These titles are a scream! Four new kids releases put the ‘boo’ back into books.
By Harpa Omarsdottir
Rouse your inner Ursula, Cruella de Vil and more with this hair-raising how-to on 33 truly wicked styles, from braided horns and batty bangs. Edda USA. $14.95. All ages. Out now.
By Kory Merritt
This comic-style “yarn for the strange at heart” is about a timid fellow who lands in a spooky forest where he must conquer monsters and the biggest fear of all: public speaking. Andrews McMeel Publishing. $9.99. Ages 8-12. Out Oct. 6.
By Hal Johnson; Illustrated by Tom Mead
From wassets and whintossers to hugags and hodags, chase 20 of the scariest supernatural beasts in folklore, including one in the Michigan woods, in this glow-in-the-dark adventure. Workman Publishing. $14.95. Ages 9-12. Out now.
By Karin LeFranc, Illustrated by Tyler Parker
Textbooks, fairytales – the new boy in class sinks his teeth into any genre. Literally, since he’s a zombie with a taste for tomes. Will the school library survive? Find out in this silly picture book. Sky Pony Press. $16.99. Ages 3-6. Out now.