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1. Ruin and Rising: Book 3 (THE GRISHA)
Author: by Leigh Bardugo
Orion Children’s Books
June 19, 2014
See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with Shadow and Bone, now a Netflix original series. Enter the Grishaverse with book three of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by number one New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Sarah J.Maas.
Now with a stunning new cover and exclusive bonus material: The Demon in the Wood (a Darkling prequel story) and a Q&A with Leigh Bardugo.Soldier.Summoner.Saint. The nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.
The Darkling rules from his shadow throne while a weakened Alina Starkov recovers from their battle under the dubious protection of the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Now her hopes lie with the magic of a long-vanished ancient creature and the chance that an outlaw prince still survives.
As her allies and enemies race toward war, only Alina stands between her country and a rising tide of darkness that could destroy the world. To win this fight, she must seize a legend’s power – but claiming the firebird may be her ruin.
2. Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy Book 1)
Author: by Leigh Bardugo
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
June 5, 2012
See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with Shadow and Bone, now a Netflix original series. Enter the Grishaverse with Book One of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom.Soldier.Summoner.Saint.
Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Folda swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. But when her regiment is attacked, Alina unleashes dormant magic not even she knew she possessed.
Now Alina will enter a lavish world of royalty and intrigue as she trains with the Grisha, her country’s magical military eliteand falls under the spell of their notorious leader, the Darkling. He believes Alina can summon a force capable of destroying the Shadow Fold and reuniting their war-ravaged country, but only if she can master her untamed gift.
As the threat to the kingdom mounts and Alina unlocks the secrets of her past, she will make a dangerous discovery that could threaten all she loves and the very future of a nation.Welcome to Ravka … A world of science and superstition where nothing is what it seems.
3. Siege and Storm (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, 2)
Author: by Leigh Bardugo
See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with Shadow and Bone, now a Netflix original series. Enter the Grishaverse with Book Two of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom.Soldier.Summoner.Saint.
Alina Starkov’s power has grown, but not without a price. She is the Sun Summonerhunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Shadow Fold. But she and Mal can’t outrun their enemies for long. The Darkling is more determined than ever to claim Alina’s magic and use it to take the Ravkan throne.
With nowhere else to turn, Alina enlists the help of an infamous privateer and sets out to lead the Grisha army. But as the truth of Alina’s destiny unfolds, she slips deeper into the Darkling’s deadly game of forbidden magic, and further away from her humanity.
To save her country, Alina will have to choose between her power and the love she thought would always be her shelter. No victory can come without sacrificeand only she can face the oncoming storm. A New York Times Bestseller This title has Common Core connections.
4. My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Boxed Set: (My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; The Seaquel; Fins of Fury)
Author: by Mo O'Hara
This must-have paperback boxed set includes the first three books in the winning and wacky My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish illustrated chapter book series, from New York Timesbestselling author Mo O’Hara. Zapping Frankie the goldfish back to life with a battery was the best thing Tom’s ever done.
A BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH with incredible hypnotic powers is a great pet to have on your side when your big brother is an evil scientist whose plans regularly need to be thwarted. Join Tom and Frankie as they go on incredible adventures involving revenge plots, evil scientist older brothers, a Super Electric Zombie Eel and other paranormal pets!
The boxed set includes My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish, The SeaQuel, and Fins of FuryPraise for My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: A New York Times bestseller!”The book is packed with bonkers humour…. Anyone who likes books by Dav Pilkey would seriously love this book.” Biteso, for The Guardian.
ComPraise for The SeaQuel: My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish:”My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish had everything a boy could want. When your first book is absolutely perfect, children do expect you to carry on the same vein. Thankfully, Mo has pulled it off again with a sequel just as good as the original.” The BookbagPraise for Fins of Fury: My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish:”Mo O’Hara writes stories that children can imagine themselves taking part inand that is a large part of the magic.” The Bookbag
5. Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories (Awesome Friendly Kid)
Author: by Jeff Kinney
An instant #1 New York Times bestseller! Scare yourself silly with Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney, the #1 international bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Grab a flashlight, crawl under the covers, and dive into the twisted, unexpectedly hilarious world of Rowley Jefferson’s imagination.
