4900 LaCross Rd, North Charleston, SC 29406
9781482022643, $5.87, 214 pp., www.amazon.com
Synopsis: Quiet was the default setting in the teacher's lounge, and quiet was nice, but a new and different kind of quiet had taken hold in the weeks since school began. This quiet was not an absence of conversation, but a conspiracy of silence. The distinction wasn't lost on Bixby's veteran teachers who knew the difference. Something was lurking beneath the surface that nobody seemed willing to talk about, though some were less afraid than others.
Dressing like B-movie monsters is the latest fad sweeping through Bixby Elementary--but what's driving the strange compulsion? That's just what the Zero Avenue kids want to know. Join Drew, Clementine, Grady, Newton, and Spider, as they unravel the threads of a conspiracy that blurs the line between science and magic, between friends and enemies, and draws them into an adventure that tests their character, and...