Friday, October 3, 2014


When I was in elementary school, the coolest thing to have (after Lisa Frank folders, Tamagotchis, and shell necklaces, of course) was the ability to tell a really scary story.

I vaguely remember tales of a girl with a ribbon necklace, an escaped hangman, and intruders impersonating dogs, but--and trust me when I say this--those have nothing on the story of The Long Fingered Man.

It's so creepy, so goosebump-inducing, that you need to experience it for yourself. Seriously, I can't even talk about it.

No stand alone copies of the story exist (the Long Fingered Man took care of that), but Bill Harley has captured the tale in Charlie Bumpers vs. the Squeaking Skull.

Since scary stories are better when they're told by grammy award-winning storytellers, let's make The Squeaking Skull audiobook our October #FreeBookFriday!

Enter below for your chance to win.

Meet Charlie’s spookiest nemesis yet in CHARLIE BUMPERS VS. THE SQUEAKING SKULL, the third laugh-out-loud audiobook in the Charlie Bumpers series, read by Grammy award-winning storyteller, Bill Harley.
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  1. I remember, a long-LONG time ago, dressing as a table at an Italian restaurant. I wore a box decorated with a red checked tablecloth and had a plate of spaghetti and french bread and all of the utensils glued to the top. It was fun, but very hard to walk and to reach for the candy.

    1. Little Red Riding Hood, and I won a contest!!

  2. a bride costume


  3. I had sad and nerdy costumes. I was either a gypsy or big baby- showing my age since it was a totally different time in the world.

  4. Replies
    1. Clever! Did you have any ethical issues eating candy bars while wearing a candy bar costume?

  5. Freakies costume? Zombie cheerleader

  6. When I was younger I went out dressed as Pippi Longstocking. I already had red hair and freckles. My mom sewed an outfit to match the character's clothes and then helped me shove wire hanger pieces into my braids to get them to stand up on the sides. Man I loved that costume. :) Thanks for this chance to win!

  7. My friend and I went as Siamese twins when we were in 5th grade.

  8. Last year while I was teaching my fifth graders, the power went out for close to an hour. I got out the flashlight and begin reading from Goosebumps. I love having a stockpile of scary books for such occasions!

  9. Congratulations to Lori M.! You're our October #FreeBookFriday giveaway winner!

    Thanks to everyone who participated. We loved hearing about your costumes :) Check back on November 7, 2014 for our next giveaway!


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