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Babysitting Nightmares: The Shadow Hand

Babysitting Nightmares: The Shadow Hand

Babysitting Nightmares (Volume 1)

Kat Shepherd

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"Fans of Goosebumps and the updated Baby-Sitters' Club graphic novels will find lots to like in this delightfully monstrous mash-up." —School Library Journal

Got chills? Babysitting can be a real nightmare in The Shadow Hand, the first book in Kat Shepherd's spooky adventure series Babysitting Nightmares!

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!

There are a handful of black-and-white illustrations by Rayanne Vieira for the key spine-tingling moments.

Read the whole series:
Babysitting Nightmares: The Shadow Hand
Babysitting Nightmares: The Phantom Hour
Babysitting Nightmares: The Twilight Curse
Babysitting Nightmares: The Vampire Doll

An Imprint Book

"These spooky stories of friendship and paranormal adventure will have young readers flipping pages well past their bedtime."
—Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, New York Times-bestselling author … More…

"Fans of Goosebumps and the updated Baby-Sitters' Club graphic novels will find lots to like in this delightfully monstrous mash-up." —School Library Journal

Got chills? Babysitting can be a real nightmare in The Shadow Hand, the first book in Kat Shepherd's spooky adventure series Babysitting Nightmares!

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!

There are a handful of black-and-white illustrations by Rayanne Vieira for the key spine-tingling moments.

Read the whole series:
Babysitting Nightmares: The Shadow Hand
Babysitting Nightmares: The Phantom Hour
Babysitting Nightmares: The Twilight Curse
Babysitting Nightmares: The Vampire Doll

An Imprint Book

"These spooky stories 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

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CHAPTER1


REBECCA CHIN DUG her fingernails into her palms, dreading what would happen next. In the darkness, she could hear something creeping down the alley. Heavy, dragging footsteps splashed through the dirty puddles...

Praise for Babysitting Nightmares: The Shadow Hand

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

"A crackling, suspenseful tale of true sisterhood."
—Sarah Mlynowski, New York Times-bestselling author of the Whatever After series

"Fast-paced, action-packed, and just as fun as it is frightening. A sure winner."
—Jarrett Lerner, author of EngiNerds

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Kat Shepherd

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.

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