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Mark the Genius
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,550. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: January 23, 2014 by Joy Agwu. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Mark is a talented and intelligent young boy. His friends and even his teachers look to Mark to solve various problems. But being a genius is not always plain sailing. It has its downsides too. Mark the Genius reminds us of those 'best days of our lives', when dreams consist of nothing more than “games for homework, games instead of lessons and a trip to the park for break time?”
Shadow Friends
Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
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Once upon a time, a boy named Tommy lived in a forest. One night, he needs to walk through the forest to give his grandma some soup, but along the way, magical things start to happen... A huge battle takes place between shadows in order to protect Tommy. Will the shadows succeed in keeping Tommy safe? After reading this story, you might never look at your shadow the same way again...
The Water Ghost of Harrowby Hall: A 15-Minute Ghost Story, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
The trouble with Harrowby Hall was that it was haunted. What was worse, the ghost did not merely appear at the bedside of the person who saw it, but insisted on staying there for one hour before it would disappear. There she would stand until everything about her was thoroughly drenched. Find out what happened the next time the ghost appeared. Ages 9+. Includes Common Core exercises.
The Ghosts of Stukeley Castle: A 15-Minute Humorous Ghost Story, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
There should have been snow on the ground to make the picture look more in season. But the American had lived in England long enough to know that this only happened in holiday magazines. On the 24th of December, he cheerfully accepted the low, brooding sky, and the delicate tracery of leafless pines. This was the background to Stukeley Castle. Find out what happens. Ages 9+. Has Common Core tasks.
The Toothless Hag: A 15-Minute Ghost Story, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
It wasn’t fair! Why should Colin spend a week at his Aunt’s house picking apples when she wouldn’t even buy him a candy marble! Well, if life wasn’t going to be fair to him, he didn’t care about being fair. He cut out right after lunch and headed for the cemetery. He explored around, and stumbled upon a crypt with the bones of those long dead. Find out what happens there. Ages 9+. Has CCSS tasks.
The Ghosts in the Cellar: A 15-Minute Ghost Story, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
This was our last chance. I know my wife thought this was a folly, but tomorrow she would see how right I was. Tomorrow our dreams would come true. Let me give you a bit of background. I had been a normal working slob my whole life. I was unhappy as an accountant, but I was even unhappier when I got laid off. It wasn’t my fault I wasn’t working anymore. Ages 9+. Includes Common Core exercises.
The Scarecrow: A 15-Minute Horror Story: Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,620. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » General
The scarecrow in the field was certainly scary, and not just to crows. Bobby couldn’t say why exactly he found it as scary as he did. He just did. He told himself it was only some material filled with straw, but avoided going near it, all the same. He preferred it if he didn’t have to even think about it. The scarecrow had been there forever, or so it seemed. Ages 9+. Has Common Core exercises.
The Ghost of the Clairborne: A 15-Minute Ghost Story, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
I was so excited. I was finally going to stay at the Claiborne Hotel. I had grown up in San Francisco, and the Clairborne sat grandly on one of the highest hills in the city, looking out over the Bay. As a kid I had always dreamed about what it would be like to live in a place like that, or even stay there for a few nights. Find out what happens when he does. Ages 9+. Has Common Core exercises.
The Haunted Bicycle: A 15-Minute Horror Story, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
I got my bike at a police auction. I thought it looked like a fantastic piece of machinery! The cops had said it was abandoned, but I couldn’t believe it! Why in the world would anyone abandon an incredible bike like this? A few days later I found out the answer to that question. Let me tell you what happened. Found out about this strange, terrifying bike! Ages 9+. Includes Common Core exercises.
