Scholastic Inc. | Ages 9-12 | 208 pages | 5 ¼” x 7”






Poison Apple: At First Bite
By Ruth Ames

Ashlee Lambert, the queen bee from This Totally Bites!, is back in her very own book! Ashlee's family has moved from New York City to sunny L.A., which she is not happy about. Having to make a whole new group of friends is bad enough, but to top it off, Ashlee has to deal with the fact that she's a fully fledged vampire! Keeping this huge secret from almost everyone is tough, and the popular girls at school aren't making it any easier. When rumours start flying around school that there's a vampire in the students' midst, Ashlee doesn't know what to do. Will she use her vampire powers for good... or evil?

ISBN 978-0-545-32487-8 PBK






The Dead End
By Ruth Ames

Casey Slater can’t believe her bad luck. It’s the summer before seventh grade, and instead of the perfect vacation she’d planned with her best friend, Casey is in a remote country town, where her parents are restoring an old, creaky, creepy house. Worst of all, everyone else in town thinks the old house is haunted. And soon Casey thinks so, too -- a vase explodes, a heavy china cabinet falls over on its own -- and it seems like the ghost doesn’t want them there. Casey thought she’d be dying of boredom, but now she’s scared to death!

ISBN 978-0-545-20318-0 PBK







This Totally Bites!


Twelve-year-old Emma-Rose Paley has always felt different from her bubbly, outgoing parents. Unlike them, Emma-Rose has pale skin and jet-black hair, is quiet and moody, and prefers gray weather to sunshine. She also hates the taste of garlic, has very sharp incisors, and loves rare burgers. When Emma-Rose uncovers a dark family secret, she has a sudden revelation. Could Emma-Rose be a real, live vampire?

ISBN 978-0-545-08847-3 PBK






Miss Fortune

Zoe’s never been superstitious, so when she and her best friend Mia have their fortunes read at a carnival, she doesn’t take it seriously. In fact, Zoe mocks the fortune-teller. But the woman gives Zoe a necklace to seal her fortune, and as soon as Zoe puts it on, unexplained things begin to happen to her. Her bike spins out of control, a fire starts in the oven when it isn’t on, and Zoe begins receiving threatening texts and emails. The necklace must be cursed! But when Zoe and Mia return to the site of the carnival, it’s gone! Can they break the curse before something terrible happens?

ISBN 978-0-545-20266-4






Now You See Me...

Best friends Lena and Abby love searching through thrift stores for lost treasures. When they find an old Polaroid camera, they can't wait to try it out. But the photos that develop are troubling -- things that weren't really there appear in the pictures.

Creepiest of all is the image of a boy, dark and angry looking. He shows up, over and over, clearer each time. Can the girls discover what the ghost boy wants -- before it's too late?

ISBN 978-0-545-21513-8






Poison Apple: At First Bite

Ashlee Lambert, the queen bee from This Totally Bites!, is back in her very own book! Ashlee's family has moved from New York City to sunny L.A., which she is not happy about. Having to make a whole new group of friends is bad enough, but to top it off, Ashlee has to deal with the fact that she's a fully fledged vampire! Keeping this huge secret from almost everyone is tough, and the popular girls at school aren't making it any easier. When rumours start flying around school that there's a vampire in the students' midst, Ashlee doesn't know what to do. Will she use her vampire powers for good... or evil?

ISBN 978-0-545-32487-8