Charlie Bumpers vs. the Squeaking Skull (Book 3)
This Halloween Charlie Bumpers has big plans. He and Tommy hope they can get out of taking their little sisters around and go trick-or-treating in Alex’s upscale neighborhood instead. There they’ll get tons more candy, they’ll be on their own and afterwards they’ll get to attend the sleepover at Alex’s house. But when Charlie finds out that the entertainment at the party will be the "Scariest Horror Movie Ever," he is struck by panic. Charlie loves candy, he loves sleepovers with his friends, but he absolutely hates horror movies.
Junior Library Guild Selection
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.
Life is the best teacher, and if Charlie can survive all the troubles that come his way, maybe others can too.
"A perfect kids being kids book." The Write Path
"Harley develops all of Charlie's concerns with a nice sense of balance and levity." Booklist
"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." School Library Journal
"Charlie Bumpers vs. The Squeaking Skull is spooky good fun." Midwest Book Review