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Attack of the Vampire Weenies (Weenies #5)

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  413 Ratings  ·  91 Reviews
A boy steals a ticket to an amusement park and gets the ride of a lifetime—literally. The first day of middle school turns into a free-for-all when the gym teacher offers a "get-out-of-gym-free" card. Sick of his sister's vampire wannabe friends, a kid decides to teach them a lesson at their next party. But the tables are turned when some surprise guests show up.

Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 24th 2011 by Starscape (first published May 13th 2011)
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If you work with 4th-6th grade boys, this is a must have! A collection of scary/funny stories that will appeal to even the most reluctant reader.

I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.
Kay Mcgriff
Feb 04, 2012 Kay Mcgriff rated it liked it
After reading two books about kids with cancer and another one about a teenage soldier in Iraq (none of which helped my cold-plugged nose), I needed something a little lighter to read. David Lubar delivered just that with Attack of the Vampire Weenies (A Tom Doherty Associates Book 2011). his is his fifth collection of short stories, so I have some catching up to do with the previous four.

Even the creepy stories made me laugh as bratty kids got what was coming to them. The kid who stole a ticket
Madalyn Walker
Oct 02, 2014 Madalyn Walker rated it it was amazing
Vampire Weenies, written by David Lubar, is a book containing 23 warped and creepy tales. After opening this book it will seem as if you can't put it down. Every story is creatively written and cleverly ended. If you don't mind a couple shivers running up and down your spine, this is the book for you. Many people are picky about the books they read, so if you are like that I would recommend this book. You will not be disappointed. Besides the ridiculous name, it was one of the best books I have ...more
I was expecting this to be a bit sillier...I guess there is some dark humor, but it's pretty dark. Like, I'd say a solid 80% of the tales end in death. Good for the Goosebumps crowd. Classic horror, Sally-learned-her-lesson-for-being-so-bratty-with-this-totally-gruesome-death sort of thing.
Sep 16, 2014 Ari rated it really liked it
This book changed between topics a lot, but it was interesting.
Hylary Locsin
Oct 03, 2011 Hylary Locsin rated it liked it
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This installment of Lubar's popular "Weenies" collection features 33 short stories. Many of the stories have to do with vampires, but most of them feature simple plots that are clever, creepy and, at times, hilarious. Some of the stories include "Not Another Word," featuring a mime who has a particular reason for donning that white face paint, "The Ride of a Lifetime," about a rollercoaster that s
Erik This Kid Reviews Books
What would you do if you were at a “vampire” party and actual vampires showed up?!? Well, you can read about it because it happens to a bunch of unlucky kids in “Attack of the Vampire Weenies”! The book is a collection of weird and scary-ish short stories. One of my favorite stories from the book is “Family Time”. It’s about a kid named Stephen who is trapped playing a game that his whole family understands except him. He’s been playing and playing and playing but he just doesn’t get it. The res ...more
Apr 23, 2011 Karen rated it really liked it
I have to admit I wasn't quite sure what this book would be like when I first put in for the giveaway, but my granddaughter who is ten loved the cover and title so we entered. I was very surprised to find I had won it and promised her I'd read it first and then if it was okay I'd let her read it to her little sister. I read it and found myself back at summercamp, and camping with my extended family at the yearly reunions, listening to the older cousins and friends tell stories around the campfir ...more
May 24, 2011 Llewellyn rated it liked it
I won this book for free in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's a short book of short stories (maybe about five pages each). Most of the stories are creepy, but some are more sci-fi, fantasy, ironic, or moral tales.

The target audience is probably kids who are about 10-12 years old, although older kids and adults can certainly enjoy it too and parents of young kids may want to read it first to make sure it won't be too scary. The stories aren't exactly bloody or gorey, but there definitely is
Nov 08, 2011 Kendra rated it liked it
The weenie story collection books are super popular, and I can certainly understand why. Mr. Lubar's oddball sense of humor appeals to many young teens and tweens, especially boys.

