Friday, August 11, 2017

Clara's Pick of the Week: Notebook of Doom

Clara stumbled upon this series at our library the other day:  The Notebook of Doom.  We checked out the first book in the series, Rise of the Balloon Goons.  A young boy, Alexander Bopp, has just moved to the town of Stermont.  The town seems relatively normal at first, but Alexander soon finds out that it is filled with monsters.  He finds The Notebook of Doom, which is filled with drawings and descriptions of all the various monsters around town - how to spot them and how to fight them.  Clara loved the first book - and has decided to be a "balloon goon" for Halloween.  We quickly read the second and third books in the series, and are waiting on a few more from the library.  These are easy-to-read chapter books, with fun illustrations thrown in - and the feel of a real notebook, with thoughts and pictures in the margins.  A good transition series from picture books to full-fledged no illustration chapter books!  We can't wait to see what monsters Alexander and his friends encounter next!