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Looking for a list of the best children's books about amusement parks?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to amusement parks. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about amusement parks.

Our list includes board books, picture books, and chapter books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

We hope this list of kids books about amusement parks can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
Written by Dusti Bowling
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Aven Green was born without arms–so when her dad takes a job running a dying western theme park in Arizona, she knows she’ll become the center of unwanted attention at her new school. But she bonds with Connor, a classmate with his own disability to conquer. Then they discover a room at the park that holds bigger secrets than Aven ever could have imagined. Can Aven face her fears, solve a mystery, and help her friend, too?

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I Am (Not) Scared
Written by Anna Kang & illustrated by Christopher Weyant
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Two fuzzy friends go to an amusement park. They try to convince each other that there are much scarier things than the roller coaster. Hairy spiders! Aliens! Fried ants! They soon discover that sometimes being scared isn’t as “scary” as they thought. With expressive illustrations and simple text, this giggle-inducing tale about (not) being scared features the endearing characters from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award­ winner You Are (Not) Small.

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Jurassic Park
Written by Michael Crichton
chapter book
Recommend Ages: -

An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Creatures once extinct now roam Jurassic Park, soon-to-be opened as a theme park. Until something goes wrong…and science proves a dangerous toy….

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A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story
Written by Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan & illustrated by Floyd Cooper
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

The true story of how a ride on a carousel made a powerful Civil Rights statement
 
_A Ride to Remember_ tells how a community came together—both black and white—to make a change. When Sharon Langley was born in the early 1960s, many amusement parks were segregated, and African-American families were not allowed entry. This book reveals how in the summer of 1963, due to demonstrations and public protests, the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Maryland became desegregated and opened to all for the first time. Co-author Sharon Langley was the first African-American child to ride the carousel. This was on the same day of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Langley’s ride to remember demonstrated the possibilities of King’s dream. This book includes photos of Sharon on the carousel, authors’ notes, a timeline, and a bibliography.

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The Aquanaut
Written & illustrated by Dan Santat
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Dive in to this whimsically adventurous graphic novel from Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat!Ever since her father was lost at sea, Sophia has been moping around Aqualand, the marine theme park her dad and uncle created. But Sophia’s world is turned upside down when an aquanaut breaks into the park’s research lab.To her amazement, Sophia discovers that the aquanaut is not what it seems – inside lives a band of four goofy sea creatures! And when they all realize that Aqualand has evolved into something much darker than Sophia’s dad had envisioned, Sophia is determined to help the aquanaut crew free the park’s captive marine life before it’s too late.

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  • Carnival in a Fix - Funfair Moon, the outer space amusement park where Emily lives, has the highest roller coasters, the most dizzying Tilt-A-Whirls, and the scariest ghost train in the galaxy. Normally, Emily’s heroes Jinks and O’Hare keep it in tip-top shape. But the day the funfair inspector comes, everything goes wrong. Peeploid’s Merry-Go-Round and Fudge Shoppe is spinning out of control, gravity has reversed on the biggest slide, and there are strange little spiny black balls all over the place! Can Emily help fix the carnival before the inspector closes it for good?

  • Where Is Walt Disney World? - Building the most magical place on earth was no fairy tale. Learn the story behind the creation of Walt Disney World. In 1964, when Walt Disney and his brother Roy decided to build a second theme park in the Florida swamplands, they kept it super hush-hush. Why? Well, if word got out that they planned to buy up lots of land, the price would have skyrocketed. So the Disneys cleverly covered up their trail, avoiding the Orlando airport and even using made-up names, like Walt and Roy Davis, for their flights. The deception worked. In covering the history of the Most Magical Place On Earth, Joan Holub takes readers both behind the scenes and underneath the park (there are secret employee-only tunnels that form one big circle under the Magic Kingdom). Loaded with fun facts, this book is a great companion to Who Was Walt Disney?

  • Ride for Your Life! - Breakout star Creepella von Cacklefur is back in another fur-raising adventure!The fair has come to Mysterious Valley! Creepella is looking forward to a fun, thrilling day of rides and games with her family and friends. But one spooky rollercoaster seems to be making everyone who rides it disappear! Creepella is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery – but what will happen when she rides the coaster herself?

