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This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, and full-color artwork on every spread, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!
Who is waiting at the end of the dark hall? What is a monster doing on the beach? This scary story collection from New York Times bestselling author Max Brallier is perfect for beginning readers who are looking to be spooked. With simple text, creepy full-color artwork on every page, genuine scares, and a spooky “invisible” message on the cover, these five hair-raising stories are sure to send shivers down your spine!
Praise for Beneath the Bed and Other Scary Stories (Mister Shivers #1):
Selected by the New York Public Library as one of 2019's Best Books for Kids!
* "Brallier's (The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond, 2018, etc.) strong horror chops translate well into this Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark-lite package for early chapter-book readers... Simplified spooks for the we-want-it-just-scary-enough crowd." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Praise for Shadow in the Woods and Other Scary Stories (Mister Shivers #2):
Selected by the Chicago Public Library as one of 2020's Best Books for Kids!
"Brallier effectively repeats the screamworthy formula established in Beneath the Bed and Other Scary Stories (2019) to add a sense of familiarity to the foreboding... The abrupt, disquieting endings mix the creepy and weird with the genuinely terrifying, creating a nice balance as readers jump bravely between stories... Easy to read but definitely not easy to forget." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Doll in the Hall and Other Scary Stories (Mister Shiver #3):
Selected by the Chicago Library as one of 2021's Best Books for Kids!
Praise for A Walk in the Dark and Other Scary Stories (Mister Shivers #4):
"With topics ranging from a bizarre hotel to a magical pen, the tales are reminiscent of scary stories told around a campfire...The illustrations provide an added level of suspense, mixing dark shadows and spooky characters to keep the excitement going. Spooky fun!" -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for The School Is Alive! (Eerie Elementary #1):
"Give this early chapter book to readers who want something scary but aren't ready for the 'Goosebumps' or 'Scream Street' series." -- School Library Journal
Praise for The Last Kids on Earth:
A New York Times bestseller
* "Middle-grade readers, particularly boys, will find Jack's pitch-perfect mix of humor, bravado, and self-professed geekiness impossible to resist." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review