The collector childrens book free. Buy for others

Looking for:

The collector childrens book free

Click here to Download

The Collector – Kindle edition by Alexander, KR. The Collector by [KR Alexander] Winner of the Ohio Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Award. A spooky doll story filled with thrills and chills, for fans of Mary Downing Hahn and Neil Gaiman. Josie always liked visiting her grandmother’s house.


Free to Read Free to Be


Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Top reviews from the United States. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. The Collector is a spine-tingling page Definitely not for the faint of heart or doll collectors. Part mystery, all horror. One person found this helpful. My daughter loved this book!! She Hope’s there is a second one!! Spooky good book. My granddaughter wanted to read this book so badly and so I ordered it for her.

She had it read from cover to cover the day it came. She was hesitant to loan the book out to some of her friends because she enjoyed it so very much. I love to see her read with such vigor and enthusiasm, I read this book also and thought it was well written for her age group.

I was very pleased with this book, to see my granddaughter reading and now she watching for the sequel. This book had so much potential. The premise was awesome if a bit overused. However the idea of the grandmother and her rules was enticing. I also enjoyed the character of Vanessa and her dark secret. However, I don’t want to give away the ending the story wraps up way too fast at the end.

As you reach the climax the problem is solved within a page in the story just ends in a picture perfect way. It just felt like a fake out. There was no explanation given for the solution or where the magic even came from.

It was a major disappointment. If you like the genre of creepy doll ghost stories, I would try a different book than the collector. I bought this for my 10 year old daughter. She was very excited to read it after seeing the review in the schoolastic magazine. She said it wasn’t very scary, and she read through the entire book in about 2 hours. She liked it, but it wasn’t a favotite.

And whose house just happens to be located in the woods, and look just like the one in Josie and Anna’s nightmares. But surely it’s just a coincidence. My eldest niece is now old enough to start recommending books, and this is the first book she recommended to me.

I later learned that she probably recommended it because she was in the process of reading it and loving it – my sister told me that she ended up disliking and feeling dissatisfied with the ending.

Still, my bookish self was happy to get the recommendation. Here’s hoping for more in the future. Alexander tapped into quite a few real-life fears in this book: moving to a new place, trying to make new friends when everyone else already seems to have formed their own cliques, worrying about elderly relatives, and just generally feeling out of place and cut off.

Josie can’t contact her friends back in Chicago because of her lack of internet, and she seems to be the only vegetarian at a school with horrible lunches that always feature meat in the main course.

The creepy dolls, strange dreams, and weird sounds were icing on the cake. To my adult self, this book wasn’t particularly scary. Still, Josie’s first visit to Vanessa’s house was pretty good. Josie immediately found the place creepy but tried to pretend that she was fine being there, because she didn’t want to lose Vanessa’s friendship and Vanessa’s explanation for why it looked the way it did seemed plausible her aunt was a big doll collector and was too injured to keep the house properly maintained.

Unfortunately, things got a bit too hokey for me when the story behind Beryl, the dolls, and the house in the woods was finally explained. I’m interested to hear which aspect of the ending my niece had problems with. I can think of two possibilities: the fate of one of the characters and the “you thought it was over but it isn’t really over” last page.

Based on what my sister said, I’m guessing it was the latter that bugged her. All in all, this was mostly okay until the revelations at the end. Oct 02, Meg Williams- Librarian rated it it was amazing. They all wanted to read it and told me they were going to buy it from the Book Fair, so I ordered it on Amazon so I wouldn’t take a Book Fair copy that could belong to a student.

It was out of stock on Amazon too! I finally got it on Saturday and I couldn’t wait to start reading. I read the whole thing yesterday. It was just the right amount of creepy for middle grade readers, and I made sure to request a copy to be cataloged for the library so that I can recommend it to kids who want scary books.

Technically in my library it will belong in the grade section, but I think some 3rd graders might be a little young. It’s so new that there isn’t a lot of information on it yet AR points or reviews from parents , so if you are considering this book for your child, my best advice is to take the couple of hours and read it yourself first.

It isn’t super scary, and reading is always different than watching it happen, but if you aren’t sure about your child’s tolerance for scary stuff, I recommend reading it first. It’s also great so I would recommend it to adults even if you aren’t gauging for a child!

Pair that with a seemingly-senile grandmother, a mysterious new friend, whispering winds and a dark woods, and you have Josie and Anna’s new life. Find out what happens to the girls by reading this awesome book! This was my first book of SpookyReadsOctober and I can’t wait to read more spooky books! View 1 comment. Sep 17, Lisa Jeffcoat rated it really liked it Shelves: elementary-middle-grade-fiction.

