Tuesday, April 7, 2009
More Bones: Scary Stories from Around the World
Olson, Arielle North and Howard Schwartz. 2008. MORE BONES: SCARY STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. Ill. by E.M. Gist. New York: Viking. ISBN 9780670063390 [Suggested Grade Levels 3 and up]
Twenty-two tales from diverse sources, many from 19th century collections make up MORE BONES: SCARY STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. Readers may be unfamiliar with many of the tales, but the themes hold true. Witches, ghosts, and other creepies that go bump in the night fill the pages of the book. E. M. Gist’s dark illustrations compliment the stories and create a more frightening mental image of the tales. This book would be perfect for campfire storytelling or for a scary sleepover. Some of the stories are not suitable for the squeamish. This book is the sequel to ASK THE BONES.
Have a flashlight library hour where students bring their flashlights and tell ghost stories with the lights off and flashlights on.
Research local folklore and find out if there are any ghost stories in your town.
Other books for children about things that go bump in the night:
Rizzo, Rebecca K. CAMPFIRE THRILLERS: THE SHORT AND SCARY ONES. ISBN 1564403718
San Souci, Robert D. EVEN MORE SHORT & SHIVERY: THIRTY SPINE-TINGLING STORIES. ISBN 0385322526
By Jane Jergensen