Tales from Lovecraft Middle School: Substitute Creature

If there was ever a school you didn’t want to attend, it’s Lovecraft Middle School.  The School is haunted by too many creepy and ghoulish creatures to mention.  Why? Because Lovecraft Middle School is built on top of Tillinghast Mansion, which is haunted.


But here’s why I LOVE the series: it’s creepy and multicultural.  To be sure, basement tunnels full of rats, closets that warp you to another dimension, creepy weird LIBRARIANS, and snake-like people are CREEPY. With a capital Creep.  They make my skin crawl.  But what I love love love about the series is that the characters appear to be of mixed ethnicity and that’s alright with me.

Substitute Creature is especially fun! The action is so quick moving you can hardly catch your breath: our favorite heroes Glenn and Robert are trapped on the ledge of the school outside in the freezing cold in their bare feet!

Don’t take my word for it; check out my other reviews as you KNOW I’ve read all of them so far:

It seems like that poor school cannot keep a librarian employed; sounds like they need me.  If anyone is listening, can I turn in my app?

I give this particular book in the series 4 paws for fast paced action and multicultural fabulousness!

Unconventional Librarian 4paws


Children Reviews

Quirk Press and Tales from Lovecraft Middle School

If you’ve been around here a minute, you know I love me some Quirk press.   And yes, it’s true, I’ve reviewed other Quirk books: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.  Click the link to see my review.

So, what, you ask?

Here’s what:

Two more fabulous titles have come out about life at Lovecraft Middle School:

  • Professor Gargoyle: Tales From Lovecraft Middle School #1 by Charles Gilman, and
  • The Slither Sisters: Tales From Lovecraft Middle School #2 by Charles Gilman

I have a feeling they are on to something down at Quirk press. I have a small hint for them for one of their upcoming titles. See if you can guess from the photo below.

Tales from Lovecraft Middle SchoolWhat’s not to love about a publishing house that has the word quirk in it? That’s practically begging to be loved by someone quirky like me, non?

Whaddaya think? Every school has a librarian.  Or maybe even TWO.

Either way, my middle school was never this interesting or SCARY.

Here’s also what: check out the book covers.  The first set of covers are kinda normal.  The second set, kinda creepy. TOTALLY the same books though! Through some fancy schmancy technomagic the covers change all on their own.

How cool is that?


Pick yours up today.  All the cool kids are fighting giant spiders, shouldn’t YOU be?

You’ll love it as much as I do!