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Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Does he teach Computer Science?

Does he teach Computer Science?

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 96
Age Range: 8 and up
Year: 2009
Genre: Graphic Novel, Adventure

Series: 1st of 9 (so far)

The school lunch lady probably leads a super boring life, right? Wrong! She leads a SUPER life! Lunch Lady springs into action when she suspects that something is amiss with the school’s new substitute. Hopefully her awesome moves, sweet gadgets, and reliable sidekick, Betty, will be enough to defeat evil and look out for the three kids who get mixed up in the fray.

This is an easy, highly-engaging read. The details are hilarious, the school setting is relatable, and any readers whose imagination sometimes gets the better of them will like this action-packed ride (and the rest of the series!).

-Miss Barter

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The Twits

The Twits
Roald Dahl

The Twits do the twist.

The Twits do the twist.

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 96
Age Range: 7 and up
Year: 1980
Genre: Fantasy

Mr. and Mrs. Twit are two horrible, disgusting, and spiteful people who enjoyed playing cruel tricks on one another.  They also keep a family of monkeys in their backyard, who are abused by the Twits and are witnesses to their awful behavior.  One day, the monkeys have had enough and attempt to give the Twits what they deserve.

This is a humorous and clever story that I think many students would enjoy.  It also features many illustrations to enhance the story and help with comprehension.

-Atalie

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Squish: Captain Disaster

Squish: Captain Disaster
Jennifer L. Holm

Looks like someone flung something squishy at this cover...

Looks like someone flung something squishy at this cover…

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 93
Age Range: 7 and up
Genre: Humor, Graphic Novel
Year: 2012
Series: Part of a series, can be read alone

The main character of this book is Squish. What happened in this story is that Squish and his friends joined a soccer team called The Water Fleas. So Squish was the captain of the soccer team and they were winning. But his friend Peggy said that not everyone was getting the ball. So Squish thought about it so they worked as a team and won the tournament.

I would recommend this book to people who like graphic novels and soccer.

(This is made by the same people who do Babymouse. It’s the same style and humor, so if you like Babymouse you’d probably like Squish too. -Ms. Kate)

-Ivan J, 6th Grade

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Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox
Roald Dahl

Mr. Fox, lookin' pretty fantastic in the Quentin Blake illustrations.

Mr. Fox, lookin’ pretty fantastic in the Quentin Blake illustrations.

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 81
Age Range: 7 and up
Year: 1970
Genre: Adventure
Series: n/a

Mr. Fox has outsmarted and stolen from the three surrounding farmers for far too long!  They decide to join forces and do all they can to try and catch the clever Mr. Fox, who is about to perform his most fantastic theft yet!

This book is great for anyone who’s interested in a quick, exciting, and humorous read, with even some pictures along the way to help out!

-Atalie

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Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots

Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots

Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones

Vampires don't wear polka dots... or do they?

Vampires don’t wear polka dots… or do they?

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 80

Age Range: 7 and up

Genre: Fantasy

Year: 1991

Series: 51 books, but can be read as stand alone books

This is the first in a very long series of books that places 4 elementary school friends in situations where an adult may be a mythical creature. Each book follows the kids trying to prove that their teacher is a vampire, or camp counselor is a werewolf, etc. The stories are always resolved with somewhat open ends, because they never reach conclusive proof that the adult is that creature, before they normally leave town.

This series is great for reluctant and less proficient readers, because they are shorter reads and get right to the story without much set up. They’re also very good for kids who appreciate the silliness of all the different situations.

–Ms. Kate

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