The most superstitious day of the year is here, and lucky (err, unlucky) for us, this year we get two! Let’s kick off round one with some fun reads celebrating everything we love and hate about Friday the 13th, from spooky curses to wacky myths and good luck charms.

1.) A Series Of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Learn all about luck with A Series Of Unfortunate Events. The stories follow the harrowing adventures of the Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny. After their parents perish in a mysterious fire, the orphans are left to fend for themselves. They are also being pursued by Count Olaf, who is determined to get his hands on their family fortune. The Baudelaires must rely on their intelligence and resourcefulness to outsmart their adversaries.

The series weaves together elements of mystery, humor, and moral complexity, making it a captivating and unique tale for both young and adult readers.

2.) Friday The 13th From The Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee

Hubie has planned a fantastic party for his birthday. There’s only one problem: He didn’t know it was on Friday the 13th. Now that’s bad luck! What if nobody shows up? What if nobody brings presents? Hubie had better wish for some good luck!

If your kid enjoys this, check out the audio version of “The Teacher from the Black Lagoon” and others on Epic.

3.) It Came From Beneath The Sink by R.L. Stine

Here comes a gripping installment from the “Goosebumps” series! It tells the spine-chilling story of two siblings, Kat and Daniel. They discover a sinister-looking sponge hidden beneath their kitchen sink. They initially believe it to be a harmless creature. Soon the sponge brings a series of escalating misfortunes into their lives. As the terror unfolds, they become convinced the sponge is an evil. Now they must be defeat it.

With an air of mystery and suspense, this book keeps readers on the edge of their seats. Kat and Daniel strive to unravel the dark secrets and escape the sponge’s nightmarish grip. It makes the perfect read for young horror enthusiasts.

4.) Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye by Tania del Rio and Will Staehle

Warren is a young and resourceful bellhop at the decrepit, and strangely Victorian, Warren Hotel. He discovers an ancient and powerful magical object known as the All-Seeing Eye. Suddenly, Warren embarks on a quest to unlock its secrets and restore the hotel’s former glory. But he must contend with a cast of eccentric and often malevolent guests and creatures. This darkly enchanting world is filled with intricate illustrations and charming characters.

There you have it, some unlucky reads to keep the lucky reader company on Friday the 13th! Whether you’re into unraveling myths, exploring mysterious mansions, or just experiencing a bit of bad luck with a twist, these books have you covered. Happy reading, and remember, it’s all in good fun-even if it’s Friday the 13th!

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