The World's Scariest Zombies

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This title introduces you to one of the world's most popular legendary monsters. Your readers will learn about the real-life history surrounding zombies and see how the creatures are reflected in different cultures. Features include a table of contents, glossary, and index. Plus, an Xtreme Challenge page with content questions help readers process and build upon their zombie knowledge. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

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 9781532194894, 9781098215200
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 398.2454
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
Lexile 910 HL
ATOS Reading Level 5.7
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 512888
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, 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.

Author: Sue L. Hamilton