The Beast Beneath the Stairsby Michael Dahl
As the librarian returns to his underground library, he discovers that someone has broken in and stolen his collection of deadly books. Unless he finds them, the entire world may be faced with a plague of endless evil.
Meet the Author
Michael Dahl is the prolific author of the bestselling Goodnight, Baseball picture book and more than 200 other books for children and young adults. He has won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award three times for his nonfiction, a Teacher's Choice award from Learning magazine, and a Seal of Excellence from the Creative Child Awards. And he has won awards for his board books for the earliest learners, Duck Goes Potty and Bear Says "Thank You!" Dahl has written and edited numerous graphic novels for younger readers, authored the Library of Doom adventure series, the Dragonblood books, Trollhunters, and the Hocus Pocus Hotel mystery/comedy series. Dahl has spoken at schools, libraries, and conferences across the US and the UK, including ALA, AASL, IRA, and Renaissance Learning. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota in a haunted house.
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This story (and series) is a short story in almost graphic novel setting. 2-6 sentences per page, lots of art work and clever use of artwork within the text. Separated with chapters the story is easy to follow and took my 9 yo 5-10 minutes to finish but these are the FIRST books I have ever gotten an "oh good" response. There are no cute animals or talking pets. It is a watered down horror story that is just edgie enough to make it fun and "cool". I highly recommend these to anyone who struggles to get thier child into reading. It is a great stepping stone to a little longer chapter books.