Happy Halloween!

It's that time of year again - jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin spice, skeletons rattling - it's Halloween! And even better than candy corn and jump scares is reading spooky stories to get yourself in the mood for this scareful time of year! We at CHB love Halloween (who doesn't?), and if you're looking to curl up with a flashlight and a book that will send a thrill up your spine, we have a few suggestions:

Bad Kitty Scaredy-Cat Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781596439788
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 9th, 2016

Kitty wasn't always such a scaredy-cat. She used to be brave and lionhearted and nervy. That is, until one late October day a group of terrifying monsters showed up on her doorstop and Kitty became VERY scared. Then she decided to take matters into her own paws.


Nighty Night, Little Green Monster Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316210416
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Published: LB Kids - August 6th, 2013

Children will love this monsterously fun story, featuring die-cuts on every spread. With each turn of the page, readers reveal Little Green Monster's little yellow eyes, his little red mouth, and even a cute, tiny white monster tooth. Then, when the stars begin to appear, it's time for bed... so, nighty night, little yellow eyes. Nighty night, little red mouth.


Ghostbusters Cover Image
By John Sazaklis, Alan Batson (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781524714895
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Published: Golden Books - September 13th, 2016

For over 30 years the original Ghostbusters movie has been giving fans of all ages laugh-out-loud thrills and chills. Now, for the first time ever, boys and girls ages 3 to 7 can enjoy the classic Ghostbusters in a lighthearted Little Golden Book retelling that will introduce them to Slimer, Ecto-1, and, of course, the Ghostbusters.


Disney Parks Presents: The Haunted Mansion [With Audio CD] Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484727850
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Published: Disney Press - July 5th, 2016

The song "Grim Grinning Ghosts," composed in the late 1960s, continues to reside in the dark corridors and spooky cemetery of the Haunted Mansion. Millions of guests leave the mansion with not only a hitchhiking ghost but also this jaunty tune catching a ride all the way home.


Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062304186
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Published: Festival Books - July 21st, 2015

New York Times Bestseller

Bestselling author and artist James Dean brings us a groovy rendition of the classic favorite children's song "Five Little Pumpkins," sung by cool cat Pete and perfect for Halloween.


I Dare You! Cover Image
By Nicole Maubert (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9782745978950
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Published: Twirl - September 6th, 2016

This very scary, very silly book will have young children roaring with laughter as they dare each other to touch the hair of a spider, the belly of a monster, the sticky tongue of a snake, and many more icky parts of creepy creatures But who will be brave enough to turn to the last page to see the spookiest monster of all?


I Am Legend Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312865047
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Published: Orb Books - September 15th, 1997

Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth...but he is not alone. Every other man, woman, and child on Earth has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood.

By day, he is the hunter, stalking the sleeping undead through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for dawn.


Mostly Void, Partially Stars: Welcome to Night Vale Episodes, Volume 1 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062468611
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2016

From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the #1 international podcast of the same name, comes a collection of episodes from Season One of their hit podcast, featuring an introduction by the authors, behind-the-scenes commentary, and original illustrations.


Warm Bodies Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781439192320
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Published: Atria Books - November 1st, 2011

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

"Gruesome yet poetic...highly original." --The Seattle Times

"Dark and funny." --Wired

"A mesmerizing evolution of a classic contemporary myth." --Simon Pegg


Mr. X Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679401384
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Published: Random House - July 1st, 1999

Advent Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451661644
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - July 3rd, 2012

A drowning, a magician’s curse, and a centuries-old secret.

1537. A man hurries through city streets in a gathering snowstorm, clutching a box in one hand. He is Johann Faust, the greatest magician of his age. The box he carries contains a mirror safeguarding a portion of his soul and a small ring containing all the magic in the world.


The Haunted Hotel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780486243337
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Published: Dover Publications - November 2nd, 2011

"In this story, as the chief character is internally melodramatic, the story itself ceases to be merely melodramatic, and partakes of true drama." -- T. S. Eliot.


Hansel and Gretel Standard Edition: A Toon Graphic Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Lorenzo Mattotti (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781935179627
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Published: Toon Graphics - October 28th, 2014

"If this isn't the definitive edition of Hansel and Gretel, it's absolutely necessary."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review


Rosemary's Baby Cover Image
By Ira Levin, Otto Penzler (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781605981109
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Published: Pegasus Books - April 20th, 2010

Rosemary Woodhouse and her struggling actor husband Guy move into the Bramford, an old New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and mostly elderly residents.


The Ocean at the End of the Lane Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062255662
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Published: William Morrow & Company - June 3rd, 2014

A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman's first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.

This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real...


America's Most Haunted: The Secrets of Famous Paranormal Places Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425270141
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Published: Berkley Books - September 30th, 2014

Throughout the United States, there are places haunted by souls both malevolent and benign. Places where paranormal activity runs rampant. Places where we can glimpse the other side...


