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Notebook of Doom, The #1: Rise of the Balloon Goons

Notebook of Doom, The #1: Rise of the Balloon Goons

Series: The Notebook of Doom (Book #1)
by Troy Cummings

Monsters + Humor + Fun = The Notebook of Doom!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is 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!

Alexander has just moved to a new town where he is about to uncover all sorts of monsters! Alexander's elementary school is being torn down, so his new classroom is located in the hospital morgue. There, he finds an old notebook with the word "DOOM" inscribed on the front cover. The Notebook of Doom, which Alexander now holds, contains top secret information about monsters! In this first book, Alexander goes up against spooky balloon goons — unique and twisted arm-waving balloon guys!

This book is full of humor, engaging black-and-white illlustrations, and of course...monsters!

6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades 1 - 3
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Comedy and Humor, Horror

About the Author

Troy Cummings Troy Cummings has been drawing since he was a little kid. His illustrations have appeared in newspapers and magazines, on websites, on frozen-fish-stick packages, and in hospital waiting rooms. He has published two picture books: "The Eensy Weensy Spider Freaks Out!" and "More Bears!" "The Notebook of Doom" is his first early chapter book series. He lives in Indiana with his cat and family.

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