Tuesday, May 24, 2016

There's a Zombie in My Bathtub

By: Henry Winkler
(Book 5, "Here's Hank" Series)

"With Halloween approaching, Hank and his friends decide to watch a scary movie to get ready for the holiday. But the movie turns out to be a bit too scary for Hank, and suddenly he sees zombies every time he closes his eyes. Everyone says zombies are not real, but then people around him start moaning and acting like the undead, and he is not so sure. Hank is not taking any chances--not when there might be zombies on the loose!" - NoveList

Grades: 2-3

Also Try:
Stink Moody in Master of Disaster by Megan McDonald
Princess Posey and the Monster Stew by Stephanie Greene
Third Grade Mix-Up by Michele Jakubowski

Zombie Elementary

By: Howard Whitehouse

"After he is almost eaten by one of his classmates, zombie-hunting fourth grader Larry Mullet and his friends fight back against the zombies who have invaded their school." -NoveList

Grades: 4-6

Also Try:

The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier
Zombiekins by Kevin Bolger
My Zombie Hamster by Havelock McCreely

The Whispering Trees

By: J.A. White
(Book 2, "The Thickety" series)

"Deep within the dangerous Thickety, Kara and her brother, Taff, must figure out who and what to trust in order to escape and stop the evil Sordyr." - NoveList

Grades: 2-9

Also Try:
The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
The Dyerville Tales by M. P. Kozlowsky
The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis

The Mad Apprentice

By: Django Wexler 
(Book 2, "The Forbidden Library" series)

"Alice and five other apprentice Readers face the fight of their lives when they are sent into the magical library of a late rival Reader--a library that's still protected by a vicious guardian." - NoveList

Grades: 4-8

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Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Liesl & Po by Kei Acedera
Iron hearted Violet by Kelly Regan Barnhill


By: Jacqueline West
(Book 2, "The Books of Elsewhere" series)

"Eleven-year-old Olive finds herself drawn to the grimoire of the witches who built her house and tries to use its spells to uncover the house's magic and control the cats themselves, but the book is more wicked than it seems." -NoveList

Grades: 3-6

Also try:

The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
The Charm Bracelet by Emily Rodda
Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier

Ava and Pip

by Carol Weston
(Book 1, "Ava and Pip" Series)

"When ten-year-old Ava uses her writing talents to help her older sister overcome her shyness, both girls learn the impact their words and stories can have on the world around them."

Grades: 2-12

Also try:

Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl by Rachel Renee Russell
Just Grace Walks the Dog by Charise Mericle Harper 
Lucy Rose: Working Myself to Pieces & Bits by Katy Kelly

Ava and Taco Cat

By: Carol Weston
(Book 2, "Ava and Pip" Series)

"Fifth-grader Ava writes in her diary about her family, losing her best friend to a new girl, and adopting an injured, skittish, and very special cat." - NoveList

Grades: 4-6

Also Try:
Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen by Rachel Renee Russell
Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney
Middle School is Worse than Meatloaf by Jennifer L Holm