October is here, and that means Halloween is just around the corner. If you’ve got any Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans in your house, they might like the Desmond Pucket series by Mark Tatulli. Boys (and girls) who like monsters and pranks will identify with Desmond and his friends.
And if you’re planning a Halloween party or book club, there are some great recipes, crafts, and activities on the publisher’s website that will make the book come alive. I love the party food ideas. Just click on the image below to get the recipe.
Monster Fingers Recipe
Desmond’s Bloody Popcorn
Pond Scum Recipe
Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic by Mark Tatulli
This is the first book of the Desmond Pucket series in which Desmond must channel his monster-y special effects pranks into something more productive or he will be kicked out of school and unable to go on the field trip to ride the infamous Mountain Full of Monsters roller coaster. Desmond learns how to play by the rules – and who his real friends are – while he stays true to who he is. The grand finale will have kids rolling in the aisles! [notebook novel, ages 7 and up]
Desmond Pucket and the Mountain Full of Monsters by Mark Tatulli
Desmond’s made it to the class trip in this second book in the series, and amidst his plans to woo his dream girl, he learns that his favorite roller coaster is shutting down. He decides he has to somehow come up with the money to buy the monster props so he can put them to good use. He starts a scaring business and he and his friends pull pranks for a fee! [notebook novel, ages 7 and up]
Desmond Pucket and the Cloverfield Junior High Carnival of Horrors by Mark Tatulli (Coming February 2016!)
In all the chaos of rescuing a bus full of monsters from the now defunct Mountain Full of Monsters ride, Desmond never stopped to think what he was going to do with all of these scary props. But if there’s one thing Desmond always has, it’s ideas for making monster magic! Join him and his posse of pranksters in book three as they create their greatest show yet: The Cloverfield Junior High Carnival of Horrors! [notebook novel, ages 7 and up]
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