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Wipeout of the Wireless Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales (Weenies #7)

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Wipeout of the Wireless Weenies is the seventh collection of spooky short stories for ages 8 to 12 by the beloved author of the Nathan Abercrombie series, David Lubar. This is the perfect pick for reluctant young readers who like a few chills and a lot of laughs.

Welcome to the Weenie Zone! A boy and his family narrowly escape a zombie apocalypse—or do they? A girl neglects
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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published April 22nd 2014 by Starscape
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Trudi
Apr 03, 2014 Trudi rated it it was ok

Meh. Having cut my reading teeth on horror, I'm always on the lookout for "appropriate" suggestions to make to kids who come seeking a shivery experience of jolts and scares. David Lubar's Weenies series has been one I've gone back to time and time again. Perhaps I've just read one too many Weenie tales, because unfortunately this latest collection feels like Lubar merely phoned it in. There was little pizzazz and very few genuine creeps and giggles, elements I have come to expect from the ser
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Nikki
Apr 20, 2014 Nikki rated it really liked it
My copy was provided by Netgalley.

This book series is filled with scary short stories that are never related to each other, but all have their own unique touch of horror. Some stories were silly and others were downright creepy. But they all have horror laced in them and they all tell a lesson.

Most of the stories vary in two ones. In some, the main character does something wrong and something terrible happens to that person to teach him/her a lesson. In the litter box story, the girl didn't clea
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Ms. Yingling
Mar 19, 2014 Ms. Yingling rated it really liked it
This seventh collection of tales from Lubar will delight elementary school students, so it is a must purchase for elementary libraries. These don't do quite as well in the middle school, which is a shame. In this collection, I thought that M.U.B. a story all in dialog about a monster under the bed, would be good to study in class. Lubar also includes a story in second person, set up sort of like a Choose Your Own Adventure Book, which is clever. There's always one point in the year when students ...more
Isobel
Jan 10, 2016 Isobel rated it really liked it
I loved it
Jenn Swanson
Nov 27, 2016 Jenn Swanson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, fiction
This is a book of short stories that range from funny to a tad bit scary for the target audience. Overall they were all good and I would recommend.
Brenda
Sep 22, 2016 Brenda rated it liked it
Shelves: z-2016-read, children
I work at a school and it is a glorious time of year for someone who loves to read: book fair week. I picked up this little gem for only 2.50. I didn't like it as well as a previous Weenies book but it was still a good book. I finished it in one evening and worried about the intelligence of reading such a book before bed. I didn't want to be trap in a dumpster with an ugly doll. My favorite is FEED THE KITTY. Kids do bite the big one in this one a lot.
Pop Bop
Mar 21, 2014 Pop Bop rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
As Promised: Wonderfully Warped and Creatively Creepy

I'm a fan of David Lubar's story collections. His novels, "Hidden Talents" and "True Talents", are successful, substantial, and accomplished, but for bite sized "horror" treats I like the idea of an anthology of very short creepy episodes. These stories are like little scary mental potato chips; able to give the reader a scary or weird "zing", but not detailed, lengthy or real enough to get inside a kid's head. I also like them because I think
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Lisa Miller Chandler
Book description:


Welcome to the Weenie Zone! Wipeout of the Wireless Weenies is the seventh collection of scary short stories for middle grade readers by acclaimed author David Lubar.

A boy and his family narrowly escape a zombie apocalypse—or do they? A girl neglects her cat’s litter box and finds herself in a heap of trouble. And a group of clicking, scrolling, tapping wireless weenies find themselves on the edge of disaster.

Here are thirty-three hilarious and harrowing stories that will scare
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Kim
Apr 17, 2014 Kim added it
Shelves: netgalley-com
David Lubar is a genius at writing the short story! Combine his story telling ability with his creepy and eerily alarming horror tales and you have the makings of a well-loved book. This is my first Weenie book and the first couple of short stories evoked teacher-terror in me as I read about zombies, protruding bone, and the eerie sound of scraping against a dumpster! I thought, "Am I allowed to read this to my kids?"I felt a chill just reading them! However, Lubar finishes each short story with ...more
Hayden Beresford
May 24, 2014 Hayden Beresford rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-read-wins
Wireless Weenies was a delightful surprise and hit with the whole family. The stories are just the right level of creepy and gross to have the appreciation and attention of my two children (5 and 8). I also find them so incredibly creative and unique, I enjoy reading them as much or more then the kids !

The stories are all so different from one another that you could stop reading at any time. That being said, we enjoyed them all so much, we read it over two nights (and that is only because on our
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Brenda Kahn
Dec 08, 2013 Brenda Kahn rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-story, 2013
Generally, I'm not a short story fan. If I like one, I usually don't want it to end. I like the Weenies books. This seventh collection is weird and humorous with a bit of gross thrown in. They are also short. I enjoyed the titles almost as much as the stories themselves and the cover is hilarious. I also like the author's notes about what inspired each story at the end. A fine addition to the short story collection and a must-have for Weenies fans.
Kaitlyn
Jan 17, 2016 Kaitlyn rated it liked it
Shelves: own
Maybe I've just gotten older, or I've read too many of the other Weenie books, but I felt that a lot of the stories were predictable, or seemingly random - eg. kid get eaten by monster even though he didn't do anything. I much prefer the ones where the monster is punishing the kid - there's a reason for that ending at least. There were one or two stories that I enjoyed, but I simply didn't have the same excitement after reading this collection as I had from the previous ones.
Stacy Fetters
Jul 13, 2014 Stacy Fetters rated it it was amazing
This was my first weenies book. I didn't know what to expect. But, all I know is that it won't be my last.
This is a book of creepy off the wall short stories. And, yes some of them are disturbing. I loved every page of it.
They go from aliens, living meat, bullies who are controlled by wireless ps2 controllers, voodoo dolls and even living dolls out to hurt you. They are all great and I can't pick my favorite story.
Pamela Kramer
May 25, 2014 Pamela Kramer rated it it was amazing
There just aren't enough good short stories for middle grade kids. Stories they'll love to read. Thank goodness for David Lubar and his Weenie books! This newest one is just as funny and gory as the others...

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Joe
Mar 06, 2015 Joe rated it really liked it
Yet another great collection of bizarre stories. I've already earmarked a couple to read aloud to my classes.
Maria
Some of the stories are fabulous and some not as great. Plenty of tales that the kids will love, though! Using a few to reinforce Notice & Note signposts
Ericka annamarie
Aug 12, 2014 Ericka annamarie rated it it was amazing
another great installment in the weenies collection and i can only hope they're are many more to come.
Lisa L
Mar 11, 2014 Lisa L rated it it was amazing
What a fun book! Lubar knows how to entertain his readers. Full review can be found -->http://littlemisstrainwreck.com/2014/...
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Jan 09, 2017 Emily rated it liked it
A neat, dark little kids read that I think is a lot of fun. I'll save it for when I have kids one day.
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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; several short ...more
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