  • Rumble of the Coaster Ghost - Stermont’s latest monster is a real scream!This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Alexander’s class is going on a field trip to an amusement park. Everyone is excited – until they find out they’re going to SAFETY Land! Before the students take a ride on the Slow and Steady Teacups, a weird magician tells them there’s a haunted roller coaster at the park. And Alexander starts seeing odd scratch marks all over the place. Is there REALLY a ghost at Safety Land? The S.S.M.P. is about to find out!

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Twister Trouble
Written by Eva Moore & illustrated by Ted Enik
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

The kids in Ms. Frizzle’s class are getting ready for the Wild Weather Show. To help the kids with their projects, Ms. Frizzle takes them on a field trip to the Weatherama Amusement Park. Ms. Frizzle’s class find out just how wild the weather can be when the Magic School Bus flies into a tornado. The kids learn about when and how tornadoes form, the areas in the U. S. with the worst tornadoes, and the kind of damage tornadoes leave behind. It looks like Ms. Frizzle’s class is in for a whirlwind of excitment!

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Wet and Wild!
Written by Nancy Krulik & illustrated by Aaron Blecha
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-9

When George Brown spends the day at a water park, he ends up making a huge splash, just not the kind he intended. That’s because trouble follows him like a shadow. It’s not his fault. Really! Poor George is at the mercy of magic burps, burps that make him do wild and crazy things. Perfect for reluctant readers, this funny chapter book series is illustrated with more than forty black-and-white drawings that mirror the goofy mayhem.

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Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 10-13

Discover a new series for fans of Lemony Snicket, Roald Dahl and the Adams family. Welcome to the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares! This is the third book about Amelia Fang, a sparkly little vampire in a dark and gloomy world. Amelia and her friends are taking part in a competition to visit Pumpkin Paradise Park - the most bloodcurding theme park ever! All they have to do is sell as many cookies as possible. But the creatures of Nocturnia have begun to act stranger than usual . . . no one can seem to remember anything - including their own names or even Amelia’s big birthnight party! Where have everyone’s memories gone? And how can Amelia save them when they have all forgotten who she is?

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Road Trip with Max and His Mom
Written by Linda Urban & illustrated by Katie Kath
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Third-grader Max is heading off on a road trip with Mom. With miles to travel, cousins to meet, and a tall roller coaster to ride (maybe), it will be an adventure! But Max always spends weekends with Dad; will Dad be okay if he’s left behind? And will Max be brave enough for all the new explorations ahead of him?

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B Is for Bulldozer
Written by June Sobel & illustrated by Melissa Iwai
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Get ready for a ride through the alphabet at a busy construction site. There’s a big yellow Bulldozer, a tall shiny Crane, a rusty red Dump truck–and the construction crew is hard at work. But what are they building?

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  • Holly's Jolly Christmas - What’s better than getting one new Katie story? Getting two! With this Super Special, kids can get into the holiday spirit by following Katie’s latest misadventures, first at a Christmas tree farm and then at a Santa’s Workshop theme park, where she switcheroos into . . . Well, we won’t spoil the surprise, but here’s a hint: she doesn’t have a red nose but she sure has antlers!

  • Happy Paws - Meet rock star Layla and her team of Bots!
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    This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! Layla and the Bots are in an awesome rock band! They also use problem-solving and creativity to build cool inventions. When a local amusement park is in danger of shutting down, Layla knows just how to bring in the crowds… build an amusement park for DOGS! But will cool doggie rides like the Rub-a-Dub Mud Slide and the Tummy Rubbing Machine be enough to keep the park open? With full-color artwork on every page and speech bubbles throughout, this early chapter book series brings kid-friendly STEAM topics to young readers!

  • The Horror at Chiller House - Take a little Horror home with you!Jonathan Chiller has had a plan all along. Nothing is free in HorrorLand, especially his rare souvenirs. Now it’s time for the six kids who visited his shop to pay up. And Chiller knows exactly what he wants–players for his deadly game.Andy, Sam, Jessica, Meg, Marco, and Ray are trapped by Chiller’s evil plot. Who is the madman? He’s made sure that there is only one way to escape from HorrorLand. But are they willing to pay for it…with their lives?

