Charlie Bumpers vs. the Squeaking Skull


“I know I’m supposed to like scary movies – everyone talks about how great they are – but I don’t.”

Readers will empathize with the fear of being the most frightened kid in the room. Charlie's thoughts and feelings are universal, making his realistic situation a learning experience for more than just the main character.

About this Story

Can Charlie face his fear of horror movies and enjoy Halloween?
Charlie and Tommy have big plans for Halloween. They’re going to trick-or-treat and sleep over at Alex’s house. But when Charlie finds out that the entertainment at the party will be the “Scariest Horror Movies Ever,” he is struck by panic. Charlie loves candy, he loves sleepovers with his friends, but he absolutely hates horror movies.

Publisher: Peachtree Publishers, 2014  |  ISBN-13: 978-1-56145-808-0  |  Ages: 8-12 
Hardcover: 176 pages;  Paperback: 176  pages  |  Also available: ebook, audio book, and audio CD



Charlie Bumpers
vs. the Squeaking Skull

is a Junior Library Guild Selection.


Fans of the series will enjoy this third installment (after Charlie Bumpers vs. the Really Nice Gnome), and those new to Charlie will have no trouble following along.

Harley develops all of Charlie's concerns with a nice sense of balance and levity.

A perfect kids being kids book.

Charlie Bumpers vs. The Squeaking Skull is spooky good fun.


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