You’ll meet zombies, vampires, ghosts, and much more in these comically terrifying tales. Rowley’s spooky stories might leave you laughing, but bewareyou could end up sleeping with the lights on! And don’t miss Rowley Jefferson’s first two awesome friendly books, the instant #1 bestsellers Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal and Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure!
6. The Ickabog
Author: by J.K. Rowling
From J.K.Rowling, a warm, fast-paced, funny fairy tale of a fearsome monster, thrilling adventure, and hope against all odds. Once upon a time there was a tiny kingdom called Cornucopia, as rich in happiness as it was in gold, and famous for its food.
From the delicate cream cheeses of Kurdsburg to the Hopes-of-Heaven pastries of Chouxville, each was so delicious that people wept with joy as they ate them. But even in this happy kingdom, a monster lurks. Legend tells of a fearsome creature living far to the north in the Marshlands…The Ickabog.
Some say it breathes fire, spits poison, and roars through the mist as it carries off wayward sheep and children alike. Some say it’s just a myth… And when that myth takes on a life of its own, casting a shadow over the kingdom, two children – best friends Bert and Daisy – embark on a great adventure to untangle the truth and find out where the real monster lies, bringing hope and happiness to Cornucopia once more.
Featuring full color illustrations by children from across the United States and Canada, this original fairy tale from one of the world’s most celebrated storytellers will captivate readers of all ages.
7. The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions
Author: by Anna Llenas
Unpack feelings with color in this international bestseller that helps young readers identify emotions and feel more in control. One day, Color Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad, and scared all at once!
To help him, a little girl shows him what each feeling means through color. As this adorable monster learns to sort and define his mixed up emotions, he gains self-awareness and peace as a result. Everyone will enjoy sharing this concept book that taps into both socio-emotional growth and color concepts in a simple, friendly way.
8. Don't Push the Button! Let's Say Good Night: An Interactive Bedtime Story for Kids
Author: by Bill Cotter
Larry the monster is up to his usual shenanigans in this bedtime spinoff from USA Today bestselling author Bill Cotter! A great read-aloud, interactive board book that kids will go back to time and again. There’s only one rule in Larry’s book: don’t push the button.
Larry’s had a busy day, but now it’s time to go to bed. Larry knows he shouldn’t push the buttonbut he can’t resist one tap before going to sleep. Or maybe twoor three! Each push helps him get ready to cuddle up for the night.
Readers of The Monster at the End of this Book and Press Here by Herve Tullet will love this funny, interactive book for toddlers! Why readers love the Don’t Push the Button series: Celebrate curiosity with this silly monster book A fun read-aloud and bedtime book Screen-free fun for kids Makes a great gift for children!
Author: by Neil Gaiman
This edition of New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman’s modern classic, Coralinealso an Academy Award-nominated filmis enriched with a foreword from the author, a reader’s guide, and more.”Coraline discovered the door a little while after they moved into the house….”When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous.
But there’s another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.
Neil Gaiman’s Coraline is a can’t-miss classic that enthralls readers age 8 to 12 but also adults who enjoy a perfect smart spooky read.
10. Small Spaces
Author: by Katherine Arden
New York Times bestselling adult author of The Bear and the Nightingale makes her middle grade debut with a creepy, spellbinding ghost story destined to become a classic.Now in paperback. After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie who only finds solace in books discovers a chilling ghost story about a girl named Beth, the two brothers who loved her, and a peculiar deal made with “the smiling man”-a sinister specter who grants your most tightly held wish, but only for the ultimate price.
Captivated by the tale, Ollie begins to wonder if the smiling man might be real when she stumbles upon the graves of the very people she’s been reading about on a school trip to a nearby farm. Then, later, when her school bus breaks down on the ride home, the strange bus driver tells Ollie and her classmates: “Best get moving.
At nightfall they’ll come for the rest of you.” Nightfall is, indeed, fast descending when Ollie’s previously broken digital wristwatch begins a startling countdown and delivers a terrifying message: RUN. Only Ollie and two of her classmates heed these warnings.
