Butler Bookshelf

Welcome to Butler Bookshelf’s mid-October spectre-cale! This week, we have collected a handful of spooky titles rife with ghosts and illusions. Ideal for elementary school readers, step into the world of The Nightmare Thief . Sisters Maren and Hallie work in their family’s dream shop. When Hallie gets into an accident that puts her in a coma, Maren breaks one of their most explicit rules: she slips Hallie a flying dream. A mysterious customer notices what Maren did, and blackmails her into creating nightmares. As the scheme gets more and more elaborate, Maren must make a choice: protect her town from the magic, or protect the magic itself. For more spectre-tacular titles, see the list below!

This Book Can Read Your Mind
Written by Susannah Lloyd
Illustrated by Jacob Grant
Published by Francis Lincoln Children’s Books
Available Now!

No Place for Monsters: School of Phantoms
Written by Kory Merritt
Published by Clarion Books
Available Now!

William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Adapted by Georghia Ellinas
Illustrated by Jane Ray
Published by Candlewick
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Written by Claire McFall
Published by Walker Books US
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The Nightmare Thief
Written by Nicole Lesperance
Illustrated by Federica Fenna
Published by Sourcebooks Young Readers
Available Now!

Curse of the Divine
Written by Kim Smejkal
Published by Clarion Books
Available Now!