Tag Archives: Gutman

My Father’s Dragon (My Father’s Dragon Trilogy)

Rating: (62 reviews) Author: Ruth Stiles Gannett Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com My Father’s Dragon–a favorite of young readers since the 1940s and a Newbery honor book–captures the nonsensical logic of childhood in an amusingly deadpan fashion. The story begins when Elmer Elevator (the narrator’s father as a boy) runs away with an old alley cat to […]

The Relatives Came

Rating: (29 reviews) Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Aladdin Book Description In a rainbow-colored station wagon that smelled like a real car, the relatives came. When they arrived, they hugged and hugged from the kitchen to the front room. All summer they tended the garden and ate up all the strawberries and melons. They plucked banjos […]

My Weird School #11: Mrs. Kormel Is Not Normal! (My Weird School)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Dan Gutman Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description Something weird is going on! First the school bus gets a flat tire, and then Mrs. Kormel is totally lost in the middle of nowhere! Mrs. Kormel is the weirdest bus driver in the history of the world, and she’s driving everyone crazy!

My Weird School #5: Miss Small Is off the Wall! (My Weird School)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Dan Gutman Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description Miss Small, the gym teacher, is teaching A.J., Andrea, and the gang to juggle scarves, balance feathers, and do the Chicken Dance! Is this any way to stay in shape? Whatever happened to good old dodgeball? In fact, all the grown-ups at A.J.’s school seem […]

My Weird School #10: Mr. Docker Is Off His Rocker! (My Weird School)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Dan Gutman Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description Something weird is going on! Mr. Docker must be a mad scientist! He does nutty experiments and he has an evil, demented, cackling laugh. Plus he invented a car that runs onto potatoes. Mr. Docker is the weirdest science teacher ever! Is he trying to […]

The Homework Machine

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Dan Gutman Publisher: Aladdin Book Description Doing homework becomes a thing of the past! Meet the D Squad, a foursome of fifth graders at the Grand Canyon School made up of a geek, a class clown, a teacher’s pet, and a slacker. They are bound together by one very big secret: […]

Rotten Ralph

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Jack Gantos Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Product Description Rotten Ralph is a cat that brings no end of trouble to his owner Sarah and her family, but she still cares for him. The reader follows Ralph from one escapade to another, and while his pleasure is usually at the expense of the […]

My Weird School #7: Mrs. Cooney Is Loony! (My Weird School)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Dan Gutman Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description Mrs. Cooney, the school nurse, is a knockout — and A.J. has a crush on her! But are her charms just a cover for her secret identity as an international spy? Will A.J.’s love for Mrs. Cooney win out over his love for the good […]

My Weird School #19: Dr. Carbles Is Losing His Marbles! (My Weird School)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Dan Gutman Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description It’s Thanksgiving, but the kids at Ella Mentry School aren’t feeling very thankful. That’s because Dr. Carbles is grumpier than ever, and he wants to fire Mr. Klutz! Will A.J. and his friends be able to save their principal’s job?