On Halloween, Sammy and her friends stop a mugging and a burglary by someone dressed in skeleton costume. With the help of her friends and a police officer, Sammy is able to solve the puzzle of the thief's identity.
Lauren thinks she so smart. She painted stupid blood on her mummy outfit and won the costume contest. Rachel's sarcophagus costume is better; its magic carries the girls back in time for a chilling Egyptian adventure. Five stories in all.
Sometimes best friends don't give the best advice. Like when Matthew tells Beast it's okay to write anything in his book report. Beast writes how much he loved the dog in the The Halloween Horror, and now the author is coming to visit Polk Street School. Problem is, there was no dog in that book. Uh-oh.
Nicky, the new kid in town, is throwing a very scary Halloween party. Albert says he's not afraid of anything, but he changes his mind when he meets some of the other guests at the party. Step Into Reading series, Step 2.