In this chilling new series, voices from the past relentlessly haunt children of the present. Sometimes the whispering voices, though scary, turn out to be benign, but sometimes… they prove to be life changing! In the tradition of Goosebumps and Eerie Elementary but with briefer texts, the titles in Cold Whispers grab readers right off the bat and take them on thrilling rides through the shadowy world of the supernatural. From spooky, ghost-infested hotels to ancient ruins that hide other worlds, the places in these books form the backdrops of nightmares brought to life!
These highly satisfying reads cover many of the same bone-rattling topics also presented in our award-winning Scary Places series--at approximately the same reading levels. The Common Core (9th anchor reading standard for each grade) recommends that students be exposed to topically related texts, with content that can be compared and contrasted, to develop analytic and general thinking skills.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|ISBN||9781627248044, 9781627248716, 9781627249317|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle|
SLC Review for Cold Whispers
This series provides eight spine-tingling tales to delight young readers in search of mystery and the macabre. Each of the tales focuses on a different location, from cemeteries and amusement parks to haunted houses and caves. These stories pack enough suspense, ghosts, vampires, monsters, and curses to satisfy children who are looking for “scary books.” Questions at the end of each book invite readers to use higher order thinking skills, making these titles appropriate for classroom reading and discussion. Glossary. Table of Contents. Recommended.
Booklist Review for The Doomed Amusement Park
Twelve-year-old Leo Colsen awakes from a frightening dream, where he was walking through a haunted fun house to the sound of a soft voice seeking help and giving him directions. Leo, believing the desperate cry is real, scribbles down the directions and hops on his bike. At the end of a dirt road, he finds an old-fashioned, fully functioning amusement park! In the fun house, he hears the same soft cry for help from his dream. One week later, Leo returns with two friends, but all they find is an abandoned amusement park with the ruins of a fun house and a rusted memorial sign for a boy who died there years earlier in a fire. The book’s oversize format, large font, broad white borders, and plentiful colored illustrations make it ideal for reluctant readers or those transitioning to chapter books. Highlighted vocabulary is collected in a glossary, and discussion questions follow the story. Part of the Cold Whispers series, this tale has just enough ghoulish fright and will attract adventuresome readers.
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