Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump

Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947188136
Publisher: Chelshire, Inc.
Publication date: 07/11/2017
Series: Oh Susannah Story , #2
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.13(d)

About the Author

Carole P. Roman 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.

Mateya Arkova is a children's illustrator based in Bulgaria. Her illustrations take the readers in a funny cartoonish world with bright pastel colors and curvy lines leading to great adventures. Her favorite sources of inspiration are traveling the world and drawing its vivid colors.

Table of Contents


Unfinished Business


On the Road Again


A Wicked Nose


Unicorns and Hot Chocolate


Clowns Are Not My Favorite Either


Mrs. Horn Goes Missing


The Closer We Get


Grandpa Jackson


Things That Go Thump, Thump… Drag

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Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
Lola is Susannah's best friend. Lola has invited Susannah to her house for a sleepover. Susannah is scared of Lola's big house. People have even said there's a ghost in Lola's house. While trying to deal with her own fears, Susannah discovers other people around her have fears too. People have their own idea of what is scary. Susannah must decide if she's going to Lola's for the sleepover. A wonderful story and such terrific characters. This is another book with a lesson. It teaches children to confront their fears and not let their imagination keep them from having fun. Ms. Roman is always right on top with her books. The solutions Ms. Roman gives are easy for parents to implement. Your child will love this series as must as the other books by Ms. Roman. I found no issues. I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because children are gonna love it. ~Copy of book provided by author and I voluntarily reviewed it.
Reader_Views More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Paola (age 10) for Reader Views (02/18) “Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump” by Carole P. Roman, is the second book of her new series. In it you will continue the wonderful adventures of a third grader who encounters serious situations that end up being funny. Susannah gets invited to a sleepover at her best friend Lola’s house. Lola is super excited and has been planning all week the fun things they are going to do. But Susannah is terribly scared to go because she heard Lola’s brother Kai say that there are ghosts all around the house. It’s Friday morning and Susannah hasn’t told her mom about Lola’s sleepover. When Susannah’s mom finds out about it she is happy for her and starts packing her stuff even though Susannah doesn’t want to go. When she noticed Susannah wasn’t excited, her mom tries to talk to her and makes her feel better about it. Susannah left to school hoping for a better day and a good time at Lola’s house. Join Susannah on her journey through her day as she notices that she isn’t the only one who feared something like Lola’s haunted house. How she had learned how Macy felt so much fear about a unicorn and a little boy at the store was scared of clowns. Even Ms. Horns was afraid of catching the flu. The message from all that Susannah goes through, teaches that we all have fears and that we are not the only ones. That it is ok to feel scared, but we must learn how to confront it and not believe in all that we hear until we can figure things out ourselves. Fear will make us see things and stop us sometimes from doing and enjoying the fun things. Susannah thought that Lola wasn’t afraid of anything and she realized that she also was scared of something. Discover what else could Susannah be scared of? Is it a bear? A lion? A tiger? Find out if she ends up going to the sleepover. I really enjoyed this story. It has a bit mystery, suspense and love. How she is caring with her friend Macy and worried not to hurt Lola’s feeling about the sleepover. This is a great story for kids ages 6 and up. A Note from Mom: I enjoyed “Oh Susannah: Things that Go Bump” by Carole P. Roman. It is a story that I am sure many of us had been through once and have probably encountered with our kids. It’s a great book that will help them think about what each one fears and will try to overcome so they don’t miss the fun.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
It’s the day after Susannah gets help with her backpack. It’s time to face her fears about sleeping over at Lola’s house. Lola’s big brother Kai once told Susannah about the ghost that lives in their house. Because it is an older house and makes a lot of noise so Susannah is very scared of meeting the ghost. But she feels bad admitting to this, especially since her parents and Lola are very excited for the sleep over. What is she to do? I love the simple yet serious issues that Susannah faces. I can understand why she is so afraid and it doesn’t help that Kai tries to scare her every chance he gets. But what is she to do? She has already learned how things can quickly pile up and burst. This is a great story and I love how it encourages kids to face their fears and ask for help. This would be a great addition to any kid’s library. I received Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump from the publisher for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Susannah Maya Logan is at it again, and this time she's taking readers along as she tries to conquer her fears in the second book in the "Oh Susannah" series for young readers. When we last saw Susannah, in Oh Susannah: It's in the Bag, she had just learned an important lesson about how to handle problems that seem overwhelming. In this book, Susannah tackles her fears of all sorts of things that "go bump in the night." At the end of the first book, readers were left wondering how Susannah would handle the sleepover invitation from her best friend Lola. She wanted to go to the sleepover, but Lola's house was downright scary. It was old, the floorboards creaked, and there were spiders (eek!) hiding in the dark corners. To make things worse, Lola's brother Kai just loves scaring Susannah. He's told her that there's a ghost in their house...and now the frightened third-grader really doesn't want to go to Lola's sleepover. Susannah is spending all of her time worrying about going to Lola's house. She had gone there for play-dates and so she knew that the house was full of dark corners and strange noises. Last time she was there a spider somehow climbed in, and then out, of her shoe! As the day of the sleepover approached, Susannah replayed those events over and over in her mind. The more she thought, the more frightened she became. What was she going to do? Because she was so busy worrying about the sleepover, Susannah had completely forgotten about "The Plaster Party Event." This was a fun charity event where Susannah would get to see her friend Macy. Macy was a great friend and Susannah loved seeing her - too bad they lived so far apart. At the event, because Macy was blind, Susannah would help her with whatever ceramic project Macy wanted to make. She thought it was going to be just a fun party, but Susannah was going to learn something very important about facing your fears. Soon the day of the sleepover arrived - would what Susannah learned with Macy help? Would she be chased by a ghost? Would she run into some creepy, crawly spiders or would the night pass quietly into morning? She wasn't sure, but she was about to find out... In the first book in this new series, young readers learned a valuable lesson along with the protagonist about how to deal with problems, especially those that can overwhelm a person. In this story, readers will follow along with Susannah to see how/if she conquers her fears. What child isn't afraid of the dark at some point in their lives? Ghosts and spooky creatures have inhabited many a child's dream, and in this fun tale, children will see how somebody deals with those fears. Without getting preachy, the author manages to show readers how to handle fears that may seem overpowering. Kudos to the author for another story that teaches a lesson while also being a "whole lotta fun" to read. Quill says: A satisfying follow-up to the first book in the "Oh Susannah" series. Early readers will love learning how Susannah deals with a very scary problem.
