Oh Susannah! Things That Go Bump Book Review

This post was written in partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Carole P. Roman. Opinions are our own.

It's that time of year when my kids become obsessed with all thing creepy, icky, and scary! But not all kids are the same. Some are actually very sensitive to scary themes in decor and entertainment. That's why this book review is so perfect for us!

Oh Susannah! Things That Go Bump is a fun and engaging beginner chapter book that follows a girl as she struggles to overcome the fear of the unknown. She wants so badly to do a birthday sleep-over with her good friend, but worries that her house is haunted. Will she go? How will she put her friendship first and deal with the creaks and scary sounds that fill her friend's house?

Here's more about the book, which is written by Carole P. Roman and illustrated by Mateya Arkova.

Susannah Maya Logan is not having a good day. She doesn’t want to go to her best friend, Lola’s sleepover. Susannah thinks the house is big and spooky, not to mention the ghost that is said to live there. Lola’s big brother, Kai, loves to tease Susannah with scary stories. Throughout her day, she sees people deal with things that scare them. Her sight-impaired friend, Macy, is terrified of unicorns, of all things. She sees a boy at a party who’s frightened of clowns. Her teacher is afraid of getting a cold. Susannah realizes everybody is scared of something. She wishes she was more like Lola, who is not afraid of anything, or so it seems. Susannah discovers people have different ideas of what is scary and what is not, and only they can determine the difference. Join Susannah as she learns to confront her fears and not let her imagination prevent her from having fun.

I really love Carole P. Roman's books. We have several in our house. They are always entertaining and have an educational element to them, as well. Carole is the award-winning author of the Captain No Beard series. Both Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life and Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis have received the Kirkus Star of Exceptional Merit. The first book in the series was named to Kirkus Reviews Best 2012. Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis has been named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2015. Each book in the series has won numerous awards including the NABE Pinnacle Award, IAN Award, Moonbeam Award 2014, National Indie Excellence Award Finalist, Shelf Media Outstanding Series Award, ForeWord Review Five Star and Finalist in the Book of the Year, and Reader’s Views Children’s Book of the Year 2013. Roman is also the author of the award-winning non-fiction culture series, If You Were Me and Lived in… that explores customs and cultures around the world. She has co-authored a self help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing . She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.

You can purchase the book now at Amazon or Indiebound! Find Carole on social media via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and GoodReads!

Wanna Win? Enter to win an autographed copy of Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag, Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump, and Oh Susannah: Color with Me, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman—plus a set of 48 colored pencils!
One (1) grand prize winner receives:
Value: $52+

Four (4) winners receive:
  • A copy of Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag, autographed by Carole P. Roman
  • A copy of Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump, autographed by Carole P. Roman
  • A copy of Oh Susannah: Color with Me, autographed by Carole P. Roman
Value: $27+
Giveaway begins September 20, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends August 31, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. MT. Giveaway open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Prizes provided by Carole P. Roman

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  1. I want to win this for my grandchildren.

  2. My grandkids would love this book. They have several of her books and love her stories. Thanks for post and giveaway chance
    Carol Luciano
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