Tag Archives: School

Fish is Fish

Author: Leo Lionni Publisher: Dragonfly Books Product Description Two best friends, a minnow and a tadpole, are practically inseparable until the tadpole grows legs and decides to explore the world beyond the pond. When the tadpole, now a frog, returns to tell his friend of the extraordinary things he’s seen, the minnow, now a fish, […]

Time to Pee!

Author: Mo Willems Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description Toilet training has never been such an adventure as when it is introduced by popular cartoonist Mo Willems. With his signature humor, the author gently leads children through each step in the process that will finally bring them to their emancipation from diapers. Featuring a crew […]

BIG FOR CHRISTMAS (Sweet Valley Twins)

Author: Francine Pascal Publisher: Sweet Valley Product Description The twins wish they were grownups when they are invited to the biggest Christmas party ever and their parents won’t let them go, but a shocking transformation has occurred when they wake up the next morning.

The Poky Little Puppy Special Anniversary Edition LGB (Special Edition Little Golden Book)

Author: Janette Sebring Lowrey Publisher: Golden Books Product Description EVERYONE KNOWS THE STORY of the poky little puppy, who had to go to bed without any strawberry shortcake. This book, which was one of the original 12 Little Golden Books that launched in October 1942, is now available in an upscale, 52-page edition that features […]

Nothing But The Truth (Little Secrets)

Author: Emily Blake Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description Hidden Pasts. Unexpected Betrayals. Twisted Friendships. Sweet Revenge. The twists keep coming–and no secrets are safe. Rule One for heartbreakers: Don’t fall in love. But is ice queen Kelly starting to melt? For Alison, this is the moment of truth. Will her big lie come back to […]

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Lyle the Crocodile)

Author: Bernard Waber Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description A cranky neighbor puts Lyle in the zoo but experiences a change of heart when the crocodile saves him from a fire. Amazon.com Review Lyle the crocodile lives in a house on East 88th Street in New York City. He likes it there, and his hosts, the Primms, […]

Too Many Leprechauns: Or How That Pot o’ Gold Got to the End of the Rainbow

Author: Stephen Krensky Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description On St. Patrick’s Day, leprechauns are lucky. But on every other day of the year, they make for noisy neighbors — and they’re turning the entire town of Dingle upside down! Fortunately, Finn O’Finnegan always has a clever plan brewing, and this time, with […]

Penguin’s Special Christmas Tree

Author: Jeannie St. John Taylor Publisher: Lobster Press Product Description (ages 4 – 6) Penguin really wants to win “Santa’s Best Tree Award,” but he can’t think of anything special enough to go on the top of his Christmas tree. Penguin’s little Angel friend pitches in to help his buddy, and together they try all […]

The View From Saturday (Newbery Medal Book)

Author: E.L. Konigsburg Publisher: Atheneum Product Description HOW HAD MRS. OLINSKI CHOSEN her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? She had a number of answers. But were any of them true? How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian? And why did they make such a good team? It was a surprise to […]

Chicken Boy

Author: Frances O’Roark Dowell Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Meet Tobin McCauley. He’s got a near-certifiable grandmother, a pack of juvenile-delinquent siblings, and a dad who’s not going to win father of the year any time soon. To top it off, Tobin’s only friend truly believes that the study of chickens will reveal…the meaning of life? […]

Bedhead

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Margie Palatini Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description It was BIG. It was BAD. It was…BEDHEAD! No doubt about it, Oliver’s having a very bad hair day. His parents and sister try to help. They push, they pull, they spritz and they spray; they goop, they glop, and they […]

The Berenstain Bears and the Homework Hassle (First Time Books(R))

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Stan Berenstain Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description In this timely First Time Book®, the Berenstains once again prove they have their paws on the pulse of America! Mama and Papa Bear are stunned when they receive a letter from Brother Bear’s teacher. Even though Brother Bear sits […]

Redheaded Robbie’s Christmas Story

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Bill Luttrell Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press Product Description One student from Mrs. Wallace’s second grade class will be chosen to tell a special Christmas story at the school assembly.When Redheaded Robbie’s name is pulled from the hat, the class groans.Poor Robbie! Whenever he is excited or nervous, his words come out […]

