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Macmillan Children's Book

Skeletina and the In-Between World

Skeletina and the In-Between World

Author: Susie Jaramillo

Skeletina and the In-Between World

Skeletina and the In-Between World

About This Book

With a focus on nightmares, anxiety, and bravery , this series opener is perfect for fans of the hit movies Coco, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Slumberland.
Page Count
32
On Sale
09/06/2022
Age Range
3-6

Book Details

Does your little one struggle with nightmares? Then Skeletina is here to help.
We all remember those recurring childhood nightmares, whether it be fear of shadows, earthquakes, or floods. We also remember the extraordinary dreams where we fly! With her new picture book series, award-winning author and illustrator, Susie Jaramillo, aims to empower kids to reclaim their dreams, letting go of their fears and unlocking the extraordinary possibilities of the in-between world.

Fearless and fun-loving Skeletina takes kids on adventures through the in-between world, subverting some of the most common childhood anxieties along the way. Skeletina helps little ones unlock the power of their imagination to turn their scary dreams into wonderful adventures. Skeletina and the In-Between World takes place in a magical dreamland for the living that is also where the dead hang out when they still have strong connections to the living. With more adventures in the In-Between world coming in 2023, Skeletina is sure to become a kid favorite!

Skeletina and the In-Between World is a wonderful way to start conversations about managing anxiety, missing people we care about, and other things that weigh on young kids' minds. The story is a bit meandering, but the messages of courage, love, and the power of our own thoughts come through with clarity.” —Common Sense Media, Best New Book for Families Honoree.

"I love this book. It's so much fun, imaginative and beautifully drawn. I love how it's inspired by Mexico’s Day of the Dead. But most importantly I love that I can read this book to my daughter and not only will it entertain and delight her, it can inspire conversations about our fears and how to face them. I recommend this book to any parent!" —Eugenio Derbez, Actor, Director, Producer at 3pas Studios

"With unique characters, an intriguing premise, and a welcoming protagonist, readers will want to revisit the in-between world again. Highly recommended for Spanish picture book collections as part of Día de los Muertos or Halloween displays or ALL year long." —Selenia Paz, School Library Journal

Imprint Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

ISBN

9781945635465

In The News

"Susie Jaramillo’s artwork is captivating, with details, bold colors, and intricate use of delicate grays and blacks that result in an ethereal look." - Kirkus

"Bursting with color and an emphasis on the fact that the world in-between can be shaped and molded however the dreamer wishes. A playful story full of Latinx cultural touchstones." - Booklist

"Engaging, energetic, illustrations draw in young readers with kindness and empathy. . . Skeletina and the In-Between World is a wonderful way to start conversations about managing anxiety, missing people we care about, and other things that weigh on young kids' minds." - Common Sense Media, A Common Sense Selection for Books for Families

"An excellent tool to help children struggling with nightmares and fear." - YA and Kids Book Central

"I love how Skeletina and the In-Between World is inspired by Mexico’s Day of the Dead, but most importantly that I can read this book to my daughter and it will not only entertain and delight, but also inspire conversations about our fears and how to face them." - Eugenio Derbez, Actor, Director and Producer, 3Pas Studios

"There's something deeply comforting about being led by the hand through the weird, wild, and downright bizarre by a pigtailed skeleton girl. I can think of no better book upon whom to bestow the phrase 'otherworldly charm'. Tim Burton-meets-Coco, and it's all thanks to the in-between world's most charming little skeleton." - Betsy Bird

“I absolutely love how Susie merges the In-Between World and the seemingly scary and unfamiliar to inspire children (and us adults too!) to find magic and comfort in the things we may not understand.” - Valery Ortiz, Actress, Disney's Gabby Duran and the Unsittables

"Kids and parents will be mesmerized by the beautiful characters and brilliant colors that pop off the page. And the storyline will resonate with both children and caregivers who are exploring the world through different cultures and perspectives of childhood. A must read for all families and kids." - Anna Maria Chavez, Former CEO, Girl Scouts of America

"Susie Jaramillo has created such a cinematic universe—uniquely rendered but universally appealing. It's magical and delightful and with so much substance as well. Any kid will love to explore this world and any parent should feel great about the lessons it's teaching them about facing their fears." - Ben Odell, Film & TV Producer, 3pas Studios

"With vibrant illustrations, Skeletina and the In-Between World brings children to a whimsical place where they can allay their fears and anxieties alongside a playful new friend, Skeletina. The characters and storylines in the easy-to-digest prose are very relatable and translate across cultures. This is a gentle read that will surely become a must-have." —Eugenia Miranda Richman, Editor-in-Chief, SheKnows

About the Creators

Skeletina and the In-Between World

Skeletina and the In-Between World