This wacky new series will have kids on the edge of their seats
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
LOONIVERSE is an exciting new series that combines fantasy and humor. In this first book, Ed finds a coin bearing the words "strange, stranger." Once this coin comes into his life, strange things start happening all around him. One of his friends gets stuck in midair, his brother turns into a pool float, and his sister's food makes its way off her plate Even more bizarre events all lead up to a surprise ending, leaving Ed with a new responsibility and a realization that there's more to this mysterious coin than meets the eye
About the Author
David Lubar created a sensation with his debut novel, HIDDEN TALENTS, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He is the author of over twenty books, including PUNISHED! (A Junior Library Guild Selection), the WEENIES short story collections, and the popular middle-grade series NATHAN ABERCROMBIE: ACCIDENTAL ZOMBIE. LOONIVERSE is his first early chapter book series. David lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, his daughter, and three cats. Matt Loveridge likes to draw subjects that expose the lighter side of life, so he loves illustrating children s books! LOONIVERSE is his first children s book series. Matt lives in Utah with his beautiful, supportive wife and their three rambunctious kids (who are a constant source of inspiration!)."
Praise for PUNISHED!
"This lighthearted fantasy would be an excellent classroom read-aloud. The language concepts are deftly explained and the clever, wordplay-filled dialogue provides numerous examples. There is an emphasis on problem-solving and self-reliance as well . . . [Young readers] will howl at the atrocious puns and repeat them at the earliest opportunity. Be prepared for an epidemic of juvenile punsters." -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"Wordplay is at the heart of this funny, surreal adventure in which even the title is a pun . . . An appealing mix of magic and silliness." -BOOKLIST
Praise for the WEENIES collections
"Lubar creates characters who will quickly engage readers." -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"Suspenseful, surreal tales [that] will delight reluctant and ravenous readers alike." -BOOKLIST
"Reluctant readers will devour it." -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL