HORRID HENRY’S MONSTER MOVIE by Francesca Simon with illustrations from Tony Ross is perfect for the young schemer who is always off plotting his next rise of terror! This fall, Horrid Henry makes his own scary movie, “The Undead Demon Monster Who Would Not Die”, persuades Peter to hand over his stash of Grump Cards and spends a weekend at Aunt Ruby’s where he has to share a bedroom with his two arch-enemies, Stuck-Up Steve and Bossy Bill. Then when Henry’s school decides to have a mini-Olympics, he sets up his own Holympic games, with medals for potato chip-eating, TV watching, and Burping to the Beat.
Beginning readers will adore Henry and his antics in four new tales in HORRID HENRY AND THE ZOMBIE VAMPIRE by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross. He tricks Perfect Peter into handing over all his money; terrorizes his classmates at a school sleepover in the museum; steals one of Perfect Peter’s stories; and meets the Nudie Foodie who comes to the school and takes away burgers or french fries! Henry isn’t going to put up with that without a fight!
Sourcebooks is also introducing the spine-tingling graphic thriller, PICTURE THE DEAD by Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown, a Civil War tale with a surprising supernatural twist. Jennie Lovell’s twin brother, Toby, and her fiancé, Will, have been killed in the Civil War, the latter under mysterious circumstances. Will’s brother returns home a battered, bitter young man with secrets that Jennie is determined to uncover. She is mesmerized by a photographer who claims to be able to capture images from the spirit world, and she uses this relationship to explore the signs she believes Will is sending her, warnings that she must decipher carefully. Jennie’s life is in danger, and the secrets she’s uncovering could be her undoing. Replete with daguerreotypes, family portraits, and spirit photographs, the unique visuals originated from real Civil War daguerreotypes that were transformed into eerie mementos for Jennie’s scrapbook. Jon Scieszka, bestselling author and Caldecott Honor winner, sums it up perfectly: “How did you miss this when it first came out? How did I miss this when it first came out? A perfectly haunting combination of art and history-based story.
Spook up your October with comedy- horror author Jeff Strand’s A Bad Day for Voodoo. It will have readers laughing just as much as they squirm with Tyler Churchill’s most terrifying day ever. What begins as an F on his history final quickly turns into a day of exploding legs, stolen voodoo dolls, deadly car thieves, parents who demand that they come home “right this minute” and countless other obstacles! There are some days you just want to crawl into bed and forget the rest of the world. For Tyler, that day was today.
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