Halloween books for the older kids!

SCARY STORIES FOR YOUNG FOXES: THE CITY by Christian McKay Heidicker (Henry Holt and Co. BYR, August 31, 2021, Ages 9-12)

  • The gripping companion novel to Newbery Honor recipient Scary Stories for Young Foxes, this new adventure follows two new fox kits desperate to survive the terrors of a frightening new world: the City. Packed with real scares, this is the perfect MG read for the Halloween season!
  • Scary Stories for Young Foxes was embraced early by writers and reviewers. It then received a 2020 Newbery Honor and has since been picked up by Game of Thrones star Lena Headey and Boat Rocker Studios to adapt it into an animated miniseries. 
  • The original dealt with resilience. Its companion tackles helping those in need.
  • An impeccable researcher (and vegan!), Christian layers his creepy stories with real facts about foxes and urban industrialization that speaks about animal cruelty, humanity’s impact on the natural world, and what animals must do to survive in modern times—all while exploring ideas about home, friendship, and courage.
  • “Clever and harrowing.” –The Wall Street Journal on Scary Stories for Young Foxes
  • “A chilling roller coaster of a read.” –Booklist, starred review ★ of Scary Stories for Young Foxes

I received a copy of this book and really recommend it for middle school-age readers!

The Monsters of Rookhaven by Pádraig Kenny (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, September 21, 2021, Ages 10-14)

  • “A stunning book…a brand new take on the monster story.” —Eoin Colfer, international bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series
  • From award-winning author, Pádraig Kenny comes an action-packed middle-grade fantasy about a family of monsters, perfect for fans of Jonathan Auxier and Victoria Schwab.
  • At turns chilling and thought-provoking, and stunningly illustrated by Edward Bettison, Pádraig Kenny’s The Monsters of Rookhaven explores difference and empathy through the eyes of characters you won’t soon forget.

Find out more at https://us.macmillan.com/mackids/

Self Disclosure: I received free copies of the above books. Information and cover images were also received.

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