Rev. Dr. Steve Burt, the Congregational minister known as The Christmas Story Pastor, has been sharing his emotional holiday stories - modern parables revealing the true meaning of Christmas - for 40 years in print and in read-aloud programs. Millions have heard him read his stories on radio and television, with millions more seeing them in Family Circle or the Chicken Soup for the Soul books.
"Finally, from great book to great audio book!"
From 4-time Mom's Choice Award winner Steve Burt and veteran middle-school teacher Jolyn Joslin comes this exciting book for kids that's also a fabulous tool for parents, grandparents, and teachers: 13 ghost stories and weird tales to help kids read, learn, and write their own stuff. These are the thought-provoking stories young readers love. A boy approaches an old woman tending a grave garden. On a dare a brother and sister enter a bone yard on Halloween to free a sea captain's earthbound spirit.
Free Camp, which somehow became known as FreeK Camp, is for special kids. But just how special most people will never know. Two vans are on their way to the camp in rural Maine, the teen passengers just starting to get acquainted. One van makes it. The other mysteriously disappears. Now each group of kids must bond together to discover and use their paranormal and psychic powers. The lives of one group literally depend on it.
"The Witness Tree", "The French Acre", and "The Chambers Crypt" are all set in Norwich, Vermont. Hoag is a Valley News reporter who is frequently called upon to investigate unusual paranormal stories. Devaney is his retired-teacher father-in-law who tags along to snap pictures.
Thirteen weird tales and ghost stories of New England from Bram Stoker Award winner Steve Burt. Excerpted from the author's Stories to Chill the Heart series of 39 stories: "Odd Lot" (Benjamin Franklin Award winner), "Even Odder" (Bram Stoker Nominee), "Oddest Yet" (Bram Stoker winner), "Wicked Odd" (Ippy Award).
Book four in Bram Stoker Award-winner Steve Burt's Stories to Chill the Heart series, six weird tales for young readers.
Winner of the 2004 Bram Stoker Award for Young Readers, the horror genre's most coveted award. Nine weird tales from Steve Burt.
Five of the psychic teens are going to Florida over spring break. They can stay with fellow FreeK Caroline and their mentors Bando, Rose, and Twait. But somebody wants them to stay home and will use fire, rattlesnakes, and more to keep them away. As they prepare to leave New England, Charlie has one of his dreams - a murder and a kidnapping - only it's happening in real time in the Sunshine State. The dead man is a former circus midget who worked with Twait, Bando, and Rose in their sideshow days. And that's just the first murder.
This is a revised edition (2015) of the 2003 collection of 15 weird tales that was named one of five Bram Stoker Award finalists in the Young Readers category. This version costs less because it doesn't have the Jessica Hagerman pen-and-ink cover and illustrations, just the stories.
From Bram Stoker Award-winner Steve Burt, this nine-story collection won a silver Benjamin Franklin Award for Mystery/Suspense. Don't listen to this book after sundown! In any storytelling, but especially in fantasy/horror, there is one thing that is critically important if you want to have your toenails curl and leave holes in your bedspread from gripping it convulsively when you listen before sleep. It is that you have to care about the characters, or else who cares what happens to them?
The FreeKs are back so, naturally, trouble's not far behind. Several of the kids have returned a year older and more adept with their paranormal skills. There's also a hot new guy, Damon. When he sees Atlanta, with her streaked hair and body piercings, you don't have to be psychic to feel the electricity. Just as the group gathers, a body is discovered under bizarre circumstances.