Xtreme Screams

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Xtreme Screams brings monster legends to your reluctant readers. Short, easy-to-read bursts of information highlight each creature, real-life history, and examples from books, movies, and video games. Features include a table of contents, glossary, and index. Plus, an Xtreme Challenge page is included with content questions designed to help readers process and build on their "Xtreme Screams" knowledge. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Xtreme Screams (6 titles) New! Fall 2021
The World's Meanest Monsters New! Fall 2021 5.1
The World's Most Ghoulish Ghosts New! Fall 2021 5.6
The World's Most Menacing Mummies New! Fall 2021 5.5
The World's Most Vile Vampires New! Fall 2021 5.4
The World's Scariest Zombies New! Fall 2021 5.7
The World's Wildest Werewolves New! Fall 2021 5.1
  • New! Fall 2022
  • New! Spring 2022
  • New! Fall 2021
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF008000, JNF052030
Genre Hi-Lo, Nonfiction
Subject Myths & Legends
Copyright 2022
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint A&D Xtreme
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Season 2021-08-01
ISBN 9781532194849, 9781098215156
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents
Online Resources FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network

Xtreme Screams – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Extreme indeed! Readers will need strong stomachs for some of the books in this series featuring the world’s most famous dark legends. Monsters, zombies, vampires, each classic horror movie villain is examined. Short chapters, sometimes only one paragraph, describe the creature’s history, global incarnations, and media treatment. Readers learn how the creatures are created and how they can be killed, along with identifiable features. The author does an excellent job debunking famous monster sightings and offering plausible explanations for some widely held beliefs. For example, “zombies” may have been drugged or afflicted with terrible illnesses that resembled rotting flesh. Images of the diseases deepen understanding but will turn off squeamish readers. The pages have minimal text and colorful images with bolded vocabulary and text boxes. Back matter includes a content quiz, glossary, online resources, and index. VERDICT Reluctant readers with a thirst for horror will devour these books while also being introduced to world cultures, history, and medicine. Recommended.

The World’s Meanest Monsters (Xtreme Screams) – Booklist

This balanced, reassuring volume from the Xtreme Screams series (6 titles) introduces kids to both real and imaginary beasts. Useful for researchers, the attention-getting cover will also attract the attention of browsers.

Author: S.L. Hamilton