Burgess, Melvin. Burning Issy. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994 - The story takes place in England during the seventeenth century, a time when anybody could be accused of witchcraft. Issy, orphaned at the age of two, contemplates whether ash is a witch as she tries to understand her fear of fire and the power she has over it.
Cooney, Carline B. Night School. New York: Scholastic, Inc. 1995 - Four California teenagers enroll in Night School, despite that they don't even know what the course will be. Mariah and her classmates must stick together as they encounter Dark, since dropping out is forbidden by the evil professor.
Duncan, Lois. Summer of Fear. New York: Laurel-Leaf Books, 1992 - Rachel is forced to share her bedroom with her cousin Julia, whose parents have recently died in a car accident. Rachel is the only person who can see charming Julia's sinister side as she moves in and takes over Rachel's life via witchcraft.
Farmer, Penelope. Thicker than Water. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 1993 - The moment Will arrives in Derbyshire to live with his aunt, uncle and cousin Becky, bizarre things begin to occur. As Will learns more about the mining town and its history, he knows he must help the spirit of the little boy who has also lost his mother.
Pepper, Dennis, Ed. The Oxford Book of Scary Tales. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992 - Classic and contemporary legend, poems, and folktales are included in this beautifully illustrated book. While most tales are bone-chilling, some contain humorous twists. Excellent for read-alouds!
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