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Bailey City Monsters Books In Order

Publication Order of Bailey City Monsters Series (with Marcia Thornton Jones) Books

The Monsters Next Door (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Howling at the Hauntlys' (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vampire Trouble (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kilmer's Pet Monster (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double Trouble Monsters (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spooky Spells (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vampire Baby (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow Monster Mystery (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happy Boo Day (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Bailey City Monsters is a set of books written by two authors, Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones.

Marcia Jones was born in Joliet, Illinois but spent most of her childhood in Lexington, Kentucky. She enjoys books reading more than anything else. While working as a teacher her favorite part during the school day was sharing storybooks with her students. It was that love for reading books that drew her into writing books, and she wanted to write the same genre of books that her students loved most. In one afternoon, she spoke to the librarian at the school where she worked that she wanted to write and the librarian, Debbie shared a common interest for writing books. The next afternoon, Debbie and Marcia met while their students were out for lunch break and began writing.

On the other hand, Debbie Dadey has authored and co-authored more than 125 books. She was born in Morganfield in Kentucky and later relocated to Pennsylvania.

The series includes nine books and one super special edition. The first book in the series is entitled The Monster Next Door and was published in 1997. The second book Howling at the Hauntlys was released a year later after the first one in 1998.

The Monsters Next Door

The Monsters Next Door, the first installment introduces the readers to the main characters, Annie and Ben. The two children reside in Bailey City, and both have a nose for curiosity and investigations. When a family moves next door, Ben and Annie have all the reasons to suspect this family.

First, the man of the house is tall, pale and looks like Dracula, then the lady of the house has wild hair while their little boy apparently appears like the Frankenstein’s monster. Annie and Ben best friend Jane thinks there is something strange about this family, and they have to find out what it is. Things begin to get creepy when what was supposed to be a Halloween party gets out of hand, and Eddie tries to kick the Huntley’s out of Bailey City.

The first installment is a perfect read, especially for children. The author, Debbie Dadey vividly makes each aspect of the characters come out clearly. First, there is Boris and Hilda Hauntly who are the owners of the eerie Hauntly Manor Inn. The pale and the tall nature of Boris makes the children think that he is indeed the Dracula and that and that indeed scares the hell out of the children. Annie, Jane, and Ben believe that the Hauntlys’ are the weirdest people they have ever seen not until they get to see the Kilmer- Hauntlys’ son who resembles the Frankenstein monster.

Howling at the Hauntly

After the three kids, Jane, Ben, and Annie start getting used to their spooky neighbors, the Hauntlys’ first visitor, Fang checks in. Fang is your average teenage from Transylvania. People begin worrying about Kilmer’s cousin Fang of being a werewolf. However, Ben does not care only because Fan seems a great guy that helps him out with his science project. So when Bailey City animal control comes knocking, it is upon the kids to stop them from taking Fang away.

Vampire Trouble

Bailey city is always full of excitement and drama; the kids are always up to something and seem to suspect almost everything about the Hauntly family. So when Madam Hauntly Mrs. Jeepers mothers move in with her family, the question become worried about this old grandma. They begin to wonder what sort of a grandmother sits in the dark and on a pile of dirt and then tells scary stories. How can she even sleep on a pile of dirt and how comes she is capable of flying into trees? Could she be a vampire? Carey is pretty sure that Kilmer grandmother is a vampire and she is determined to get rid of the monsters in Bailey and Dedman Street.

Kilmer’s Pet Monster

In the fourth installment of Bailey City of Monsters, the residents are organizing for a pets contest. Moreover, Kilmer Hauntly, the boy who looks a lot like the Frankenstein monster seems excited by the Bailey City Pet contest and his creature is one of its kind and unlike any other creature that the town has ever encountered.

When all the kids think that they will win the contest easily, the Kilmer’s Pet Monster proves too hard to handle. The fourth installment is a good read as the author has elaborated each aspect in a vivid manner. What you will enjoy most about this book is the fact that the characters are good, and each of the situation is believable as the as well the illustrations.

The character interaction is well described, and the plot development flows nicely from one chapter to the next. They way the kids handle each of the situation prove their brevity and shows their courage against the monsters.

Double Trouble Monsters

In the 5th installment of The Bailey City of Monsters, Hilda Hauntly and Professor E. Gore team up to undertake a special project. The children begin suspecting that the two could be up to something fishy and they could be working on some crazy formula to make doubles. When two little monsters show up, the Bailey Kids immediately kick into the high gear, go crazy with some paint balloons and play some little ape-man.

Vampire Baby

Have you ever met a vampire baby? Would you like to meet or even see one? Well, this is possible more so if you live in Bailey City where interacting with monsters is the order of the day.

In this installment, the Hauntly have a new visitor at their inn, and it is the baby Bathilda. As usual, the kids think that the little girl is indeed a vampire and that she is responsible for the holes in their soccer balls and their bikes. Could the little angel be the cause of all their trouble? Read to find out the whole story.

In summary, Bailey City Monsters always bring fun and excitement to the books. The main theme of the books being the acceptance of those who are different in our society. The books are a great read and are recommended for ages of 8 years and above.

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