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Horror Fiction for Teens: Wickedpedia

Cole and Greg love playing practical jokes through Wikipedia. They edit key articles and watch their classmates crash and burn giving oral reports on historical figures. After the star soccer player steals Cole's girlfriend, the boys take their revenge by creating a Wikipedia page for him, an entry full of outlandish information including details about his bizarre death on the soccer field. It's all in good fun, until the soccer player is killed in a freak accident, just as Cole and Greg predicted. The uneasy boys vow to leave Wikipedia alone but someone continues to edit articles about classmates dying in gruesome ways and those entries start to come true as well. To his horror, Cole soon discovers that someone has created a Wikipedia page for him, and included a date of death. He has one week to figure out who's behind the murders, or else he's set to meet a pretty grisly end.

Picture book selection: Nobody

This straightforward picture book tackles the issue of bullying.  Kyle, the bully in this story, keeps putting Thomas down and making him feel bad about himself. The situations described are realistic and will provide opportunities for discussion among students.  Kyle is portrayed not just as a bully, but as someone who needs help with his feelings.  The story ends on a hopeful note with Thomas deciding to stand up for himself and Kyle realizing that his behavior is alienating himself from the other kids.  Included in the back pages is information for adults on how to start a conversation on bullying.  (Gr K-2)

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