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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.
The Witch’s Brew: A 15-Minute Horror 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
It was a hopeless love affair and William knew it; but he couldn't stop his heart. With that thought in mind, William sets out for the witch’s cabin. He has saved his money, and now he has enough for the magic potion that will make Annabelle Carson love him forever. Find out what happens to William in this short, but creepy tale. Ages 9 and up. Educational Versions Include Common Core exercises.
The Stonemason’s Playground: A Scary 15-Minute Horror Story, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » General
“I was across the marsh, by a stone wall.” I hadn’t intended to give away where I’d been, but I was getting flustered. “By the Stonemason’s Playground?” Tommy asked. “What’s that?” I said, trying to sound dumb. “It’s a haunted playground,” Brad said with a shiver. I could tell he liked being scared. “The kids who sneak into the playground to play are turned to stone." Ages 9+ Has CCSS exercises.
Prisoner of Oak Terrace: A 15-Minute Ghost Story, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Prisoners are taken at Oak Terrace. When you ask what prisoners, you'll hear stories. Stories of strange things that have happened to many people. But most often, you'll hear the story of Timmy McGill: The Prisoner of Oak Terrace. Read Timmy’s story in this short, but creepy tale. Ages 9 and up. Educational Versions include Common Core exercises.
Ghost Ship on the Cay: A Scary 15-Minute Ghost Story, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
The ship came into the harbor, running full out in front of a storm. No one thought she’d make it, but she did. But then the town discovered that there was no one on board. She was called the Providence. It was a fitting name, for she brought Providence to our town, and much, much more to the widow Mabel Priory. Read this short, but creepy tale. Ages 9 and up. Includes Common Core exercises.
The Ghost of the Tree: A 15-Minute Ghost Story, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
I had found it! This house was the perfect place to write the great American novel. I tumbled into bed, anxious to start the next day. Within half an hour, I was awake again. The sounds were back. I got up and peered out the window. That’s when I saw it. In the ghostly light of a half moon, I saw a young girl chopping at the trunk of a huge oak tree. Ages 9 and up. Includes Common Core exercises.
Mrs Itsy & The Puking Pill
Price: Free! Words: 950. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Mrs Itsy was having tea over at Mr Bailey's place, when the strangest thing happened - a frog leaped out from her mouth! Things weren't going very well, so the doctor decided to give Mrs Itsy some puking pills. Mrs Itsy swallowed the pills, thinking that things would become much better. But something even more extraordinary happened after...
A New Home for Baby Swallow
Price: Free! Words: 740. Language: American English. Published: January 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Emigration & Immigration, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
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The baby swallow's life was about to change as winter drew nearer. He would have to leave his home and friends whom he loved dearly. This is a short story which empathizes with children who are having worries and difficulties transiting to a new, foreign environment.