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Lunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes (Lunch Lady #7)

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The Breakfast Bunch have joined the mathletes team, and are all set to win the championship trophy for Thompson Brook Elementary School—they only need to beat the defending champs from Willowby Academy. But Lunch Lady notices something strange about the opposing matheletes and their sinister coach. Will she and her sidekick Betty be able to sort out the suspicious competit ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Ms Threlkeld
Jul 23, 2015 Ms Threlkeld rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Even more fantastic food-themed gadgets! Funnier than the last few titles in the series and there's math!
Brennan Chandler
Apr 03, 2015 Brennan Chandler rated it it was amazing
Graphic Novel
Copyright 2012

This graphic novel is about a group of students who must join the mathlete team as a consequence of a previous action. The students do particularly well and make it to the championship, which is against the school that wins every year. Lunch Lady notices something strange about the students who have continue to win each year and investigates the situation. During a top secret trip to Willowby, she discovers they aren’t dealing with regular children, but rather they are
Jun 22, 2014 Sandy rated it liked it
I have been wanting to find graphic novels that are suitable for my third graders, and I think that books from this series are destined to be popular amongst the students in my classroom. This particular book from the series begins with the children having to join the Mathletes club in order to make amends for something they did on a school field trip (I am assuming Book #6 explains more about this). They make it to the final Math Bowl Championship, but there is something fishy about their oppos ...more
Aug 04, 2014 Tricia rated it liked it
Once again, the lunch ladies (and their trip of student accomplices) save the day with clever kitchen-themed gear and gadgets. But will they be able to stop the unbeatable mutant mathletes from posh Willowby Academy? Who knows what power is contained in powdered eggs.

One thing that bugged me about this book: I don't know that we're ever told what grade the kids are in, but all the context suggests middle school. But yet the math in the Math Bowl is trivially easy (I say this as someone who comp
Mar 17, 2012 Barbara rated it really liked it
I think I'm getting addicted to this series--either that or I'm reverting to my fourth grade self. In this, the seventh installment of the Lunch Lady series, the Breakfast Bunch (Dee, Hector, and Terrence)must join the extracurricular Mathletes as their punishment for missing the museum field trip. Although they are definitely not thrilled to spend time after school solving math problems, it turns out to be less painful than they had expected. Even Dee comes around once the kids from Willoughby ...more
Holly Letson
In this volume, we find our main trio being punished. As punishment, they must serve time as part of the school's mathletes team.
At first, they hate this, but when the team keeps winning, and even makes it to the finals, they love it. Just as always happens, if you are successful at something, it usually grows on you.
So, when they hear their coach/teacher saying there's no way they could win in the finals against Willowby, they know--then and there--that they must win at any cost, but they a
Katie Helwig
The Breakfast Bunch gets punished for skipping the field trip by being forced to join the Mathlete’s Club. They are humiliated! Who wants to voluntarily stay after school to do math of all things! When their school makes it to the championship to defeat the undefeated Willowby Academy, mathlete’s leader Mr. O’Connell asks lunch lady what he can do to get the students excited. He is pretty sure there is no way they can beat Willowby. Lunch lady senses something odd about WIllowby Academy and is d ...more
Jennifer Peterson
Oct 03, 2012 Jennifer Peterson rated it it was ok
This is one of 7 graphic novels in the "Lunch Lady" series. In this particular book, 3 students are forced to join the Mathletes as punishment for skipping out on a previous school function. They are incredibly unhappy about the ordeal at first, but progressively learn to enjoy their participation. Things are going well...and they're winning! But something seems 'off' about the other team that made it to the finals. This is where the lunch lady steps in and saves the day. She uses her master det ...more
Laura Simon
Oct 01, 2012 Laura Simon rated it liked it
Lunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes by Jarrett Krosoczka is a witty graphic novel about some pretty special lunch ladies. Terrance, Dee, and Hector are required to join the mathletes as punishment for skipping the museum tour. The three students are very reluctant about joining. They knew it was not considered cool to be a mathlete. After seeing how happy Mr. O'Connell get when they win, the three decide they have to try to win the math bowl. There is something strange about their opponents from ...more
Erin Phillips
Dec 05, 2013 Erin Phillips rated it liked it
Shelves: libs-642
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Lunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes- A cleverly written and illustrated graphic novel, “Lunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes” was a story I shared with the twin girls I babysit for. It had all of us engaged, proving that it can be entertaining to both children and adults. The story is about a group of students who must join the mathlete team as a consequence of a previous action. The students do particularly well and make it to the championship, against
Sep 06, 2013 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children who enjoy reading graphic novels
This is the seventh book in the Lunch Lady series by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. We just started reading this series this summer and our girls really like the stories. They are fun, fast reads and I love that the superheroes are women. This is a fun story about a math team.

Our youngest really loves the Babymouse and Squish series by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, so we are excited to find another fun graphic novel series.

