During a zombie apocalypse, the important thing is to not panic. Actually, that’s not true. Definitely panic. These things are going to try to eat your face off! Sam and Arty are looking forward to summer vacation so much that they barely notice when their bumbling science teacher causes an explosion of purple goo that drenches their classmate, Simon. They’re sure Simon will be fine—he looks a little gray, but things like this happen all the time in the town of Sitting Duck. But Simon is not fine—and totally loses his head when he becomes a zombie! Soon the town is crawling with rabid zombies looking for braaaaaains! The adults are busy panicking and screaming, so it’s up to Sam (the leader) Arty (the brains), and their friend Emmie (the rebel) to take charge. If they can’t find a cure, it will be a disaster! Disaster Diaries: Zombies! is perfect for young readers, reluctant or otherwise, with a wacky sense of humor. The first in this hilarious middle grade series from author R. McGeddon will prepare you for your own zombie infestation, with handy tips like how to spot zombies. (Hint: their faces are falling off). An Imprint Book
Author: R. McGeddon
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2014-03-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
It's the end of term and Sam and Arty are anxiously awaiting the final bell. They barely pay attention when the bumbling science teacher causes an explosion and accidentally covers one of the pupils with a strange goo. Sam and Arty are sure it won't be serious - stuff like this happens all the time at their school. But then zombies (and bits of zombies) start turning up, desperate to munch on braaaaaaaiiiins! With a bunch of useless adults quickly getting themselves infected instead of sorting the situation out, Sam, Arty and their fearless friend Emmie have to take charge. If they can't find a cure, they'll be zombie breakfast . . .
A curse is not a big deal. Sitting Duck has already survived five disasters, so what’s the worst that can happen, really? Well... you’re about to find out. During Sitting Duck Founder’s holiday, the town gathers to view the legendary pirate ship that brought the town’s founder to their shores. ButSam, Arty, and Emmie soon learn it carries more than just treasure and swords—an ancient pirate curse is sweeping across the town, turning people to stone! Who has unleashed this deadly curse and why? Sam, Artie, and Emmie must take to the high seas before their town is wiped off the map for good! Filled with funny illustrations and tips to survive a pirate curse, R. McGeddon’s Disaster Diaries: Cursed! will have middle-grade readers laughing out loud! Survive all the disasters: Disaster Diaries: Zombies! Disaster Diaries: Aliens! Disaster Diaries: Brainwashed! Disaster Diaries: Robots! Disaster Diaries: Spiders! An Imprint Book
Gain the basic skills you'd need to live through a cataclysmic event—one humbling and angst-filled lesson at a time We're inundated daily with images of chaos and catastrophe from movies, books, and the nightly news. When Sam Sheridan became a father, these tales of disaster became impossible to ignore, and he was beset with nightmares about being unable to protect his son. He soon realized, however, that each possible doomsday scenario required a different skillset, and in order to really survive the apocalypse, he'd have to learn everything, from starting a fire to stealing a car, learning to fight with a knife, and even building an igloo. With just the right mix of seriousness, paranoia, and self-deprecation, The Disaster Diaries is irresistible armchair adventure reading that informs as much as it entertains.