  • The Streets of Panic Park - It’s the end of the ride–for now! Fright-master R.L. Stine saves the most shocking surprises for last as all of HorrorLand’s secrets are revealed!Luke and Lizzie thin they’ll be safe in Panic Park. But they’re wrong. Because Panic Park is home to The Menace, a two-faced villain with a twisted plan to trap them forever.They learn they’ve been sharing secrets with a traitor, who’s been tricking them all along! To beat The Menace and his rotten crew, Luke and Lizzie must team up with an old foe. But will they be double-crossed again?

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Slappy New Year!
Written by R.L. Stine
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Take a little Horror home with you!Ray Gordon loves to scare his younger brother, Brandon. It’s not hard considering Brandon is terrified of everything–loud noises, roller coasters, and especially the wooden dummy, Slappy, that Ray got from Jonahttan Chiller’s HorrorLand gift shop. In order to throw his big New Year’s Even party, Ray’s parents make him promise to leave Brandon alone. But strange, mean-spirited things keep happening to his little brother, and Slappy always seems to be around for it. Could those words Ray read out loud actually have brought the dummy to life?

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Claws!
Written by R.L. Stine
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

The Hall of Horrors is open. Step into the nightmare!Mickey is put in charge of his vacationing neighbors’ cat, Bella. His best friend Amanda comes along to help out. All they have to do is make sure Bella has enough to eat and doesn’t destroy the furniture. Seems simple enough. But Bella escapes and causes all kinds of trouble. Catsitting was a big mistake!

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Wretched Waterpark
Written by Kiersten White
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

A brand-new middle-grade mystery series that’s spooky, creepy, and filled with gothic twists! Meet the Sinister-Winterbottom twins, who solve mysteries at increasingly bizarre summer vacation destinations in the hopes of being reunited with their parents–or at the very least finally finding a good churro. “Like a big waterslide that you scream all the way down, only to laugh in relief and get right back on, this book is gothically hilarious and an absolute delight. If I have to die in a waterpark, I want to die in this one.”–Holly Black, #1 NYT bestselling author of The Folk of the Air series Packed with wordplay and mock-gothic mystery, this first title in the Sinister Summer series is perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket, Edward Gorey and Roald Dahl.–Shelf Awareness Meet the Sinister-Winterbottoms: brave Theo, her timid twin, Alexander, and their older sister, Wil. They’re stuck for the summer with their Aunt Saffronia, who doesn’t know how often children need to eat and can’t use a smartphone, and whose feet never quite seem to touch the floor when she glides–er–walks. When Aunt Saffronia suggests a week pass to the Fathoms of Fun Waterpark, they hastily agree. But the park is even stranger than Aunt Saffronia. The waterslides look like gray gargoyle tongues. The employees wear creepy black dresses and deliver ominous messages. An impossible figure is at the top of the slide tower, people are disappearing, and suspicious goo is seeping into the wave pool. Something mysterious is happening at Fathoms of Fun, and it’s up to the twins to get to the bottom of it. The mystery, that is. NOT the wave pool. Definitely NOT the wave pool. But are Theo and Alexander out of their depth?

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Escape from Horrorland
Written by R.L. Stine
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Sharp turns ahead! All aboard the next-to-last thrill ride in this epic series from fright-master R.L. Stine! And be prepared for the most shocking twists yet. . . .Lizzie and Luke have uncovered secret information about the freaky amusement park. Lizzie wants to help the others, but since the twins don’t trust her, they’re all in a deadlock. Did someone say DEAD? A trip through the hall of Mirrors lets the kids escape HorrorLand and enter Panic Park. Safe at last! Or are they? Why are there no exits? What’s in the Tunnel of Hate? Have they been tricked again?

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Horrible Harry and the Drop of Doom
Written by Suzy Kline & illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-9

It’s the last day of second grade and Song Lee’s having a party at the amusement park to celebrate. Harry can’t wait to go on all the rides, except for one – The Drop of Doom. In the end, Harry overcomes his fear with a little help from Song Lee, who knows what it’s like to be fearful of new experiences.

