Skeleton Creek

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Book/online-video hybrid is creepy fun.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 24 reviews

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age 11+

A critical perspective

This book could be used for an independent read or optional read for older students. As educators, this book is great for reluctant readers because the video element really entices a reader and engages the audience. It is also one of a four book series to continue reading. However, the video "footage" does add frightening perspectives in support of the text so we recommend previewing material. Overall, the book is an amazing integration of text and video, journal style writing, and strong writing elements. Check it out!

Book Details

  • Author: Patrick Carman
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Publication date: February 1, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 10 - 17
  • Number of pages: 185
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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