Chills & Thrills Middle Grade Halloween Panel




Middle Grade Halloween Panel

Saturday, October 11th

@ 3:00pm

Book Signing & Discussion


 Claire Legrand

Olivia Stellatella is having a rough year.

Her mother’s left, her neglectful father—the maestro of a failing orchestra—has moved her and her grandmother into the city’s dark, broken-down concert hall to save money, and her only friend is Igor, an ornery stray cat.

Just when she thinks life couldn’t get any weirder, she meets four ghosts who haunt the hall. They need Olivia’s help—if the hall is torn down, they’ll be stuck as ghosts forever, never able to move on.

Olivia has to do the impossible for her shadowy new friends:


Save the concert hall. But helping the dead has powerful

consequences for the living…and soon it’s not just the concert hall that needs saving.

From the author of "The Cavendish School

for Boys and Girls" comes a heartfelt, gently Gothic novel that "School Library Journal" calls a "not-too-scary ghost story." Olivia Stellatella wants a new lifeNand it may take ghosts to get it.

Lauren Magaziner

Roald Dahl meets Eva Ibbotson in this hilarious middle grade debut perfect for reading aloud

Rupert Campbell is fascinated by the witches who live nearby. He dreams of broomstick tours and souvenir potions, but Rupert’s mother forbids him from even looking at that part of town. The closest he can get to a witchy experience is sitting in class with his awful teacher Mrs. Frabbleknacker, who smells like bellybutton lint and forbids Rupert’s classmates from talking to each other before, during, and after class. So when he sees an ad to become a witch’s apprentice, Rupert simply can’t resist applying.

But Witchling Two isn’t exactly what Rupert expected. With a hankering for lollipops and the magical aptitude of a toad, she needs all the help she can get to pass her exams and become a full-fledged witch. She’s determined to help Rupert stand up to dreadful Mrs. Frabbleknacker too, but the witchling's magic will be as useful as a clump of seaweed unless Rupert can figure out a way to help her improve her spellcasting—and fast!

  J. A. White

A dark, forbidden forest. Vicious beasts. Deadly plants. An evil spellbook. Secrets. Mysteries. Witches, both good and bad . . . Welcome to the world of the Thickety. Full of action, set in an intriguing and dangerous world, and illustrated with gorgeous and haunting line art, The Thickety: A Path Begins is a truly stunning book.

A Path Begins is the thrilling start of a new middle-grade fantasy series about a girl, a mysterious forest, and a book of untold magical powers. Kara and her brother, Taff, are shunned by their village because their mother was a witch. The villagers believe nothing is more evil than magic, except for what lurks in the nearby Thickety. But when Kara enters the forbidden forest, she discovers a strange book, a grimoire that might have belonged to her mother. The events she then sets in motion are both awe-inspiring and terrifying...


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Event date: 
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
16 S Main St
Doylestown, PA 18901
The Only Thing Worse Than Witches Cover Image
ISBN: 9780803739185
Availability: Usually Arrives to Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - August 14th, 2014

The Year of Shadows Cover Image
By Claire Legrand, Karl Kwasny (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442442948
Availability: Special Order (Subject to Availability)
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2013

The Cabinet of Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief & Sinister Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062313140
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 27th, 2014

Winterspell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442465985
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 30th, 2014

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls Cover Image
By Clare Legrand, Sarah Watts (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442442924
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2013

The Thickety: A Path Begins Cover Image
By J. A. White, Andrea Offermann (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062257246
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 6th, 2014