Monsters + Humor + Fun = The Notebook of Doom! 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! 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!