I Want to Eat Your Books

Last updated Friday, September 29, 2017

Author: Karin Lefranc and Tyler Parker
Date of Publication: 2015
ISBN: 1634501721
Grade Level: Kindergarten    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Oct. 2017

Synopsis: He's limping strangely down the hall with outstretched arms and a groaning drawl. A zombie! Could it really be? You race to class, but turn to see he's sitting in the desk right next to you! But odds are you'll probably be okay, because this is no ordinary zombie. This zombie doesn't want to eat your brains--he wants to eat your books! And he's not a picky eater with a taste for all genres from mystery to history! But when the zombie catches a whiff of the school library, the children need to come up with a plan fast before all their books become history!

Discussion topics for before reading:
•  What is a Zombie? What are they like? Friendly? Are they real?
•  Why do you think the Zombie wants to eat books?


•  Zombie- a will-less and speechless human (as in voodoo belief and in fictional stories) held to have died and been supernaturally reanimated
•  Paperback- a book with a flexible paper binding
•  Carnivore- An animal that eats meat
•  Library- a place in which literary, musical, artistic, or reference materials (such as books, manuscripts, recordings, or films) are kept for use but not for sale
•  Insane- exhibiting a severely disordered state of mind; affected with insanity; unable to think in a clear or sensible way
•  Mummy- a body embalmed or treated for burial with preservatives in the manner of the ancient Egyptians

Discussion topics for during/after reading:
•  What others "monsters" have you heard about (Frankenstein's monster, mummies, trolls, ghosts, etc)?
•  Which do you find the scariest or silliest?
•  What is your favorite book?
•  Who has a library card to the public library?

Craft ideas:
•  Draw a picture of what you think a zombie might look like.
•  Draw a picture of what you want to be for Halloween.
•  Check our craft ideas for October on Pinterest!

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!