“Vampire Boy’s Good Night” Halloween Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
October 6, 2010

Halloween is just around the corner and my boys are getting so excited about dressing up and going trick-or-treating!  They love the pumpkins and bats and decorations that go along with this fun time of year.  This Halloween, gather your little monsters and sink your teeth into a book that’s perfect for Halloween.  The first page will be love at first bite!  Vampire Boy’s Good Night is a cute and spooky Halloween adventure for families to enjoy.  The book was written by New York Times Bestselling Illustrator Lisa Brown.  The book can be purchased online and in bookstores, retailing for $16.99.


When the sun goes down and everything is wonderfully cold and dark, a vampire boy and a little witch go searching for children in the night.  But this is no ordinary night.  It is Halloween, and what they find may surprise them….

Publisher’s Weekly, which gave Vampire Boy’s Good Night a starred review, agrees:  “The lyrical, understated prose and clever outsider’s perspective on the holiday might make this a new seasonal favorite.”


This is a cute and spooky book, better for the older aged children.  The book is written with kids ages 3-7 in mind.  The illustrations are cute and the story is a good one.  This is definitely a good addition to our Halloween book collection.


1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a Vampire Boy’s Good Night trick-or-treat bag overflowing with goodies — including a copy of the book, a flashlight, glow in the dark fangs and a door knocker that warns all who enter “Shhhh…a Vampire is Sleeping!”


– Tell me in a comment a favorite tradition you have in your family around the Halloween season.


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– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday, October 11th, 2010! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

I received a copy of “Vampire Boy’s Good Night” to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

142 Responses to ““Vampire Boy’s Good Night” Halloween Giveaway”

  1. Owen's Mom says:

    We have a family farm and every year we invite our friends out before the pumpkin wagon starts for the day to have a private ride and go collect our pumpkins as well as take family pics of each other. It is always a big hit.
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  10. Nicole C. says:

    We always go to our towns Halloween Safe Night.

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  12. Natalia Gonzalez says:

    We carve our pumpkins and go to the farm to pick them.

  13. Jenn S. says:

    We always have a big Halloween themed meal before we go out trick or treating.

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  15. sandra says:

    we go trick or treating with my sister’s family

  16. nan lara says:

    we get together with cousins and all go to the farm for pumpkin picking
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  22. Katie Kaminski says:

    We have a dress rehearsal party the night before for our kids and their friends.

  23. Ablla says:

    Carving pumpkins is a must for me and my family!

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  25. Kelly Ann T. says:

    We get together at my cousins house for a huge party every Halloween, it is family friendly so everyone can come.

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  27. Brooke C says:

    A local church sets up their front area as a pumpkin patch and we go to pick out pumpkins. They hae rows and rows to choose from. They prices are a little higher but 100% of the proceeds go to a local abuse shelter.

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  35. Kerrie Mayans says:

    We always go over to a friend’s house the weekend before halloween and carve pumpkins with their family adn then roast the seeds.

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  39. Tara Braun says:

    We always watch the Nightmare before Christmas.

  40. angie says:

    Staying in and watching the Halloween specials.

  41. Our tradition around here is to go to haunted houses!! thank you for the contest!!

  42. Lisa Garrett says:

    We love to make caramel apples around Halloween

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  48. Carole Spring says:

    We have a pumpkin carving/decorating party for neighbors, family, and friends. We supply the party food and drink and also the pumpkins, carving tools, designs, and decorating items. We have felt tip pens, sharpies, foam stickers, glitter, etc. available for kids or others who would rather enhance than ‘carve’ a pumpkin.

    Another ‘tradition’ (don’t know why or how it got started :-), I always fix chili in the crockpot for dinner on Halloween.


  49. Amy says:

    Our fav is carving the pumpkin the night before Halloween and baking Halloween cookies.

  50. We always carve pumpkins, love that tradition!

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    Cool blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love, love, LOVE to win this!

  57. Noreen says:

    i always make caramel apples right before Halloween. I might make the caramel this time

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  60. Pauline M says:

    Every year we visit our local church for our annual “trunk or treat” festival. All the kids dress up and we all decorate our car trunks to let the kids go trick or treating – trunk or treating style. They have a great time and get to enjoy hot chocolate and donuts after!

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  67. Christine says:

    Our Halloween tradition is going to pick pumpkins and carving them. Thanks for the chance.

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  77. Melissa B. says:

    We always carve a pumpkin together.

  78. katklaw777 says:

    We always make pumpkin pies from SCRATCH…cut pumpkin, clean, bake pieces, mash(kids like this part), follow recipe on can using our pumpkin and use store bought crust. lol
    We also toast the seeds and eat them like popcorn, yum!

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  82. Ed Nemmers says:

    We hide a rubber skeleton throughout the house during October. It appears in the medicine cabinet and in one’s pillowcase!

  83. meme says:

    We go to the pumpkin patch and pick out our pumpkinsand then we come back and decorate and eat pumpkin seeds and popcorn

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  86. Diane Baum says:

    We go to the apple orchards

  87. Renee G says:

    We take a Sunday afternoon and carve pumpkins and make caramel apples.

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  89. Kerri Renner says:

    we get together with family and go trick or treating


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  98. Wehaf says:

    We raost the pumpkin seeds from our jack’o’lanterns.

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  100. Felicia K. says:

    We always go to the local church where they have lots of fun games and activities for the kids.

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  109. Becky S. says:

    We have three Halloween favorites. First is the annual Halloween parade in our area that ends at the park down the block from us…next is trick or treating – we always have friends over and go out in a group, which is so much more fun and third is our Anniversary (we’ll be married 12 years this Oct. 31).

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  115. jamie says:

    We like to go visit the grandparents, go trick or treating, and hurry home so the kids can pass out candy

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  121. Chrysa says:

    We like to make caramel apples!

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  124. Veronica Garrett says:

    We love to go to our community’s haunted house.

  125. Gianna says:

    Making caramel apples.

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