School Library Journal reviews SCARY TALES: “The Thrills and Chills Are Delightfully Spine-tingling.”

The folks at School Library Journal reviewed the first book in my new SCARY TALES series, Home Sweet Horror.

Did they like it?

Would I be posting this if they didn’t?

Um, no.

Money quote:

“The thrills and chills are delightfully spine-tingling in this truly terrifying tale. A great choice for reluctant readers.” School Library Journal.

Note: All books in the series are available in Hardcover, Paperback, e-book, and carrier pigeon.

Illustrated by Iacopo Bruno.

Here’s the full deal, with thanks to reviewer Carol Hirsche for the kind words:

PRELLER, James. Home Sweet Horror. Bk. 1. illus. by Iacopo Bruno. 112p. (Scary Tales Series). Feiwel & Friends. 2013. Tr $14.99. ISBN 978-1-250-01886-1; pap. $5.99. ISBN 978-1-250-01887-8.

Gr 3-5–Liam and Kelly  move with their father into a new home after their mother passes away. Eight-year-old Liam is immediately bothered by the creepy old house. He hears sounds and feels like he is being watched. No one else in his family senses anything until Kelly’s friend, Mitali, comes for a visit. The scariness escalates when Mitali tricks them into repeatedly saying “Bloody Mary” in front of the bathroom mirror. An evil spirit is summoned, and no one can deny that something is wrong in the house. Frightening events follow, their dog disappears, and a mysterious message appears on their refrigerator: “Get out now. Love, Mom.”  The scratchy black-and-white illustrations enhance the mood of the story. The thrills and chills are delightfully spine-tingling in this truly terrifying tale. A great choice for reluctant readers.–Carol Hirsche, Provo City Library, UT

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