Books by Lynn Kelley and coauthored under the pseudonym BBH McChiller
Curse of the Double Digits
Humorous chapter book for ages 7 to 10
Becky is sure turning ten on the 10th day of the tenth month will be magical. The whole class is invited to her party, including Chad, the cutest boy in the fifth grade. So is Darlenie-the-Meanie.
Becky wants to look cute for her big day, but all her plans go wrong. Really wrong. The magic of turning ten disappears before she even has a chance to blow out her birthday candles. Things get so bad, she refuses to go to her own party.
Becky wonders if the Curse of the Double Digits will jinx her forever.
Available at: Amazon
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Monster Moon Series
by BBH McChiller (Lynn Kelley, Kathryn Sant & Maria Toth)
Curse at Zala Manor
Book 1 in the fun, spooky Monster Moon mystery series for ages 8 – 12. It’s almost Halloween, and twelve-year-old AJ Zantony’s world is threatened by an ancient curse that releases wicked pirates who had been trapped for centuries in his Aunt Zsofia’s creepy mansion, Zala Manor.
The pirates–a vampire count, a pegleg skeleton, and a zombie–have three goals: to find a lost treasure, unleash the restless dead from their graves, and to settle a very old score by destroying the Zantony bloodline.
AJ has to stop them before midnight during Aunt Zsofia’s annual Halloween party. Except he has a big problem–monster phobia! He’s scared to death of monsters. But if he doesn’t act fast, the streets of Craggy Cove will be crawling with zombies.
Will AJ overcome his fear and stop the monsters or bail out? Will Craggy Cove become Zombie Central? Who will be alive when midnight tolls?
Secret of Haunted Bog
Book 2 in the fun, spooky Monster Moon mystery series for ages 8 – 12.
From the moment AJ and his friends, Emily Peralta and Freddy Hangman Gallows, step off the train in Old Chinatown, AJ s sixth sense kicks in, an omen of looming danger!
A mysterious fortune teller warns AJ and his friends of vile forces and impending doom, until the Day of the Jewel. AJ should have listened.
A shadowy stranger lurks in the crowded alleyways and spooks AJ by slipping him a bizarre card with a threatening message. Is it a joke or are AJ and his friends being stalked by a man in black?
In a twist of events, AJ and Freddy end up lost in a dark and marshy bog, where they are surrounded by thick fog, creepy sounds, bizarre creatures, and ghostly apparitions.
In the depths of the creepy bog, they stumble upon a missing girl and horrifying evidence of toxic pollution. But somebody doesn t want them to escape. Who? Why?
Can AJ and his Zombuddies work together to uncover the secret of the haunted bog? Will they come out alive?
AJ’s buddy, Vlad, the pirate rat, stops by and pleads for help in saving his species from the creatures invading the sewers. AJ, Jaz, and their friends decide to risk everything to assist Vlad, plunging deeper into sea monster lore and facing the mysterious legends firsthand.
Is it worth sailing into an otherworldly storm and confronting evil scoundrels, scarred souls, and the most nightmarish beast imaginable? The dangers mount, increasing the chances that AJ and his friends will fall victim to the Legend of Monster Island.
Available in paperback and eBook:
Legend of Monster Island (Monster Moon Series Volume 3)
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Trio of Haunting Tales
Spooky Short Stories
Trio of Haunting Tales offers three short stories for kids age 8 and up who love spine-tingling fiction. Great for reading aloud at ghost-story gatherings, such as sleepovers, around a campfire, in the classroom, or at home for a night of spooky, family fun.
Cyclops Clyde, a freaky computer monster, wreaks havoc both on and off-screen, taunting and paralyzing his victim.
In Night of the Howling Werewolf, Eric Lung searches out the bullies who jumped his best friend, Ben, and stole his bike. Things get weird on Slaughter Hill, the bullies’ favorite hangout.
Ghost Warrior kicks the fright factor up and will creep out even the bravest of souls. Connie worked overtime and now worries that she’ll be punished with extra push ups for being late to karate class, but push ups become the least of her problems when rival ghost gangs that haunt the parking structure claim first dibs on this mortal prey.
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Stories From St. Anne’s Parish
Two stories: Merry as a Cricket and Pocketful of Chocolate
Inside Book Flap: “Merry as a Cricket reveals a world shaped by Catholic Faith, thought and practice. Here, being Catholic is part of children’s everyday lives. A companion volume to A Peek Into My Church, Merry as a Cricket presents two stories from St. Anne’s Parish, where readers will meet new characters and rediscover their already familiar friends, Liddy and Mark Bennett, and their orange marmalade cat, Mickey (who still isn’t allowed to go to Mass with the family.)
“In Merry as a Cricket, the children of St. Anne’s Parish come to understand why Mr. Demski, the parish grouch, is so grouchy; he is still mourning the death of his beloved wife, Ana. At the church carnival, loving friends and a mysterious clown help Mr. Demski rediscover joy and laughter.
“Every kid loves A Pocketful of Chocolate, especially this pocketful! In this story, the Bennett children celebrate St. Francis’ feast day with their pets, family and friends at St. Anne’s annual Blessing of the Animals. Before the celebration, Liddy and Mark befriend the new kid in the neighborhood, a lonely boy named Steven. When Steven joins the Bennett children at the Blessing, he finds an unexpected new friend.”
A picture dictionary is included at the end of the book.