11. The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings
Author: by Anna Llenas
Sterling Children’s Books
“This sensitive book … Encourages young ones to open up and discuss how they feel, even when their thoughts are confusing.” Parents We teach toddlers to identify colors, numbers, shapes, and lettersbut what about their feelings? By illustrating such common emotions as happiness, sadness, anger, fear, and calm, this sensitive book gently encourages young children to open up with parents, teachers, and daycare providers.
And kids will LOVE the bright illustrations and amazing 3-D pop-ups on every page!
12. Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 1: A Scare of A Dare
Author: by Zack Zombie
Zack Zombie Publishing
Over 2 Million Copies Sold Worldwide. The Best Selling and Most Popular Minecraft Fan-Fiction Book of All Time! Ever wonder what it would be like to be a Minecraft Zombie? In the first book of this hilarious Minecraft adventure series, we get to read the diary of an actual 12 year old Minecraft Zombie.
Take a peek at what is really going on between the hollow eyes, and dead expression that we normally see when we face the dreaded Zombies of Minecraft. Are Zombies really different from us? You’ll be surprised at what you discover.
So, jump into this Minecraft adventure and find out!. Diary of a Minecraft Zombie is a must-read for any kid who loves Minecraft. Kids ages 7+ can’t wait to jump into to these Minecraft Zombie adventures! Great Minecraft Books for Kids age 5-7 , 6-8 , 8-10 , 9-12, also perfect Minecraft books for kids age 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12 and older.
If you’re looking for kids books for 8 year old boys and girls, or Minecraft kids books ages 9 12 , these Minecraft zombie books are great to motivate them to enjoy reading. Get Your Copy Today!
13. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Series: More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark; Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 3 (Book sets for Kids: Grade 3 and Up) by Alvin Schwartz (1981) Paperback
Author: by Alvin Schwartz
The 3 classic books included in this set are: 1. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark This spooky book is first in the series of Shwartz’s popular books on American folklore is filled with tales of eerie horror and dark revenge that will make you jump with fright.
Besides sending a chill up the reader’s spine, the book provides careful documentation, lists of sources, and useful bibliographies for the retold stories.2. More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Enter the second frightening world of Scary Stories if you dare.
A collection most alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events of all time, with spine-tingling illustrations by renowned artist Stephen Gammell. This book had more traditional stories and modern frightening tales of ghosts, witches, vampires, poltergeists, mad killers, “jump” stories, and scary songs that will give you the heebie-jeebies.3.
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14. Graveyard Book
Author: by Neil Gaiman
The 10th anniversary edition of The Graveyard Book includes a foreword by Margaret Atwood as well as sketches from the illustrator, handwritten drafts, and Neil Gaiman’s Newbery acceptance speech. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling.
It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom. IT TAKES A GRAVEYARD TO RAISE A CHILD. Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead.
There are adventures in the graveyard for a boyan ancient Indigo Man, a gateway to the abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, he will be in danger from the man Jackwho has already killed Bod’s family.
The Graveyard Book, a modern classic, is the only work ever to win both the Newbery (US) and Carnegie (UK) medals.
15. Ghost Boys
Author: by Jewell Parker Rhodes
A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better. Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat.
As a ghost, he observes the devastation that’s been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances.
Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father’s actions.
Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today’s world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.
16. The Haunted Mansion (Disney Classic) (Little Golden Book)
Author: by Lauren Clauss
Experience Disney Parks’ famous Haunted Mansion like never before with this Little Golden Book-perfect for Halloween! It’s easy to get into the Haunted Mansion… But can you find your way out? Join the Ghost Host and search your way through all the creep-tastic rooms of Disney Parks’ Haunted Mansion-from the ominous Sance Room, to the ghoulish party in Grand Hall, to the attic that holds many scary secrets.
Perfect for Disney and Little Golden Book fans of all ages, this spooky story is great for Halloween or anytime. The book will be available in time for Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021, allowing you to celebrate no matter where you are!