Bites: Scary Stories to Sink Your Teeth Into
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Bites: Scary Stories to Sink Your Teeth Into

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Chilling, original tales about vampires and other creatures that bite, from some of today's best authors, including Christopher Paul Curtis, Neal Shusterman, Peter Lerangis, and more.

Are you ready for spine-tingling tales by some of today's best writers? Just keep in mind a few simple warnings:

-Some vampires don't want just your blood . . . they want something even more va...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published November 2009)
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Numey {Azra, creator of Azura}
Funny stories I never expected :)
The collection had vampires, werewolves... and something else I forgot :/
This is a great anthology! It wasn't overly scary to me, but I can imagine that it would have a decent scare-factor for kids. I wrote summaries and review for each of the seven short stories:

"Perpetual Pest" by Neal Shusterman and Terry Black
Mark and his older, juvenile delinquent brother, Rudy, are going grave-digging in order to find something to sell. Mark desperately wants some new sneakers so he can do well on the basketball team, but his mom doesn't have the money to buy them. Rudy was the...more
Julie Suzanne
Feb 03, 2010 Julie Suzanne rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: middle school boys & girls who like short, scary stories
These short stories sharing the common theme of "bites" (werewolves, ghost dogs, vampires, etc.) are perfectly appropriate for the middle school classroom. All of these tales are modern and not too hard to read for your average young teen, and its not that easy to find a book like that, trust me. Like Twilight Zone episodes with ironic twists at the end, most of these are narrated with authentic, modern-day teen voices. "Going Old School in the Obama Age" is awful and pointless, but the rest of...more
Lupe Tovar
"Bites" by Lois Metzger is a fantastic but yet interesting book. It literally made me sick into its feigning and scary stories by each chapter and had my attention for sure. I can recommend this book to people who like that mystery, scary type of book and for people who love a short scary time. I currently finished this book and it was good. One of the best books I can recommend and a book I loved!
I bought this books in hopes of having more scary stories to read to my classes around Halloween. Unfortunately these stories are not scary at all. None of them are likely to frighten even the youngest of my students. They aren't ideal for read-alouds either. I was pretty disappointed, but I'm hoping the companion book Bones will be a better read.
As others have said, this is a decent collection of short scary(ish) stories that should appeal to tweens and up. My favorite story in the collection is "Ghost Dog" by Ellen Wittlinger. I read this to my 5th and 6th graders and it's spooky enough with a good twist to give them the chills!
A collection of short stories about ghosts, vampires and werewolves for the preteen set. I really enjoyed a couple of the stories... especially the ones where the "monsters" were not out for blood.
A collection of stories which can be told around a campfire to get everyone's mind going about the unknown ;) A great read if you want to be scared and you're a young reader
I think that this is a very good book and that it is amazing but i didn't think that it was as amazing as you most likely think...
It was an okay book. the scary stories weren't scary really. They were funny and all but not the kind of scary stories that I like.
I liked the stories. Short and entertaining. The prolog with rules in it regarding the stories was neat.
Interesting assortment of childrens' tales of beasties that bite. It was a bit of a mixed bag.
Fun collection on decently spooky stories. Like always, some are better than others.
Andd Becker
Students who like the chiller genre will enjoy the vampire/werewolf/ghost dog stories.
Lizzie Daigle
I have the flip-book bites/bones! Both are very good!
Scary enough to keep it along the mind!
vampire lover
May 20, 2011 vampire lover rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to vampire by: found it
it was awesome but not spin tigaling
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Lois Metzger is the author of three previous novels and two nonfiction books about the Holocaust, and she has edited five anthologies.

The following is an article from 2001:

Lois Metzger is a firm believer in the philosophy "books change lives." It was while growing up in Queens, New York, and reading incessantly that Ms. Metzger decided that she wanted to become a writer.

She shared her passion with...more
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