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

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

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

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ISBN-13: 9780375846847
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 07/28/2009
Series: Lunch Lady Series , #2
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 29,683
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: GN280L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About 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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Lunch Lady And The League Of Librarians (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
LibraryBlondie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Too cute. Love the clever spoofs on super hero comics and on librarians and on lunch ladies and on . . . You get the idea. Fun and funny.
abbylibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The lunch lady's back and facing another dastardly villain... This time, a league of librarians has pledged to rid the world of video games... but not if Lunch Lady can help it! Another quick, funny read that's perfect for the elementary school crowd.
dominirose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Love the book fair humor!
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I didn't particularly enjoy book 1 of this series so wasn't expecting much from book 2 but I found Lunch Lady more palatable this time around. Librarians around town have gathered forces and are planning world domination with the first order of business to rid the world of video games. The Breakfast Club and Lunch Lady are quickly onto their scheme and with the help of Betty's nifty gadgets it's time for a showdown. I found this volume to have more humour and the plot made sense, though I couldn't help thinking weren't the librarians the good guys, promoting reading over video games? Anyway, better than the first, got a few chuckles out of me and I think kids will appreciate the plot. Strange, but I find myself wondering why the book is dedicated to my old teenage heart throb Ralph Macchio ...
delatte on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The illustration and voice are enjoyable, but the plot is based on nonsensical misinformation. The librarians are evil? The principal wants to give the lunch lady the school librarian position? This is a great title that requires tremendous suspension of disbelief.
delzey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There's evil afoot, and Lunch Lady is there with her trusty hair-netted sidekick Betty to thwart it. Whether its a league of librarians who plan to intercept all the new video game consoles coming in fresh off he boat, or the mild-mannered teacher who created a robot army to replace the other teachers so he can become Teacher of the Year, Lunch Lady and her never-ending arsenal of modified food service devices will be there to save the day.These graphic novels aimed at the emerging reader has just enough story to keep them moving along and plenty of action to retain the attention of the fussiest readers, but little else. They have a look and feel reminiscent of the the Babymouse series, though they lack that series more rounded characters. The trio of kids - the Breakfast Bunch - are convenient shells for explaining story elements and become useful only when they fall into danger. Lunch Lady (and Betty) should be the focus and we should know more about what makes them tick.Similarly, this series also makes a play for the Captain Underpants crowd with the wackiness of superheros but are neither as clever in their humor or as gross as they could be. We are talking about cafeteria food here, a prime area for exploration, and it feels little like an opportunity lost that crime if fought only with the utensils. Also, superheroes have backstories that explain and infuse character. Captain Underpants himself is funny because of how he becomes who he is, but with Lunch Lady the reader is supposed to accept her antics simply by virtue of lunch ladies being somewhat off.I appreciate the idea of producing more long-form comics for this age group but I feel that with kids a certain standard has to be met. I'm not suggesting that the stories can't be fun and frivolous, but that they be delivered with the same expectations that would fall to a work of fiction aimed at the same level. What makes Captain Underpants work with readers isn't that it has underpants in the title, it's that the characters are distinctly drawn, the text is clever and funny, and the story would be almost as funny without illustrations. There's a whole load of possibility in the concept of a superhero Lunch Lady but it's all lost on just-in-time gadgets and one-dimensional characters.I found that the moment I closed the book I had forgotten most of its story. The same thing happened on rereading them. There is so little to latch onto that they are as immediately forgotten as the empty calories of a celery stalk.To steal from Douglas Adams: relatively harmless.
kairstream on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Friendly librarians turn to world domination? Oh and by the way they want to get rid of all the video games. Good thing the Lunch Ladies smell some fishy! Humor...
MaowangVater on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Three students discover an evil plan being hatched in the school library and alert the school¿s secret crime-fighter, Lunch Lady. Using the secret power of books a conspiracy of librarians are plotting world domination. First on their fiendish agenda: destroy all video games!
bplma on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Welcome the new superheros--- Lunch Lady-- serving justice AND lunch-- this time she is fighting the evil librarians who are trying to rid the library of video games--AAAARRRGGGH!!! A new graphic for the elementary set-- clean lines and simple, humorous drawings with unsaturated light color create a lighter, simpler juvenile graphic than Secret Science Alliance-- while several of the themes remain the same-- set in a school with friends who must solve a mystery only they can see--in the end, the kids- and the Lunch Lady--overcome! The spare and uncluttered pages will appeal to both younger students as well as reluctant readers. And, of course, Lunch Ladies and Librarians.
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