Babysitting Nightmares (Hardcover)

The Shadow Hand

By Kat Shepherd, Rayanne Vieira (Illustrator)

Imprint, 9781250156969, 208pp.

Publication Date: June 5, 2018

List Price: 13.99*
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Got chills? Babysitting can be a real nightmare in this spooky middle grade series

For Rebecca Chin, babysitting has always been fun. But one night, a thunderstorm knocks the power out while she's watching baby Kyle, and creepy things begin to happen in the house. A locked window opens by itself, mossy handprints streak the wall, and the baby begins acting strange. When she finds out that no one else in town was affected by the storm, Rebecca begins to wonder if something supernatural is going on.

Fellow sitters Tanya, Clio, and Maggie help Rebecca unravel the mystery, only to discover something unbelievable. A sinister, paranormal villain has taken the baby and replaced him with a changeling The girls can save him--if they can survive a scary journey into the Nightmare Realm

An Imprint Book

"Fast-paced, action-packed, and just as fun as it is frightening, this series-starter is a sure winner. The cast of real, relatable characters and the thrillingly vivid prose only further ensure that readers--reluctant, eager, or somewhere in between--will be left looking forward to more of Shepherd's delightfully creepy tales." --Jarrett Lerner, author of EngiNerds

"This spooky story 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

"A wicked fun friendship story, packed with deliciously creepy scares." --Lauren Myracle, co-author of The New York Times-bestselling Upside-Down Magic series

About the Author

Kat Shepherd is thrilled that her writing debut is a fast-paced story that is 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.