The Halloween Caper

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Tyler, Lindsey, and Sheman are looking forward to Halloween night—all the candy, the spooky decorations, and even old Mr. Tuttle with his crazy bulldog named Mavis.

But instead of trick-or-treating until dark, the kids find themselves running under the stars chasing ghostly villains who are clearly up to no good.

Will Tyler, Lindsey, and Sherman solve the mystery in time? Find out in this spooky Halloween Caper.

Chapter book | Grades 1 to 4 | 113 pp

Subject categories: Mystery / Adventure, Halloween, Siblings and Family, Soccer, Twins, Friendship, Bullies

Tyler Tate Mystery Series

Follow Tyler, Lindsey, and their best friend, Sherman as they solve mysteries in their small rural town.

Don’t miss the next book in the Tyler Tate Mystery series—

The Pirate Ghost


Praise for Elaine’s books:

“Creating relatable characters is one trick to captivating an audience. With four books chock-full of personable organisms such as Olly the Oyster and Mallory the Forgetful Duck, Crofton author Elaine Allen has accomplished this, bringing young boys and girls into her seafaring world.” by Zach Sparks, Arundel Voice

“With the curious Olly the Oyster who is looking for adventure, children discover that following the current leads to many wonders big and small.” Angel Limb of PBS’s

“Delight your preschooler with Elaine Ann Allen’s rhythmic tale of Olly the Oyster, a determined little fellow who wants to help the Chesapeake Bay.”Bay Weekly, by Dotty Holcomb Doherty

“Author Elaine Ann Allen, a Marylander, gives young readers a unique glimpse into what goes on under water. Think glass-bottom boat in the form of a book with a good message.” SpinSheet, Chesapeake Bay Sailing

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Do you like to make crafts with your children? I find that reading stories stirs up the imagination and leads to creative energy for making something that is both hands-on and fun. Here are a few Fall theme crafts. Click on the images for details and instructions.

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