Hanging with Vampires: Resources for Middle-Grade Readers and Mythology Fans

Posted by Quirk Books Staff

Do you have a middle-grade reader in your life who loves all things spooky? They’ll love Hanging with Vampires: A Totally Factual Field Guide to the Supernatural written by Insha Fitzpatrick and illustrated by Lilla Bölecz, on sale March 28, 2023! Read on for a resource roundup to get the most out of your reading experience.


Learn all about the book:

Discover everything about vampires in this laugh-out-loud nonfiction handbook packed with spooky legends, fascinating history, and weird facts perfect for middle-grade readers and mythology fans!

Are vampires real? Who was Vlad the Impaler? Do vampire bats ever feed on humans? Find out in Hanging with Vampires, a field guide for the curious and the adventurous. Crack open the lid on this guide and you’ll get:

  • Bloodcurdling vampire mythology! What exactly is a vampire, anyway?
  • Spine-chilling history and science! Uncover how the vampire legend got its start in the medieval ages.
  • A who’s who of vampires! Get to know classic, iconic, and terrifying vampires in pop culture, from Dracula to Adventure Time.

Hanging with Vampires is the first book in the Totally Factual Field Guide to the Supernatural series, a hilarious and haunting exploration of how myths and legends shape our lives. Sink your fangs into vampire lore and literature with enchanting illustrations and fun activities, like making garlic bread. It’s a spooky world out there–grab your guide, and let’s go!

Look for the next volume, Chilling with Ghosts, for another frightfully good read!


Have your copy? Great! Now sink your fangs into this resource roundup:


Read It and Scream Book Club (Scavenger Hunt)

How much do you know about vampire books? Test your knowledge with this fang-tastic literary scavenger hunt. This list asks readers to find vampires books with clues like “a book about a bunny with fangs” and “a book about a pig who slays vampires.” Your middle-grader will enjoy hunting for the answers while expanding their reading list at the same time!

Is your favorite vampire read on this list?

Download the Scavenger Hunt




Educators’ Guide

Parents and educators, this one’s for you! Hanging with Vampires is a funny (and factual) handbook, complete with enchanting illustrations and engaging activities, and is perfect for middle-grade readers and mythology fans. This curriculum guide, with connections to the Common Core, includes an array of language arts activities, book discussions, vocabulary instructions, and more to accommodate the learning needs of most students in grades 4-7.

Download the Educators’ Guide


Hanging with Vampires Bookmark

Print out this bookmark (it has two sides!) so you’ll always have your own fang-tastic vampire tool kit—and so you’ll never lose your place in your books.

Download Bookmark


Learn Fun Vampire Facts in This Video Series Narrated by Insha Fitzpatrick

In this set of four videos, author Insha Fitzpatrick acts as your guide to the weird and wonderful world of the supernatural! Follow along as she talks about vampire facts from history, television, books, and science.

Watch Playlist on YouTube