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Wipeout of the Wireless Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales

(Weenies #7)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  166 ratings  ·  27 reviews
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
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ebook, 176 pages
Published April 22nd 2014 by Starscape
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Trudi

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
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Jahmier
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: geekking, fiction, fantasy
I think the was good it had a bit of different genres and when you read it you see the scenery of the conflict of the story. and it had on and off nonstop action and it showed not to sneak and do things behind your parents back and the book was really drawing because at the begging it was boring but as you kept reading the genre it went into it went into drama then fantasy then horror/suspense and the book is a really good book with nonstop action and i recommen you read it.!
Nikki
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Ms. Yingling
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved it
Trevor
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is wired, scary, and awesome at the same time because the book tells these different stories on different things. The author is David Lubar and the lexile range for this book is 610. Also the title is the wipeout of the wireless weenies. I don’t really know how to explain the story is made up of different people and different scenes. My favorite two chapters or little stories are coffin fits and Killer ID. For coffin fits a boy just moved in and his parents own a funeral parlor, and ...more
Raven
May 24, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Goodreads ate my attempt at a real review and I'm mad 'bout it so in an attempt to move on with my life here's a truncated 2.0.

Highlights: Fabrications (girl takes biochemical revenge on snobbish classmate with expensive clothing), M.U.B. (dialogue between child and the monster under their bed), Moving Stairs (Borgesian tale of losing self in colossal and labyrinthine department store), Drawn That Way (boy creatively faces impending arrival of ever-approaching nightmare that threatens to break
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kesseljunkie
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a delightfully fun collection of stories. David Lubar has a great sense of humor and a wickedly sly streak, to reverse expectations on a kids story without getting too scary.

One of my kids passed it to me, saying I’d get a kick out of it; I ask every so often for them to share a book that lets me know what they’re reading.
I did like it!

It reminded me of the old spooky records I listened to as a kid. Lots of fun, to read and to share.
Sandy
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
My scary story loving child was not a fan of this one. She liked Lubar's previous books but says this one was "Not scary, just gross".
Christian McDulin
Warped and Creepy Tales
What could a book called Wipeout of the Wireless Weenies possibly be about? Well, it is a
short story book with different comical and creepy stories in each chapter. This novel was written by the famous author David Lubar, who also wrote the Nathan Abercrombie series. If you are looking for a good, funny, creepy, and mysterious book with plot twists in each chapter then you should check it out.
This novel is all about having completely different stories in each chapter
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Pop Bop
Mar 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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
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
Mar 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, short-story
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
Jun 08, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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...

Read the whole review at: Wipeout of the Wireless Weenies
Joe
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yet another great collection of bizarre stories. I've already earmarked a couple to read aloud to my classes.
E
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.
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
Jenn Swanson
Nov 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, ya
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.
Ericka annamarie
another great installment in the weenies collection and i can only hope they're are many more to come.
Lisa Lunney-Boyd
What a fun book! Lubar knows how to entertain his readers. Full review can be found -->http://littlemisstrainwreck.com/2014/...
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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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