Editors Randy Chandler and Cheryl Mullenax put the call out to horror writers and editors of extreme stories, the hardcore stuff that breaks boundaries and trashes taboos, the transgressive tales you can't "unread" (as Chuck Palahniuk says). Some of the stories you'll find here are loaded with very graphic descriptions of violence, sex, and depravities, while others may contain only one shocking moment of brutality. In others, the hardcore aspect may be less graphic and subtler than you might expect.
Each story in this popular and critically acclaimed series has been read by the talented actor, Victor Garber. Now fans who can't get enough of the vampire bunny, Bunnicula, will have something new to add to their collection.
"I had forgotten how funny these books are!"
A little too smart, a little too fat, Bobby Goodspeed has always been a go-along-to-get-along kind of guy. But when his friend Addie decides to tackle the student council elections, Bobby finds himself changing in ways he never could have imagined in this tender, touching, utterly hilarious novel of life as a middle school misfit.
This story from the popular and critically acclaimed series has been read by the talented actor, Victor Garber. Now fans who can't get enough of the vampire bunny, Bunnicula, will have something new to add to their collections. Beware the Hare! Is he or isn't he a vampire? Before it's too late, Harold the dog and Chester the cat must find out the truth about the newest pet in the Monroe household, a suspicious looking bunny with unusual habits...and fangs!
"great children's story"
Both funny and moving, this story of a most unusual Bar Mitzvah beautifully captures the spirit of one of the most important days in a young man's life. Featuring a special guest appearance by author James Howe himself as the rabbi!
The Monroe house is going mad with excitement. Pete has just won a contest, and the prize is a school visit from none other than M.T. Graves, Pete's idol and the best-selling author of the FleshCrawlers series. He's even going to stay with the Monroes while he's visiting! Harold and Howie are thrilled, but Chester the cat is suspicious. Why does Graves dress all in black? Why doesn't the beady-eyed crow perched on his shoulder say anything? Why has a threatening flock of crows invaded the backyard?
"Not great, but worth a listen"
The Bunnicula Collection: Books 4 – 7 contains four more funny and spooky stories from the beloved series by James Howe.
"Lovely stories; incomplete narrator information"
Harold and Chester could hardly believe it. The Monroe family was going on vacation without them. Bunnicula, the family rabbit, would be boarded with a neighbor. But they, the family's loyal dog and cat, were to be sent away with strangers; they were to spend a week at Chateau Bow-Wow. Chateau Bow-Wow, observed Chester,soon after they arrived, could more properly be called Howliday Inn. Though what was howling, neither of them knew. Chester had his suspicions, however; only a werewolf could make that chilling sound.
I want to be a writer, just like my Uncle Harold, who wrote a bunch of books about our friend Bunnicula. So I wrote It Came from Beneath the Bed!. It’s about a wirehaired dachsund puppy named Howie who saves the world from a disgusting, evil menace named . . . oops, that would give away the story!
"Reliving my childhood."
A trip to the museum with Pinky’s dad and his sister, Amanda, puts Pinky and Rex’s friendship to the test. Will their friendship survive when both youngsters set their sights on the same stuffed animal at the museum gift shop?
Lively, humorous storytelling and this unlikely pair's sweetly-appealing camaraderie, make these early chapter books refreshing additions to classic friendship tales. Catina the cat wants to be a successful writer, while Houndsley the dog is a fabulous cook who dreams of winning an important cooking contest. Without realizing it, both of them seem to be focusing more on the fame and fortune their individual accomplishments might bring them.
Friends forever! At least it seemed that way for three little mice, until Horace and Morris become part of an exclusive boy's club. Where does that leave poor Dolores? She tries to be a part of a girl's-only club, but she doesn't have fun and she misses the fellas. Soon, all three friends balk at these gender stereotypes that are keeping them apart!
Harold, Chester, and Howie return to Chateau Bow-Wow, and it's as creepy as ever. The Monroe pets, alongside cat burglars, Felony and Miss Demeanor, with Hamlet, a Great Dane, and Weasel (a weasel, of course) , work together to solve the mysterious disappearance of fellow boarder named Rosebud.
An overnight camping trip! Howie, the Monroe's faithful dog, is not excited, and Chester the cat is worried. The woods, Chester informs Harold, are not only full of cockleburs and ticks, but of spirits - evil spirits who prey on the innocent. Harold is not taking Chester seriously. But when two strange men and their even stranger dog set up camp next to the Monroes, things begin to happen that make even Harold wonder.
Bunnicula is missing! Chester the cat makes a chilling discovery: Bunnicula the vampire bunny has vanished from his cage in the Monroe household. Everyone knows that vampire victims become vampires themselves, and the neighborhood gardens reveal the ultimate horror: bloodless zombie vegetables! Determined to save Bunnicula's victims and the unsuspecting Monroes, Chester leads the valiant friends on a wild bunny chase.
It seems that Bunnicula, the vampire rabbit, is back to his old ways - or so Chester thinks, having found pale vegetables drained of their juices and scattered about the Monroe family kitchen. This time Chester decides to take matters into his own hands (or rather paws).
"Fun all over again."
Pinky and his best friend Rex are going away to camp for the first time. Rex is excited about it, but Pinky definitely is not. There is just too much for him to worry about. He’s certain that his pesky little sister Amanda will raid his room while he’s gone and mess up all his stuffed animals. He also knows that camp counselors turn into monsters at night and eat children. And even worse, if the counselors at Camp Wackatootchee don’t get you, then the alligators in the lake will.
Pinky and Rex are excited. It’s pumpkin-picking weekend with Pinky’s Grandma and Grandpa. Pinky’s sister and cousin are coming along, too. At Meadowbrook Farm, they’ll pick the perfect pumpkin. Then they’ll take it to Grandma and Grandpa’s and carve it for Halloween. But when Pinky’s cousin arrives, she doesn’t say hello to Rex. Instead she does her best to keep Rex out of the fun. Rex feels hurt. When a terrible thing happens, she feels even worse. How can she and Pinky be best friends again?
Pinky has gotten on the bad side of Kevin, the third grade bully. Kevin thinks Pinky is a sissy because he wears pink, rides a pink bike and plays with Rex - a girl. He even knocks Pinky off his bike. If that’s not embarrassing enough, Mrs. Morgan - an old woman - has to rescue Pinky! Pinky is so upset, he decides to change his name to Billy and lets his sister, Amanda, take all his stuffed animals because they’re all pink. Will Mrs. Morgan and Rex find a way for Pinky to be himself, or has he changed forever?
There’s a For Sale sign in front of Mrs. Morgan’s house, and Pinky and Rex don’t know what to do. After they found out Mrs. Morgan was nice, Pinky and Rex became her special young friends. And now it looks like Olly—Pinky and Rex call him Obnoxious Olly—and his family will be moving in. What’s worse is Pinky and Rex will have to play with him whether they want to or not! Will Olly turn out to be nicer than he seems, or will there be a moving day surprise that makes everyone happy?