Splurch Academy

By Julie Gardner Berry and Sally Gardner
Ages 7-9 | Grades 2-4



Why Boys Will Read It:

Disruptive students everywhere will find in Splurch Academy a cautionary tale filled with action, adventure, and monsters!


What It's About:

Splurch Academy for Disruptive Boys is a reform school and cesspool of juvenile misery and woe. Run by sadistic teachers who are secretly monsters, and Cody Mack and his friends keep getting caught up in the action! From problems with the headmaster to an infestation of giant beetles, it's never dull at Splurch Academy.


How to Teach It:

In the comic novel series Splurch Academy for Disruptive Boys, a combination of comic illustrations and traditional text is used to tell the story. Have students create their own comic by drawing action and writing in text bubbles. Discuss how this is different from a story without images and what you can do differently with this kind of story format.

Get more great ideas on how to use this book in the classroom by downloading the Splurch Academy Activity Sheets!


Series Books

The Rat Brain Fiasco #1

by Julie Gardner Berry and Sally Gardner

Curse of the Bizarro Beetle #2

by Julie Gardner Berry and Sally Gardner

The Colossal Fossil Freakout #3

by Julie Gardner Berry and Sally Gardner

The Trouble with Squids #4

by Julie Gardner Berry and Sally Gardner

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