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Nightmares! Series

Found in Children’s Middle Grade Action & Adventure Books
Nightmares! by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller; illustrated by Karl Kwasny
Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller; illustrated by Karl Kwasny
Nightmares! The Lost Lullaby by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller; illustrated by Karl Kwasny

Nightmares! Series : Titles in Order

Book 3
“Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor [Jason] Segel and co-author [Kirsten] Miller.” —Publishers Weekly, on book one in the series

Stay up late with the hilariously frightening middle-grade novel Nightmares! The Lost Lullaby. You thought the nightmares were over? You’d better keep the lights on!
 
Not since he faced his fears has Charlie had so many bad dreams. Whenever he falls asleep, he finds himself in a Netherworld field, surrounded by a flock of CREEPY BLACK SHEEP.

They’re not counting sheep. They refuse to jump. In fact, they don’t do much at all. Even eerier, though, is that it’s not Charlie’s nightmare. Somehow he’s trapped in someone else’s bad dream. And he’s pretty sure the twins ICK and INK are responsible.

Charlie and his friends thought they’d put the twins out of business, but it seems they didn’t quite finish the job. Now the WOOLLY NIGHTMARES are closing in, and INK has shown up at Cypress Creek Elementary! Charlie is convinced that INK is up to NO GOOD. And if he’s right, it could be a very long time before anyone’s dreams are sweet again.

Praise for the Nightmares! series

“Charlie Laird, who learns fear will eat you alive if you feed it, makes an impression, and . . . readers will want to accompany him again.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A touching comical saga . . . about facing things that go bump in the night.” —US Weekly

“Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor [Jason] Segel and co-author [Kirsten] Miller.” —Publishers Weekly
Book 2
“Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor [Jason] Segel and co-author [Kirsten] Miller.” —Publishers Weekly, on book one in the series

Stay up late with the hilariously frightening middle-grade novel Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic. If you snooze, you lose!
 
Charlie Laird has a dream life.
 
1) He has a weirdo stepmom who runs an herbarium.
2) He lives in a purple mansion with a portal to the Netherworld.
3) Since they escaped from the Netherworld, he and his best friends have been sleeping like babies.
 
But Charlie can’t shake the feeling that something strange is afoot. Charlotte’s herbarium used to be one of the busiest stores in Cypress Creek. Now her loyal following is heading to Orville Falls for their herbal potions. Weirder, though, Orville Falls is suddenly filled with . . . zombies? At least, they sure look like the walking dead. Rumor has it that no one’s sleeping in Orville Falls. And Charlie knows what that means. Things are getting freaky again.
 
Praise for the Nightmares! series

“Charlie Laird, who learns fear will eat you alive if you feed it, makes an impression, and . . . readers will want to accompany him again.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A touching comical saga . . . about facing things that go bump in the night.” —US Weekly

“[Nightmares!] succeeds at scaring and amusing in equal measure. . . . [It’s] sweet, charming, and imaginative.” —Kirkus Reviews
Book 1
“Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor [Jason] Segel and co-author [Kirsten] Miller.”—Publishers Weekly

The hilariously frightening, middle-grade novel Nightmares! is a Texas Bluebonnet nominee and the first book in a trilogy about a boy named Charlie and a group of kids who must face their fears to save their town.

Charlie Laird has several problems.
 
1. His dad married a woman he is sure moonlights as a witch.
2. He had to move into her purple mansion—the creepiest place in Cypress Creek.
3. He can’t remember the last time sleeping wasn’t a nightmarish prospect. Like even a nap.
 
What Charlie doesn’t know is that his problems are about to get a whole lot more real. Nightmares can ruin a good night’s sleep, but when they start slipping out of your dreams and into the waking world . . . well, that’s something only Charlie can face. And he’s going to need all the help he can get, or it might just be lights-out for Charlie Laird.
 
For good.

Praise for the Nightmares! Series:

Nightmares! (Bk 1) is a Texas Bluebonnet Nominee

“Charlie Laird, who learns fear will eat you alive if you feed it, makes an impression, and…readers will want to accompany him again.”—The New York Times Book Review

“A touching comical saga…about facing things that go bump in the night.”—US Weekly

“Comical antics, cartoonish spot illustrations, and creepy villains make for quite an entertaining read.”—Booklist

“Succeeds at scaring and amusing in equal measure . . . Sweet, charming, and imaginative.”—Kirkus Reviews

“An engaging and creative story…woven with a generous amount [of] humor.”—VOYA

“There’s humor and a fairly high ick-factor.”—School Library Journal

“Cleverly crafted…This novel presents just the right mix of ‘scary and humorous.'”—ILA Literacy Daily
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