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Praise for Halloween Scare

This book is adorable! [My] 14 month old absolutely loves it! He’s an active kid who would previously not sit still for a story. Now he brings the book to me or me or husband multiple times a day and sits while we read it to him.

Christine Shallow

This has been the requested bedtime book for my three yr old son. He LOVES it, he has even memorized several lines which makes him even more excited! Can’t wait for this author’s second book!

Nathalia Luna

I’m never sure when I pick up a regional picture book–will it be overly didactic? Will the story be forced to accommodate the geography? I hate that! Well, have no fear with this one! Both the rhyme and the visual story are too stinkin’ cute!

Irene Carracher Kistler

It’s Brilliant! This is a Gem of a book. Without giving too much away it empowers kids on the Scariest night of the Year! This is a rhyming book which skips along effortlessly in pace and story.

Ahrani Thiriloganathan
IDEAS Factory

This book was a lot of fun. If you know me, you know that I sometimes like puns way too much. I read it in a scary voice to the Cubs and I have to say I like that Eric James didn’t try to explain away the monsters by saying that they were dressed up for Halloween, instead revealing what we all know to be true; children are the scariest monsters of all.


This is honestly one of my favorite children’s books I’ve ever read. I can’t tell you how impressed I am with every aspect, from the rhymes to illustrations, plot line, etc. It’s just perfect.

Laura Domineau

This is a very very cute Halloween Story!!! Love that it incorporates places in California… as well as teaches us a lesson on how to be ourselves!! For the parents there are some great little jokes. Had me chuckling. My little boy loved looking at the scarey Monsters. He was pointing and pointing and saying Mom Mom.


An adorably spooky book. It was fun to read, very entertaining and absolutely delightful. Eric does an excellent job, especially delivering that wonderful message at the end. This is one of the best Halloween books I have encountered in a while. It’s well worth the read over and over again.


Loved, loved, the first book. I purchased the book for my 3 year old grandson and he loved it and my 7 year old granddaughter now wants one. I thought she would think she was too old for it but no. So now it’s time to get another one or probably two.


I loved this book! It’s perfect for Halloween and the illustrations include important people and places from the state. The protagonist over comes all the scary monsters at the end and proves his bravery.

Allie Pierskalla

@EricJamesAuthor That is brilliant! You have 2 new fans (7&11yrs) They loved both the poetry & illustrations. Thank you for sharing ????


This book is new to our collection this year, but it has quickly become a family favorite.

Magnolia Mamas
Wbnsite review

Engaging, clever, funny and psychologically sound. One of the best books for children I have ever read.

Andrew Soltau (author)

Max (5) absolutely adores your book and it is the most requested bedtime story. Each page is savoured as we choose our favourite monster! The rhymes are superb!

Adrian & Jane Campbell-Howard

This book is super unique! It adds little hits of Minnesota to it! You could easily do a little geography lesson with it! And at the end the little boy is no longer afraid of the monsters.

Tonia Kruczek

Praise for Santa's Sleigh (so far)

Through pitch-perfect and utterly charming rhyming text, Eric James wonderfully captures the excitement and anticipation of Christmas Eve. Little readers will easily relate to the “just can’t wait” feelings the young characters in the book experience and will love the thrilling and humorous adventures of Santa as he makes his way to your little one’s house. The way the narrator directly addresses readers, and places them within the story, creates such a fun, engaging story! The gorgeously rendered illustrations are soft, yet eye-catching and full of whimsical details.

Word Spelunking

We are always in awe of writers who can write in rhyme because it’s not as easy as you think and James’ new series covers 25 states! One would think that requires a great deal of thought and research, especially when the writer resides in England. It’s a fun and witty book and already a holiday favorite of ours.

Back To Basics Literacy

The illustrations are splendid and the story is very well written. This is a cute and personalized story that will add magic to your Christmas collection.


Got this book for my 3 year old son, nieces, nephews and friends children between 2-8. They loved the book so much!


I really enjoyed it and found it very magical. It really put me in the Christmas spirit.


This book is my go to for gift giving. Great book that takes a child through Kansas.


Such a cute book. I LOVE that it talks about specific places in Missouri as Santa flies over them!

Jennifer A. Bond

We loved reading this story we live in NJ so the kids loved hearing towns in our area in the book and we would change one of the towns name to our home town and the kids got excited every time


We love the North Carolina books, we make them our Christmas Eve tradition.


Praise for Max's Little Brother

The book is brilliant!!! A charming read & beautifully illustrated. My 4 year old son said “Yes I want it!”

Georgina Rosso

My daughter loved your book. She asked me to read it 3 times and then had a tantrum when I said 4 times was quite enough!


The kids absolutely loved it! They thought it was really funny and made me read it twice.

Sam Thomas

Brilliant, witty and beautifully illustrated.

Guy Parr
In person

I just read it to my 4 year old daughter, she loved it and is already asking me to read it again!


Just read it to my 2.5 year old daughter who then insisted that I read it another time.


A fantastic book!


This is without doubt the finest book ever written and everybody should buy at least 5 copies of it.

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