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"Not only does my 10yr old love them, we all do!" -Sherry

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A book series for kids that promotes critical thinking, encourages bravery & inspires a love of reading.

Scaredy Bat and the Frozen Vampires is the first in the enchanting middle grade mystery series for kids. If you like brave heroines, family-friendly humor, and interactive crime solving, you'll love Marina J. Bowman's fast-paced detective series.

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Amazon Best-Selling Book Series - Over 21,340+ Copies Sold!

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!


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Excellent Storylines in all 3!

These books have been read and reread! Great for reluctant readers!!!

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Theresa

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Adorable

This was adorable.. my youngest really enjoyed it... it was fun and sweet and kept me giggling.
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Starwarslover

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐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.

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RP

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Fang-tastic books!😊

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!

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Dawn M. Fish

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐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!

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Sherry Brill

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐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.

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Ala Ladd

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐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.

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Nicole A

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐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.

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BONUS CONTENT & BOOK STUDY GUIDES

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.

  • Mystery

  • Fear Facts

  • Suspect Cards

  • Hidden Details

  • Discussion Q's

Scaredy Bat Detectives

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. 

A Book Series That Entertains

"The supernatural mystery book that makes problem solving and critical thinking FUN"

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.

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