Meltdown Madness

Meltdown Madness

By David Lubar; Matt Loveridge (Illustrator)

Branches, Library Binding, 9780545496032, 90pp.

Publication Date: June 25, 2013

Looniverse #2 is even wackier than the first book
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
Ed has to sell chocolate bars to raise money for his soccer team, but the bars have all melted. He must find another way to raise money--and fast Ed uses his newfound ability to make strange things happen, but his plans go awry and Ed ends up needing money for the soccer team, his friend Mouse, AND two new windows With surreal and funny antics throughout, the second book in this heavily illustrated early chapter book series is sure to keep kids laughing.

About the Author
David Lubar created a sensation with his debut novel, "Hidden Talents", an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Thousands of kids and educators across the country have voted "Hidden Talents" onto over twenty state lists. David is also the author of "True Talents", the sequel to "Hidden Talents"; "Flip", an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror selection; many short story collections including "In the Land of the Lawn Weenies, Invasion of the Road Weenies, The Curse of the Campfire Weenies, The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies, Attack of the Vampire Weenies, Beware the Ninja Weenies, Wipeout of the Wireless Weenies, Strikeout of the Bleacher Weenies, "and" Extremities"; and the Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie series. Lubar grew up in Morristown, New Jersey, and he has also lived in New Brunswick, Edison and Piscataway, NJ, and Sacramento, CA. Besides writing, he has also worked as a video game programmer and designer. He now lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

Shared love of books brought Nick and Tara O'Riley together-they met while working at Borders Books and Music.

With "Boomish K. Sullivan and the Magic Pancake Pan", the writing duo breathes to life a story that teaches children the importance of friendship and responsibility, through a silly sense of humor and lighthearted pace. Amid a market saturated with children's literature trending toward darker themes and moods, the O'Rileys set out to go against the grain and celebrate the only time in one's life to be truly silly: childhood.

Nick has a bachelor's in print journalism. Tara has a master's in educational psychology. This is the O'Rileys' first writing collaboration, but not their first experience sharing with their children the magic that a good story can deliver.

They live in Northern California, with their three children, two dogs, and a cat.