The School is Alive!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #1)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades K - 3Grades 1 - 4n/a3.45703
Eerie Elementary is one scary school!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In this first book in the series, Sam Graves discovers that his elementary school is ALIVE! Sam finds this out on his first day as the school hall monitor. Sam must defend himself and his fellow students against the evil school! Is Sam up to the challenge? He'll find out soon enough: the class play is just around the corner. Sam teams up with friends Lucy and Antonio to stop this scary school before it's too late!
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published on June 24, 2014 by Scholastic Inc.
ISBN-10: 0545623936
ISBN-13: 9780545623933
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  • glxysnail2020
    glxysnail2020Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 2:07 pm55 starsFeatured
    "School just got scarier!"- Sam Graves is Eerie Elementary's hall monitor. He has to wear an orange sash. On his first day as hall monitor, Sam Graves discovers that his school is alive and is hungry for kids! Only Sam can defeat the school, and his friends decide to help, too! The story ends like a normal book, but the middle was great! The book was very quick, but still enjoyable. The beginning was good but I think the rest is better. My favorite part is when Antonio's PB&J sandwich saves his friends.. The drawings are really good and probably took a while to work on! I would say it would take 40+ minutes to read this book. I loved how there was an illustration on every page. Jack Chabert and Sam Ricks published this book on June 24, 2014. Jack Chabert was once a hall monitor just like Sam, but his school was not alive. Today, Jack Chabert monitors the halls a different building: an apartment. Sam Ricks went to a haunted grade school, but just like Jack's school, it was not alive. He teaches illustration and design at an art institute. At the end of the book, Sam knew it would be a while before the school strikes again, so he has a lot of time to train himself before the school rises again! I think the book would be better if there was little minions that Sam had to fight, but even without them it is still an amazing book! I am looking forward to reading the second book of the Eerie Elementary series! I enjoyed this book and I give a 5/5. I recommend this book to anybody who thinks school is scary enough.
    • pizzagirl7
      pizzagirl7Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 2:47 pm33 stars
      Sam has to be a hall monitor,he doesn't want to hurt his teacher said for him to be .one day while he was telling a kid to get inside for school the ground started to suck him in.but mr nekobi came in and grabbed his wrist out of the quiek sand that night Sam fell asleep on duty and he woke up and it was midnight he was trying to leave then the doors didn't let him leave and the lockers started to open and shut and the tree broke through the window .the next day mr nekobi good him the school his alive and it is a great responsibility .I will not spoil the rest.I recommend to anyone and I rate this book 3/5 stars 😁 😁 😁😁 😆
      • drama188
        drama188Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7:35 pm55 stars
        Best book ever