Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians (Lunch Lady Series #2)

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Serving justice . . . and lunch!

Lunch Lady can sniff out something rotten like no one else—and there’s definitely something rotten going on in the library. The usually friendly librarians have become cold and secretive. Even Dee can’t seem to crack a smile out of them. What darkness may lurk in the hearts of librarians? Lunch Lady is on the case! And Hector, Terrence, and Dee are along for a wild ride!

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Overview

Serving justice . . . and lunch!

Lunch Lady can sniff out something rotten like no one else—and there’s definitely something rotten going on in the library. The usually friendly librarians have become cold and secretive. Even Dee can’t seem to crack a smile out of them. What darkness may lurk in the hearts of librarians? Lunch Lady is on the case! And Hector, Terrence, and Dee are along for a wild ride!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Michael Jung
When her Apple Alarm alerts her to a crime in progress, crime fighter Lunch Lady knows it is time to leap into action! Armed with her Taco-Vision Night Goggles and aided by her trusty sidekick/assistant server Betty, Lunch Lady serves up justice to everyone from muggers to crime syndicates, but, when Lunch Lady's young informants, the Breakfast Bunch, alert her to an evil plot by the League of Librarians to destroy all video games, can even a super-powered cafeteria worker stop a group of villains capable of sending an evil Black Stallion or Cheshire Cat against her? Inspired by author/artist Jarret J. Krosoczka's crazy ideas about his own elementary school lunch lady, much of the book's humor comes from Lunch Lady's cafeteria-themed gadgets, including the Spork Phone, Hairnet Nets, and Sonic Boom Juice Box. For a graphic novel meant to encourage reading, however, the story delivers some mixed messages about librarians, as the librarians are portrayed as video game-hating villains who knock people out with dictionaries and attack superheroes with evil versions of literary characters. At one point, the heroes even toss the librarians' books into the river to defeat the villains. Overall, the book plays with some clever concepts and provides some diversionary entertainment but is not particularly filling. Reviewer: Michael Jung
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5–When not serving up French fries and gravy to students, Lunch Lady escapes to her secret kitchen lair to lead the life of a crime fighter. Using an assortment of lunch-themed gadgets (created by her sidekick Betty), she is definitely a quirky superhero. Tipped off by the “Breakfast Bunch” (three students who discovered Lunch Lady’s crime-fighting alter ego in Book 1), she attempts to foil the plans of the evil “League of Librarians,” who seek to destroy all video games. The black-and-white pen-and-ink illustrations have splashes of yellow in nearly every panel. The clean layout, featuring lots of open space, is well suited for the intended audience. Terrence, Hector, and Dee become more developed in this second installment in the series, especially Dee, who asserts herself as the strong-willed leader of the group. The winking references to book fairs, read-a-thon enrollment, and media specialists fit well with the story line. With its appealing mix of action and humor, this clever, entertaining addition to the series should have wide appeal.–Travis Jonker, Dorr Elementary School, MI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375946844
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/2009
  • Series: Lunch Lady Series , #2
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 507,208
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is the author-illustrator of Punk Farm, Punk Farm on Tour, Max for President, and Baghead. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2009

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    Kids enjoy this book and it can be used very sucessfully with low ability readers up to high school age...and it's funny!

    This charming and funny book was high interest, high "cool" for students with weak reading skills. Strong visual support for the story and characters enabled successful and enjoyable mini lessons on idioms, writer's craft, vocabulary, predfiction, humor and even social skills. The author's ability to clearly convey emotions through the faces of the characters and the characteristics of the print made it easy for even impaired students to read facial and "verbal" cues. Student success was contagious: students asked for more, one (10th grade) said he couldn't wait to return to read more! There is another in the series and I beleive more to come. As readers begin to know the characters better, I beleive they will have even more fun! I intend to use this with ESL students as well.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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