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The Word Eater


  • "Tongue-in-cheek wordplay in the quote on the desk calendar that opens each chapter prepares readers for the outlandish series of happenings to come." – School Library Journal


  • Amato, Mary. The Naked Mole-Rat Letters. Holiday House, 2005.
  • Amato, Mary. Please Write In This Book. Holiday House, 2008.
  • Banks, Lynne Reid. Harry the Poisonous Centipede. Morrow, 1997.
  • Clements, Andrew. Frindle. Simon & Schuster, 1996.
  • Dahl, Roald. Matilda. Viking, 1988.
  • Evans, Douglas. Apple Island or, The Truth About Teachers. Front Street, 1998.
  • Fleischman, Paul. Weslandia. Candlewick Press, 1999.
  • Frasier Debra. Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster. Harcourt, 2000.
  • Gutman, Dan. The Homework Machine. Simon & Schuster, 2006.
  • Law, Ingrid. Savvy. Dial, 2008.
  • Napoli, Donna Jo. The Prince of the Pond. Dutton, 1992.
  • Sachar, Louis. Sideways Stories from Wayside School. Morrow, 1998, c1978. (And others in the Wayside School series.)
  • Sanvoisin, ric. The Ink Drinker. Delacorte, 1998.
  • Spinelli, Jerry. Loser. HarperCollins, 2002.
  • Tarshis, Lauren. Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree. Dial, 2007.
  • Vande Velde, Vivian. Smart Dog. Harcourt, 1998.