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Charge of the Lightning Bugs: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #8)

Series: The Notebook of Doom

by Troy Cummings, Illustrated By Troy Cummings


Scholastic Inc.
July 2015


Fiction
Ages 6 – 8 . Grades 1 – 3

Lexile measure: 440L

DRA: 34

Guided Reading: O


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 8th book, there's trouble at Alexander's brand-new school. Lights are flickering, students are getting zapped, and escalators are running at super-speeds! When the sky fills with green lightning, Alexander, Rip, and Nikki know monsters must be to blame. Can the S.S.M.P. turn out the lights on these shocking monsters?
Troy Cummings

Troy Cummings has been drawing since he was a little kid. His illustrations have appeared in newspapers and magazines, on websites, on frozen-fish-stick packages, and in hospital waiting rooms. His picture books include The Eensy Weensy Spider Freaks Out!, More Bears!, and Giddy-Up, Daddy! The Notebook of Doom was his first early chapter book series. He lives in Indiana with his cat and family.

SELECT REVIEWS:

  • Praise for THE NOTEBOOK OF DOOM #1: RISE OF THE BALLOON GOONS
    "Cranking up the horrorlarity with googly eyed cartoon figures and sight gags on nearly every page, Cummings pitches his nervous but resourceful newcomer into a climactic, all-out battle with an entire army of aggressive, air-stealing bendy balloons.... An unusually promising series opener for proto-Goosebumps fans." -KIRKUS REVIEWS

    Praise for THE EENSY WEENSY SPIDER FREAKS OUT!
    "Clever text full of witty asides." -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

    Praise for MORE BEARS!
    "[Artwork that is] infused with zaniness of fun." -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

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