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Children's Authors: Lisi Harrison & Daniel Kraus

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Join the Newport Beach Public Libraryfor an interactive event with New York Times bestselling authors, Lisi Harrison and Daniel Kraus! Lisi and Daniel are the authors of the book 1-2-3-4, I Declare a Thumb War, which launches Graveyard Girls, a delightfully creepy and extremely addictive middle grade series at the nexus of Goosebumps and The Babysitters Club. Participants will get a chance to meet the authors, learn all about their new book, and complete a craft activity. Books will be available for purchase. Recommended for children ages 8 and up. Admission is free and registration is recommended.

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Lisi Harrison, the queen of teen comedy, has written 37 YA and middle-grade novels including Monster High and the #1 New York Times bestselling series The Clique, which has sold more than eight million copies. Lisi launched two new middle-grade series in 2021, Girl Stuff and The Pack. She lives in California. Visit her at

Daniel Kraus is a New York Times bestselling horror author and co-author of both Trollhunters and The Shape of Water with Guillermo del Toro. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Daniel lives in Illinois. Visit him at



Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - 4:00pm
1000 Avocado Ave.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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ISBN: 9781454944546
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Union Square Kids - September 6th, 2022

Meet Whisper, Frannie, Sophie, Gemma, and Zuzu, five friends who tell eerie tales by night and navigate middle school drama by day.


MISERY FALLS, OREGON, IS ABUZZ AS the 100th anniversary of the electrocution of the town's most infamous killer, Silas Hoke, approaches. When a mysterious text message leads the girls to the cemetery--where Silas Hoke is buried --life can't get any creepier. Except, yes, it can thanks to the surprise storyteller who meets them at the cemetery, inspires the first-ever meeting of the Graveyard Girls, and sets the stage for a terrifying tale from Whisper that they'll never forget.


This slightly scary, extremely addictive story is the first in a five-book series by New York Times bestselling authors Lisi Harrison and Daniel Kraus.