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  • The Boardwalk Mystery - The Aldens are visiting the New Jersey shore and enjoying the beach and the boardwalk attractions. A family friend has just bought an amusement pier, and the children are excited to help out. But there are rumors that the rides aren’t safe, and someone has stolen a zombie from the haunted house! Can the Boxcar Children find out what’s behind all the trouble?

  • When the Ghost Dog Howls - Take a little Horror home with you!In HorrorLand’s eerie gift shop Andy finds a hound’s-tooth necklace. The big tooth is yellow, has two sharp points, and, according to the shopkeeper, is said to grant wishes. But Jonathan Chiller knows something else about the tooth. It’s said to be haunted by the ghost of a huge hound. A ghost that’s got a mouthful of sharp teeth–but wants this one back.

  • Gator - A carousel alligator goes on a courageous journey to find a place with real alligators–and a wonderful, familiar sound–in this moving and modest story. Full color.

  • Mr. Ferris and His Wheel - Describes how the engineer George Ferris invented the famous carnival attraction for the renowned 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

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At the Boardwalk
Written & illustrated by Kelly Ramsdell Fineman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

From sunrise to sunset, the attractions of a beach boardwalk include popcorn, taffy, arcade games, and a dazzling amusement park.

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Roller Coaster
Written & illustrated by Marla Frazee
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Twelve people set aside their fears and ride a roller coaster, including one who has never done so before.

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Thrill Ride
Written by Franklin W. Dixon
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

ATAC Briefing For Agents Frank and Joe Hardy Mission: Investigate a woman’s death and other mysterious events surrounding Uncle Bernie’s Fun Park. Location: Uncle Bernie’s Fun Park, MA. Potential Victims: All Fun Park patrons. Suspects: Disgruntled employees. Unhappy customers. Enemies of Bernie. This Mission Requires Your Immediate Attention. This Message Will Be Erased In Five Seconds.

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Heads, You Lose!
Written by R.L. Stine
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

The monstrously successful GOOSEBUMPS series continues with SEVEN more HORRORLAND books! It’s time to take a little Horror home with you!Jessica and her best friend, Ryan, really enjoy magic tricks. They find the perfect HorrorLand souvenir in Jonathan Chiller’s gift shop–a two-headed coin with mysteriously dark powers.After an unlucky flip of the coin, Jessica and Ryan find themselves in a strange land being chased down by angry guards. HorrorLand was scary but this is much worse. Will they be able to escape with their heads still attached?

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The Wizard of Ooze
Written by R.L. Stine
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Take a little Horror home with you!Marco is a diehard fan of The Ooze, a comic book villain with the power to sludge his enemies. So when he finds a super-rare edition at the Chiller House gift shop, Marco is sure he has found something special for his collection. Outside of HorrorLand there are a few other people interested in the comic book. The kinds of people you don’t want to mess around with. Like a muscular monster of a man dressed as The Ooze. But if he’s only wearing a costume, why does he leave an oily mess everywhere he goes? And why is he following Marco?

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  • Weirdo Halloween - Take a little Horror home with you! An extra-long, extra-scary Halloween Special Edition: a HorrorLand first!After a trip to HorrorLand, Meg and her brother, Chris, can’t wait to celebrate Halloween. Until that Weirdo in the baby alien costume shows up and begins to wreak havoc on their lives. They just can’t seem to get him to leave. And Meg’s beginning to suspect that his orange skin isn’t a halloween disguise…What happens in the world’s scariest theme park on the most frightening day of the year? Meg is about to find out when she’s mysteriously called back to HorrorLand on Halloween. Can she survive the trick or treachery?

  • The Amusement Park Mystery - When the Alden children see odd lights coming from a closed amusement park and they receive a phone call warning them to stay away, they are determined to figure out what is going on at the park. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Spotlight is a division of ABDO.

  • One Day at Horrorland - Getting lost on their way to Zoo Gardens Theme Park, the Morris family instead finds Horrorland, an amusement park with no crowds, no lines, and heart-stopping rides that go beyond creepy. Original.

