The Science Fair is Freaky! A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #4) : A Branches Book

Series: Eerie Elementary

by Jack Chabert, Illustrated By Sam Ricks


Scholastic Inc.
July 2016


Fiction
Ages 6 – 8 . Grades 1 – 3

Lexile measure: 490L

DRA: 34

Guided Reading: O


Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line Branches, 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!

Eerie Elementary is having a science fair. Sam, Antonio, and Lucy are hard at work on their projects when they find a strange, old book. Suddenly, the school comes alive! The ground shakes, science projects explode, and the school gym turns into a giant volcano! How will Sam and his friends fight hot lava? And what is hidden in that strange, old book?
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.

SELECT REVIEWS:

  • Praise for Eerie Elementary #1:
    "The plot and twisted storyline will serve the beginning chapter book reader well. Word choice, action, and crisp sketches support the story, allowing early readers to develop ideas and easily follow the plot." -- Library Media Connection

    "Give this early chapter book to readers who want something scary but aren't ready for the 'Goosebumps' or 'Scream Street' series." -- School Library Journal

    "Dynamic, cartoonish illustrations amp up the action, and fun onomatopoeia provides atmosphere....Readers who relish the action of Dav Pilkey's Ricky Ricotta series and the just-beyond-safe scares of R.L. Stine's Rotten School titles may want to enroll at Eerie Elementary." -- Booklist

    "Chabert hits just the right horror note for transitional readers, with thrills that include a dash of absurd humor and fall tactfully short of being truly frightening....Simple sentence structure…and a direct storytelling style make this a worthy and creepy addition to the Branches series…Ricks' illustrations add an appropriately gloomy but playful touch." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

    Praise for Eerie Elementary #2:
    "A good fit for readers not quite ready for Lovecraft Middle School or Goosebumps." -- Booklist

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