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In this hilarious follow-up to ChupaCarter, world-famous entertainer George Lopez delivers a spooky tale of mystery, revenge, and friendship starring 12-year-old Jorge and Carter, the fearsome but friendly Chupacabra!

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the CHUPACARTER AND THE HAUNTED PIÑATA by George Lopez & Ryan Calejo Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About the Book:


Author: George Lopez, Ryan Calejo, & Santy Gutiérrez (Illustrations)

Pub. Date: May 30, 2023

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 320

Inspired by his own childhood and packed with clever illustrations, George Lopez's sequel to ChupaCarter sees Jorge finally feeling at home in his new town, thanks to his awesome friends Liza and Ernie—and especially Carter, the chupacabra.

New kid Jorge is shocked to learn that his beastly friend Carter isn't the only legendary creature in Boca falls. Every few years, the town is terrorized by a haunted . . . piñata? Rumor has it that the petrifying party decoration floats around setting eerie fires to avenge a long-ago betrayal. Jorge can't help but laugh, until a rash of green fires forces the townspeople to consider moving away, including the parents of his pals Ernie and Liza! With Carter at their side, the three friends are in a race against time to catch the real culprit before they're separated forever . . . or the whole town is set aflame. Which will come first?



This book is so funny and my sons and I are enjoying it so much! We got the first book CHUPACARTER along with CHUPACARTER AND THE AHUNTED PIÑATA and decided to read it first to get the full experience. We are now a quarter of the way through the book and so far Jorge and Carter have won over our hearts.

Because we love it so much we are going to donate our books to Legacy of Literacy Incorporated in Oak Park, Michigan, a literacy-focused ministry that promotes the love of reading to children and families after we've finished.


Chapter One

So there we were, about half the kids in town staring down at a freaky fiery message blazing in the middle of a huge cornfield. A message which—oh, by the way—had quite possibly probably been left by, I kid you not, a haunted piñata monster. It definitely wasn’t the kind of thing you saw every day. In fact, it was exactly the kind of thing you hope to never see. Unless, of course, you happen to have some weird obsession with fire or the paranormal, but that’s a whole other conversation. That’s not me, in case you’re wondering. That’s Panicky Pete. I don’t really know the kid, but he goes to my school and supposedly flips his lid over just about anything. You should hear the stories about him in the lunch line on Mystery Meat Thursdays . . .That’s me. There in the back. Looking all chulo in my Dodgers ball cap and zip-up hoodie.

My name is Jorge Lopez, and I’m just your typical Southern California kid. Born and raised in L.A.

Throw a wicked curveball. Recently became besties with a chupacabra named Carter. Okay, so maybe the whole befriending-a-chupa-cabra thing isn’t so typical. Then again, Boca Falls, New Mexico, isn’t your typical small town. Seriously. What kind of place has a spooky, half- burned-down husk of a mansion as its unofficial kid hangout? And how many towns can say they’re being haunted by the vengeful spirit of some übercreepy rich kid now trapped in what basically amounts to a cardboard candy dispenser? Not many. ¡Órale! Almost forgot. The übercreepy rich kid—Miguel Valdez Blackbriar . . . I probably should’ve led with him. Y’know, ’cause context and all that. I mean, how are you supposed to get all terrified by the super freaky fiery message when you don’t even know the super freaky backstory? Oh, and did I mention that the flames were green? Yeah. Just a spooky sidenote. Anyway, so that you can be properly terrified,

Please fasten your seat belts and hold on tightly to the handrails as I rewind us exactly diez minutos . . .


About George Lopez:

George Lopez is a New York Times bestselling author, stand-up comedian, actor, and talk show host. He made waves as the star of the most successful English-language prime-time television series about Latin Americans in recent history. His successful stand-up comedy showcases his idiosyncratic point of view and impeccable comedic timing. He lives in Los Angeles.

About Ryan Calejo:

Ryan Calejo is an award-winning author born and raised in sunny south Florida. His critically acclaimed Charlie Hernández series has been featured in half a dozen state reading lists and has earned starred reviews from Booklist and Kirkus, was a Texas Bluebonnet Master List Selection, and won an International Latino Book Award, a Sunshine State Young Readers Award, and a Florida Book Award (Gold Medal). He lives in Miami.

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a finished copy of CHUPACARTER AND THE HAUNTED PIÑATA, US ONLY.

Ends June 20th, midnight EST.


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