The Cemetery Ghost: A 15-Minute Ghost Story, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
I was driving down a deserted road. It was a shortcut I often took to get home. I’m not sure it was any shorter, but it was definitely quieter. A lot fewer cars came this way. Perhaps it was because most of the houses weren’t out this direction. Maybe it was even because of the cemetery. I actually liked going by the cemetery. Find out what happens when he does. Ages 9+. Has Common Core exercises
The Haunted Ghost: A 15-Minute Ghost Story, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
"Ah, this one was going to be easy," Martin thought to himself. "A single woman living alone." He had haunted families, bachelors, and old maids before. None of them lasted more than a week. He had his favorites, of course. Find out what happens to the new owner of this haunted house in this short by creepy tale. Ages 9+ Educational Versions Include exercises designed to meet Common Core Standards
The Persistent Ghost: A 15-Minute Ghost Story, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
“I’m sorry if I’m such a pain,” Mr. Sidney said as I adjusted his pillows. “Oh! It’s not you,” Janet sighed. “I just have some things on my mind.” “They don’t seem to be happy things,” Mr. Sidney noted with a wheeze. “Is it all this taking care of dying folks that has you upset? Or is it something else? I have a hard time talking, but I can be a great listener. Ages 9+. Has Common Core exercises.
Werewolf Fever: A 15-Minute Horror Story, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
“There's a werewolf around. I just know it.” “Johnson lost another lamb last night.” “They found what was left of it torn to bits.” “And they found tracks of the monster too.” “They were huge.” Sheriff Corbin listened as the talk around him started raising the pulses of the crowd. Finally he stepped in. Find out what happens next. Ages 9 and up. Includes Common Core exercises.
Wrong Way Round Hall: A 15-Minute Horror Story, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,890. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » General
We tried to think of where to go trick or treating next. “I think we should go to Cedar Street,” Carrie said. “Why Cedar Street?” I asked. “Those are small houses, not rich ones.” “Yeah,” Carrie answered. “But they are close together. We can hit more houses in less time.” I had to admit she had a point. Suddenly I saw a lane branching off to the side. What is there? Includes Common Core Exercises.
The Isle of Death: A 15-Minute Horror Story, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Out in the Atlantic lies an island shaped like a huge footprint with amputated toes. A ridge of mountains runs the length of the island. On one side the island is covered with a beautiful town. Mansions dot the hillsides and once beautiful gardens stretch out before them. But all the inhabitants of these wondrous homes reside on the other side of the island. Ages 9+. Includes Common Core exercises
The Haunted Haystack: A 15-Minute Horror Story, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
The night started out just great. I’d gone to a scary movie with some friends, and Mary Lou Pendergrass had cuddled up to me all night long. Then I started walking home through the field. That’s when my luck changed. Suddenly I was being followed, but not by anything human. Would I ever make it home safely? Read this short, creepy tale to find out. Ages 9+. Includes Common Core exercises.
The Disappearance of Sara Oglethorpe: A 15-Minute Ghost Story, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Sara Oglethorpe’s father was a drunk. When he drank he got mean, and Sara hated him for it. Then one night the neighbors heard a fight coming from the Oglethorpe house. The next day Sara wasn’t in school. On Sunday she never made it to church. Find out what happened to Sarah and her father in this creepy tale. Ages 9+. Educational Versions Include exercises designed to meet Common Core standards.
The Hobo Graveyard: A 15-Minute Horror Story, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,270. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » General
“Then the train pulls away from the station,” Peter said. “And anyone riding in boxcar 1313 on the night of a full moon, never comes back. They go to the hobo graveyard to die.” Those were the words that started the challenge; The challenge that would change my life forever. Read this short, creepy tale to find out what happened one cold, moonlit night. Ages 9+. Includes Common Core exercises.
The Haunted Tree House: A 15-Minute Ghost Story, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,220. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » General
Tammy and Jessica were best friends. They loved to go exploring. Then one day they found a tree house deep in the woods. It was a great tree house, but something didn’t feel right. It was almost as if the tree house was haunted. Tammy and Jessica ran from the tree house, only to find themselves at a small clearing in the woods. Facing them was an old cabin, and an even older woman. Has CCSS tasks
The Ghost of the Donner Party: A 15-Minute Ghost Story, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,030. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
“Is there any decent place to stop between here and the mountains?” I asked the storekeeper. “You can pretty much camp anywhere along the way,” he said. “The Indians are pretty friendly here abouts.” “If you’re at all concerned about making it over the mountains, though, I suggest you stop at old lady Williams’ place at the base of the mountains.” Ages 9+. Includes Common Core exercises.