A full moon rises above a castle's crumbling stone walls. Many believe that unspeakable terrors have occurred inside. Is it true that people have been beheaded there? Is there a bloodsucking vampire in the castle's dungeon? Get ready to read four spine-chilling stories about creaky castles! This 24-page book features controlled, narrative nonfiction text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The colorful design and spooky art in the book will engage and terrify emergent readers.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Great for Hi-Lo Readers|
|Series||Tiptoe Into Scary Places|
|Number of Pages||24|
|ISBN||9781684020478, 9781684020997, 9781684021758|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|Lexile Reading Level||670|
School Library Journal Review for Tiptoe Into Scary Places
Elementary schoolers are invited to enter the realm of the paranormal and discover real-life grisly murders, hauntings, and curses. Each volume retells a handful of spooky tales, from ghosts at the Millicent Library in Fairhaven, MA, to vampires at the legendary Panteón de Belén cemetery in Guadalajara, Mexico. . . .The straightforward text and print size make this set useful as a hi-lo series. The narratives are suspenseful but appropriate for the audience. Each spread is a mixture of nightmarish photographs of historical places and crime scenes and CGI supernatural entities, shadows, and more. VERDICT: Not for the faint of heart, this series will delight fans of bloody human history.
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