Ages 8-12
Charlie Bumpers vs. the Squeaking Skull - Book 3  

"I know I'm supposed to like scary movies - everyone talks about how great they are - but I don't."

"Life is the best teacher, and if Charlie can survive all the troubles that come his way, maybe others can too." Kirkus Reviews


  Can Charlie face his fear of horror movies and enjoy Halloween?
Charlie and Tommy have big plans for Halloween. They're going to trick-or-treat and sleep over at Alex's house. But when Charlie finds out that the entertainment at the party will be the "Scariest Horror Movies Ever," he is struck by panic. Charlie loves candy, he loves sleepovers with his friends, but he absolutely hates horror movies.



Readers will empathize with the fear of being the most frightened kid in the room. Charlie's thoughts and feelings are universal, making his realistic situation a learning experience for more than just the main character.
Kirkus Reviews

"Fans of the series will enjoy this third installment (after Charlie Bumpers vs. the Really Nice Gnome), and those new to Charlie will have no trouble following along." School Library Journal

"Harley develops all of Charlie's concerns with a nice sense of balance and levity." Booklist




Junior Library Guild Selection