The Most Haunted House in America: Storytime with Jarrett Dapier

Join us at The Book Stall as we host our good friend, kid's author Jarrett Dapier, for a special storytime in celebration of all things spooky! Jarrett will be sharing from his new picture book, The Most Haunted House in Americafeaturing a rollicking spooky-fun trip through the most haunted home in America: The White House! With rhyming, rhythmic text and wonderfully macabre illustrations, this musical tour of America’s most famous home is full of spooky surprises at every turn! Signed books will be for sale!

More About the Book: When three little skeleton drummers receive an important invitation from First Lady Michelle Obama to perform at the biggest party of a lifetime – or afterlife – the band must pack their instruments, rise from the earth, and prepare to rock the White House on Halloween. With gusto and bone-rattling beats, the skeletons play for a spirited group of trick-or-treaters, the First Lady, and President Barack Obama on the front lawn. When the party moves inside, something’s not quite right: there’s a chill in the air and a prickle of fright! Soon the Skeleton Drummers encounter a roll call of all the spirits that haunt the home, from a giant cat to Abigail Adams to ghostly pets of all shapes and sizes!

About the Author: Jarrett Dapier is an author, librarian, and life-long drummer. His debut picture book Jazz for Lunch! received a starred review in Kirkus Reviews. His second picture book, Mr. Watson’s Chickens, received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly and was chosen by NPR and Bookpage as one of the best books of 2021. His third book, The Most Haunted House in America, is based on his experience drumming at the White House for the Obamas’ first Halloween celebration in 2009. He lives in Evanston with his family and their many pets (including three chickens named Marilla, Helena, and Goldie).

Event date: 

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm

Event address: 

811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
The Most Haunted House in America: A Picture Book By Jarrett Dapier, Lee Gatlin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jarrett Dapier, Lee Gatlin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419752469
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 2nd, 2022

A rollicking, spooky-fun trip through the most haunted home in America: the White House!
It was late October, the moon was pale,
late in October when it came by mail:
a letter, a missive, a kind invitation