A Young Adult and Children's Book review blog with some other things thrown in.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians and Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians
Release Date: Available Now from Knopf
Source: Personal Collection
Serving justice . . . and lunch!
Lunch Lady can sniff out something rotten like no one else—and there’s definitely something rotten going on in the library. The usually friendly librarians have become cold and secretive. Even Dee can’t seem to crack a smile out of them. What darkness may lurk in the hearts of librarians? Lunch Lady is on the case! And Hector, Terrence, and Dee are along for a wild ride!
Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta
Relase Date: Available Now from Knopf
Source: Personal Collection
Dee, Terrence, and Hector are very excited about Author Visit Day. Lewis Scribson is the author of the famous Flippy Bunny books, and Hector is a huge fan! And it gets Dee and Terrence out of math class.
But something is a little off about this special guest. And Coach Birkby, the gym teacher, mysteriously disappears the day of his visit.
What evil designs does this world-famous writer have on his agenda? Lunch Lady’s going to get to the bottom of it, even if she has to kick some bunny butt!
I adore this series. Graphic novels are a huge hit in my elementary school, so I'm always on the lookout for something new. These books are set up in much the same format as the Babymouse books. They are filled with amazing action-packed illustrations that are rendered completely in black, gray, and yellow, which makes for an eye-popping combination.
They are also written with a lot of humor and tons of heart. I found myself laughing out loud repeatedly while reading. I've already ordered the first two books for my library and I think I'll add my personal copy of the third to the shelves as well. This series is a hoot and a half and I can't wait to share them with the kids. Maybe it'll also get them looking at their lunch lady and their teachers a little differently. The kids do think we live at school, so it's nice to turn those images on their heads and give them a glimpse (no matter how unlikely) of what the staff does in their down time.
The Lunch Lady is totally my new hero and I look forward to her adventures, of which I hope there are many more to come. If you want a quick, fun read, then these are the books for you. Krosoczka has a true hit on his hands!
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Lunch Lady rocks! Did you know that Amy Pohler is signed on to start in the movies? I hope they get made!:)ReplyDelete
Lunch Lady rocks! I really enjoy this series. I loved the idea of evil librarians. Colour scheme is great, too.ReplyDelete
I LOVE these books. . . I just ordered them for my schools and I think they'll be a huge hit.ReplyDelete
The Lunch Lady books are great! Just picked up the latest one and really liked it.ReplyDelete