Happy Book Birthday: THE CLACKITY by Lora Senf and TOO PIG TO FAIL by Rob Harrell

Happy Book Birthday: THE CLACKITY by Lora Senf and TOO PIG TO FAIL by Rob Harrell

I love Tuesdays! Help me celebrate these two awesome MIDDLE GRADE books that were shared with me by the publishers. Thank you Atheneum Books for Young Readers and Dial Books.

The Clackity by Lora Senf

Reminiscent of Doll Bones, this deliciously eerie middle grade novel tells the story of a girl who must enter a world of ghosts, witches, and monsters to play a game with deadly consequences and rescue her aunt.

Evie Von Rathe lives in Blight Harbor—the seventh-most haunted town in America—with her Aunt Desdemona, the local paranormal expert. Des doesn’t have many rules except one: Stay out of the abandoned slaughterhouse at the edge of town. But when her aunt disappears into the building, Evie goes searching for her.

There she meets The Clackity, a creature who lives in the shadows and seams of the slaughterhouse. The Clackity makes a deal with Evie to help get Des back in exchange for the ghost of John Jeffrey Pope, a serial killer who stalked Blight Harbor a hundred years earlier. Evie must embark on a journey into a strange otherworld filled with hungry witches, penny-eyed ghosts, and a memory-thief, all while being pursued by a dead man whose only goal is to add Evie to his collection of lost souls. –Goodreads

Too Pig to Fail by Rob Harrell

I LOVE Rob Harrell’s novel/memoir Wink and I am so glad he’s doing comics too! The first book, Bat Pig, was a hoot (alright yes, that makes me sound old but I like that word) and I was laughing so much. I can’t wait to read the sequel!

In this hilarious, hijinks-filled graphic novel super-swine Batpig is ready to face even bigger bullies, harder fights, and scariest of all–meeting his superhero idol.

Ordinary pig, Gary Yorkshire, has his entire life turned upside down when a bite on the nose from a radioactive bat turns him into . . . BATPIG. With the support of his best friends, Brooklyn the bat and Carl the fish, he finally feels like he’s getting a handle on this whole superhero business. That is, until he faces a battle against time itself, when an underappreciated janitor slows down the clock so much that a math class never ever ends (the horror!). Can Batpig save the class from never-ending fractions? – Goodreads

I was lucky enough to interview Rob Harrell on Legit KidLit. Watch the first minute of the clip with Rob here:

I am a middle school teacher who loves to read. I am part of the ARC-sharing group LitReviewCrew and a creator for the YouTube Channel Legit KidLit.

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