Ghosts, Ghouls, Monsters, and Spooky Stories for all ages!
I am so excited about this giveaway because I love books but I really love this genre of books. Candlewick Press has very graciously offered to gift one of my lucky readers 7 wonderful books for someone who loves to read. Enter below for your chance to win!
FOR YOUNG READERS
The Frightful Ride of Michael McMichael
By Bonny Becker, illustrated by Mark Fearing
ISBN: 9780763681500 / July 2018 / ages 4-8 / 32 pages
“Dark and delightful—for readers who enjoy chills with their giggles.” – Kirkus Reviews
When the Thirteen bus pulls up one dreary, stormy evening, something about it doesn’t seem quite right. The driver grins down with a mouthful of long, white teeth, and there’s barely any room to sit, but Michael McMichael is bringing his gran something very dear, so he gets on board despite his misgivings. But as they travel on and the rest of the passengers get off, Michael realizes there’s nothing normal about this bus — and the driver is getting creepier by the minute. Best-selling author Bonny Becker’s cleverly rhyming text will chill and thrill readers alongside Mark Fearing’s wonderfully funny illustrations, making this book perfect for Halloween story times — and lovers of things that go bump in the night.
Peppa Pig and the Halloween Costume
By Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9781536200607 / July 2018 / ages 2-5 / 32 pages
Peppa finds that choosing the right costume can be a bit tricky in this Halloween treat for fans old and new.
What should Peppa Pig be for Halloween? She has lots of costume ideas, but her friends seem to have thought of everything already. Should Peppa be a pirate? No, Danny Dog is dressing up as a pirate—with an eye patch and everything! What about a nurse? No, that’s Suzy Sheep’s costume. Can Peppa pull together a Halloween costume that’s perfectly Peppa Pig and perfect for her favorite activity—in time for trick-or-treating?
Boo Who? (board book)
By Ben Clanton
ISBN: 9780763699673 / July 2018 / ages 2-5 / 32 pages
“A great example for both new kids and those welcoming them—at Halloween or for the rest of the year.” – Kirkus Reviews
Boo is new. And even if the other kids are welcoming, it can be scary being new, especially for a shy ghost who can’t play any of their games. Can Boo find a way to fit in and make friends with the rest of the group? From the creator of Rex Wrecks It! comes a funny story about feeling invisible—and finding a way to be seen and appreciated for who you are.
By Allison Rushby
ISBN: 9780763696856 / July 2018 / ages 8-12 / 256 pages
“Themes of family and love permeate this supernatural novel. Rushby builds suspense throughout, culminating in a heart-pounding climactic scene.” – School Library Journal
Flossie Birdwhistle is the Turnkey at London’s Highgate Cemetery. As Turnkey, it’s Flossie’s job to ensure that all the souls buried in the cemetery stay at rest. Not an easy job for a young ghost, but a task made especially difficult by World War II: London is being attacked every night by enemy bombers, and even the dead are unsettled. When Flossie encounters the ghost of a German soldier carrying a mysterious object that seems to exist in both the living and spirit worlds, she becomes suspicious—what is the officer up to? Before long, Flossie uncovers a sinister plot that could destroy not only her cemetery, but also her beloved country. Can Flossie and her ghostly friends stop the soldier before it’s too late? History collides with the supernatural in this exciting, ethereal mystery from Allison Rushby.
By Celine Kiernan
ISBN: 9780763699963 / September 2018 / ages 9-12 / 288 pages
«“Kiernan has crafted something at once familiar and delightfully surprising with this fantasy quest.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
On the night that Aunty dies, the raggedy witches come for Mup’s family. Pale, cold, and relentless, the witches will do anything for the tyrannical queen who has outlawed most magic and enforces her laws with terror and cruelty—and who happens to be Mup’s grandmother. When witches carry off her dad, Mup and her mam leave the mundane world to rescue him. But everything is odd in the strange, glittering Witches Borough, even Mam. Even Mup herself. In a world of rhyming crows, talking cats, and golden forests, it’s all Mup can do to keep her wits about her. And even if she can save her dad, Mup’s not sure if anything will ever be the same again. First in a new trilogy by Irish author Celine Kiernan, this tale of family and forbidden magic charts a fresh path through the landscape of beloved fantasy tradition—and promises to bewitch any reader in search of stories to love.
By Maggie Thrash
ISBN: 9780763694197 / October 2018 / ages 14 and up / 192 pages
« “Mixing recollections with a supernatural Hamlet-inspired theme, her watercolor-tinged illustrations add a wonderfully ethereal layer to an already nuanced offering. . . . A thoughtful and compelling exploration of adolescence.”– Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A year and a half after the summer that changed her life, Maggie Thrash wishes she could change it all back. She’s trapped in a dark depression and flunking eleventh grade, befuddling her patrician mother while going unnoticed by her father, a workaholic federal judge. The only thing Maggie cares about is her cat, Tommi…who then disappears somewhere in the walls of her cavernous house. So her search begins—but Maggie’s not even really sure what she’s lost, and she has no idea what she’ll find. Lost Soul, Be at Peace is the continuation of Maggie’s story from her critically acclaimed memoir Honor Girl, one that brings her devastating honesty and humor to the before and after of depression.
By Leslye Walton
ISBN: 9780763691103 / March 2018 / ages 14 and up / 288 pages
“An atmospheric, blood-drenched dark fantasy for a cold and stormy night.” – Kirkus Reviews
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