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| by Del Negro, Janice

Lucy Dove is up for a challenge. In the town she lives in, there is a rich laird. He was told by a fortune teller that a pair of trousers sewn by the light of the full moon in the graveyard of old St. Andrew's Church would bring him good luck. The rich laird proclaims that a sackful of gold will be awarded to whoever sews the trousers. St. Andrew's churchyard is believed to be haunted by some fearsome thing and anyone who enters the churchyard is said to never be seen again. Despite these factors, Lucy takes on the laird's challenge. As Lucy sits and sews in the graveyard, she is greeted by…

| by Viorst, Judith

A little boy dreams of and is sure he sees monsters, vampires, ghost, zombies, demons, and goblins at night. His mom always tells him that there are not any of those things that really exist. He does not know if can always believe his mom, because sometimes his mom is wrong and makes mistakes. Although, his mom does not make a mistake this time.

| by Teague, Mark

A boy with a vivid imagination plays in the outfield of a real baseball game then imagines a game of his own.

| by Willis, Jeanne//Varley, S.

A young monster is afraid that humans are going to come and get him so he sleeps under his bed to hide. A little boy enters his cave and goes to sleep on his bed. When they see each other, they are both scared away.

| by McNeill, Janet

Two boys stop fighting long enough to save a monster from the pond in the park.

| by Cohen, Miriam

A little boy wants to be as scary as he can be, so he gets a monster mask. But while out trick or treating, he scares himself and sheds his mask to be him.

| by Koller, Jackie French

Howard is afraid to sleep in his new room. He is constantly calling out for his mommy, because he thinks he hears a monster under his bed. When Howard meets the little monster under his bed (who is really afraid of the boy above his bed), Howard is no longer afraid.

| by Powell, Polly

The apple family finish their dinner and desert, but Pasty wasn't quite full yet. Pasty wants that last piece of cake. Her mom tells her that she can not eat it. That piece of cake is on Pasty's mind all night long. After everyone was asleep, Pasty goes downstairs to get the cake. Pasty's journey to the cake provides her with obstacles of the mind.

| by Hutchins, Pat

A baby monster is lost. He is easily found by his family. They just follow the trail of destruction.

| by Hutchins, Pat

Billy is a little monster who does not want to go to school. At school, he receives stars. At the end of the day, he does not want to go home.

| by Keats, Ezra Jack

Louie and his dad decide to use some old junk and their imagination to get out of this world. Louie's friends make fun of him but he has a great fantasy. He invites his friends to try it the next day.

| by Goode, Diane

A little boy and his mother are taken from their home by a monster. However, the monster is quite like the little boy and is scolded when he brings his new quests home.

| by Smith, Janice Lee

In this collection of stories, Adam is very upset about his family's move to a new town.

| by Gackenbach, Dick

A young boy confronts a two headed monster in the cellar and wins self confidence.

| by Kellogg, Steven

Brothers Horridge and Heathbern are kicked out of the Land of Monsters for fighting with each other too much. They move to the happy towns of East and West Bloon and form armies to squash each other. However, the love and good nature of the town's people prevail.

| by Drescher, Henrick

Mo thinks his dinner is lizard guts and worms when it is really string beans and cheese souffle. He decides to become a monster and eat around it. Mo eats everything in sight including his parents and the world. When Mo becomes lonely he decides to spit out all that he ate so he can have his parents and friends back.

| by Hughes, Shirley

Who is hiding?Let's see who is hiding behind books, newspapers, and hats.

| by Himmelman, John

The Badger Scouts are ready for bed, but when their counselor turns out the light strange things begin to happen. The boys think that they hear and see all sorts of monsters. After getting flashlights, glasses of water, and a last trip to the bathroom, the boys are really ready for bed.

| by Graves, Keith

Frank wants to dance. He puts on his best clothes and some ants in his pants and heads to the theatre. Once on stage, Frank dazzles the audience with his dancing. Everyone is impressed, until Frank starts to fall apart--literally!It doesn't matter to him, he can dance!

| by Mayer, Mercer

A little boy is afraid that the nightmare in his closet will get him. One night, he decides to shoot the nightmare, but soon befriends the monster.
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