  • Revenge of the Living Dummy - It’s a whole new ride from master of horror and bestselling author R.L. Stine–with a story so fiendish that it can’t be contained to just one book! Fright-master R.L. Stine invites you on an all-new, all-terrifying adventure! The thrill ride begins when 12-year-old Britney Crosby encounters an old ventriloquist’s dummy with a lively secret–and a wicked plan. Just when she thinks the nightmare is over, Britney receives an invitation to an amusement park where everything is not as it seems. Who–or what–is summoning ordinary kids to HorrorLand? Britney and her friends must find out fast–or remain trapped forever in the scariest place on Earth.

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Who's Your Mummy?
Written by R.L. Stine
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

It’s a whole new ride from master of fright and bestselling author R.L. Stine–with a story so fiendish that it can’t be contained in just one book!Abby and Peter are staying with Uncle Jonathan in an eerie old village. Their uncle knows a lot about Egyptian pyramids, and his living room even looks like an ancient tomb. Do other secrets lurk inside Uncle Jonathan’s house? MUM’s the word!Next, Abby and Peter will get all WRAPPED up in a terrifying mystery. Slappy the Dummy and other villains have been sighted in HorrorLand theme park. A monster named Byron might offer help . . . if they can find him.

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The Scream of the Haunted Mask
Written by R.L. Stine
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

It’s a whole new ride from master of fright and bestselling author R.L. Stine–with a story so fiendish that it can’t be contained in just one book!What should Carly Beth be for Halloween this year? TERRIFIED! Late at night, an ugly green mask is mysteriously calling out to her, and ugly green masks don’t like to be ignored. If Carly Beth survives the night, even a scary theme park might sound like a vacation. Or maybe not! At HorrorLand, every night is Halloween. And those monster masks? They aren’t masks.

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Welcome to Camp Slither
Written by R.L. Stine
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

It’s a whole new ride from master of horror and bestselling author R.L. Stine–with a story so fiendish that it can’t be contained in just one book!Boone and Heather are psyched for summer camp. The legends of man-eating snakes and disappearing campers are hisss-terical! Sure, it’s strange that the camp lotion makes their skin peel, but there’s a good explanation, right? Right?! Things get even wrose when Boone joins the other eleven Very Special–And Very Terrified!–Guests at HorrorLand. There’s something Very Wrong about a bumper-car ride called the R.I.P.P.E.R…

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Say Cheese - And Die Screaming!
Written by R.L. Stine
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

It’s a whole new ride from master of fright and bestselling author R.L. Stine–with a story so fiendish that it can’t be contained in just one book!A picture is worth a thousand screams–if it’s taken with an evil camera that has a nasty vision of the future. Julie’s future doesn’t look pretty. And neither does anyone else’s after they’re caught in her lens!Things start looking up when Julie gets to HorrorLand. That is, until she starts falling down–into the Tunnel of Screams. A giant spider attack really bugs Julie and makes her suspect the park isn’t all fun.

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Help! We Have Strange Powers!
Written by R.L. Stine
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

It’s a whole new ride from master of fright and bestselling author R.L. Stine–with a story so fiendish that it can’t be contained in just one book!Jillian and Jackson freak out when they suddenly can read people’s thoughts. But the trick turns to terror when the twins are stalked by a strange scientist who wants to know exactly what’s on their minds. Will the twins ever lead normal lives again? Not in HorrorLand they won’t. There are free meals, free games, and free falls down the Doom Slide. Someone’s watching their every step. But is she friend or foe?

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  • A Royal Ride - Join Catherine the Great on a fun-filled ride as she schemes to invent the roller coaster in this inventive, STEM-based nonfiction picture book! Empress Catherine the Great, Queen of Russia loved her country, especially the snowy winters. Giant ice slides meant daring drops and thrilling rides for all! But every spring, warm weather melted the snow and the slides. What could Catherine the Great do to ensure fun all year round? With some ingenuity and some royal thinking, Catherine the Great would create her greatest invention!

  • Trolls Don't Ride Roller Coasters - The hugely popular early chapter book series re-emerges with a new look! Brand-new eye-catching cover art brings a modern feel to this classic monster series for young readers. It’s springtime and the carnival is making its annual visit to Bailey City. Amidst the people working at the fair is a strange, stout woman with crazy red hair. The more the kids learn about this woman – she hates loud noises, says trolls are her friends, can’t stand the sun, and is always around when rides stop working – the more certain they are that this woman is an evil troll who is there to ruin their carnival. Can the kids trick this troll into doing a good deed, thereby transforming her into a good troll, before she ruins everything?

