Ghost Buddy: Mind if I Read Your Mind? Book Review & Giveaway

Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver have teamed up to write a series of children’s books about ghosts!  Just in time for Halloween, these chapter book are geared for aged 8-10 and will have your kids rethinking the meaning of the word “ghost”!  Here is a little more about the first two books in the Ghost Buddy series…

Ghost Buddy: Zero to Hero – 

This fast-paced read introduces kids to a funny ghost with a whole lot of attitude!

Billy Broccoli has a new stepfather and stepsister, a new home, and a new roommate — who just happens to be a ghost! Hoover — aka the Hoove — has been haunting the house for nearly 100 years. But the ghostly higher-ups are not pleased with his progress (who knew ghosts got report cards?) and they want Hoover to prove himself by helping Billy succeed at his new school.

How can Hoover help Billy be cool, make friends, and get even with the bully who’s tormenting him? It’s the Hoove’s toughest assignment yet!

Ghost Buddy: Mind if I Read Your Mind? – 

Billy and Hoover are back in the hilarious new series from bestselling authors Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver!

It’s time for Moorepark Middle School’s annual Speak Out Challenge, and Billy Broccoli thinks he’s got it made. With his best friend Hoover Porterhouse-the ghost with the most-by his side, Billy’s got the competition in the bag. Who wouldn’t vote for a demonstration on mind reading?

But when Billy lands a spot on the seventh grade team, he starts spending more time with his new teammates than he does with Hoover. And the Hoove plays second fiddle to no one! If Billy’s not careful, his secret weapon might just vanish into thin air, leaving Billy to pick up the pieces of a demonstration day disaster!

Just to make sure we weren’t completely lost, my son and I decided to read the first Ghost Buddy book before the newest edition!  As soon I saw the cover and the name, I knew my 8-year-old would be the perfect guinea pig!  He loves anything to do with ghosts (as long as they aren’t real!) and is very mischievous!  He just started third grade this year and is a little behind when it comes to reading.  I was happy to find a couple books that were a little difficult for him, but would also keep him interested!  He is required to read 50 pages a week, so we got started right away!  He really enjoyed the  “Zero to Hero” book and liked the characters, especially “The Hoove”!  I think that is kind of how he pictures himself being when he is older!  When Billy starts being less socially awkward and making more friends, I was able to talk to my son about the importance of being kind, even to the kids that aren’t as popular.  It is easier to make friends when everyone wants to be like you, but one of my main goals in life is for my kids to be the ones who to sit next to the person at lunch who is alone, or play with the kid at recess that doesn’t have anyone to play with.  I think this book really allowed me to bring up that topic.  In Mind if I Read Your Mind, it is a little more lighthearted.  Billy pretends that he is able to read minds with the help of Hoover.  This allows for some hilarious moments but ultimately puts their friendship to the test.  (this allowed for a great “don’t let it go to your head” talk)  We really enjoyed reading both of these books together and can’t wait for the third one to come out!

Ghost Buddy: Mind if I Read Your Mind? can be purchased on Amazon and retails for $5.99.  It is the second book in the series.  The Ghost Buddy series is great for kids in grades 3-5. 

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One A Mom’s Take readers will win Ghost Buddy #2: Mind If I Read Your Mind? & Ghost Buddy: Zero to Hero Books

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Disclosure: I received Ghost Buddy #2: Mind If I Read Your Mind? & Ghost Buddy: Zero to Hero Books in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other manner. The opinions expressed above are my own and any claims should be verified on the sponsor’s site.

About Ashleigh

Ashleigh is a mom of five children ages 4-14. She loves to keep active by running, playing volleyball, P90X and chasing her kids around! She also enjoys Bunko, playing and teaching piano, cooking, ping-pong, getting packages, watching Netflix, and trying out new stuff! She loves being a mom and sometimes feels like a 12-year-old kid when she gets to try out new toys and games with her kiddos :)


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