Set of 4 titles
What would it take to make it out alive from an alien invasion or zombie
apocalypse? Join the hi-lo adventure of children fighting monsters to
imagine what it would be like if the supernatural creatures of your
nightmares were real . . . and were taking over the planet. Learn the lore of
creatures rising from the grave, wrapped in bandages, and coming to Earth
from another world. Struggling readers in grades 5 and 6 won't be able to
put down these accessible books written at the 2nd and 3rd grade reading
|Grade 5 - Grade 6
|ATOS Reading Level
|Guided Reading Level
|Number of Pages
|6.5 x 9
Supernatural Survivor - School Library Journal
This tongue-in-cheek, guidebook-like series is geared to those seeking escape from marauding invaders. It delivers text in short bursts within “taped” boxes set against photos on colored background pages. The prose is a tantalizing mix of true-fact snippets and the untrue, advancing the provocative suggestion these supernatural beings are real and planting suspicions in readers’ minds they’ve lived among humans for years. Each volume includes pieces of comically impractical advice, delivered with a straight face. All titles are thought-provoking, suggest problem-solving skills are important, and end on a positive note. New vocabulary is boldfaced and defined in a glossary in each volume (no pronunciation guides); occasionally, pronunciation help is provided within texts as needed. Stimulating, edgy photos of the creatures heighten suspense; some are gory. Besides glossaries, volumes include an index; Read More (a short bibliography); Learn More Online (students are directed to a link and a topic-specific search term or told to scan a QR code).
VERDICT An appealing, humorous, entertaining (though somewhat creepy) series about perpetually fascinating topics. Recommended for school libraries.