This is a scary 4th grade and up read! If your students like Goosebumps, they will love this read! Josie, her sister Anna, and her mom need to move in with their grandmother. After living in the city, the secluded wooded town seems like a beautiful move. But grandmother has a few rules that intrigue Josie.

She thinks it is not a problem that she can follow them, even if it is a strange request! But then things begin to happen and the beautiful woods seem to be calling Josie which would cause her This is a scary 4th grade and up read! Then there is her new friend, Victoria.

I would have given this book 5 stars if it had a diverse cast of characters. This book would be awesome if Anna was a brother instead. It is a book full of female characters which leave my male readers a lack to connect to a character! Boys love scary books! They want to see themselves in a character. I am certain my male students will be disheartened to read only female characters!

Jul 05, Alyson Stone rated it really liked it Shelves: horror , middle-fic. Book: The Collector Author: K. My students reading this title around Halloween and told me that if I was a decent horror fan, then I needed to add it to my collection. Like always, they were right. This story is creepy, but not too creepy for middle grade.

I would put it on the same terms of Mary Downing Hahn. This deals with creepy dolls and a loner in the woods. Josie has just moved here from the city. Her grandma has strange rules about not going into the woods and no dolls. Josie just thinks her grandma is nuts. Then, she and her sister both make friends who seem strange, but treat the girls well. Let me tell you, there is nothing more creepy than hearing voices coming out of the woods in the dead of night.

The only person who does is their grandma, who keeps saying that Beryl is coming for them. It just sounds downright creepy.

Plus, if you look at the cover. Yeah, uh-huh, very creepy. That cover alone will be enough to draw in middle school readers. The spooky feeling is worked in throughout the story. Even though it was a rather predictable storyline, I still wanted to keep reading. There is just something about the way this book is presented that made me want to keep going.

I also like how this deals with a city girl moving to the country and struggling to fit in. Think about your middle school days. Believe it or not, this is a pretty common thing that middle schoolers to have to deal with. Again, prefect set up for the audience. Middle schoolers do want to read about things that they can relate to. So, overall this book has the right amount of creepy for middle school.

Older readers will also enjoy this, especially if you are trying to get into the horror genre. Nov 22, Rachael Fryman added it Shelves: Six word summary: Creepy lore, creepy woods, creepy dolls!

Loved: I think this is a pretty decent MG horror novel for those craving more in the genre. I know that, while I as an adult found it fairly predictable, I still wanted to finish it to see what happened! Verdict: Add to your TBR. Jun 10, Mysha Sajid rated it it was amazing. This book was kinda scary. I think a theme for this book would be “listen to your elders” because they probably know better. Oct 23, Avery rated it did not like it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

To view it, click here. I finished reading The Collector by: K. This story is about a small family moving out to the country with their grandmother, who is very sick. Their grandmother has a set of rules they have to follow. Windows must be shut at night, no dolls in the house, and no going into the woods. The main character, a sixth grade girl by the name of Josie, hates the country. The two talk, and hang out. Eventually, Vanessa comes to sleep over at our lovely protagonists house, and the grandma panics over her being there.

It is soon discovered that Beryl, the nondescript antagonist, is using Vanessa to get to the main protagonist. Personally, I though the book was horrible.

While I, a 13 year old girl, may or may not be the intended demographic, I still should feel something for the characters. All I felt was annoyance.

My anger is directed at the author, who clearly does not know how teenagers really act. In moments were I was supposed to be concerned for the characters, or worried that they may not make it out alive, I felt nothing. The author has no concept of suspense or even how to make a half decent character. None of the characters, except maybe the grandmother if I want to be nice, had any sort of redeeming qualities to offset how fictitious and two-dimensional they seem.

It was so painful to read, and somehow the author managed to convince me to hate the characters rather than want them to make it out okay.

May 15, Amit rated it it was amazing Shelves: horror , pdf-ebook-online , favorites , Oh Sweet Jesus Christ!!! Now that’s what I call a horror ghost story when it includes with my forever nightmare thing Doll too.

Reading age. Print length. Grade level. Lexile measure. Scholastic Inc. Publication date. August 28, Page Flip.

Word Wise. Enhanced typesetting. See all details. Next page. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

The Fear Zone. Kindle Edition. The Collected. The Undrowned. The Fear Zone 2. Haunt Me. Follow Me. Review Winner of the Ohio Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Award “A good introduction to supernatural horror for middle-grade readers, with a suspenseful plot, sinister imagery of possessed dolls, and sympathetic characters. Alexander is the pseudonym for author Alex R. As Alex–his actual first name–he writes fantasy novels for adults and teens.

