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The Dis’Aster Family’s Halloween by Helen C. Johannes is a Scary Reads for Halloween pick #kidlit

Title: The Dis’Aster Family’s Halloween

Author: Helen C. Johannes

Genre: Children’s picture book

Book Blurb:

Meet the Dis’Aster Family!

The kids are creative. The parents are outnumbered. And the pets, well, they’re unusual.

When the kids decide to enter a Halloween costume contest, what could possibly go wrong?

Come along for the ride. Can Halloween survive?


The Dis’Aster family lived in a big, old house on the edge of town. It was a good place for them to live because there were lots of children in the family.

First up every morning were Bright and Smart. They liked to take their toy tools to the junk pile in the back yard and make things. Weird things. Everybody else stayed out of the back yard.

Pretty and Fine liked to get up early and play dress-up all day in the room with the big, long mirror.

Color and Paint drew pictures—all over the walls. Their mom washed their room with a hose two times a week.

Julie Ann and Jump could dance, sing, and turn somersaults—all at the same time! Whump! Thump! Ka-bumpa-bump-bump! In the big room right upstairs from the dining room chandelier.

Sit-n-Stare, who didn’t do much else but that, would watch it swing and shake. That is, if the TV wasn’t on.

They all lived together with their father who said, “Ooooh, kids!” about 9 times a day. And their mother who said, “Ooooh, kids!” about 90 times a day, but in a higher voice so you could tell them apart. And their big sister who said, “I’m never going to babysit these kids again! Ever!” about 109 times a week. But she always did because the money was good.

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What makes your featured book a must-read?

Enjoy the wild and wacky goings-on as the Dis'Aster family lives up to their name in this laugh-out-loud Halloween adventure. Perfect as a family read-aloud picture book for preschoolers or a read-to-myself book for young readers. Come along for the ride. Can Halloween survive?

Giveaway –

Enter to win a $10 Amazon gift card:

Open Internationally.

Runs October 25 – October 31, 2023.

Winner will be drawn on November 1, 2023.

Author Biography:

Helen C. Johannes writes award-winning fantasy inspired by the fairy tales she grew up reading and the amazing historical places she’s visited in England, Ireland, Scotland and Germany. Multi-published, she writes tales of adventure and romance for adults and fast-paced, fanciful, family-friendly fun inspired by her own children for young people.

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2 Kommentare

27. Okt. 2023

My favorite candy is Reese cups!

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26. Okt. 2023

Thank you, Helen, for sharing your book in our Scary Reads for Halloween Event! It sounds like such a great adventure.

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