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The Curse of the Campfire Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales (Weenies #3)

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  607 Ratings  ·  94 Reviews
A boy discovers the answer to one of the great urban mysteries: why are pigeons always pooping in parks? A second-grade class learns why they should always be nice to their math teacher….An ancient predator uses the internet to search out its prey… A young girl and her little brother escape a campfire weenie only to encounter something even more terrifying: a troop of Girl ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 26th 2008 by Starscape (first published September 4th 2007)
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Jennifer Hays
Feb 29, 2016 Jennifer Hays rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed Lubar's weenie series very much. As a future teacher looking for books to put on my shelf, this is the series for the job! I believe it can reach a lot of students who are struggling to find a book that they can finish. Each book has many short stories about children who over come their fears, whether it be clowns or vacuum cleaners. It is not only an easy read, but it's humorous, and relatable. It allows a student to connect with many different characters, instead of trying to connect ...more
Jun 03, 2012 Christina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do you have an irrational fear of clowns? Maybe it is not so irrational. Do you have an annoying little brother? Maybe you should be nice to him. Hate math? Just don't make your math teacher angry.

This book rocks! The stories are a combination of Twilight Zone and Stephen King for kids. They are stories that you would tell while camping or having a sleepover. And they are awesome for scaring your kids. I would love to read these to my daughter, but she doesn't want to read scary stories. So I wi
Apr 14, 2011 Tyler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As the third edition in David Lubars' weenie collection this book was great. It was hilarious and a bit creepy. It did not have a specific storyline but instead was full of 35 different short stories. One of which WAS about campfire weenies. That one story was based upon someone very boring and annoying during a camping trip. My three favorites were Fat Face, Mr. HooHaa!, and The Soda Fountain. They were very scary and creeped me out the most. I would recommend this book to ages ten and up. Anyw ...more
Jan 03, 2010 Moe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4th-grade
There are lots of stories in this book. I didn't think it would be that great because of the cover. But when my mom started reading the first story to me, it was really interesting. That one was about a 10-year-old who tried to convince himself that clowns weren't scary, but the clown, Mr. Hoo-ha was actually a warped person! I read the rest of the book myself, and they were all scary. It was cool because I learned that it doesn't matter about the cover; it matters how good the book is.
some of the story's in this book are funny,but some are scary.this is a very good book
Nov 05, 2015 Isobel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was okay but I thought it was not great but not bad but it was in the middle
Cameron (wildfire)
on a rank on 1-10, I would pick 10,000,000
Gavin Anstis
Feb 06, 2017 Gavin Anstis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am I HUGE fan of this book. Not one story in this book disappointed me. Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you... Every chapter is a different story. They don't link together. It is almost like a book of poems by Shel Silverstein, only instead of poems, each chapter is a horror themed book. They are very simple and easy to understand, but are still entertaining and almost addicting to read. The book includes people that turn into whatever they eat. Scary clowns. Scary roller coaster rides that make peo ...more
Nov 03, 2014 Brian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hey guys its Brian here and i am kind of in a cures so im going to need your help by reading these five paragraphs and don't if you guys remember about the stars if you don't it means spoiler so alert okay well then lets get started I rated this book three stars because it like it attracted me because like in the book it was kind of action so when they say that a person was like attacked by a monster you get so intense that u want the character to be gone/die that why chose three stars. Well le ...more
Tyler P
P.19 11/28/10
So far all I've learned is that Andrew is afraid of clowns. But at the end of the chapter it told me that when Andrew looked through the window of the clowns car he saw something he had never thought he'd ever see! So, i predict that Andrew is going to tell us what he said he saw, and he is going to overcome his fear of clowns.