As with any story collection, there were some stories I liked much more than others. I loved the ones where humor was the star, like the story about the Geography Bee -- so clever to have the boy who doesn't know the answers get them right with his "Oh, man" or "No way"!

I wouldn't say any of the stories were particul
May 18, 2011 Terri rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Attack of the Vampire Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales by David Lubar is a fantastic collection of short stories looking at the weird, creepy, and sometimes morbid. The book is custom made for middle-grade kids that love to read something out of the ordinary. Some of the stories may be a bit creepy for kids that are easily scared or creeped out. But for many, this book would be fantastic for sleepovers, camping trips, or any other large gathering of older children.

Some of my personal f
Alisa Hedden
May 18, 2011 Alisa Hedden rated it really liked it
For lovers of very short stories with a dark and twisted view, this is the book for you. If you prefer books with flowers, butterflies and cute puppies then you want to look elsewhere. With several different (monstrous, not glittery) vampire stories, stories about cats, dogs and even video games this takes you down a path even darker than the “Goosebumps” series. Do not read this if you are prone to nightmares, walking in your sleep and you might want to hide it from your kid brother or sister a ...more
Oct 16, 2014 Kelii rated it it was amazing
It was just like all the other weenie books: exiting, scary, sad, shocking, surprising. The first story about the mime who actually was a vampire is the most shocking story in the world. The boy was copying the mime's moves and when the mime got tired of it he bit the boy's neck in front of a huge crowd and his best friend. The most funniest part was when the boy copied the mime when he shook his butt.
Scott Collins
Jun 23, 2011 Scott Collins rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I got this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I'd originally thought to get it for my son to read, but after the first couple of stories I stopped. Not appropriate for him. But, I continued reading myself and very much enjoyed the stories. This collection of shorts is well written and imaginative. I look forward to reading more of Mr Lubar's books in the future.
Edward Ledesma
Oct 20, 2015 Edward Ledesma rated it liked it
I recommend this book to people who like scary and funny stories.The books are about these scary story's in one book.I liked it I think it would have been better if in some stories they'd tell us what happened at the end.Over all it was a pretty good story for kids.
Matthew 11-12
Sep 12, 2011 Matthew 11-12 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I have the books. Every one has lots of story's about people who do something bad, then something really bad happens to them. But it's kind of funny because sometimes when something bad happens to them, it is funny and it is informational, like when they refer to something back in time.
Jul 13, 2011 Allison rated it really liked it
on par with his other weenie books! Enjoyed the read.
Nov 17, 2015 Isobel rated it really liked it
My thought about it was okay I thought it would be much better
Ava 
Oct 27, 2011 Ava  rated it it was amazing
I rated this five stars because, for me, it is hard to write creepy and or somewhat scary stories AND THIS MAN IS GOOD AT THAT! We read it in library in 6th grade so that is why I said I read it.
Kathy Davie
Dec 12, 2012 Kathy Davie rated it really liked it
Thirty-three short---and I do mean short---tales about the creepy and unexpected. Be warned, almost all of these stories have seriously creepy endings.

My Take
It's a little bit R.L. Stine and a little bit Roald Dahl. I think these could be great stories to read aloud with your kids and then talk about the weird thoughts they have. Encourage them to expand upon what crazy ideas they've had. A warped and creepy spur towards creative thinking…

Have fun with the names that Lubar comes up with as well.
Jonah Jensen
Dec 01, 2016 Jonah Jensen rated it it was amazing
Recently, I finally got to read "Attack of the Vampire Weenies" by David Lubar for a book assignment. This assignment included reading a book you've been wanting to read, but haven't been able to. Thankfully for this assignment, I finally got to read this book that caught my eye when I was younger. I really enjoyed this book, even though it is below my reading level. I hope that one day I can be as good as David Lubar at storytelling.
This book isn't one whole story, but a bunch of smaller storie
Jun 01, 2011 Karissa rated it liked it
I got a copy of this book at Book Expo America in 2011 (yep it’s taken me a while to get to it). This is definitely one of those books aimed at reluctant boy readers in the 8-13 age range. Some of the stories are amusing, but they are all very short and end up being more sketches of ideas than fully realized stories.

