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Arthur and the Scare-Your-Pants-Off-Club

(Arthur Chapter Books #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  345 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Arthur and his friends wait for the latest Scare-Your-Pants-Off Club book to hit the library shelves. When the book arrives, crowds of kids rush over-only to be told that the series has been banned! Arthur, Francine, Buster, and the rest of the gang make a plan. Can their scheme get their books back? In chapter-book format, for children who are ready to read on their own, ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Sophie Crane
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: film-tv
Kids who are already fans of Arthur and his adventures in the PBS cartoon series will truly love "Arthur and the Scare-Your-Pants-Off-Club." Children who've never met Arthur and his gang are in for a treat! Arthur and his friends, Francine, Buster, Sue Ellen, and the Brain, are eagerly anticipating the newest release of the "Scare-Your-Pants-Off-Club" book. Avid fans, they join a growing line of young readers ready to storm the library and check out the next spooky story in the series. Soon, tho ...more
Apr 26, 2011 rated it liked it
I discovered this book while doing research on banned and challenged books. It has been many years since I've read an Arthur book, or watched the show on PBS, but I was always intrigued by this friendly aardvark and his friends, so I decided to give it a go.

In this chapter book, Arthur is so excited to read the latest installment in the Scare Your Pants Off Book Club, he forgoes homemade waffles on a Saturday morning to rush to the library to get in line for the book. Upon arrival he
Jun 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read chapter books
Shelves: 2010, childrens, library
We really enjoyed this book in the Arthur chapter book series. It was a fairly quick read and we read it in one night's storytime. It's about books and the library, so how can you go wrong? I like that he was standing up for what he felt was right and taking action, rather than just complaining about the situation.
Mar 14, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
Arthur learns to stand up for himself when his favorite books are trying to be banned by the PAWS (Parents Against Weird Stories) group. The message is that reading is good and sometimes people who try to ban books just don't know what they're talking about.
Arthur is excited for the release of the latest scare-your-pants-off book, but some parents have grouped together to censor the kid's reading at the public library. Arthur and his friends try to save their favorite books so they can continue to enjoy them. Another book version of an episode from the cartoon. A basically identical written iteration of the events in the show.
May 31, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: 8 yr olds
This book is funny and Arthur is up to his usual good natured self. He helps his friends organize a rally against a book ban on their favorite books. The chapters are short and sweet we highly recommend this book.
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Shelves: 2018
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Angie Mills
Nov 03, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 1st-3rd grades
Great book to discuss censorship and reading selection with children.
Sep 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chapter-books
I like that this book teaches kids that they can make a difference.
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This is a cute book about a group of friends love for a certain series of books. I believe kids would enjoy reading this.
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Marc Tolon Brown is perhaps best known for his series of children's books about Arthur the aardvark, which was turned into an animated television show on PBS. Brown is a three-time Emmy Award winner, for his role on the television show inspired by his books.

He lives on Martha's Vineyard and in New York City with his wife, Laurie Krasny Brown. He has three children, sons Tolon and Tucker, and daug

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