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Back-to-School Fright from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
Frank Pearl in the Awful Waffle Kerfuffle
Megan McDonald - 2014
Could an amazing yo-yo trick or Cookie the parrot land him a prize? Could a blue ribbon be his at the Great Third-Grade Breakfast Bash? With three shots at a prize and Judy Moody cheering him on (sort of?), there’s no way that Frank can miss out on a trophy this time.
The Jelly Bean Experiment
David A. Adler - 2013
He carries jelly beans everywhere, and claims his father is a spy. Danny isn't quite sure just what to make of this quirky newcomer until Calvin reluctantly agrees to help the baseball team. His ability to correctly predict each pitch before it's thrown leads his team to victory and makes him a hero to his new friends.David Adler, author of the popular Cam Jansen mystery series, creates another memorable character for his readers to befriend. Sure to be a publishing event.
Third Grade Angels
Jerry Spinelli - 2012
Simms, will hold a competition every month to see which student deserves to be awarded "the halo" - which student is best-behaved, kindest to others, and, in short, perfect. Suds is determined to be the first to earn the halo, but he's finding the challenge of always being good to be more stressful than he had anticipated. Does he have to be good even outside of school? (Does he have to be nice to his annoying little sister?) And if Mrs. Simms doesn't actually see him doing a good deed, does it even count?A warm, funny return to elementary school from master storyteller Spinelli.
Fancy Nancy: It's Backward Day!
Jane O'Connor - 2016
When Ms. Glass can't think of any more backward ideas for the class, Nancy comes up with the perfect way to celebrate the day.Fancy Nancy: It’s Backward Day! is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. The back matter features a list of the rich vocabulary words that are used throughout the story along with their definition.
EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken
Sally Warner - 2011
But every time he tries to defend himself against class bully Jared Matthews, EllRay is the one who winds up in trouble. It's just not fair! Then his dad offers him a deal: If EllRay can stay out of trouble for a week, they'll go to Disneyland! But being good for one whole week is not so easy. . . . This humorous and true-to-life story kicks off the EllRay series, which is just right for boys (and girls!) who are beginning to read chapter books.
My Life As A Fifth Grade Comedian
Elizabeth Levy - 1997
Luckily, Bobby's teacher gives him one last chance: to organize a schoolwide laugh-off and get teachers and students to compete. Bobby knows he's got to make the contest a success. Will he be able to prove to everybody that he's finally got his act together?
The One and Only Stuey Lewis: Stories from the Second Grade
Jane Schoenberg - 2011
Somehow Stuey always makes life work and when he puts his mind to it, he can survive anything—even second grade. This hilarious collection of linked short stories, interspersed with sprightly line drawings, marks an impressive chapter book debut.
Mrs. McBloom, Clean Up Your Classroom!
Kelly DiPucchio - 2005
Her accumulation of instructional materials have inspired twenty two janitors to grumble, "Mrs. McBroom, clean up your classroom!" And Mrs. McBloom has planned to...see, it's right there on her to-do list, before "take a fancy-shmancy cruise." But with retirement looming, in true veteran fashion, she entrusts her students with finding a solution. They've got a doozy: the biggest garage sale that the town has ever seen. What will Mrs. McBloom do with the proceeds? Read this clever ending to find out!
A Pet Named Sneaker
Joan Heilbroner - 2013
Go!, and A Fish Out of Water, Sneaker is the story of a pet-store snake who longs for a real home. When he is finally adopted by Pete—a young boy charmed by Sneaker's uncanny ability to twist himself into different shapes—Sneaker not only proves himself a good pet, but proves to be a good student (sneaking into school with Pete and learning to read and write); a good citizen (saving a drowing toddler at a community pool); and a goodwill ambassador for the entire animal kingdom (inspiring the community to open the pool to all animals)! With delightfully understated, wickedly funny illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre, this is a fantastic, funny book that will sneakily get beginning readers reading on their own! Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.From the Hardcover edition.