When Oleg and Emma invent a classmate to trick their substitute teacher and he shows up real, they turn magical forces upside down with hilarious consequences. Oleg and Emma aren’t happy. Emma’s mother is always at work and Oleg’s father won't move off the couch since he lost his job. They miss their best friend who has moved away and worry about being separated when they change schools next [...]
Hilary McKay has written a beautiful story about family and finding magic where you least expect it. When Abi’s father marries Polly, Granny Grace who helped raise Abi after her mother died returns to Jamaica. The newly blended family moves into an ivy-covered house in London that has a spooky vibe and a lantern outside the front door described as “straight out of Narnia.” Abi may want to escape [...]
Spooky middle grade isn't just for Halloween. Neil Gaiman's Coraline meets Stranger Things in this soon to be Fall classic. Every thirteen years, three thirteen-year-olds disappear in the town of Eden Eld. When Eleanor and her new friends discover they are next, they must find a way to break the curse. Soon after Eleanor moves to Eden Eld to live with her uncle and aunt, she starts seeing strange [...]
For readers who love Neil Gaiman's Coraline and mysteries comes a spooky new read just in time for Halloween. Part modern fairy tale, part mystery, all spooky, The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods keeps readers guessing until the very last page. Something odd is going on in the town of Suds. Children are fading to gray and disappearing. When Poppy’s mother dies, she goes to stay with her Gran [...]
An idea may be in your head, your vision is clear, but you must remember these words from Roald Dahl. Now, get to work making your dreams come true!