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!

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Books Children Reviews

The Bird is Back! Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The Bird is Back!  I’ve had a love affair with Quirk Books, ever since 2011 when they introduced me to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in hardcover.  I’d never read anything creepy before and I was hooked.  It was love at first peek. with my hands over my eyes.  screaming.  But love, nonetheless.

I’ve kept Quirk on my radar and gladly read anything they publish.  Anything! So you can imagine how excited I was to hear that Miss Peregrine aka The Bird, is back in paperback!

Miss Peregrine

Even more exciting? The sequel comes out next year, woot!

Have you read Miss Peregrine? Tell me about how you LOVED the photos!!



Tales from Lovecraft Middle School: Teacher’s Pest

Just when you think Charles Gillman and Quirk Press can’t get any grosser, or is it more gross? Either way, just when you think you’ve had it with the disgusting factor, in crawls Teacher’s Pest!

Teachers Pest

To be sure, I’ve said in the past that I wouldn’t mind being the librarian at Lovecraft Middle School, but after reading this THIRD book, and now that the librarian position has become mysteriously available? I retract my offer to work there.  I’m super creeped out by snakes and crawly things but this last book made my skin crawl!  The school was infested with insects of all kinds thanks to you know who ^^ up there (Howard Mergler, student council president).

If you love being creeped out and creepy crawly underground damp tunnels turn you on, then you might like to attend this school!  If not, just read the book and capture some of the creepy crawly fun!

Did I mention how I love that the protagonist appears to be of mixed ethnicity and that his ghost friend has a Latino sounding name?  We’re getting there people!

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