Six of Crows Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781627792127
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - September 29th, 2015

A #1 New York Times bestseller

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price--and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...

A convict with a thirst for revenge.


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594746031
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Published: Quirk Books - June 4th, 2013

The #1 New York Times Best Seller is now a major motion picture from visionary director Tim Burton, starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Judi Dench.

Includes an excerpt from Hollow City and an interview with author Ransom Riggs

A mysterious island.



An abandoned orphanage.




The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 1 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062194817
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Published: HarperCollins - July 29th, 2014

The first volume of a glorious two-volume, four-color graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman's #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning novel The Graveyard Book, adapted by P. Craig Russell and illustrated by an extraordinary team of renowned artists.


The Graveyard Book, Volume 2 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062194831
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Published: HarperCollins - October 7th, 2014

The second volume of a glorious two-volume, four-color graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman's #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning novel The Graveyard Book, adapted by P. Craig Russell and illustrated by an extraordinary team of renowned artists.


World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307346612
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Published: Broadway Books - October 16th, 2007

We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, World War Z, a #1 New York Times bestseller and the basis for the blockbuster movie, is the only record of the plague years.


Max Brooks Boxed Set: World War Z, the Zombie Survival Guide Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804137881
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Published: Broadway Books - April 30th, 2013

Just in time for the release of the blockbuster Summer movie, World War Z, this boxed set includes two "New York Times" bestsellers from Max Brooks: "World War Z" and "The Zombie Survival Guide."The box features line art from the graphic novel, " Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks.


Frankenstein Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780141439471
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Published: Penguin Books - May 6th, 2003

The world's most famous work of horror fiction: a devastating exploration of the limits of human creativity


Frankenstein: An Anatomy Primer Cover Image
By Jennifer Adams, Alison Oliver (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423637417
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Published: Gibbs Smith - August 1st, 2014

A BabyLit(R) Anatomy Primer

BabyLit(R) is a fashionable way to introduce your toddler to the world of classic literature. With clever, simple text by Jennifer Adams, paired with stylish design and illustrations by Sugar's Alison Oliver, these books are a must for every savvy parent's nursery library.


Y Is for Yorick: A Slightly Irreverent Shakespearean ABC Book for Grown-Ups Cover Image
By Jennifer Adams, Hugh D'Andrade (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781423607540
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Published: Gibbs Smith Publishers - February 1st, 2011

The perfect gift for Shakespeare fans, Y Is for Yorick is full of witty references to the Bard's unforgettable plots and characters. Readers will love perusing the cheeky illustrations and reading such entries as "J is for Juliet. Juliet teaches all young girls that if you truly love someone, wholly and completely, it will be the death of you."


The Strain Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062068255
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Published: William Morrow & Company - September 20th, 2011

"A high-tech vampire epic....Terrifying."
--San Francisco Chronicle

"Part The Andromeda Strain, part Night of the Living Dead."
--Salon.com

"Chuck Hogan is known for his taut thrillers, Guillermo del Toro for his surreal horror films...The Strain brings out the best of each."
--Minneapolis Star Tribune


Mr. Mercedes Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781476754451
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 3rd, 2014

Now an AT&T Audience Original Series

WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL
#1 New York Times bestseller In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands.


The Wolf Gift Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307742100
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Published: Anchor Books - January 29th, 2013

When Reuben Golding, a young reporter on assignment, arrives at a secluded mansion on a bluff high above the Pacific, it's at the behest of the home's enigmatic female owner. She quickly seduces him, but their idyllic night is shattered by violence when the man is inexplicably attacked--bitten--by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness.


Dracula Cover Image
By Bram Stoker, Maurice Hindle (Introduction by), Maurice Hindle (Notes by)
$11.00
ISBN: 9780141439846
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Published: Penguin Books - April 29th, 2003

Bram Stoker's peerless tale of desperate battle against a powerful, ancient vampire


Dracula: A Babylit(r) Counting Primer Cover Image
By Alison Oliver (Illustrator), Jennifer Adams
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423624806
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Published: Gibbs Smith - August 1st, 2012

Meet 2 friends, Mina and Lucy, and the 5 heroes who try to save them from the dreaded Count Dracula in Dracula: A BabyLit(R) Counting Primer. Make sure you're wearing a necklace of 10 garlic flowers as you count wolves, ships, tombstones, and boxes full of soil in this witty retelling of Little Master Stoker's classic gothic tale.


A Discovery of Witches Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143119685
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Published: Penguin Books - December 27th, 2011

Book one of the New York Times-bestselling All Souls trilogy--"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight" (People)


The Monstrumologist Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416984498
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2010

These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed. But he is dead now and has been for nearly ninety years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets. The one who saved me . . . and the one who cursed me.


