The School is Alive!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #1)

Series: Eerie Elementary

by Jack Chabert, Illustrated By Sam Ricks


Scholastic Inc.
July 2014


Fiction
Ages 6 – 8 . Grades 1 – 3

Lexile measure: 460L

DRA: 34

Guided Reading: O

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This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In this first book in the series, Sam Graves discovers that his elementary school is ALIVE! Sam finds this out on his first day as the school hall monitor. Sam must defend himself and his fellow students against the evil school! Is Sam up to the challenge? He'll find out soon enough: the class play is just around the corner. Sam teams up with friends Lucy and Antonio to stop this scary school before it's too late!
Jack Chabert

Jack Chabert is the New York Times bestselling author of the Poptropica graphic novel series. He is also the creator and author of the Eerie Elementary series with Scholastic Branches. Jack Chabert is a pen name for Max Brallier. Max is the author of more than 20 books for children, including the Mister Shivers early reader series, Galactic Hot Dogs, and the New York Times bestselling The Last Kids on Earth middle-grade series. He lives in New York City with his wife, Alyse. Visit the author at MaxBrallier.com.
Sam Ricks

Sam Ricks is the illustrator of the Eerie Elementary early chapter book series. He also illustrated Get a Hit, Mo!, which won the 2016 Geisel Award. He is the lead graphic design faculty at The Art Institute of Salt Lake City. Sam lives in Utah with his family.

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  • Praise for BRANCHES books:
    "These books should be considered for larger libraries wanting to enhance their easy-reader collections." -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

    "Plenty of drawings assist readers with plot development." -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

    "A nice stepping stone to more advanced chapter books." -BOOKLIST

    "We are absolutely desperate for these books. Thank you for recognizing and addressing [this] monumental gap in the market." -Andrew Medlar, Youth Materials Specialist, Chicago Public Library

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