be Scared: Thirteen Stories to Chill and Thrill
title: A Terrifying Taste of Short and Shivery: Thirty Creepy Tales
Book of Enchantments (age 9-12)
by Patricia Wrede
princesses ... magic ... fantasy ... short stories
Ten stories of wizards, princesses, unicorns, enchanted roses, and other people and things that exist in the realm of magic.
The McBroom Tall Tales Series (age 9-12)
by Sid Fleischman
short stories ... humor
McBroom tells hilarious tall tales about the old time farm life.
title: McBroom and the Beanstalk
title: McBroom and the Big Wind
The Library Card (age 9-12)
by Jerry Spinelli
growing up ... short stories ... authorship
Mongoose, Brenda, Sonseray, and April have nothing in common...until a mysterious blue card appears as if by magic and begins to change each of their lives. None of them guesses it at first, but that strange blue card will be their ticket to the past--and to a future that they never imagined. In stories that range from humorous to heartbreaking, Newbery-award-winner Jerry Spinelli reveals the amazing possibilities lurking behind library doors.
The Scary States of America (age 9-12)
by Michael Teitelbaum
short stories ... spooky
Aliens, ghosts, and monsters haunt the pages of this eerie trip around the Scary States of America. With Jason Specter, the nation's unofficial collector of all things paranormal as your guide, meet the girl in Illinois who can start fires with her mind, the Skunk Ape of Florida that knocks victims flat with its stench, the mischievous Shadow People of Arkansas, the Jersey Devil, the extraterrestrials who take human organs as a souvenir of their trip to Washington, and the wailing ghost of a teenage girl trapped forever in an Oregon lighthouse. Some of these visitors from other worlds don't mean to hurt anyone . . . and some of them do. Warning: All of these stories are based on true events. Are you ready to face the terror in your state?
Invasion of the Road Weenies: and Other Warped and Creepy Tales (age 9-12)
by David Lubar
humor ... spooky ... short stories
A town is overrun by road weenies--a.k.a. joggers--who never smile. A girl thinks she's too old for Halloween...until she finds a special pair of gloves. A boy takes a shortcut to an unexpected place. A mummy takes his revenge, one little piece at a time.... Welcome to the weird and wacky world of award-winning storyteller and master of the macabre, David Lubar. These thirty-five tales ranging from the silly and offbeat to flat-out horrifying are just right for reading alone or for telling aloud in the dark. As an added bonus at the end of the book, David answers the question most frequently asked of writers with a behind-the-scenes look at the various ways he got the ideas for the stories in this collection. Don't be a weenie. Read these stories. If you dare!
The Curse of the Campfire Weenies: and Other Warped and Creepy Tales (age 9-12)
by David Lubar
humor ... spooky ... short stories
A boy discovers the answer to one of the great urban mysteries: why are pigeons always pooping in parks? A second-grade class learns why they should always be nice to their math teacher. An ancient predator uses the internet to search out its prey. A young girl and her little brother escape a campfire weenie only to encounter something even more terrifying: a troop of Girl Scouts singing campfire songs.
In the Land of the Lawn Weenies and Other Misadventures (age 9-12)
by David Lubar
humor ... spooky ... short stories
Kids can be such monsters. Literally. From the award-winning author of "Hidden Talents," two remarkable short story collections - "Kidzilla "and "The Witch's Monkey "- together for the first time. Plus several brand new stories. Each hilarious and harrowing. A substitute teacher finds out she has some monsters for students. A group of kids attempt a levitation trick with hair-raising results. A neighborhood is so boring the grown ups are turning into...well...you know. And dozens more. So don't be a weenie! Read these stories!
Ask the Bones: Scary Stories from Around the World (age 9-12)
by Ask
folklore ... spooky ... short stories
A collection of scary folktales from countries around the world including China, Russia, Spain, and the United States.
Salsa Stories (age 9-12)
by Lulu Delacre
growing up ... short stories ... family
A collection of stories within the story of a family celebration where the guests relate their memories of growing up in various Latin American countries.
The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural (age 9-12)
by Patricia C. McKissack
historical ... spooky ... short stories
The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural is a collection of ten spine-tingling tales, all with a foundation in African-American culture and history, from the time of slavery through the civil rights era.
A Long Way From Chicago (age 9-12)
by Richard Peck
humor ... historical ... family ... short stories
Join Joey and his sister Mary Alice as they spend nine unforgettable summers with the worst influence imaginable--their grandmother!

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