Here’s our most recent request for help: a reader seeking a short story collection for children themed around aliens.
Hello, this may seem like a strange request. I am trying to locate this book
that I absolutely loved as a kid (possible publication date, between
It was a children’s/young adult book in the line of “More Scary Stories To
Tell In The Dark”. I believe I actually got it at an elementary school book
fair many many MANY years ago, or possibly from the Scholastic book catalog
that was sent to us in elementary school. It was a collection of short
stories about aliens, some funny and some scary. It was a paperback and on
the cover was a picture of a green alien with one eye reaching through a
cage. It corresponded to an inside story about these kids from the
not-so-distant-Earth who go to an “alien zoo” to see the alien specimins.
The antagonist kid chucks an ice cream cone at the alien, who eventually
escapes and enacts his revenge. Another story was about two kids who
discover cave art and upon further inspection realize it is depicting the
true “aliens” on Earth are the human race, who invaded and killed the
original inhabitants. There were more and I just remember snippets. It was
very “Twilight Zone”…but for kids…I can’t find it anywhere! It was not
either of the Bruce Coville collections, and I’m not sure if it was an
anthology of authors or just one author.
I figured a website devoted to children’s horror books might be able to
Can anyone identify Allison’s unidentified favorite?