There are 30+ stories in this slim 224 page book. So that alone will give you an idea of story length. The stories run a large range of weird and creepy. There’s a story about a boy
Sep 30, 2014 Brian rated it it was ok
Attention-- emergency-- were under attack of the Vampire Weenies! They will suck your blood! boohahahaha [evil laughter] Since you know about it now your going to be our target! boohahahaha [more evil laughter]. The genre of this book is fantasy. I thought this book was ok. also it has a lot of different stories but this is what i don't like because the stories are not full.

************************************************************************* That means spoiler alert people boohahahaha don'
Fabian  solano
Oct 12, 2014 Fabian solano rated it really liked it
How well you feel if you in a world with weenies. This book is about a world of different stores of weenies. I reted this book a five out of five becuse it one of the best ones I read and becuse the book is really funny. **Spoiler Alert*** the mime gave up and grab the kid and said you win and said he well quit he's job and look for another job.

The setting is annoying,tired,becuse the Mimi is doing his job and the kid is getting annoying.The plot of the book was the kid wanted to get rid of the
Reading Vacation
Mar 09, 2011 Reading Vacation rated it liked it
Attack of the Vampire Weenies is a collection of 33 magical or paranormal short stories. I am not kidding when I say they are short stories either. They average about six pages each. What a change from reading lengthy novels that are part of a series!

In one story, a young boy hijacks an alien space ship through a computer game. That’s pretty cool if you ask me. Other hi-jinx includes a boy who makes candy out of soap and an elf that likes to haunt another boy’s house. There’s even a girl who get
Mike Barghoutian
Mar 07, 2013 Mike Barghoutian rated it it was amazing
I chose this book because I had read the other books in the series. This book is a compilation book, which means it has a different story every chapter. My favorite story was called “My Science Project.” This story is about a kid who was assigned a science in school. He was a kid who was known for having straight A’s. As he is walking to school with his project, he sees a bunch of bullies in his way. They took the project from him and opened the box. Little did they know, it was a beehive. The ...more
Jose Ramirez
Sep 17, 2014 Jose Ramirez rated it really liked it
Attack of the vampire weenies
By:David Lubar
In my opinion Attack of the vampire weenies is a very good book because it has a lot of short stories and they are funny.One of the short stories i read was funny because the author included himself in and plus it said how he came up with the short story.Then a story was called spider shouter and basicly is this kid who shouts at spiders and they listen to him and the author said that he loves spiders and he can handle them one by one.Then the author wa
Myers Dylan
Oct 22, 2014 Myers Dylan rated it really liked it
The book is full of many different stories, instead of just one full story. These stories could be scary, funny, or just plain twisted versions of fairy tales. The characters of each story were plainly bullies, or just normal kids. When you read, you may think, "Oh I that guys not smart. I totally wouldn't have done that!" Well, I you really think about it, you would have totally gone and explored that cave. Anyone would have, really. I would rate this book four stars because I thought it was a ...more
Jun 19, 2012 Rosalva rated it it was ok

it cool

Chris McGrath
May 18, 2011 Chris McGrath rated it really liked it
This is a fun book of very short and mildly scary stories for young grade school kids. They're too brief to really scare your children, but many do insinuate terrible consequences for the main characters in each.

What I like about this book is that there is usually some simple and subtle lesson as well, usually that mean people will suffer. You never see a nice kid getting attacked by monsters, it's always someone being cruel or taking advantage of someone else. And since they're not too intense,
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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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Weenies (8 books)
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  • The Curse of the Campfire Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales (Weenies series #3)
  • The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies (Weenies, #4)
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