"Not only does my 10yr old love them, we all do!" -Sherry
A book series for kids that promotes critical thinking, encourages bravery & inspires a love of reading.
She’s a smart little vampire. But she’s terrified of everything...
Can she summon courage to solve the mystery, before it's too late?
Ellie “Scaredy Bat” Spark is a tween vampire that loves solving mysteries, but is afraid of...everything. She's afraid of spiders, clowns, and deep water to name a few. But with a little courage and help from her friends, Ellie just might achieve her dream of becoming a real detective.
When Ellie attends the royal vampire wedding, all she can think about is her wish to solve a real mystery. The next thing she knows, the entire wedding and all its guests have been frozen solid! If the wedding doesn't happen in time, Ellie's life will change forever.
Can Ellie summon some courage, or will the royal wedding be ruined?
Get Scaredy Bat Book #1 and join Ellie as she solves crime, one fear at a time!
"A fun and ambitious first entry in a fantasy series about tween investigators." ―Kirkus Reviews
"In all, young sleuths will enjoy this amusing mystery, and be thrilled to learn that there are many more installments of Ellie's adventures to savor." ―BlueInk, Notable Book Starred Review
"The children's compassion and respect for one another is refreshing, and their determination to stop those who are trying to destroy it is inspiring." ―Foreword Clarion Reviews
"Ultimately this book creates a likable cast of characters and sets the stage for an entertaining series of mysteries to come." ―BookLife, Editor's Pick
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Excellent Storylines in all 3!
These books have been read and reread! Great for reluctant readers!!!
This was adorable.. my youngest really enjoyed it... it was fun and sweet and kept me giggling.
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Great for new readers!
My daughter is 7 and is young enough for picture books but they don’t challenge her on her reading level, but pages full of words seem daunting to her and she is not a fan. She loved this! Such an imaginative story that kept her interested.
My 8 yr. old daughter LOVES these books! Ellie is a character that she can definitely relate to.....especially her fear of spiders! If you're looking for a great introduction to mysteries with great characters...look no more. Scaredy Bat has it all! I have even recommended them to several of the teachers I work with for their classroom libraries!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Exciting Detective Stories
This series is a favorite in our family! Not only does my 10 year old daughter love them, we all do! We read 2-3 chapters at night as a family. Sometimes we end up reading 4 or 5 chapters because we can’t wait until the next night to see what happens! This series is a definite must for 9-11 yr olds who like detective books!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐A book set for every child!
An exciting adventure series that is interactive. What a fun story line with colorful artwork to engage young audience. Can’t wait to read it with my grandson.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Amazing kids mystery books
I must day with every book the author draws the kids in and they just can't put it down. The characters especially Ellie and Fez are our favorites they are so unique. I love this series even as an adult I'll catch myself rereading them because their just that good.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐A fun book series for our granddaugter
Our granddaughter who is almost 9 loves this series and has gobbled up every title we have given her. I have even read some of the stories via emails with her.
GET MORE WITH BONUS CONTENT
Designed to make reading the stories even more fun and further engage, help teach and hone life skills like problem solving and reading comprehension. Check out all of the bonus content below.
Epic Mystery and Engaging Illustrations
Engage kids' curiosity with a fantastically fun mystery as they try to figure out whodunnit. At every turn of the page another clue could be revealed that keeps them hooked.
Inspire kids imaginations with beautiful illustrations. Even the reluctant reader can enjoy the story as they can take a break from reading to look at the dynamic illustrations.
Fun Fear Facts for Kids
Helping your kiddo face their fears can be hard. So Scaredy Bat is here to help!
Facing fear is a core theme of the Scaredy Bat books. When Ellie is frightened, she transforms... POOF into a bat! By the end of the book, kids see Ellie choose to overcome her fear, and will be inspired to do the same!
The bonus Fear Facts section of the book is where kids can learn more about Ellie's fear in the story (like clowns) to help them overcome their own fears OR just learn some fun facts!
Practice Detective Skills with Suspect Cards
Mystery stories are some of the most engaging out there, because you never know what detail could be needed to solve them...
To make the reading even more engaging and interactive from the start, you'll find bonus Suspect Card templates that let's your kiddo collect clues as they read and solve the mystery right along with Ellie!
And not only does it help to engage kids, but it also helps develop their problem solving and critical thinking skills!
Uncover Hidden Details to Hone Observation Skills
If the suspect cards weren't enough to keep kids engaged, the Hidden Details Observation Game should do the trick.
In this game, there are three different levels that kiddos can play to test their detective skills and see how much they paid attention to the details of the story!
This is a great way to practice observation skills and sharpen memory recall, which are key for any aspiring detective!
Questions for Comprehension and Family Bonding
Story time is one of the best times for family bonding. In fact, there are chemicals released when a story resonates with the reader, which strengthen the feeling of trust and bonding.
The discussion questions go a step further to get you and your kiddo talking about the story and deepening your connection with each other.
These questions also help with reading comprehension through encouraging reflection. The questions help kids explore the meaning behind what happened in the story and find the connection to their own lives.
MORE BOOKS IN THE SERIES
A Book Series That Entertains
Enjoy fun books with positive themes
Each main character embodies a different positive trait: empathy, intellect, courage, and curiosity. They overcome obstacles through responsibility, kindness, teamwork, and problem-solving.
And the best part is, these positive themes are hidden within the fun story so kids actually absorb them. It's the chocolate covered broccoli approach: kids get what they want AND what they need!
Forget the struggle of finding good books. After reading the first book in the series, even reluctant readers will be excited for the next one!
Build your kiddos self-esteem
Now more than ever, it's important for children to feel confident and in control of their own lives.
As your kids use their detective skills to solve the mystery, they'll feel the accomplishment that comes with it.
Combine that with the satisfaction of finishing the book and your kiddo is well on their way to high self-esteem and resilience.
Show kids how to overcome their fears in a fun way
Tackling fear is a core element of every book in the Scaredy Bat series. Each time Ellie is frightened, she transforms...
POOF into a bat!
By the end of the book, kids will see that Ellie chooses to tackle her fear, and will be inspired to do the same!
Build memories and bond with your kiddos!
The truth is, your kids may not remember more than little pieces of what they learn in school...But they will remember the time YOU spent with them to solve the whodunnit story for the rest of their lives.
So when you have time, you can choose to join in the fun and build lasting memories together as a family through taking turns reading out loud or listening to the fantastic audiobook narration.