p.33 12/5/10
Now I have realized that every chapter is different. Each chapter is its own creepy campfire story. I like it because when I'm reading the book
Feb 19, 2014 Alexis rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The book "The campfire weenies" is a great,and Hilarious book.The author is "David Labar" he also tells the story in this book.In this book they tell all these stories in one book,but out of all these stories they all have a person that is lazy or scared of something,and in every story there's a problem that they solve.In one of the stories there was a kid who was afraid of clowns, but his little brother. Benji wasn't. His little brother's birthday was coming up his little brother wanted A clown ...more
Austin Rivera
The book The Cures of the Campfire Weenies by David lubur was a book of several different creepy stories that were really weird and exciting this book had lots of twist and turns to it and it was really interesting some other conflicts in other stories are a kid that eats unhealthy foods and ends up unhealthy,The affects of not eating your vegetables.My favorite chapter or story was Eat your Vegetables a story about a boy who didn't like eating his vegetables and his mom told him that bad things ...more
Cindy Huffman
This book was recommended by my 10 year old. I don't ever turn down a recommendation from her.

This was a very cute book comprised of short stories. The stories are similar to plots out of The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock only _nicer_.

One spoiler example: Predators was about a young boy who surfed the net. His mother warned him of talking to 'predators' on-line. He was sure he knew how to tell the difference.

