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Joe Ballarini

Biography

Joe Ballarini

Joe Ballarini is a writer and a director known for his work on Turbo (DreamWorks Animation), Epic and Ice Age: Continental Drift (Blue Sky Studios) for Fox Animation. He graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts with a minor in Creative Writing. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife.

Joe Ballarini

Books by Joe Ballarini

written by Joe Ballarini with illustrations by Vivienne To - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Horror, Humor, Science Fiction

Kelly’s been a celebrity ever since she defeated the Boogeyman and his army of nightmares on Halloween. But now all the other monsters want revenge. And if Kelly’s going to survive Babysitter Bootcamp, she’ll have to face the Spider Queen, whose wicked web turns her parents, BFF and middle-school teachers into mindless minions. All in a night’s work!

Written by Joe Ballarini with illustrations by Vivienne To. - Children's, Children's 8-12, Horror, Youth Fiction

When Kelly Ferguson’s Halloween plans switch from party-going to babysitting, and Baby Jacob gets kidnapped by the Boogeyman’s minions, Kelly learns there’s a whole lot more to childcare than free snacks and Netflix. Now, with the help of an ancient handbook and a secret society of butt-kicking babysitters, Kelly sets out to destroy the Boogeyman before he brings Jacob’s nightmares to life. But when the trail leads to her school’s big Halloween bash, Kelly will have to prove she can save the world --- without totally embarrassing herself in front of her friends.