A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting #1 (Babysitter's Guide to Monsters #1) (Hardcover)

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By Joe Ballarini, Vivienne To (Illustrator)
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Middle-schooler Kelly Ferguson's first time babysitting takes a turn for the worst when the boy she's watching is kidnapped by an actual monster. Turns out that all the stories about things that go bump in the night are real and Kelly must team up with a group of professional monster hunters/babysitters if she wants to get her charge back.

— Miranda


The Last Kids on Earth meets Goosebumps in this hilarious new series about a secret society of babysitters who protect kids from the monsters that really do live under their beds!

When middle schooler Kelly Ferguson’s Halloween plans switch from party-going to babysitting, she thinks the scariest part of her night will be the death of her social life. But then Baby Jacob gets kidnapped by the Boogeyman’s minions and Kelly learns there’s a whole lot more to childcare than free snacks and Netflix. Like chasing shadow monsters, drop-kicking Toadies, and mastering monster-fighting moves like the Naptime Headlock and Playground Punch.

Now, with the help of an ancient handbook and a secret society of butt-kicking babysitters, Kelly sets out to destroy the Boogeyman before he brings Jacob’s nightmares to life. But when the monsters’ trail leads to her school’s big Halloween bash, Kelly will have to prove she can save the world—without totally embarrassing herself in front of her friends.

Packed with black-and-white illustrations and insider secrets from the world of monster hunting, A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting is full of tricks, treats, and terrifying twists!

Praise For…

“This new series gives babysitting a daring edge and sets up girls outside of the popular crowd as heroines. An entertaining debut.”

“An absolute romp of a book that will have kids everywhere howling for more. The writing is crisp and absolutely pitch-perfect for the middle-grade set. The story is exciting, funny, and very, very smart.”

“A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting is scary, funny, clever, and filled with heart. Best of all, the main character, Kelly Ferguson, proves a smart, appealing, and very real hero. You will root for her, and then you will root for a sequel.”

“Joe Ballarini’s book is an anthem for female friendship and the power that comes with it.”

“A nonstop thrillventure about how to overcome your monsters!”

“A rich, wonderful, and exciting world of characters and action. A superfun read!”

“Ballarini’s action-packed debut is amazing! An adventure roller-coaster ride with crazy chases, daring escapes, exploding teddy bears, enchanted weaponry, and an army of nightmares.”

“A reminder that monsters believe in you even if you don’t believe in them.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062437839
ISBN-10: 0062437836
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: June 20th, 2017
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Babysitter's Guide to Monsters

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