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Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians (Lunch Lady #2)

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Serving justice . . . and lunch!

Lunch Lady can sniff out something rotten like no one else—and there’s definitely something rotten going on in the library. The usually friendly librarians have become cold and secretive. Even Dee can’t seem to crack a smile out of them. What darkness may lurk in the hearts of librarians? Lunch Lady is on the case! And Hector, Terrence, and
Paperback, 96 pages
Published July 28th 2009 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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I do not hate video games. I am not an evil librarian. Despite these blasphemous implications, I will recommend this book to second and third graders who enjoy graphic novels or would like to give one a try. Also, I will advise having snacks on hand. This book made me hungry.
Mary Ann
Action! Silliness! Pictures galore! It's no wonder that comic books and graphic novels are a big hit with kids. We've loved how authors artists are creating fun graphic stories for younger readers. This new series will find many fans among 1st through 3rd graders looking for a fun adventure in their comics.

In this second book of the series, our secret crime-fighting duo takes on the evil schemes of the school librarians. Kids will love the plot, as the librarians try to destroy all video games a
Finally! A book series that dismantles the common stereotypes of lunch ladies (except maybe those that would prefer to be called "cafeteria workers") as mean, horrid, child-hating purveyors of slop and doom. (Although gravy on pizza? Gravy on french fries? I hate gravy. Something must be done about that part.) Of course, pretty much every other adult in the school ends up in their stereotypical role (except the math teacher - would a math teacher really be in the running for most popular teacher ...more
While some librarians might take umbrage with Krosoczka's depiction of librarians as mean and evil "shusher", I loved this book. Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians is one of two books in the Lunch Lady graphic novel series (two more books will be coming out in the next few months). In The League of Librarians the Lunch Lady and her sidekick Betty, who are undercover crime fighters, must foil the League of Librarians' plans to destroy a shipment of the newest video game consoles and games. W ...more
I will be the absolute first to agree that much darkness lurks in the hearts of librarians, but this second installment left me with a whole lot of "meh". The angry, crotchety librarian stereotype can be pretty funny, if executed properly. But a league of librarians trying to keep kids away from video games? Many libraries have gaming programs. Mine is one of them. We are NOT in the minority, which made this graphic novel feel a little out of touch.
I adored all the pun-ny humor and all of the lu
Wandering Librarians
Something strange is going on with the librarians. And it involves the Book Fair and the new X-Station 5000! Luckily, Lunch Lady, her trusty sidekick Betty and the Breakfast Bunch are on the case!

Adorable. Hysterical. I love the Lunch Lady series. I love the gadgets Betty makes, like the Taco-vision Night Goggles and Sonic-Boom Juice Boxes. Lunch Lady is dedicated to fighting crime, but doesn't let that get in the way of her duties as a lunch lady.

One problem: It sort of made me sad that even in
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians by Jarret J. Krosoczka is a cute and easy read for grades two through four. The staff in the library is mean and insensitive to the children of the school. The students suspect something is going on when they see all the library staff plotting together one day. The students involve the lunch lady when they discover the staff is trying to take away all the video games. The lunch lady saves the day.

I prefer this to the Babymouse book. I don’t think this has
Dear Ali,
I promise I will stop reading these now. I needed something to read over lunch the other day and I couldn't help myself.

Nicole Marzan
Lunch Lady secretly doubles as a crime-fighter, and Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians is the second book in the Lunch Lady series. Four kids (the Breakfast Bunch) attend a book fair and encounter a rude librarian. They later find out their school librarian as well as other librarians from around the neighborhood have formed a special league. The league of librarians plan on getting rid of video games in order to force children to read more books. After the Breakfast Bunch hears of the leag ...more
Second adventure of our hero, the undercover lunch lady. In this volume, she defeats the league of librarians in their quest to rid the world of video games. A few digs at librarians (or librarian stereotypes), and oh so very fun.
Another fun installment of the Lunch Lady graphic novel series! I liked the new layers added and the importance of books (for good or for evil...) in this installment.
W.H. Beck
This new series is going to be popular at my library--a lunch lady superhero who uses food and cooking utensils as gadgets to defeat the bad guys!
Mary Lee
Oh, those evil librarians who want to get rid of all the video games in the world! They can learn a thing or two from Lunch Lady!
Michelle Kelley
Fantastic spy graphic novel featuring the Lunch Lady and her sidekick cafeteria helper Betty. Together (along with some help with a few kids known as the Breakfast Bunch), they foil the sinister plot of the League of Librarians who wish to destroy all video games. The highlight is the action-packed fight scene filled with cafeteria super hero gadgets such as pizza saucers, sporks, and hair nets. The Librarians are equipped with special books that open and unleash terrifying versions of character ...more
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The negative messages about reading really bugged me. I was rooting for the librarians!
In the graphic novel, Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians by Jarrett Krosoczka, readers are introduced to humorous characters that tweens find engaging. The fact that the story takes place in a school provides a location that kids are able to connect with. It takes something like school, which most children find boring, and turns it in to something full of adventure. The tongue and cheek role given to the lunch lady and librarians is comical and is intended to amuse. Most kids love reading a ...more
This graphic novel was a lot of fun, and I see the appeal of the series. The Lunch Ladies are secret superheroes, and in this volume they battle the League of Librarians who are out to destroy all the game systems to force kids to read.

