Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots: A Graphix Chapters Book (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids #1) (Summer Reading) (Paperback)
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Mrs. Jeepers may -- or may not -- be a vampire in this funny and spooky series from Graphix Chapters.
Get ready for summer reading with a special edition of Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots!
The third graders at Bailey Elementary are so hard to handle that all of their teachers have quit. But their new teacher, Mrs. Jeepers, is different -- to say the least. She's just moved from Transylvania into a spooky old house in Bailey City. She wears a mysterious brooch that glows as green as her eyes. Could Mrs. Jeepers be a vampire?
Featuring a beloved story by Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey and fresh artwork by Academy Award winner Pearl Low, Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots is the first-ever graphic novel adaptation of Scholastic's classic chapter book series.
Graphix Chapters are ideal books for beginning and newly independent readers. With approachable page counts, easy-to-follow paneling, and artwork that supports text comprehension, these engaging stories with unforgettable characters help children become lifelong readers.
Get drawn into reading with Graphix Chapters!
About the Author
Debbie Dadey grew up in Kentucky and now lives in a log cabin in Tennessee with her husband and a greyhound rescue. Her three adult children continue to inspire her. A former first grade teacher and school librarian, she is the author and coauthor of 179 books, including the Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series. Her newest series, Mermaid Tales, is a multicultural series from Simon and Schuster. She also coauthored Writing for Kids: The Ultimate Guide with Marcia Thornton Jones.
Marcia Thornton Jones is an award-winning author who has published 131 books for children, including the Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series, Woodford Brave, Ratfink, and Champ. Marcia lives with her husband, Steve, and two cats in Lexington, Kentucky, where she continues to write, mentor writers, and teach writing classes. She is the coordinator of the Carnegie Center Author Academy, an intensive one-on-one writing program for adult writers working toward publication.
Pearl Low is an Afro Asian artist based in Vancouver, Canada. Their art is rooted in themes of self-love, acceptance, and Chinese and Jamaican Canadian experiences. They work in comics and animation and won an Oscar in 2020 for their work on the short film Hair Love.
"A great way to reboot the silly, gently creepy series for a new generation." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series:
A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
Winner of the Children's Choice Award for Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots
Named a "Super Series" by the Sunshine State Young Readers Award Program
"Fun, engaging reads." -- Common Sense Media
"Top 100 Children's Authors." -- Educational Paperback Association