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Redstone Junior High Box Set for Reluctant Readers

High-Interest, Illustrated Graphic Novels for Minecrafters

Illustrated by Fred Borcherdt and Walker Melby

For fans of Minecraft and graphic novels, a full-color box set of three bestselling adventures for reluctant readers.

When quiet farm girl Pixel receives an acceptance letter from the prestigious academy for gifted students, Redstone Junior High, she is thrilled! And she works up the courage to leave her family and her beloved farm animals to become a Redstone student. The school prides itself on its safety record as much as its academics—Mob-free for more than 100 years! boasts a sign on campus.

Zombies Ate My Homework (Book #1)

Little does Pixel know that the school's long history of safety is about to take an unsettling turn. When zombies begin popping up on campus, the students begin to panic. Pixel, with the help of her new best friends, is the only one who can figure out why the zombies are invading -- but can she do it before the school becomes a battlefield?
The adventure that unfolds will test Pixel's courage, reveal a unique and precious gift that she never knew she had, and change how she treats hostile mobs forever.

Creepers Crashed My Party (Book #2)

Enrollment at Redstone Junior High is at an all-time low since word got around that hostile mobs were spotted on campus. Principal Redstone will do just about anything to keep students from leaving to attend the rival school, Combat Junior High, but a growing unease is making this difficult. To make matters worse, frightened creepers alert Pixel that the S.A.M.D. is still alive and well and trying to harvest innocent mobs for their drops.

When Tina suggests hosting a school party to boost morale, Pixel and her friends play along and devise their own secret plan to trap the S.A.M.D. and its evil leader, Smite. Will Pixel and her friends succeed in luring their enemies to the party so they can battle to the finish, or will Tina's plan for revenge and Smite's dark powers stop them dead in their tracks? With creepers on the scene, one thing is sure: This party will end with a bang.

Dragons Never Die (Book #3)

When Uma shows up at Pixel’s house over summer break, it’s not just for a friendly visit. It’s to bring chilling news of the Ender Dragon’s death. Never before has their world suffered such a great loss. Uma now holds the one item that the Ender Dragon left behind and both girls must protect it with their lives.

The girls return to Redstone Junior High with a sense of purpose and a secret much bigger than them both. But what used to be a safe haven for students has been ravaged by the Ender Dragon’s destroyer, Smite, and his evil cohorts. Not only has the school been ransacked, but it’s overrun with mobs seeking protection from a wave of attacks on their homes. Pixel, Sky, Uma, Principal Redstone, and the other students must teach these mobs to fight back before Redstone Junior High becomes a battlefield and the Ender Dragon’s legacy is lost forever.

Will the Ender Dragon finally be avenged or will Smite and his crew wipe out the last hope for a return to peace and normalcy?

Cara J. Stevens has a deep and abiding love for video games, science fiction and writing. She began her career designing interactive games and stories based on books and is happy to come full circle, creating stories based on video games. She has written nine other books for kids, including the novel Dragon School. When she’s not writing or hanging out at the beach, she can be found playing pinball, WiiU, and classic Atari games. Cara lives in Old Greenwich, Connecticut with her husband, two children, and a loud, fluffy dog named Oliver.

Fred Borcherdt is a former Sega video game designer with many years of experience designing and developing products for the digital world. When he's not playing Minecraft with his kids or designing video games, he's teaching Lego Robotics classes at local elementary schools. Fred lives in the Boston area.

Walker Melby is an avid gamer and illustrator who lives in Los Angeles.

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