Simple illustrations are combined with some lovely language, making for an adorable quick read.

While it may sound like a plot that discourages reading, one of the main trio of kids involved in the story is a solid reading role model, and there are some fun book r
Matti Karjalainen
Lunch Lady on alakoulun oma supersankari, joka työskentelee osa-aikaisesti keittäjänä ja ratkoo muulloin rikoksia yhdessä apulaisensa Bettyn ja The Breakfast Bunchiksi nimitetyn lapsijoukon kanssa. Viimeisenä mainittu kolmikko pääsee hajulle siitä, että koulun kirjastossa tapahtuu jotakin, mikä ei kestä päivänvaloa. Mitä äreiksi muuttuneet kirjastonhoitajat oikein salaavat? Ja miten kaikki oikein liittyy koulun lukumaratoniin ja samanaikaisesti tapahtuvaan uuden X-Station 5000 -pelikonsolin lans ...more
Kay Ray
This is a book that elementary students will enjoy reading, not only from the story line, and pictures but because they might suspect something similar is happening in their very own school!! We met a group that called themselves the Breakfast Bunch. They were attending a book fair to get the new x-station 5000 game system. However they get suspicions and think the librarians are up to something fishy so they decide to investigate. When not serving up French fries and gravy to students, Lunch La ...more
Dustin Roberts
Dee, Hector, and Terrence, known as the Breakfast Bunch, are all set for the upcoming book fair, not to mention the release of the new "x-station 5000" game system. When Dee senses something peculiar is going on with the school librarians, she wants to investigate. The Lunch Lady, a secret crime-fighting hero, and her sidekick/co-worker Betty over hear the children's suspicions, only confirming their own. When the spying strategies of the Lunch Lady and Betty are a success they discover that the ...more
Cheryl Wright
1. Genre: Graphic Novel
2. Summary: Lunch Lady suspects something strange is going on in the school library. The librarian, who was typically a nice person, has become less friendly and appears to be hiding something. Determined to get down to the bottom of her mysterious behavior, Lunch Lady along with her sidekick Betty decide to investigate.
3. Critique:
(a.) Color choice for illustrations
(b.) In this book, a little is better than a lot. Although this book is limited to black, white, grey, and
Aug 24, 2013 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: children who enjoy reading graphic novels
This is the second book in the Lunch Lady series by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. We recently read Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Fiasco and our girls really liked it, so we decided to read the rest of the series, starting from the beginning.

Our youngest really loves the Babymouse and Squish series by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, and the children's librarian mentioned that this was another very popular series.

The story was an exciting, quick read and I can see the books appealing to both boys and
Krosoczka, Jarrett J. Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians 96 pgs. Knopf Books for Young Readers Language~G; Sexual Content~G Violence~G

It’s a bird, It’s a plane. . . . . it’s the Lunch Lady? That’s right! This lunch lady serves justice up on a plastic tray!

In this exciting and hilarious episode the librarians are up to something. Determined to undermine the new gaming system coming to town the public, elementary and high school librarians pool their resources and devise an evil plan to get
This is kind of silly and not too memorable for me, but all 4 members of my family read it in the past few days, and it only takes about 10 minutes to read the whole book. I do like the bright yellow cover, and the yellow mixed with the black and white ink. It should work fine for Captain Underpants fans who are looking for something else to read. It perpetuates the stereotype that librarians only check in and out books and put books back on the shelves (when they're not being evil :) but I can ...more
I am quite smitten with this little graphic novel, even though the librarians are the bad guys. gasp. The Lunch Lady is back to save the day against th evil doers at the school. This time, school and public librarians scheme to destroy the newest game console which they fear is the reason children won't participate in the readathon. The League of Librarians take matter into their own hands by ambushing the delivery of the game systems. Hilarity ensues when the librarians' weapons include diction ...more
Lunch Lady arrived this week and our young Jarrett fans were on these books "like cheese on macaroni". Today Lucy (10) and Bayla (8) share their thoughts on the first two books in this zany graphic novel series.

You can listen in on our chat about this book on our Just One More Book! Children's Book Podcast.

For a behind the scenes glimpse at the making of Lunch Lady , check out our video interview with author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka:
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I loved it. The format is similar to Babymouse: Queen of the World!, and it should appeal to the same sort of readers. But the PandaBatWolf wouldn't even look at it, because the librarians were the bad guys. All the spy gear is suitably goofy and food-themed, and the plot that must be thwarted is silly in a good way. I look forward to reading the rest in the series. Maybe one with different villains would be okay?
I’ve previously read one Lunch Lady book, and I’m eager to read them all! It’s hard to find them in my library system because they’re really popular, so you might be able to check out book ten, but not book one! Luckily, it’s easy to follow along with the first few even if you don’t read them in order. This one was especially humorous because I’m in grad school to become a librarian, and am reviewing this book for a class! See my detailed review at How I Feel About Books.
Ali Wilcox
I personally am not a big fan of graphic novels but this one kept me interested the whole time. I was trying to hurry and finish it so I would know what was going to happen. I can see why these are such a big hit with kids. I feel like it is easier for kids to follow along in these graphic novels because it is all dialogue. I really enjoyed the silliness of the whole story. I thought it was hilarious that the lunch ladies were undercover and helping to solve problems. The pictures did a great jo ...more
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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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