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Babysitting Nightmares: The Phantom Hour

Babysitting Nightmares: The Phantom Hour

Babysitting Nightmares (Volume 2)

Kat Shepherd; illustrated by Rayanne Vieira

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The supernatural never sleeps in Babysitting Nightmares: The Phantom Hour, the second book in Kat Shepherd's spooky middle grade series!


Clio has already had one brush with the paranormal, and she’s dead set on making it her last.

But her new babysitting job is in a haunted house! At first, Clio’s excited to work at the historical Victorian mansion in town—until doors start closing behind her, objects move on their own, and messages appear from beyond the grave.

Clio enlists the help of her three best friends, Tanya, Maggie, and Rebecca, to uncover long-buried secrets from the past. Can Clio face her fear and solve the mystery of the haunted mansion?

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"Babysitting Nightmares makes me believe in the power of female friendship to survive anything—even a haunted house and visits from the Nightmare Realm! A crackling, suspenseful tale of true sisterhood." —Sarah Mlynowski, New York Times bestselling author of the Whatever After series

“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

"Fast-paced, action-packed, and just as fun as it is frightening, this series 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." —Jarret… More…

The supernatural never sleeps in Babysitting Nightmares: The Phantom Hour, the second book in Kat Shepherd's spooky middle grade series!


Clio has already had one brush with the paranormal, and she’s dead set on making it her last.

But her new babysitting job is in a haunted house! At first, Clio’s excited to work at the historical Victorian mansion in town—until doors start closing behind her, objects move on their own, and messages appear from beyond the grave.

Clio enlists the help of her three best friends, Tanya, Maggie, and Rebecca, to uncover long-buried secrets from the past. Can Clio face her fear and solve the mystery of the haunted mansion?

An Imprint Book

"Babysitting Nightmares makes me believe in the power of female friendship to survive anything—even a haunted house and visits from the Nightmare Realm! A crackling, suspenseful tale of true sisterhood." —Sarah Mlynowski, New York Times bestselling author of the Whatever After series

“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

"Fast-paced, action-packed, and just as fun as it is frightening, this series 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

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

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CLIO CARTER-PETERSON LOOKED in the mirror and gelled the last of her edges back into place before fluffing the bun on top of her head and closing her locker. “You guys good to go?” She slipped on...

Praise for Babysitting Nightmares: The Phantom Hour

"Babysitting Nightmares makes me believe in the power of female friendship to survive anything—even a haunted house and visits from the Nightmare Realm! A crackling, suspenseful tale of true sisterhood." —Sarah Mlynowski, New York Times bestselling author of the Whatever After series

“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

"Fast-paced, action-packed, and just as fun as it is frightening, this series 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

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


Praise for Babysitting Nightmares: The Shadow Hand:

“Expect the girls to appear in another spooky adventure!” —Booklist

"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

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Kat Shepherd; illustrated by Rayanne Vieira

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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