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All Aboard the Dinotrain by Deb Lund
Are You Afraid Yet? by Stephen James O'Meara
Bailey's Day by Robert Haggerty
A Brief History of Time by Shaindel Beers
Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant
Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez
A Dark, Dark Tale by Ruth Brown
Dead End by Helen R. Myers
Dreamstone by D. A. Hendrickson
The Electric Church by Jeff Somers
The Essential Basho by Basho and translated by Sam Hamill
Excuse Me... Are You a Witch? by Emily Horn
Farewell Atlantis by Terry Bisson
Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
Grampa's Zombie BBQ by Kirk Scraggs
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
How to Host a Killer Party by Penny Warner
The Kayla Chroincles by Sherri Winston
The Ladies' Paradise by Émile Zola
Little (Grrl) Lost by Charles de Lint
Little Quack's Hide and Seek by Lauren Thompson
The Man Who Did Something About It by Harvey Jacobs
Owly Volume 1: The Way Home and The Bittersweet Summer by Andy Runton
Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House #22) by Mary Pope Osborne
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
The Soul of the Rhino by Hemanta Mishra
Spot Visits His Grandparents by Eric Hill
The Texicans by Nina Vida
The Thanksgiving Door by Debby Atwell
Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House #23) by Mary Pope Osborne
Two Little Trains by Margaret Wise Brown and Leo Dillon
The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman
Veracity by Laura Bynum

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for Grampa's Zombie BBQ

Grampa's Zombie BBQ: 06/18/10

Grampa's Zombie BBQ cover art (Link goes to Powells)I continue with my luck of picking the second book in a series first with Grampa's Zombie BBQ by Kirk Scroggs. It's the sequel to Dracula vs. Grampa at the Monster Truck Spectacular. The books are hybrid graphic novels.

In this book the family is planning for a town barbecue. Something goes wrong and zombies end up invited too! Rather than freak out, Wiley and his family just serve them barbecue just as they do all the other guests.

I liked the book. It reminds me of a juvenile (and violence free) version of the film, Shawn of the Dead. I'm thinking of the ending when the survivors have come to terms with the fact that the zombies can't be defeated and decide to learn to live with them.

The book is aimed at kids about my son's age but he wasn't interested. Traditional monsters aren't his thing. I though zombies might be an exception since he and his sister like to play zombie but, no.

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