#WickedReads



It's a spooky time to be a wicked reader in middle grades. There are so many spooktacular topics out there that we are just goozing with excitement over. There are also some ghoulish, wicked ways to take a story that you read and create something fang-tastic. 







Are you looking to excite your students into creating something eerie? Something magical that will have them enter your room at their own risk? 


 




In Edison Beaker and the Creature Seeker (Book1: The Night Door) your students will follow the graphic novel pages into the Underwhere (yes, you read that right), into the darkness. 

In this hilarious graphic novel, Edison Beaker is about to find out what services the family business, Beaker Creature Control, really offers. (Hint: forget about rat and roach removal . . . think monster hunting!)

Edison Beaker and his young sister Tesla are staying with their Uncle Earl, manager of the family pest control company, when an alarm sounds and he has no choice but to drag them along on a service call.

They should have listened when he warned them to "stay in the van."

Monster-sized mayhem ensues when the kids chase their escaped hamster into a mysterious warehouse--and suddenly they are the ones being chased when all sorts of creepy creatures scurry, slink, and stomp through a secret Night Door.

The first of two new middle-school graphic novels that introduce a funny, smart, likable, reluctant hero and his wisecracking younger sister whose adventures are sure to appeal to readers of Lunch LadyHilo, and Caveboy Dave

Have your students paint the town dead with this ghoulish writing activity. After students read Edison Beaker, have them create their own spooky scene or story with these blank graphic novel sheets. 

The picture will take you to the free download on TPT. 


Whoppers
October 29 – Two Points of Interest – Halloween themed Creative Instagram Picture
October 30 – The O.W.L – Why reading is better than candy
October 31 – Bookfoolery – Review + Blog Picture
November 1 – Polish & Paperbacks – Inspired by the Book: Nail Art
November 2 – Books 4 your kids – Creative Instagram Picture


Skittles
October 29 – Lacey Does Lit – Inspired by the Book: Decorate a pumpkin
October 30 – Bookish Friends and Feline Fancies – Creative Instagram Picture
October 31 – The Bookish Chick – Matching Halloween Monsters to YA + MG Books
November 1 –  BookCrushin – Pairing Books with Candies + Spooky Playlist
November 2 – Reading is Better with Cupcakes – Yummy treats to eat while reading


Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
October 29 – Always in the Middle – Review
October 30 – Hapa Bookworm – Creative Instagram Picture + Inspired by the book: Playlist
October 31 – Four Violet Reviews – Creative Craft Project
November 1 – The Boy Reader – Classroom students re-enact book scenes
November 2 – Fables & Wren – Creative Instagram Picture


Kit Kat
October 29 – Iwanicki Adventures in Teaching – Creative Instagram Picture
October 30 – Teachers Who Read – Classroom Writing Activity
October 31 – A Little Bit Biscardi – Halloween themed Creative Instagram Picture
November 1 – Looking Glass Reads – ‘Gimme a break’: 5 times the characters needed to take a break and share a Kitkat bar
November 2 – Brunette Biblio – Replacing the main characters with the Sanderson Sisters (Hocus Pocus)


Starburst
October 29 – 4th Grade Unicorns – Creative Instagram Picture
October 30 – Trissina Loves Books – Halloween themed content + Scary Autofill Question
October 31 – The Pages In-Between – Book + Candy Pairing with Spooky Kid Costumes
November 1 – A Bella Fairytale – Creative Instagram Picture + Inspired by the book: Dog Costumes
November 2 – Bridget and the Books – Bridget’s Halloween Celebrations




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