Patrick Carman is changing the way students read. It started with the Skeleton Creek series which takes the main characters on one frightening adventure after another. But what sets this series apart are the online videos that accompany each chapter.
You can hear Carman tell how a multi-media books works in this video.
The latest book, 3:15 has eight scary short stories. Each one begins with a sound bite that introduces the story, characters, and setting. After reading the story, there is a video conclusion. These are chilling tales that grab the reader. The best part, with the multi-media support, good readers will enjoy them and struggling readers will be able to comprehend them.