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Nightmares!
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Nightmares!
"Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor [Jason] Segel and co-author [Kirsten] Miller."—Publishers WeeklyThe hilariously frightening, middle-grade...
"Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor [Jason] Segel and co-author [Kirsten] Miller."—Publishers WeeklyThe hilariously frightening, middle-grade...
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  • "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.

    Sleeping has never been so scary. And now waking up is even worse!

    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, which is NOT a place you want to find yourself after dark.
    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—that's a line that should never be crossed.

    And when your worst nightmares start to come true . . . 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 Nightmares!


    Book one is a
    New York Times bestseller and 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
    ""[Nightmares!] succeeds at scaring and amusing in equal measure...[It's] sweet, charming, and imaginative."—Kirkus Reviews
    "Segel...and Miller build an entertaining, cartoony world full of scary (but not too scary) monsters, silly jokes, plucky kid heroes...with a promise of adventures to come."—Booklist
    "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
    From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author-

  • Jason Segel used to have nightmares just like Charlie, and just like Charlie, he's learned that the things we're most afraid of are the things that can make us strong...if we're brave enough to face them. Jason likes acting, writing, making music, and hanging out with his friends. Sometimes he writes movies. Sometimes he writes songs for movies. Sometimes he stars in those movies and sings those songs. You might know him from The Muppets and Despicable Me. Your parents might know him from other stuff. Nightmares! is his first novel. Look for the other two books in the Nightmares! series, Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic and Nightmares! The Lost Lullaby, available from Delacorte Press.
    Kirsten Miller grew up in a small town just like Cypress Creek, minus the purple mansion. She lives and writes in New York City. Kirsten is the author of the acclaimed Kiki Strike books, the New York Times bestseller The Eternal Ones, and How to Lead a Life of Crime. Nightmares! is the first novel she has written with Jason Segel. You can visit her at kirstenmillerbooks.com or follow @bankstirregular on Twitter.

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  • DOGO Books Anonymous - Whether your nightmares are clowns or the dark, Nightmares! Is a book you wanna read, it has a great plot with well thought out characters, it has also some humor injected into it, like when Dabney, a clown, told Charlie, the main character, to not kill anyone when he borrowed his car. It is also full of suspense which makes it a real page-turner, unlike the other books I have read. I have recently finished the book and cannot wait for the sequel coming out in the Fall of 2015. In conclusion the book has earned 2nd place of my all time favorite book list. Good job Jason and Kirsten!
  • Publisher's Weekly

    September 8, 2014
    Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor Segel and co-author Miller (How to Lead a Life of Crime), first in a trilogy. Twelve-year-old Charlie Laird believes his new stepmother is a witch, in part due to his horrible nightmares about being held captive by witches. Charlie soon learns that the witches' Netherworld is real, and his fear has opened a portal allowing creatures to travel between realms. When Charlie ventures into the Netherworld to rescue his kidnapped younger brother, he becomes embroiled in an epic struggle to prevent the terrifying President Fear from turning the mortal world into a place of eternal nightmares. In a story that's both whimsical and disturbing, Charlie works to rescue his friends, help them overcome their fears, and find his courage. Segel and Miller make for a solid team; their Netherworld is populated by everything from talking bugs to killer clowns, and the underlying message—sometimes you have to admit to and confront your fears—is important. Kwasny's illustrations provide a fitting mixture of realism and absurdity. Ages 8–12. Agent: Erin Malone, William Morris Endeavor and Abrams Entertainment.

  • Kirkus

    July 15, 2014
    Charlie Laird's nightmares become a reality when he discovers a portal to the Netherworld.Charlie's widowed father has recently remarried, and Charlie hates it. He hates his stepmom. He hates that his young brother, Jack, is taken in by her. But most of all he hates the new house his family has moved into, as well as the never-ending stream of nightmares he experiences there every night. An evil witch haunts Charlie's sleep, threatening to eat him and his brother up. When the witch appears in the real world and snatches Jack away, Charlie follows her into the Netherworld and, with the aid of a gorgon and a few slumbering friends, sets out to save not just his brother, but the Land of Nightmares itself. As a first book in a proposed trilogy, there's a lot of promise here. The authors set up the supernatural rules of this world with ease, not getting bogged down with exceptions or contradictions. The book succeeds at scaring and amusing in equal measure, with the Nightmares as varied as they are humorous. At the heart of the endeavor is a story of personal growth, one that fits nicely with the spooky doings surrounding it. Best of all, this is a contained story. There's no cliffhanger, no shoddy lingering threats. Upon completion, readers could set it down and never return to the Netherworld, but this world is so enjoyable and interesting, it's hard to not anticipate future trips.Sweet, charming and imaginative: a promising launch. (Fantasy. 8-12)

    COPYRIGHT(2014) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

  • School Library Journal

    September 1, 2014

    Gr 4-6-Eleven-year-old Charlie Laird is absolutely convinced that his stepmother Charlotte is a witch. She dresses funny, serves seriously strange food (kale pancakes), and runs a store called Hazel's Herbarium. Charlie's dad, little brother, and friends all like Charlotte and think Charlie's still grieving for his mom. He's also suffering from terrible nightmares, and living in Charlotte's crazy purple mansion isn't helping. The evil witch who stars in those nightmares threatens to follow the protagonist into the real world and kidnap his brother. Instead, he is tricked into the Nightmare World, peopled with monsters and madness: gorgons, goblins, crazy clowns, scary bunnies, tests filled with gibberish, and the monomaniacal President Fear (who also inhabits the real world as the truly terrifying Principal Stearns). But all is not what it seems, and some of the scariest creatures turn out to be sympathetic-or even allies. There are lessons to be learned about facing fears and uncovering the real enemy in this tale. Pals Alfie, Rocco, and Paige are interesting and fairly three-dimensional; most of the adults (with the exceptions of Fear/Stearns and Charlotte) are merely background. The fear is as much psychological as anything, and there's humor and a fairly high ick-factor, but relatively little violence. A good choice for elementary-aged scare-seekers.-Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Library

    Copyright 2014 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • The New York Times Book Review 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."
  • US Weekly "A touching comical saga...about facing things that go bump in the night."
  • Publishers Weekly "Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor [Jason] Segel and co-author [Kirsten] Miller."
  • Booklist "Comical antics, cartoonish spot illustrations, and creepy villains make for quite an entertaining read."
  • Kirkus Reviews "Succeeds at scaring and amusing in equal measure . . . Sweet, charming, and imaginative."
  • VOYA "An engaging and creative story...woven with a generous amount [of] humor."
  • School Library Journal "There's humor and a fairly high ick-factor."
  • ILA Literacy Daily "Cleverly crafted...This novel presents just the right mix of 'scary and humorous.'"

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