  • My Friends Call Me Monster - It’s a whole new ride from master of fright and bestselling author R.L. Stine–with a story so fiendish that it can’t be contained in just one book!Michael Munroe is learning a few new lessons in school this week: Never trust a teacher who believes in monsters. Don’t even think about entering her house. And stay away from the giant egg in her attic–especially if it’s about to hatch.What could be worse than a monster egg? An entire theme park filled with monsters! But that’s not the only surprise. Soon, Michael and his friends will discover shocking new secrets about HorrorLand theme park.

  • Creep from the Deep - It’s a whole new ride from master of horror and bestselling author R.L. Stine–with a story so fiendish that it can’t be contained to just one book!Billy and Sheena always expect adventure when they join their uncle, Dr. Deep, aboard his hi-tech boat. What they don’t expect is a treasure hunt leading to a 200-year-old sea captain… who refuses to stay dead!Just when they think the tide is turning, Billy and Sheena accidentally drive into a dangerous mystery. A chilling surprise awaits them in Horrorland, the theme park where their worst nightmare is about to come to life.

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Monster Blood for Breakfast!
Written by R.L. Stine
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

It’s a whole new ride from the master of fright and bestselling author R.L. Stine–with a story so fiendish that it can’t be contained in just one book!For an athlete like Matt Daniels, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s also the most dangerous. That’s because somebody is about to pull a mean prank. The recipe is simple: Just add gooey, green Monster Blood.As if Matt’s problems weren’t big and slimy enough, an invitation to HorrorLand is also on its way. Can How long can Matt survive inside a terrifying theme park? Not very long if his friends keep disappearing!

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Fun at the Fair
Written & illustrated by Ingela P. Arrhenius
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Toddlers will love exploring all the wonders of a day at the fair in this chunky, tactile board book.

Little hands will thrill at flipping through the uniquely shaped, die-cut pages that overlap to reveal carousels, trains, rollercoasters and all the other fun-tastic sights and sounds of a bustling fairground. Delightfully petite, with light concept-based text and jubilant illustrations, Fun at the Fair is perfect for hands on play and bedtime reading alike.

• The tactile, toylike quality makes Fun at the Fair an irresistible attention-grabber for toddlers. • Decorative and elegantly-designed, this book is ideal for both nursery display and hands-on learning. • Lovers of Scandinavian design will love Ingela Arrhenius’s beautiful, 1950s-inspired art.

Fans of City Block, Main Street Magic, and Ingela Arrhenius’s Animals and Pop Up Things that Go! will love Fun at the Fair.

• Board books for toddlers • Family read-aloud for ages 0–3 • Baby shower gift/home décor

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Dr. Maniac vs. Robby Schwartz
Written by R.L. Stine
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

It’s a whole new ride from master of horror and bestselling author R.L. Stine–with a story so fiendish that it can’t be contained in just one book!Robby creates comic strips on his computer. His favorite creation is Dr. Maniac, weird and wicked supervillan.. Dr. Maniac isn’t a real doctor, but he sure is a maniac! And now Dr. Maniac is on the loose . . . in the real world!Meanwhile, seven ordinary kids are now trapped in the popular theme park called HorrorLand. Can Robby survive long enoguh to find a save them? A hairy situation awaits in Werewolf Village…

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Little Elliot, Big Fun
Written & illustrated by Mike Curato
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Elliot the little elephant is terrified when his friend Mouse introduces him to the carnival, but Mouse helps him to have fun.

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Monster Park!
Written & illustrated by Annie Bach
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

“Monster play. Monster ‘YAY!’ Monster Park—come on, this way!” Monster’s having a fun time at the park—swinging and sliding, swirling and twirling, and riding the whirly-whirl. When it’s time to go, though, Monster says “NO!” But all’s okay because Monster can return another day. A monstrous-ly enjoyable follow-up to Annie Bach’s delightful Monster Party!

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