He befriends an on-line friend that is clear to the reader could be a risky "frien
Mike Barghoutian
I chose this book because I haven't recently read a compilation book, so I wanted to try this one out. This is a compilation book with creepy tales. One of my favorite story's was called "Sniffles." It was about a boy who had sniffed once and his mother was getting worried that he was going to get sick. So the mother took him to Dr. Grande. Dr. Grande asks him basic questions about his activities and what he does during the day. The doctor had given him medicine and he took it. The next day he ...more
Jose Ramirez
Sep 17, 2014 Jose Ramirez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tittle:The Curse of the Campfire Weenies
By:David Lubar
I think that The Curse of the Campfire weenies is a very good book because there was lots of funny and mysterious stories.Then there was a kid named Tom he went to play socer in the ball went inside the living room he went to his friends house to pay him what he did.Then his dad made them clean up the whole backyard then his dad bought a chipper he bought it so it can clean messes in the backyard.There was a kid named Vince he and his friends
Domingo Markert
Jan 31, 2017 Domingo Markert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is unique because it has a bunch of short stories in it. So this book isn't your typical story book with a good ending. Instead of a happy ending these short stories are weird, creepy, and warped. These spooky, bone chilling stories are the kind of stories you tell around a campfire to scare the little kids and make them wet thier pants. For example one of the stories is about a little boy who learned his lesson the hard way after stealing something from the town fare. If you like thos ...more
Oct 19, 2015 Brock rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Curse of the Campfire Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales by David Lubar, is filled with thirty- six creepy tales. These stories are a little bit spooky with no real endings. The author leaves the ending to your imagination.
I liked how the author wrote a book with a lot of short, scary stories. I feel like it made it more fun to read. I disliked how the storyteller doesn't tell you what happens in the end. For example, in one story they were telling a story about a family that goes c
Mar 28, 2014 Rick rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Found this one at the used book store. It is a collection of Twilight Zone-esque stories aimed at kids. Many of them are morality plays--be good, do what you are told, or Bad Things will happen to you. Not that they are bad stories mind you--there are stories about alien monsters hiding under clown make up, vampires pretending to be 14-year-old kids and taking out pedophiles, a wood chipper with a taste for blood, and a big lake monster that eats kids who swim out too far. Each story is usually ...more
Elizabeth Meadows
This was not quite what I expected, but I'm not sure what I really expected because the subtitle says that the tales are creepy, and that is very true. I think, based on the cover art, that I expected it to be funny and I really only laughed out loud at one story, Eat Your Veggies. The rest of the stories would in fact make good campfire stories if you like that sort of thing. I'm not a big fan of "scary," and I think if I had read this as a kid, I would have been a little freaked out by some of ...more
Sep 17, 2012 Deb rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book jumped out at us last weekend at the bookstore. It looked right up Griffin's alley and the author is award winning, plus there is a handful of these books...something we love to find usually. Nope, bomb. I read a few of the stories to Grif that night. The first one he thought was ok (better than I gave it). We kept going...after all sometimes an almost 11 year old boy has different things he enjoys in a book than his Mama...but it got worse. After a few stories we both gave up....shoul ...more
This was the last of the three books my son read this summer. It was his least favorite. It wasn't what he expected. He did like the couple of short stories that didn't have a death or afterlife theme. He prefers chapter books rather than short story collections. He didn't not like the central theme of death or what life is like in a parallel universe/afterlife? He struggled with what the stories were really about until after he described the first three and we talked. I don't this was his genre ...more
Joey David Neal Middleton
Creepy story compilation book. Very suspenseful writing style, relies heavily on sci-fi and fantasy element. That is not a bad thing. This is only one book in the series, and all the books bring a new element or theme to the table. David Lubar also introduces math themes. Definitely a must read for any fan of suspenseful horror fantasy sci-fi weiner stories.
Ericka annamarie
i have read every single one of the weenie books so far. they are some of my favorite go to books on a rainy day. i love the bit of twisted humor that is put in to each short horror story. i also love that fact that some of the storys have hidden lessons in them makeing them good for young children. my younger sisters has also called to my notice that a new weenie book is out and i can not wait to purchase and begin a whole new joureny into David lubar's strange and twisted world.
Nov 14, 2012 Helen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was so surprised that this was a collection of scary stories. I wish I had known that sooner when I needed some. They are all short and exciting and surprising and current, which is just what I needed to tell to kids around our scary story campfire each year for Halloween! So I really enjoyed it and know the kids will, too. There are even notes at the end that tell where the ideas for each story came from which could be used for writing prompts.
Dec 12, 2008 Terry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a quirky collection of short stories. Each of the stories is a quick read, ranging in humor from the simply enjoyable to downright hilarious. As the author discusses in his afterword, he often comes up with his stories by thinking up "what if..." and then turns the logical response on its head. Recommended for reluctant middle school readers who want something enjoyable that they can consume in bite-sized chunks.
Robert O'shaughnessy
I think this book was very good. When i first started I was not a big fan of reading. But my good freind Tommy Quinn and I were having fun reading together and almost competing. David Lubar did a very good job writing this book. Instead of being one story it was multiple creepy or funny stories. I was really anixous when I heard David had more stories. I recomond this book to anyone looking for laughter. And I hope me and Tommy can read more books together.
Agali Jimenez
I chose this book because I like creepy tales. This book has different plots because it has different short stories. Some of the plots from the book were clowns, genie, wierd nieghbor, etc. I don't remember my favorite quote because the book had so many different short tales. It was a great style because it had so many differrent characters and settings. Yes, I would recommend this book to whoever likes to read scary stories becuase most of these tales are scary.
Brandon hall
The Curse of the Campfire Weenies with the author was a scary story with creepy tales such as You Are What You Eat is about a kid that eats baby food and turns into a baby and then later he eats a man which and turns into a man and at the end he has the other kid eat and he leaves him there with him not being able to talk. This is my favorite story and it was a great book. What will happen next?
Jun 28, 2015 Kristy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this to my eight year old son. Some of the stories were great, just creepy enough to have him weirded out, but not scared. Some of them were a bit over his head, and some we just had to get through quickly so they weren't too scary. But, it was a fun read, and good for expanding his horizons a bit.
Sep 17, 2013 Adam rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Very, very negative- I don't even dare to read this! On some nights, after I go to bed, the feeling of scary druid-visions haunt me. Should I have known better, I wouldn't be soooo scared of rollercoasters.... it's ALL the fault of this book! I will kindle this book to ASHES when I get my hands on this stinkin' novel!!!!!1 SERIOUSLY!!!! A very disappoint to the 'very essence of life'.
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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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