A little vampire girl who's afraid of ghosts, and monsters, and the dark? Oh yeah. Evolved Publishing brings you the first of the Valentina's Spooky Adventures picture book series by Majanka Verstraete. Featuring full color illustrations by artist Noelle Giffin, it's perfect for kids 4 to 9 years old. Valentina isn't thrilled with her parents' decision to move into an ancient, gigantic mansion in the middle of where-filled with dark, unsettling rooms, and far away from civilization, where they don't have to worry about hiding who they are. Sure, it may be perfect for a vampire family like hers, but moving here meant leaving her best friends behind. The new house has some perks, though. Valentina gets to choose her own room, and when she explores the mansion on her own, she discovers a trophy room, a museum room, a music room, and much more. From the moment Valentina started exploring, however, she's felt someone watching her. Strange things start to happen all around her: footprints appear in the dust, a disembodied voice sneezes.... ...and just because Valentina is a vampire, doesn't mean she doesn't get scared like any other little girl. Valentina and the Haunted Mansion is just the first in this fun and exciting new series for kids. Watch for Book 2, Valentina and the Whackadoodle Witch, coming September 23, 2013, and for Book 3, Valentina and the Masked Mummy, coming December 2, 2013.