Sam Battles the Machine!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #6) (Paperback)
This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
In book 6, a mysterious substitute teacher arrives at Eerie Elementary. Sam, Lucy, and Antonio think he must be up to no good! They follow him and discover he lives in mad scientist Orson Eerie's old house! And he's building a strange machine! Who is this substitute teacher? Is he trying to free Orson -- to somehow bring him back to life for real?! Sam and his friends are about to find out!
About the Author
Sam Ricks is the illustrator of the Eerie Elementary early chapter book series. He also illustrated Get a Hit, Mo!, which won the 2016 Geisel Award. He is the lead graphic design faculty at The Art Institute of Salt Lake City. Sam lives in Utah with his family.
"The plot and twisted storyline will serve the beginning chapter book reader well." -- Library Media Connection
"Give this early chapter book to readers who want something scary but aren't ready for the 'Goosebumps' or 'Scream Street' series." -- School Library Journal
"Dynamic, cartoonish illustrations amp up the action....Readers who relish the action of Dav Pilkey's Ricky Ricotta series and…R.L. Stine's Rotten School titles may want to enroll at Eerie Elementary." -- Booklist
"Chabert hits just the right horror note for transitional readers, with thrills that include a dash of absurd humor and fall tactfully short of being truly frightening....this [is] a worthy and creepy addition to the Branches series." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Praise for Eerie Elementary #2:
"A good fit for readers not quite ready for Lovecraft Middle School or Goosebumps." -- Booklist