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The mystery continues...
Get your copy of Scaredy Bat and the Missing Jellyfish, the 3rd book in the vampire detective series.
"A Book That my kid won't put down. I never would've believed they would even pick one up!"
- Adoring Parent
A Book That Educates AND Entertains
"The supernatural mystery book that makes problem solving and critical thinking FUN"
Prepare your kids to succeed, no matter what life throws at them

Now more than ever, it's important for children to feel confident and in control of their own lives. 

As your kids use their detective skills to solve the mystery, they'll feel the sense of accomplishment that comes with it. 

Combine that with the satisfaction of finishing the book and your kiddo is well on their way to high self-esteem and resilience.

kids solving a puzzle

Not to mention the confidence they'll feel as they start to overcome their own fears along with Ellie!

kid in superhero outfit
Show kids that it's okay to be afraid and help them overcome their fears in a fun way!

Tackling fear is a core element of every book in the Scaredy Bat series. Each time Ellie is frightened, she transforms...POOF into a bat! 

By the end of the book, kids will see that Ellie chooses to tackle her fear, and will be inspired to do the same!

Scaredy Bat teaches kids that:  
a) everyone is afraid sometimes (even vampire detectives!);
b) being afraid is okay; and
c) you can overcome - or at least manage - your fears so they don't hold you back from following your dreams... Sometimes it just takes the right motivation and encouragement from friends or family.

And this book isn't just for your kids...

Get some ME TIME without feeling guilty about it

Trying to balance your child's needs with work, household chores, and your own needs? The Struggle. Is. Real. 

So you put a phone or tablet in front of your kiddos to keep them entertained. Finally, a chance to breathe.

The problem is the guilt that can follow knowing that too much screen time is NOT healthy. 

mom enjoying wine, kids in BG

The Scaredy Bat book series is designed to grab your kids attention and keep them engaged, even if they're a reluctant reader. This book will keep the kids occupied while you get other things done (or just get some 'me' time). So you won't have to sacrifice your child's development OR your own needs.

happy mom reading with kid
Get ready for one of your all-time most memorable moments with your kids!

The truth is, your kids may not remember more than little pieces of what they learn in school. 

But they WILL remember the time YOU spent with them to solve the whodunnit story for the rest of their lives.

So when you have time, you can choose to join in the fun and build lasting memories together as a family through taking turns reading out loud or listening to the fantastic audiobook narration. 

The Characters
The heart of any story is it's characters and these junior detectives have so much heart. Ellie and her band of misfit detectives are here to save the day... by solving crime, one fear at a time.  
Ellie "Scaredy Bat" Spark
The detective
Species: Vampire
Likes: reading, mysteries, cloud watching, hanging with friends
Dislikes: loud noises, black licorice, math class
Words she lives by: "Even stones have stories, so never leave any stone unturned"
Jessica Perry
The courage
Species: Vampire
Likes: Designing clothes, hollywood, karaoke - even though she usually sings off key
Dislikes: Baseball, cherries, socks and sandals
Words she lives by: "Dream big and the rest will come"
Fez Fitzgerald
The heart
Species: Human
Likes: Food, painting model cars, footy pajamas, animals - especially pandas
Dislikes: Cruelty of any kind, the smell of mothballs
Words he lives by: "Treat others how you want to be treated"
Tyreese "Tink" Taylor
The brains
Species: Human
Likes: Science, inventing things, collecting rocks
Dislikes: Meat, failed inventions, people not taking him seriously 
Words he lives by: "There is no problem too big and no mind too small"
The Mysteries
"Oh, the places you'll go!" - Dr. Seuss
"And the mysteries you'll solve!" - Ellie Spark
Mysteries bring an element of magic to the human imagination. The belief of what's possible, the focus on what's happening, and the discovery of who did it, where, why and how can transform your little human into an observant problem solver who listens and succeeds in life.

Scaredy Bat and the Frozen Vampires (Book 1)

In this 1st book in the series, Ellie must overcome her fear of spiders to solve the mystery of the frozen vampires and save the royal wedding. But can Ellie solve the mystery before it's too late?

Scaredy Bat and the Sunscreen Snatcher (Book 2)

In this 2nd book in the series, Ellie must overcome her fear of clowns (and hatred of garlic) to solve the mystery of her missing sunscreen...before she ends up with permanent blue spots.

Scaredy Bat and the Missing Jellyfish (Book 3)

In this 3rd book in the series, Ellie must overcome her fear of deep, murky water to solve the mystery of the missing jellyfish. Otherwise a landmark will be closed and dreams crushed.
What Others are saying...
Vampires & a Mystery - perfect read for 8-12 year olds
"Scaredy Bat and the Frozen Vampires is a fun read for 8-12 year olds. My daughter is 9 and she loves mysteries and paranormal stuff so this book was perfect for her. The story was well written with characters she was able to relate to. Her favorite character was Ellie because she likes solving mysteries like Ellie."
- Kathy E.
My 6 and 8 Year Old Kids are Obsessed with Scaredy Bat!
"Our kids LOVED this book. We ended up buying another book by Marina Bowman and it was great as well. Our 8 year old can read it on her own and our 6 year old loves listening to us read it. It's so nice to find a book that our kids are more excited about than a tablet or video games!"
- Justin B.
Amazing story telling
"Omg we are so in love with this book awesome story telling and intrigue. We love the way the main character actually got her nickname and and the way they solved the mystery was so unique and creative. Can't wait for the next book in the series."
- Nicole A.
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