The story was an exciting, quick read and I can see the books appealing to b
Feb 24, 2015 Ann rated it really liked it
The Breakfast Bunch joins the mathletes team and is preparing to win against their rival, Willowby Academy. Something doesn't sit right with the Lunch Lady about the opposing mathletes and their teacher and she must get to the bottom of it. Lunch Lady saves the day (yet again) as the Breakfast Bunch go for the win!
Oct 03, 2012 Kasey rated it liked it
I found this book to be a very clever graphic novel. Who doesn't fall in love with a book about some lunch ladies who save the day. Everyone always pictures their lunch ladies being something else and this is perfect. These 3 children get in trouble and their punishment is to join the after school mathletes club. However when they compete in the mathlete bowl the lunch lady gets suspicious about the other team. The adventure they go through is great and such an easy read. Of course the lunch lad ...more
May 07, 2015 Sarah rated it it was amazing

The book Lunch Lady and Mutant Mathletes by Jarret. J Krosozcka was about 2 lunch ladies who go undercover and fight enemies. I recommend this book to people who like graphic novel. In this book the mathletes are very competitive.

I must admit this book made being a mathlete seem like it has the potential to look and be cool. I loved that this book showed that being intellagent is something that shoulf be celebrated and shown off to the world. I mean when I was a kid i loved maths but i never let anyone know i loved it. I thought it made me a "geek". This book shows that being smart doing "nerdy" things can be fun no matter what other people think about you or so. I think thats why i love the Breakfast Bunch. They dont le ...more
John Yingling
May 02, 2015 John Yingling rated it it was amazing
This is a consistently fun series. I especially like the positive view of school cafeteria workers, who have been made fun of and parodied to death. Lunch Lady kicks butt, takes names, and always cooks up great meals!
I love the lunch lady. Hilarious early graphic novels for kiddos. Karate moves with kitchen utensils is the extent of the action, so very accessible to elementary audiences.
Ann Williams
Another installment in the Lunch Lady Series. A bit far fetched, even for Lunch Lady fans. The Boston accent on the "custodian," wasn't funny, in fact it was a bit disrespectful. The fact that the characters didn't want to be on the "math team," because it was just for nerds was also disappointing. Perhaps I missed the author's point here. Being on a math team is very cool, and I think Krosoczka tried to make that point at the end, but by that point I had lost interest in the story. Hopefully th ...more
Miss Pippi the Librarian
Jun 18, 2012 Miss Pippi the Librarian rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
The Breakfast Bunch along with the loveable lunch ladies of Thompson Brook school return with another unbelieveable adventure! Principal Hernandez asks Dee, Hector, and T to join the Mathletes. Reluctantly, they follow the principal's request and discover a local school rivalry.

I always look forward to Krosoczka's Lunch Lady books. The Lunch Lady is encouraging with the students at school. She also unveils new and hilarious weaponry to save the Breakfast Bunch. For followers of the Babymouse ser
Amanda Northrup
Jun 17, 2015 Amanda Northrup rated it really liked it
Wonderfully silly, even if there were some negative math stereotypes early on.
Apr 19, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: chapter-books
"Addison seems like an ordinary math teacher- his breath smells like coffee, his nose hairs are long." This book made me laugh out loud in addition (get it, Mathletes?) to being thankful that I am a librarian and not a math teacher. And can I say how jealous I am of Lunch Lady having such a supportive side kick like Betty. Could I have Betty help me in the library? "Oh Watermelons!" Guess she already has a job. What can I say? The book is great and my students cannot get enough of Lunch Lady. Th ...more
Dec 02, 2015 Aden rated it it was amazing
Brooks Jones
Jan 27, 2014 Brooks Jones rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-loans
Another great entry in the Lunch Lady series. Great for reluctant readers.
Jul 25, 2013 Luna rated it it was amazing
I loved the book about THE LADY who everybody thought she was lady who took pictures but she robbed the money for taking the pics and extra money for removing and emma gives the lady money from the student council.she makes a fashion show,the lunch lady saves the day yeah!Lunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril
Aug 07, 2012 Samantha rated it it was amazing
The Breakfast Bunch has to join the Mathletes as punishment for "disappearing" on the school field trip. They face off in the championships with a school that never loses, but beware the students may not be human.

This latest installment in the series is chocked full of math and I think readers will eat it up! Recommended for boys and girls grades 3-5.
May 30, 2012 Wendy rated it it was amazing
The Lunch Lady has done it again! I think I enjoy this one even more than the others because the kids are victorious in their own right by teaming up and showing how smart they are in math. Krosoczka is clever with all of the math puns and problems he sneaks into the storyline, maybe kids will be solving the problems along with the breakfast bunch!
Aug 16, 2012 Joycetho1 rated it really liked it
I thought that this was a pretty good book. It was very funny that is a given. It is about how 3 kids get in trouble, and have to join a team called the Mathletes. At the beggining they didn't care about thier team winning.But then they meat a team that they hated, and they needed to beat. If you want to know what hapens next you have to read the book.
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May 10, 2012 Maria rated it really liked it
This was fun! Lots of silly, zany fun. How can you beat that?

Yes, I was concerned at first by the fact that being a "mathlete" was a punishment for the main characters. The crew discovered that the math competition was fun, though, and that made all the difference for me.
Lunch Lady and the Breakfast Bunch save the day again in this Lunch Lady adventure, but this time- it is something from out of this world that is threatening. How will they succeed this time?
Oh! And has a bit of math in it too- great cross-curricular book.
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Jarrett J. Krosoczka used to be a goofy kid that liked to draw. Now, he is a published author/illustrator with many books to his credit. Growing up in Worcester, MA Jarrett drew relentlessly and always had a cast of characters that he wrote stories for. In 9th grade, Jarrett won a contest with The Worcester Telegram & Ga
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