"Fans of Goosebumps and the updated Baby-Sitters' Club graphic novels will find lots to like in this delightfully monstrous mash-up." --School Library Journal on Babysitting Nightmares: The Shadow Hand Anchored by a strong friendship between smart, savvy girls, Kat Shepherd's Babysitting Nightmares: The Vampire Doll is the fourth in a fun adventure series filled with "safe scary" jump scares that will appeal to contemporary readers as well as fans of mysteries.
Tanya has always been the unflappably cool and collected one in her friend group. So when she begins babysitting for her neighbor's great-niece, she's surprised to find herself super freaked out by the doll collection in the house. They're just toys right?
But when her babysitting charge becomes a little too
attached to the doll, Tanya realizes the doll might be the incarnation of a supernatural threat Tanya and her friends have faced before.
There are a handful of black-and-white illustrations by Rayanne Vieira for the key spine-tingling moments.
Read the whole series: Babysitting Nightmares: The Shadow HandBabysitting Nightmares: The Phantom HourBabysitting Nightmares: The Twilight CurseBabysitting Nightmares: The Vampire Doll An Imprint Book
"These spooky stories of friendship
and paranormal adventure
will have young readers flipping pages well past their bedtime."
--Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, New York Times
-bestselling author of Book Scavenger
About the Author
Kat Shepherd is thrilled to create fast-paced stories likely to engage reluctant readers, because as an educator, she believes that reading should be a joyful experience for every child. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two dogs, and a rotating series of foster dogs. Each year she and her husband travel to a different national park for her wedding anniversary, and they have been lucky enough to also visit places like South Africa, Paris, and the Galapagos Islands. Babysitting Nightmares is her first middle grade series.
"A wicked-fun friendship series, packed with deliciously creepy scares."
--Lauren Myracle, co-author of the New York Times-bestselling Upside-Down Magic series
"A crackling, suspenseful tale of true sisterhood."
--Sarah Mlynowski, New York Times-bestselling author of the Whatever After series
"Fast-paced, action-packed, and just as fun as it is frightening. A sure winner."
--Jarrett Lerner, author of EngiNerds