Scary Stories that Scream to be Read [NOOK Book]

Overview

In the tradition of "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" by Alvin Schwartz, "They're Coming For You: Scary Stories that Scream to be Read" is a chilling collection of 27 scary stories sure to give you "da chicken skin" and leave you screaming for more. Or just screaming. This macabre mix of howls, humor, and horror is a must have for anyone who loves to be scared. But take the warning seriously... This book is NOT for wimps!

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Overview

In the tradition of "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" by Alvin Schwartz, "They're Coming For You: Scary Stories that Scream to be Read" is a chilling collection of 27 scary stories sure to give you "da chicken skin" and leave you screaming for more. Or just screaming. This macabre mix of howls, humor, and horror is a must have for anyone who loves to be scared. But take the warning seriously... This book is NOT for wimps!

Includes creepy illustrations and three bone-rattling bonus stories from "They're Coming For You 2: More Scary Stories that Scream to be Read" plus a free sample from the horrifying "Kissed by a Clown," the first book from the WELCOME TO HELL series.

Listen to O. Penn-Coughin read his stories on THE SCARY STORY PODCAST at scary.podbean.com or on iTunes.
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Editorial Reviews

Betsy Johnson (daughter of Alvin Schwartz)
"Great for youngsters who want the shivers while camping out or on a sleepover!"
Blaine (5th grader)
"Awesome. Better than R.L. Stine."
I.M. Bozo
"Lies, all lies!" -- Association of Good Clowns
Sonya Hervey
"...so many children's books about ghosts and goblins fail to deliver the level of fright that many children desire. For the students that truly want a fright, I recommend "They're Coming For You."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011803956
  • Publisher: You Come Too Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/2/2010
  • Series: They're Coming For You , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 222,989
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

"I have seen the face of horror, and its name is O. Penn-Coughin." -- Jan Boemann.

O. Penn-Coughin ("open coffin") is the ghoulishly gifted author of the SCARY STORIES THAT SCREAM TO BE READ and WELCOME TO HELL series.

Listen to O. Penn-Coughin read his stories on THE SCARY STORY PODCAST.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted November 13, 2010

    New Stories for a New Generation by a 4/5 grade teacher

    I grew up reading Schwartz's "Scary Stories to Read in the Dark." I loved every story--scaring myself one page and laughing the next. I was surprised when years later, now an elementary school teacher, that those were still the only kid-friendly scary stories around. They are still great--but come on, the kids need something new.

    Well, now they have two wonderful collections to choose from. O. Penn-Coughin (Joseph Kehoe) has written a set of stories that makes kids read and adults happy. My reluctant readers want to keep reading. Mr. Kehoe has made reading easier by bolding and then defining key vocabulary. He also has placed the settings of many stories in real true historical times and events. Finally, he has stories that include Spanish phrases and folklore. It makes the stories more approachable for all of my students. They learn while they shiver.

    Mr. Kehoe is also a fantastic author to invite to your schools. As Mr. O. Penn-Coughin, he reads his stories chillingly-well. He also focuses on what it takes to be a writer--and how to improve your writing. Mr Kehoe/O. Penn-Coughin has become a role-model that the children refer back to over and over.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2010

    I'm Still Screaming!

    I was lucky(???) enough to hear O. Penn-Coughin ("open coffin") read some of these stories in person. "Yo Mama's Right Here" is to die for! I still get nightmares from time to time. Some of my other favorites are "The Clown from Down Under," "Into the Woods," "The Old Woman," and "Hot Heads of Jalapeno Canyon." Some of the stories are funny and others make you scream. There are some where you feel the author is just messing with your head. But that's cool too. You never know what to expect. And that's how I like my scary stories. I highly recommend "They're Coming For You." And I highly recommend you leave a light on!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2010

    O. Penn-Coughin breaths life into the terrifying genre of horror!! A MUST READ!

    They're Coming For You: Stories that Scream to be Read is an out-of-this-universe creepy delight! In the season of macabre, this book is full of classic stories - perfect for classrooms, sleepovers and campfires! Jan Boemann was right! "I have seen the face of horror, and it's name is O. Penn-Coughin. Well said, Jan.

    Alvin Schwartz's books are a family favorite, but the pages are worn thin. O. Penn-Coughin breaths life again into the terrifying genre of horror, for whole new generations to enjoy. I can't recommend it enough. The combination of horror, humor, and haunts is enough to delight any reader. (the illustrations are to die for.)

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 11, 2011

    Weird!

    This book wasn't scary at all! Though I honestly had fun with it. Though most agree with me. Lets just say its a funny type of scary. Like in one of the stories they say to laugh until the person next to starts to laugh...ehich I thought was fun to play out!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2011

    O.Penn Coughin

    This book, out of all the scary stories I've read, was probably the best. It was not scary enough to give a two year old nightmares, but it was scary enough to give you, and I quote 'Da Chicken Skin.' I have all of O. Penn Coughin's Scary Stories That Sream to be Read series, including the special edition Valentine's Day book with short novel at the end. Once again, O. Penn Coughin's scary stories series os one of the best by far in my opinion.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2011

    love it so much!

    i love te series,sary stories to read in the dark.thats why i love this book.i got to admit,one or two stories were boring.you gotta bebable to handle a good scare to read this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2010

    Patch up your walls! By Rachel, 4th grader

    Hi, my name is Rachel. I am in the 4th grade. If you are looking for a scary story this is the one. O. Penn-Coughin is the best writer ever! You can read his books for hours. Not put your mind into this book and listen. I encourage you to read these books.

    El Cuco might come through your wall tonight, if you don't read this book. You might see little Johnny in the sack. Or maybe he will choose to eat your first. Who will be eaten first, little Johnny or You? So, patch up your holes. Good!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Scary but not too scary

    Good stories for kids to listen too. Not very scary, so no nightmares"!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Scary Stories

    I personaly do not think that this book is very scary, but is fun to read to your freinds. I am 11 and think that it should be a little more scary for people like me. Besides that, this book is highly recemended!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    Is it good CEJAY

    Is it good? Some girl said it is better than R.L Stine. Tht i can not belive

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    a fun read

    A fun and great book for eveybody who likes scary stories:)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Scary.?

    I think this is the BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2011

    cool!

    its great but how do i delete it?

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2011

    Sweet!!!!!

    I lovw these kind of stories hopefully there good the first and secound one there good

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2011

    great

    great scary and good!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Dead Scary

    If the dead could read, they'd be scared of this book. You should be too because... they're coming for you. This book is a lot of fun. It's not big on blood and guts, so if that's your thing, best look elsewhere. The stories in "They're Coming For You" have an old-school creepiness that hits the spot. And your funny bone will take a few shots too. It's perfect to read alone or for putting on your own creep show. And don't forget the sequel... They're Coming For You 2: More Scary Stories that Scream to be Read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    good

    Best book eevr

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    Posted October 8, 2013

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    Posted June 2, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    Awesome book

    The book is so awesome it has great detail

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