Fangs for Everything (Crimebiters #4) (Hardcover)

By Tommy Greenwald, Adam Stower (Illustrator)

Scholastic Press, 9781338193282, 224pp.

Publication Date: January 29, 2019

List Price: 12.99*
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Description

From the author of the Charlie Joe Jackson series comes the fourth and final book in the humorous illustrated series about a boy whose new dog may or may not be a crime-fighting vampire.

The CrimeBiters gang got its start with help from my crime-fighting vampire dog, Abby. But now, I'm starting to wonder if she's really a vampire at all. . .

That's mystery I'm going to have to solve on my own. The rest of the Crime-biters are pretty busy with their own stuff. Irwin's planning an epic birthday party for the ages, Baxter's worrying about his brother enlisting in the army, and Daisy is cartwheeling her way through cheerleading practice (shudder!).

There's only one person I can turn to: the best vampire fiction writer that ever lived, Elroy Evans. He's coming to the nearby COM-MIX convention and I have to ask him the question that's threatening to drive a stake through my heart. Can a dog really be a vampire?


About the Author

Tommy Greenwald is the author of the Crimebiters series (about a crime-fighting, superhero, vampire dog named Abby) and the Charlie Joe Jackson series (about the most reluctant reader ever born). Tommy lives in Connecticut with his wife, Cathy; his kids, Charlie, Joe, and Jack; and his dogs, Coco and Abby. Abby is not necessarily a crime-fighting vampire dog -- but she makes Tommy and his family very, very happy, which is definitely a kind of superpower when you think about it. Visit him at tommygreenwald.com.



Adam Stower has illustrated many books for children including the Crimebiters series by Tommy Greenwald. He studied illustration at the Norwich School of Art and Design and at the University of Brighton. He lives with his daughter in Brighton, England. You can visit him at www.worldofadam.com.


Praise For Fangs for Everything (Crimebiters #4)

Praise for Crimebiters!:

"Lively dialogue and brief chapters punctuated by Jimmy's wry observations keep the story moving swiftly, while Stower's cartoons underline the comedic wisdom of some of the facts Jimmy collects ('Fact: Adults never eat the disgusting stuff they feed you.') and the madcap action that unfolds." -- Publishers Weekly

"Readers will be laughing out loud in this tale about Jimmy and his new dog. Jimmy believes that his newly adopted dog, Abby, is a crime-fighting vampire. Jimmy's adventures, the first in the Crimebiters! series, will appeal to all tween readers, but especially to boys." -- School Library Connection


Praise for Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading:

* "Hilarious... This debut is filled with passages that beg to be shared... With its subversive humor and contemporary details drawn straight from kids' worlds, this clever title should attract a wide following." -- Booklist, starred review

"This is a fun, fast-moving look at middle-school life through the eyes of a kid who would rather clean his room than pick up a book. Reluctant readers will be pleased." -- School Library Journal

"Charlie Joe's insider knowledge of the inner machinations of middle-school cliques will make younger readers smile in anticipation, and his direct address to readers makes him feel like an older buddy showing the way... Slackers everywhere have a new, likable hero in Charlie Joe Jackson." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Greenwald pulls off a clever bit of reverse psychology in his debut, first in a series starring a cheeky middle grader who goes to great lengths to avoid reading -- and whose humor and rapid-fire delivery should draw in like-minded kids." -- Publishers Weekly