Crandalls' Castle

Crandalls' Castle

Betty Ren Wright

Betty Ren Wright

Beware! At first, Charli is excited about the Crandall family's newest endeavor—fixing up the town's old mansion and turn it into a bed-and-breakfast. She even volunteers to help. Then strange things begin to happen. Charli hears someone singing—but no one is there. She sees the shadow of a rocking cradle—but there is no cradle. And then she hears a baby crying, and crying. . . . Something terrible happened in the old house many years ago. And it may happen again, unless Charli can figure out how to stop the past from repeating itself.
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The Ghost Witch

The Ghost Witch

Betty Ren Wright

Betty Ren Wright

Jenny knows she should be excited about the beautiful old house that her mother has inherited from Miss Nagle. She'll finally have her own bedroom, and the place even comes with Rufus the cat, a ready-made pet. But when Jenny visits the house, she's scared out of her wits. Giant snakes, elephants, and all kids of terrifying creatures lurk around every corner. With a little help from Rufus, Jenny discovers who's behind these spooky happenings. It's the host of Miss Nagle's grandmother, the once-famous witch of Willowby Lane. The ghost witch loves to scare people, and she thinks Jenny and her friends will be perfect targets. Jenny decides to meet the ghost witch face-to-face in this scary, yet delightful short-chapter book.
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The Pike River Phantom

The Pike River Phantom

Betty Ren Wright

Betty Ren Wright

While thirteen-year-old Rachel dreams of becoming Pike River's Sunbonnet Queen, her cousin Charlie Hocking dreams of leaving. But both dreams are threatened by the presence of a fierce old lady who lives just outside of town. At first Charlie is more puzzled than frightened by the fact that the woman looks younger each time he sees her. But gradually, he realizes she's a phantom, a mad ghost who is eerily involved with the Sunbonnet Queen contest. When she threatens Rachel, Charlie decides to stay in Pike River, for a while at least. It's a wise decision, for with the help of an unexpected ally he saves Rachel's life on a Fourth of July morning the Hockings will never forget.
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The Ghost of Popcorn Hill

The Ghost of Popcorn Hill

Betty Ren Wright

Betty Ren Wright

In this short-chapter winner of the IRA Children's Choices, Peter and Martin enjoy living atop Popcorn Hill, except for two things: They long for a big dog and their cabin is haunted by a lonely ghost. They do get a frisky mutt named Rosie, but she's not as big or as appealing as the stray sheepdog that has been roaming around outside. When the boys learn the sheepdog is a ghost, however, they devise a plan for bringing the two ghosts together. In the process, they learn to appreciate their real pet, Rosie.
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The Ghost in Room 11

The Ghost in Room 11

Betty Ren Wright

Betty Ren Wright

Matthew Barber thinks that being the new kid in school will be the scariest thing about fourth grade. But is he ever wrong! When the class bully challenges him to spend the night in Healy Elementary, Matthew learns that the rumor of a ghost teacher wandering the halls is more than just a story. And because he has already lost his classmates' trust by lying about his old school, no one believes the terrifying truth: There is a ghost, and she knows Matthew's name . . . and she won't let him rest until she gets what she wants! The Ghost in Room 11 has won the Florida, Iowa, and Oklahoma Children's Book Awards.
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Christina's Ghost

Christina's Ghost

Betty Ren Wright

Betty Ren Wright

Christina is not looking forward to spending the summer with Uncle Ralph. She dreads the long days in the spooky, isolated Victorian mansion, especially because Uncle Ralph dislikes her and there are no children nearby to play with. Things change, however, when she sees the ghostly figure of small, sad boy who mysteriously disappears before she can talk to him. Convinced that he's a ghost, Christina sets out to discover why he's there. Could he be linked to the murders that happened in the house thirty years before? And what evil, chilling presence is lurking in the attic? Betty Ren Wright adroitly combines a suspenseful tale of the supernatural with the touching story of two very different people who learn to like each other.
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The Dollhouse Murders

The Dollhouse Murders

Betty Ren Wright

Betty Ren Wright

Amy is terrified. She hears scratching and scurrying noises coming from the dollhouse, and the dolls she was playing with are not where she left them. Dolls can't move by themselves, she tells herself. But every night when Amy goes into the attic to check on the dollhouse, it is flled with an eerie light and the dolls have moved again! Are the dolls trying to tell her something? Are their movements connected to the grisly murders of her own great-grandparents? In a spine-chilling climax, Amy and her sister unravel the secrets of the petrifying dollhouse murders.
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The Ghost of Ernie P.

The Ghost of Ernie P.

Betty Ren Wright

Betty Ren Wright

Three months ago, when Ernie P. Barber came to Treverton from Los Angeles, he'd been like a missile aimed at trouble. And Ernie had chosen Jeff to be his best friend, whether he liked it or not. "You're my buddy, old buddy," Ernie would always say, ". . . and I'm going to cut you in on my T.S.P." But when Ernie dies as a result of a freak accident, Jeff's troubles are only beginning. The ghost of Ernie P. starts to haunt Jeff. At first, Jeff thinks he's going crazy. But when the letters T.S.P. (Ernie's code for Top Secret Plan) and some newspaper clippings keep mysteriously appearing, Jeff is convinced that Ernie's ghost wants him to carry out the T.S.P. alone—whatever it might be. Not until Jeff faces terrible danger and stands up to the ghost of Ernie P. does the mystery of the T.S.P. unravel.
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Ghosts Beneath Our Feet

Ghosts Beneath Our Feet

Betty Ren Wright

Betty Ren Wright

Katie knows that something eerie is happening in the old, deserted town where she, her stepbrother, and her newly widowed mother are spending the summer taking care of Uncle Frank. Sometimes, when Katie puts her ear to the ground in Uncle Frank's backyard, she hears a groaning noise that sounds almost human. But when a crippled ghost-girl appears to her out of the gloom in an abandoned mine, Katie is at once terrified and puzzled. Could the girl's chilling appearance have something to do with a tragic mining accident thirty years before? In a fiery climax, Katie and her rebellious stepbrother learn the truth about the past and discover things about each other that strengthen their fragile relationship.
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The Dollhouse Murders (35th Anniversary Edition)

The Dollhouse Murders (35th Anniversary Edition)

Betty Ren Wright

Betty Ren Wright

Dolls can't move by themselves. . . . Or can they? Special anniversary edition of the hair-raising mystery that's kept readers up at night for thirty-five years. Foreword by Goosebumps creator R.L. STINE and new embossed, glow-in-the-dark jacket.Amy is terrified. She hears scratching and scurrying noises coming from the dollhouse in the attic, and the dolls she was playing with are not where she left them. Dolls can't move by themselves, she tells herself. But every night when Amy goes up to check on the dollhouse, it's filled with an eerie light and the dolls have moved again! Are the dolls trying to tell her something? Could this all be connected to the murders of her great-grandparents? Sinister secrets unravel as Amy gets closer to revealing the mystery of the dolls in this haunting novel that combines complicated family relationships with a bone-chilling mystery. Even readers who love scary stories will want to keep the lights on after...
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