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
Susannah tackled her homework issues in the first book in this delightful series. Now she’s got to face the dreaded sleepover at her friends house. A house that’s supposed to be haunted and gives her the willies. She doesn’t want to disappoint her friend but how can she dare to stay there? Once again, Carole pens a story that flows easily, with no bumps except for the ones in the night. How Susannah faces her fears by helping another friend face her own is a wonderfully imaginative idea. I love how easy it is to identify with Susannah’s problem and how rewarding the solution is. This is where Carole’s talent as a writer shines. Another special story in the series, sure to delight both mature and young readers.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kristen Van Kampen (Teen Reviewer) for Readers' Favorite Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump by Carole P. Roman is a thrilling children's book about a young girl named Susannah. Susannah was invited to a sleepover at her best friend Lola's house, but she doesn't want to accept. Lola's house is old, and makes a lot of weird bumping and thumping noises. However, Lola seemed really excited about the sleepover, and her mom had already said that she would go, and so she didn't have much of a choice. However, Lola's brother, Kai, was teasing her with tales of ghosts that haunt the house. Will she face her fears and survive a night at her friend's house? I really enjoyed reading Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump by Carole P. Roman. The book is extremely well written and very descriptive. The story is relatable because many people believe that a particular house is haunted, or they have the same fears as Susannah. The story is short and sweet and is very exciting. The characters are extremely realistic and likeable because they face their fears, are smart, kind, and learn to speak about their problems. The story is engaging and thrilling. The descriptions are very vivid and so are the scenes. The story will keep readers wondering what will happen next. It is sure to bring a smile to the reader's face as it has many funny parts. I would definitely recommend this to all young readers.
annelr More than 1 year ago
Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump is the second book in a charming series for young readers by award-winning author, Carole P. Roman. This 50-page chapter book has third-grader, Susannah fretting about a sleepover she's been invited to. She's heard Lola's house is haunted and Susannah is afraid. And Lola's brother doesn't help either as he's always trying to scare Susannah, popping up out of nowhere. And the adults don't help either as she often hears things like, "I'm afraid I've caught a cold." and "I'm afraid I don't know." Oh, Susannah is a light-hearted, yet thoughtful, book that can help youngsters recognize that sometimes life is a little scary especially the unknown and unfamiliar. Susannah remembers something a friend told her about the dark and she begins to relax and see that some of her fears were just silly. Mateya Arkova does a lovely job of illustrating each chapter with black and white drawings. I'm looking forward to reading this with my 6-year-old granddaughter. She loved Oh Susannah: It's in the Bag and I know she will like this one too. I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author. I was not required to write a review and the opinions are my own.
Holly More than 1 year ago
Things That Go Bump is the second book in the Oh Susannah series! Susannah doesn't want to go to her best friend, Lola's sleepover because she thinks Lola's house is haunted. Throughout the day she encounters friends that have a fear of their own and it makes her want to not be so afraid of trying new things like sleepovers in strange houses. As Susannah makes the decision that will make her face her biggest fears, she is left with a surprising ending that she didn't see coming! I loved the fact that this book picks up immediately after the events in It's In The Bag, it made it a really great story for doing that! This book is perfect for showing kids that other kids can have the same fear as them and how they can face their fear. This book and the other book in this series can be great teaching tools for parents to start conversation with their kids about what fears they have and what they can do to help each other out! It will be interesting to see what Susannah has in store for us next and what lesson she will be bringing to the table!! Thank You to Carole P. Roman for having this really good story in a great series!! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from the Author!
PJtheEMT4 More than 1 year ago
What may seem like trivial problems to an adult, may be an insurmountable mountains for a child.  In her newest chapter book series, "Oh Susannah", Roman empowers grade school children to tackle the everyday problems they face.  In her second  "Oh, Susanna" book, "Oh Susannah: Things that Go Bump" Carole P. Roman follows where the first story leaves off. In this story, Susannah tackles her fears and social anxiety over a sleepover invitation.  What an adult may dismiss as a silly unfounded fear, Roman captures with authenticity.  The author gets inside the mind of a child so much so that a child can fine reassurance through the story in order to tackle their own fears. I'd imagine many parents can relate to this story as well.   Once again Roman shows her versatility as a children's writer,  With skill, she writes an entertaining as well as a comforting tale about what happens when you keep secrets and burdens hidden inside.   This is the perfect story for elementary school readers to read as well as the perfect bed time story for parents to read to children.  The illustrations by Mateya Arkova are the perfect graphic touch to start each chapter. The haunted sleepover theme and the ominous looking old home on the cover make this a perfect story to read in October.  The cliff hanger ending will keep the readers engaged, waiting for the next story in the series. As a blogger I received a complimentary copy of this book.
indiebrag 8 months ago
We are proud to announce that OH SUSANNAH: THINGS THAT GO BUMP: An Oh Susannah Story by Carole P. Roman is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells readers that this book is well worth their time and money!