Goldie Blox and the Haunted Hacks!
By: Stacy McAnulty
A spooky original chapter book featuring the characters from GoldieBlox! The Problem: Of course Goldie Blox doesn't believe in ghosts. But in order to save the cool old Bloxtown Inn, she will have to prove that it's haunted. The Mission: Invent glow-in-the-dark goo and pulley-operated ghosts. Use them to haunt the inn. And--yikes!--be sure not to run into an actual ghost! This chapter-book series based on the successful toy line focuses on Goldie Blox's mission to encourage girls to roll up their sleeves and get building! This early chapter book is a nonstop laugh-out-loud adventure and perfect for future engineers!
Trapped in Room 217
By: Thomas Kingsley Troupe
In this entry into the Haunted States of America series, all inspired by supposed true-life tales, Jayla and her brother, Dion, are staying for a week at the infamous Stanley Hotel in Colorado while their dad works nearby. Of course, on the night they arrive, all the rooms are booked except for room 217, which everyone knows is the haunted room. Once the lights are out, the adventure begins. Elizabeth Wilson, they learn, was a chambermaid at the hotel, but why her ghost remains to visit room 217 is a mystery. While their dad is away, Jayla and Dion begin to explore the hotel in hopes of solving the mystery of what Elizabeth wants, hoping to, thereby bring her closure. Readers will enjoy the story but also the research; an author's note helps explain the historical facts about the hotel and its "ghosts," which are worked into the story in the form of disembodied voices and past visitors. This is great for readers who love to learn about haunted places.
By: Anna Humphrey
Daniel Misumi has just moved to a new house. It's big and old and far away from his friends and his life before. AND it's haunted . . . or is it? Megabat was just napping on a papaya one day when he was stuffed in a box and shipped halfway across the world. Now he's living in an old house far from home, feeling sorry for himself and accidentally scaring the people who live there. Daniel realizes it's not a ghost in his new house. It's a bat. And he can talk. And he's actually kind of cute. Megabat realizes that not every human wants to whack him with a broom. This one shares his smooshfruit. Add some buttermelon, juice boxes, a lightsaber and a common enemy and you've got a new friendship in the making!
The Scary Library Shusher
By: Andres Miedoso
It’s Desmond and Andres versus a spooky library shusher in the fifth book of the Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol series! It’s no surprise that the library is one of Desmond Cole’s favorite haunts. After all, it’s a place full of books about werewolves, UFOs, and things that go bump in the night. But since Kersville isn’t a normal town, why would it have a normal library? Especially when the undead are so well-read! With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.
The Shadow Hand
By: Kat Shepard
For Rebecca Chin, babysitting has always been fun. But one night, a thunderstorm knocks the power out while she’s watching baby Kyle, and creepy things begin to happen in the house. A locked window opens by itself, mossy handprints streak the wall, and the baby begins acting strange. When she finds out that no one else in town was affected by the storm, Rebecca begins to wonder if something supernatural is going on. Fellow sitters Tanya, Clio, and Maggie help Rebecca unravel the mystery, only to discover something unbelievable. A sinister, paranormal villain has taken the baby and replaced him with a changeling! The girls can save him—if they can survive a scary journey into the Nightmare Realm