The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and the Struggle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061140976
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Published: Harper Teen - January 1st, 2007

New York Times bestselling series

This special paperback bind-up contains the first two books in L.J. Smith's New York Times bestselling series The Vampire Diaries, The Awakening and The Struggle.


A Halloween Scare in Louisiana: Prepare If You Dare Cover Image
By Eric James, Marina Le Ray (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781492606000
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - August 1st, 2014

A fun and funny Halloween romp for children and parents alike

It's Halloween night, and creatures and critters from near and far are starting to gather outside the front door. And now here comes a whole army of monsters, on broomsticks, buses, and bikes, all clamoring in the darkness. What is it they want? Are they coming for you?


The Pumpkin Book Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823416363
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Published: Holiday House - January 1st, 1999

How they grow, their traditional uses and cultural significance.


Pumpkin Jack Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807566664
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - January 1st, 2000

Now in paperback--the story of how a jack-o'-lantern, discarded after Halloween, decomposes in the backyard and eventually new pumpkins grow from its seeds. Full color.


It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown [With Stickers] Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780762433025
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Published: Running Press Kids - September 1st, 2008

The holiday favorite, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, is now available in an exciting interactive format as an 8x8 with stickers On Halloween will the Great Pumpkin rise and fly through the air with his bag of toys for all the children? Join Linus and Sally as they embark on a spooky adventure to find out.


10 Trick-Or-Treaters: A Halloween Counting Book Cover Image
By Janet Schulman, Linda Davick (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780375853470
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 11th, 2009

10 trick-or-treaters
on a dark and spooky night
out to get some candy
or give someone a fright.

Little do these ten trick-or-treaters know that they are the ones who will be frightened on Halloween night when a toad hops near, a skeleton tries to join their dance party, and a monster asks to share their candy.


The Halloween Tree Cover Image
By Ray Bradbury, Gris Grimly (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780553512700
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2015

In The Halloween Tree, master of fantasy Ray Bradbury takes readers on a riveting trip though space and time to discover the true origins of Halloween.

Originally published in 1972, this striking new hardcover edition features dramatic illustrations throughout by Gris Grimly, giving a new generation of readers a chance to discover the magic.


Happy Halloween, Ladybug Girl! Cover Image
By David Soman, Jacky Davis, David Soman (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448478609
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - August 14th, 2014

Ladybug Girl can't wait for her Halloween party, but there's an awful lot to do before the fun starts - Bingo needs a costume, there are decorations to put up, cupcakes need to be frosted, and much, much more Readers can join in the Halloween fun with Ladybug Girl, Bingo, and the Bug Squad by using more than 55 stickers to decorate the scenes in this bright, fun Sticker Stories book.


Rabbids Invade Halloween Cover Image
By David Lewman, Tino Santanach (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781481435796
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Published: Simon Spotlight - July 28th, 2015

Get ready to be scared silly with everyone's favorite mischief-makers, the stars of Rabbids Invasion

The Rabbids redefine Halloween mischief in this hilarious new chapter book filled with three funny, spooky short stories


A Princess Halloween Cover Image
By Sara Storino (Illustrator), Francesco Legramandi (Illustrator), Lucio DeGiuseppe (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780736428026
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Published: Random House Disney - July 12th, 2011

Young readers are sure to delight in the charming stickers of this Disney Princess book. All of the beloved and beautiful princesses are represented. Includes 30 glow-in-the-dark stickers! Illustrations. Consumable.


Halloween Mazes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780486402086
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Published: Dover Publications - February 6th, 1998

Filled with ghosts, mummies, goblins, and other scary creatures, this a-mazing collection offers hours of Halloween activities. With 48 simple mazes, kids can help a cowboy find some treats, show a fortune-teller the way to her crystal ball, lead a witch to her broom, and more. Solutions included.


It's Halloween, I'm Turning Green! Cover Image
By Dan Gutman, Jim Paillot (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780062206794
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Published: HarperTorch - July 23rd, 2013

With more than 10 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading


How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? Cover Image
By Wendell Minor, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399246845
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 15th, 2013

Every year, giant pumpkin contests take place at fairs across the country--the 2012 record-holder weighed over a ton The latest craze is to carve the most enormous pumpkins into racing boats. But what's next? Why not think really big?


Halloween Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781426310348
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Published: National Geographic Society - July 10th, 2012

From visiting the pumpkin patch, to bobbing for apples, to picking out a favorite costume, Halloween is a magical time for young children. The fun and festivities are captured in this book, with full-color illustrations and simple easy-to-grasp text. In the spirit of this beloved holiday, this level one reader is sure to captivate and fascinate children.