Sitting Duck is good. Questions are bad. Obedience is good. This book is GOOD. (Do you feel brainwashed yet?) Sitting Duck is the kind of town where the mayor was vaporized by aliens, so there is a vacancy. Ravenous zombie hordes and swarms of power-hungry aliens are just some of the disasters that the town has faced, so this new mayor had better be good. Now a new evil genius has arisen—and he’s running for mayor! Thanks to his homemade brainwashing device, he just might win the election and then move on to world domination. Are Sam, Arty, and Emmie brave enough to save the day? Or will they totally lose their minds? Filled with funny illustrations and laugh-out-loud hijinks, Disaster Diaries: Brainwashed! will entertain young readers—or else! Plus it offers nifty tips and tricks on how to spot a hypno-trance or break into a secret base. An Imprint Book
How do you survive an encounter with a 6-foot tall spider? 1) Run away screaming 2) Try to pet it 3) Ask it nicely to spin you a silk dress Find out in the fifth installment of this silly series, when Sam, Arty, and Emmie save the town of Sitting Duck from another disaster! New student Felicia Forester quickly becomes the star of science class! But she secretly runs dangerous science experiments that soon have the entire town completely overrun with giant, human-eating spiders! To make matters even worse, spiders are Sam’s greatest fear. Emmie and Arty must help him overcome his phobia to face the eight-legged crawlies—or their town will be totally infested! Disaster Diaries includes funny illustrations and survival tips to avoid impending doom —and face your fears! Don’t miss the other Sitting Duck adventures by R. McGeddon: Zombies!, Aliens!, Brainwashed!, Robots! An Imprint Book
So Aliens have invaded your planet? Bummer. You could pretend you can't see them and hope they go away. Or wear camouflage, pretend they can't see you and hope they go away! Sam, Arty and Emmie have just barely survived a recent zombie infestation when their sleepy little town of Sitting Duck finds itself the victim of an alien invasion! But unlike what you often see on television, the aliens are very small and very cute. How dangerous can they be? SPOILER ALERT: they're very dangerous. And when they disintegrate the mayor with their ray guns, it’s a complete disaster. It’s up to Sam, Arty and Emmie to save the day! Again. Let the total domination of the planet begin! This series from author R. McGeddon is a must for young readers who plan on surviving the highly probable alien invasion that should be happening somewhat soon-ish. Disaster Diaries: Aliens! offers helpful tips to survive this encounter. (Hint: Pretend you can’t see the alien and hope it goes away). In fact, your very life may depend on experiencing the laugh-out-loud hijinks and catastrophic escapades that can only be found in the town of Sitting Duck. An Imprint Book
Kiss My Math meets A Tour of the Calculus Jennifer Ouellette never took math in college, mostly because she-like most people-assumed that she wouldn't need it in real life. But then the English-major-turned-award-winning-science-writer had a change of heart and decided to revisit the equations and formulas that had haunted her for years. The Calculus Diaries is the fun and fascinating account of her year spent confronting her math phobia head on. With wit and verve, Ouellette shows how she learned to apply calculus to everything from gas mileage to dieting, from the rides at Disneyland to shooting craps in Vegas-proving that even the mathematically challenged can learn the fundamentals of the universal language.
Author: R. McGeddon
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2014-07-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Ravening zombie hordes and swarms of power-hungry alien dwarfs are just some of the disasters the town of Sitting Duck has faced. But danger never sleeps and a new evil genius has arisen, and he's planning world domination with the aid of his home-made brainwashing device! Are Sam, Arty and Emmie brave enough to save the day? If they aren't, everyone - including you, dear reader - will totally lose their minds!
Sam, Arty and Emmie have barely got over a recent zombie infestation when their sleepy little town finds itself the victim of an alien invasion! But the aliens are very small and kind of, well, cute looking - how dangerous can they be? SPOILER ALERT: they're VERY dangerous. And when they disintegrate the mayor with their ray guns it'll be up to Sam, Arty and Emmie to save the day. Again.
Author: Source: Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release Date: 2011-08
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (films not included). Pages: 42. Chapters: Cloverfield, Cannibal Holocaust, Paranormal Activity, The Blair Witch Project, The Last Exorcism, Diary of the Dead, Paranormal Activity 2, Quarantine, REC 2, The Poughkeepsie Tapes, The Last Horror Movie, Evil Things, The Troll Hunter, The Zombie Diaries, Monster, The Last Broadcast, Home Movie, Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County, Eyes in the Dark, Lake Mungo, The Curse, Found footage, September Tapes, The Ritual, The McPherson Tape. Excerpt: Cloverfield is a 2008 American disaster-monster film directed by Matt Reeves, produced by J. J. Abrams and written by Drew Goddard. The film follows six young New Yorkers attending a going-away party on the night that a gigantic monster attacks the city. First publicized in a teaser trailer in screenings of Transformers, the film was released on January 17 in New Zealand and Australia, on January 18 in North America, on January 24 in South Korea, on January 25 in Taiwan, on January 31 in Germany and on February 1 in Ireland, in the United Kingdom and in Italy. In Japan, the film was released on April 5. VFX and CGI were performed by effects studios Double Negative and Tippett Studio. The film is presented as found footage from a personal video camera recovered by the United States Department of Defense. A disclaimer text states that the footage is of a case designated "Cloverfield" and was found in the area "formerly known as Central Park." The video consists chiefly of segments taped the night of Friday, May 22 and the morning of Saturday, May 23. The newer segments were taped over older video that is visible occasionally. The first video segment opens when Rob wakes up on the morning of Monday, April 27 having slept with Beth, a previously platonic friend. They make plans to go to Coney Island that day. The footage suddenly cuts to May ...