Title: The Supernatural Survival Guide
Created by George Ivanoff
Published by Penguin Random House
RRP: $24.99 (AUD)

Have you had a close encounter with a UFO? Is your house HAUNTED? Have you seen a YETI?

Don’t worry, THE SUPERNATURAL SURVIVAL GUIDE has all the info you need to survive a brush with the SPOOKY.

The world is a pretty amazing place, but there are still things out there that are full of mystery and make us wonder . . . Is the Loch Ness Monster real? Does Big Foot exist? Are there scientific reasons for hauntings? What is cryptozoology? What can explain UFO sightings by multiple witnesses?

THE SUPERNATURAL SURVIVAL GUIDE will tackle these and other questions about all things paranormal. There is so much WEIRD stuff out there . . . but the TRUTH is IN HERE!

2021, https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-supernatural-survival-guide-9781761043635

Continuing with the series of survival guides, George Ivanoff takes young readers into the world of the supernatural. He calls this book his “paranormal project” because his parents keep arguing – his dad is “a sci-fi/fantasy nut” while his mum “calls herself a sceptic” (p. 9). The result is a comprehensive guide of all things paranormal, delving into history and facts, sightings and encounters including “solved or unexplained” and “real or fake” sections. A vast range of supernatural information is included in the four sections in Ivanoff’s now recognisable and effective style of fact file boxes, written text as well as infographics and illustrations. This is a book full of intrigue and wonder will be read by many of all ages.

This topic is a popular one with the younger readers and will encourage those reluctant or wary to commit to long passages with its fun vernacular and short but effective and informative text boxes. The bright green end papers and green tones throughout are very apt!

This is an absolute must for public and school libraries and will be read and re-read many times. It will also make a fun addition to the Christmas stocking, offering many hours of reading and enjoyment.

Many thanks to Penguin Random House for supplying this book for review.