Since my little reader has been able to read Chapter books, any Middle Grade books that come in the mail – are hers. She states this emphatically then runs off with them to read them and then tell me what she thought. Granted her thoughts usually run … “it was funny when he was like, ‘you stink’ to his friend. Who says that??” But, I can always tell when she is really in love with a series, or book – because she can’t put the book down.

David Lubar’s A Monsterrific Tale series is one of those series that she adores. It’s a Middle Grade series that is getting a revamp by Starscape (Tor) – and I love what they’ve done with the covers. My little reader laughs out loud as she’s reading them and then runs to me and tells me all about what is happening to the characters. She named The Wavering Werewolf as her favorite book last year. She is now smitten with The Gloomy Ghost.

Great for 3rd – 5th grade reading levels, topics are not to emotional or heavy, the stories are fun, with a paranormal twist, but not scary. You do not have to read them in order of their release.

If you are interested check out the books:
A Monsterrific Tale

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Middle Grade Spotlight!

The Gloomy Ghost by David Lubar

Series: A Monsterrific Tale #5
Published by Macmillan on 2014-07-08
Genres: Horror & Ghost Stories, Humorous Stories, Monsters, Young Adult
Pages: 144
Source: Publisher
5 Stars

Acclaimed author David Lubar’s Monsterrific Tales return to life with this new edition of The Gloomy Ghost that is sure to appeal to fans of his Weenies short story collections.There’s something strange going on at Washington Irving Elementary School. Kids are turning into monsters—literally! First it was Sebastian, then Angie. Now it’s little brother Rory’s turn to be “monsterized!




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Hair today…gone tomorrow??Okay. It happened to Splat. And to his sister, Angie. How many kids could get “monsterized” in one neighborhood? Well, at least one more apparently. It started with a walk in the woods — and ended up with an overly fuzzy kid who finds himself howling at the moon.

There is a way for Norman to get back to his old self. But there are two problems: He kind of likes being a wolf; and there’s only a few more days until the next full moon…


I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Middle Grade Spotlight!

The Gloomy Ghost by David Lubar

Series: A Monsterrific Tale #5
Published by Macmillan on 2014-07-08
Genres: Horror & Ghost Stories, Humorous Stories, Monsters, Young Adult
Pages: 144
Source: Publisher
5 Stars

Acclaimed author David Lubar’s Monsterrific Tales return to life with this new edition of The Gloomy Ghost that is sure to appeal to fans of his Weenies short story collections.There’s something strange going on at Washington Irving Elementary School. Kids are turning into monsters—literally! First it was Sebastian, then Angie. Now it’s little brother Rory’s turn to be “monsterized!




Acclaimed author David Lubar’s Monsterrific Tales return to life with this new edition of The Gloomy Ghost that is sure to appeal to fans of his Weenies short story collections.

There’s something strange going on at Washington Irving Elementary School. Kids are turning into monsters—literally!

First it was Sebastian, then Angie. Now it’s little brother Rory’s turn to be “monsterized!” One minute he’s a normal kid hanging out in his backyard. The next, he finds himself walking through stuff: the back porch, walls, even people! What’s a ghostly kid to do?

Rory decides to find some other spirits and ask them how to get “un-ghosted.” So he heads up to the local haunted house to give it a try. What Rory doesn’t know is that if he doesn’t get the answer soon, he’ll only have a ghost of a chance of ever being a kid again…