In both cases, he loves writing fiction drawn from true life experiences. But this book can’t be real He looks forward to scaring you again About the author Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.

KR Alexander. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. This week, while libraries around the United States are celebrating Banned Books Week, San Francisco Public Library wanted to shine a light on young people who fought for the right to read, learn, and express themselves, even when conditions were difficult. We salute these young warriors for intellectual freedom!

Each day from September 22 — 28, we will share a story and photo, highlighting a young person who fought for the right to read. Look for our display at the Main Children’s Center, and read their stories below! George Moses Horton loved words, ever since he was a little boy.

But because he was a slave in North Carolina in the early s, no one cared if he learned to read or write. In those days, slaves were considered the property of whomever owned them. Slaves could be sold or traded away, like we today would sell or trade a car or a toy or a computer game. Few white people in those days believed that an African American slave was capable of learning to read and write well. George took every opportunity he got to study by himself.

After he had learned the alphabet only by listening to the other children, he found a worn-out old spelling book. Late at night, during the few hours allowed to him for sleeping, he would stay up late, his eyes burned by the smoke from the firelight, and teach himself to read. His mother had given him her own precious hymnal, filled with beautiful and inspiring songs. Whenever he could, he read from the Bible, from newspapers, and even advertisements. He said his poems to himself as he worked from morning to night tending cattle.

His words helped him to stay strong. They helped him become a confident young man who knew he had something important to say. Some of the white students made fun of George. But many were won over by his gracious manners and his gift for words. So much so, that he was soon composing love poems that he sold for 25 cents each to the young students to give to their sweethearts.

The wife of one of the professors befriended George and taught him to write down his verses. He devoured the books his friends gave him: Shakespeare, Lord Byron, the ancient poet Homer.

This was a very rare experience for an enslaved person at the time. His friends helped him publish his work in newspapers and, finally, in real books.

George saw his name on the covers, and knew he had become an author. George wrote poems of love, friendship, humor, happiness, and grief. He also wrote about the injustices of slavery, becoming the first African American slave poet to do so. People all over the country who were working to end slavery were inspired by his words. He lived the last 18 years of his life as a free man. Young Anne Frank had always dreamed of becoming a writer.

When Miep Gies, a family friend, gave her a diary for her 12th birthday, she started writing about her experiences, her ideas, and her private thoughts. As Jews, they had been stripped of their citizenship. When Anne arrived in Amsterdam as a four year old, she was already stateless.

Amsterdam provided some respite from the Nazis. He was able to make a modest living for his family. Anne and her sister Margot attended school, though after the Nazis invaded the Netherlands, Jewish children had to attend separate schools.

They also had to wear yellow stars to identify themselves as Jews. Otto Frank had already made a plan to go into hiding with his family, but when the older sister, Margot, received a notice to report to a work camp, they decided to go immediately. For two years, Anne continued to write in her diary, documenting life spent in hiding.

Life in hiding was difficult. All the occupants of the Annex had to remain quiet during the day. Anne and the other residents read books, sewed, or quietly prepared food while workers were in the warehouse below.

They all tried to keep up with the events outside by listening to radio broadcasts and reading the news. The helpers brought food, and any information they could to the Annex.

The windows were covered, and they could never go outside. Tensions were high and the residents argued with each other. But, and that is the great question, will I ever be able to write anything great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer? During the summer of , someone tipped off the Nazis about the Annex.

Nazis arrested Anne, her family, and the others who were hiding with them. Unable to take anything with them, the diary remained in their secret annex, and one of the helpers, Miep Gies took the diary and hid it from the Nazis. Everyone else had died in the camps. Without school, entertainment, and participation in life, the diary reveals what it was like to be in hiding — the constant fear and vigilance, and tiny acts of humanity.

The enduring popularity of the diary speaks volumes about the hopes and dreams of young people, caught in a situation beyond their control. War silenced this young voice far too soon. Her diary survived as a record of the era, but also as a universal plea for humanity.

It has since been translated into 70 languages. The Annex was turned into a museum in Anne did achieve her dream, and her story survives.


The collector childrens book free

The Collector – Kindle edition by Alexander, KR. The Collector by [KR Alexander] Winner of the Ohio Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Award. A spooky doll story filled with thrills and chills, for fans of Mary Downing Hahn and Neil Gaiman. Josie always liked visiting her grandmother’s house.

Related posts