Reviewed for Third Grade, 2009

School of Fear

Madeleine, Theo, Lulu, and Garrison are very different twelve-year-old kids. But they have one thing in common: a terrifying fear of something. Determined to cure their phobias, their parents send them to a place of last resort: The School of Fear. But when their teacher proves just as terrifying as what brought them to the school in the first place, it's time for some major bravery ... and time to lean on each other for support. A laugh-out-loud page turner and a frothy romp for reluctant readers. (Little Brown, $15.99)