David Goes To School

Rating: (52 reviews) Author: Publisher: Blue Sky Press Product Description As David zips through his school, he discovers hat his least-favorite word, “no”, is often spoken here: “NO, DAVID!” “No Yelling!” No pushing!” “No running in the halls!” This lighthearted companion to the Caldecott Honor book, NO, DAVID! Is an entertaining, laugh-out-loud romp from the […]

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen

Rating: (31 reviews) Author: Howard Binkow Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group Product Description Imagine how much easier life would be if children listened better. Meet Howard B. Wigglebottom, a curious rabbit who just doesn’t listen! This new illustrated book, has been created to help children, ages 4-7, improve their listening skills and pay attention. Educators, parents, […]

Curious George’s First Day of School

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: H. A. Rey Publisher: HMH Books Product Description It’s the first day of school and George has been invited to Mr. Apple’s class to be a special helper! George is just the right monkey for the job—that is, until he starts to make his usual mischief. A mixture of red and […]

The Chocolate War (Readers Circle)

Rating: (387 reviews) Author: Robert Cormier Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description IN 1974, AFTER SUFFERING rejections from seven major publishers, The Chocolate War made its debut. An uncompromising portrait of conformity and corruption, it quickly became a bestselling—and provocative—classic for young adults. “Masterfully structured and rich in theme; the action is well […]

The Luck of the Irish (Ready-to-Read. Level 1)

Author: Margaret McNamara Publisher: Simon Spotlight Product Description It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Katie makes shamrocks to help celebrate and ends up learning what it means to be lucky.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3)

Rating: (2636 reviews) Author: J.K. Rowling Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description During his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents’ deaths. Amazon.com Review For most children, summer vacation is something to look forward to. But not for our 13-year-old hero, […]

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)

Rating: (3670 reviews) Author: J. K. Rowling Publisher: Scholastic, Inc. Product Description We could tell you, but then we’d have to Obliviate your memory. Amazon.com Review The long-awaited, eagerly anticipated, arguably over-hyped Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has arrived, and the question on the minds of kids, adults, fans, and skeptics alike is, “Is […]

Beezus and Ramona

Rating: (48 reviews) Author: Beverly Cleary Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Ramona Quimby is the youngest of all the famous characters in Mrs. Cleary’s wonderful Henry Huggins stories. She is also far and away the most deadly. Readers of the earlier books will remember that Ramona has always been a menace to Beezus, her older […]

Harry Potter y la cámara secreta

Rating: (20 reviews) Author: J. K. Rowling Publisher: Lectorum Publications Product Description Harry está en su segundo año en la escuela de magia y hechicería. En este episodio Harry tiene que defender la escuela de los malvados que pretenden destruirla. Se tiene que enfrentar con arañas gigantes, serpientes encantadas y fantasmas enfurecidos.

Punk’d and Skunked (Rotten School, No. 11)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: R. L. Stine Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Bernie Bridges has always dreamed about going to PPP—the exclusive Preppy Prep Prep school. All the kids at PPP are rich, rich, rich! And if there is one thing that Bernie loves it’s money, money, money! But how will Bernie get to PPP? All […]

Amelia’s Most Unforgettable Embarrassing Moments

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Marissa Moss Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books Product Description A Note from the Author — Amelia! “I don’t know what’s worse — sharing a dorm with girls I don’t know or sharing one with a girl I know too well — my sister, Cleo. This school trip is a major […]

Stargirl

Rating: (918 reviews) Author: Jerry Spinelli Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School: don’t stand out–under any circumstances! Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and everything changes–for Leo and for the entire school. After 15 years of home schooling, Stargirl bursts into tenth […]

Evernight

Rating: (162 reviews) Author: Claudia Gray Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Bianca wants to escape. She’s been uprooted from her small hometown and enrolled at Evernight Academy, an eerie Gothic boarding school where the students are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn’t fit in. Then she meets Lucas. He’s […]

Horrible Harry and the Christmas Surprise

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Suzy Kline Publisher: Puffin Product Description It’s Christmastime, but with Miss Mackle in the hospital, no one feels much like celebrating. Maybe Harry can think of a way to cheer up Miss Mackle and put the holiday spirit back in Room 2B.

Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles (I Can Read Book 1)

Author: Jane O’connor Publisher: HarperCollins

Matilda

Rating: (391 reviews) Author: Roald Dahl Publisher: Viking Product Description Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security. Amazon.com Review Matilda is a little girl who is far too good to be true. At age five-and-a-half […]

A Christmas Without Elizabeth (Sweet Valley Twins)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Francine Pascal Publisher: Sweet Valley Product Description When the entire school thinks she has stolen the money raised for the Christmas party–money she has secretly given to a homeless family–Elizabeth wishes she has never been born, and a friendly Christmas angel gives her wish.

Evernight (Evernight, Book 1)

Rating: (157 reviews) Author: Claudia Gray Publisher: HarperTeen Product Description Bianca wants to escape. At the eerily Gothic Evernight Academy, the other students are sleek, smart, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn’t fit in. When she meets handsome, brooding Lucas, he warns her to be careful—even when it comes to caring about him. But […]

Looking for Alaska

Rating: (138 reviews) Author: John Green Publisher: Speak Product Description Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter’s whole life has been one big non-event. Then he heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-butboring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The […]

Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls)

Rating: (34 reviews) Author: Ally Carter Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description When Cammie “The Chameleon” Morgan visits her roommate Macey in Boston, she thinks she’s in for an exciting end to her summer break. After all, she’s there to watch Macey’s father accept the nomination for vice president of the United States. But when […]

Llama Llama Misses Mama

Rating: (45 reviews) Author: Anna Dewdney Publisher: Viking Juvenile Product Description Strange new teacher. Strange new toys. Lots of kids and lots of noise! What would Llama like to do? Llama Llama feels so new . . . It’s Llama Llama’s first day of preschool! And Llama Llama’s mama makes sure he’s ready. They meet […]

Fancy Nancy: The 100th Day of School (I Can Read Book 1)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Jane O’connor Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description The 100th day of school is coming up, and Nancy doesn’t know what to bring in for the class project. Will she be able to think of something imaginative in time for the big day?

Fancy Nancy: Every Day Is Earth Day (I Can Read Book 1)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Jane O’connor Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Being green is important to Nancy—so important that she wants her family to take care of the Earth morning, noon, and night!

Morris Goes to School (I Can Read Book 1)

Rating: (20 reviews) Author: B. Wiseman Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Morris the moose has an exciting day in school learning the alphabet, counting, singing, spelling, and doing other things that make him a unique moose.

Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!

Rating: (53 reviews) Author: Dr Seuss Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Started by Seuss, finished by Prelutsky, and splendiferously illustrated by Lane Smith, this is the children’s book publishing event of the year! Big–56 pages–and bursting with energy, here is a joyous ode to individuality, starring an unsinkable teacher named Miss Bonkers […]

My Weird School Daze #8: Miss Laney Is Zany!

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Dan Gutman Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description The weirdness never stops! A.J. has to go see Miss Laney, the speech teacher, which makes no sense at all because he already knows how to talk. Miss Laney has him say weird tongue twisters and forces him to be the lead in the third-grade […]

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)

Rating: (2689 reviews) Author: J. K. Rowling Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description In one of the most hotly anticipated sequels in memory, J.K. Rowling takes up where she left with Harry’s second year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Old friends and new torments abound, including a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts […]

Horrible Harry and the Christmas Surprise

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Suzy Kline Publisher: Puffin Product Description It’s Christmastime, but with Miss Mackle in the hospital, no one feels much like celebrating. Maybe Harry can think of a way to cheer up Miss Mackle and put the holiday spirit back in Room 2B.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever CD

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Barbara Robinson Publisher: HarperChildrensAudio Product Description When the Herdmans storm Sunday school and take over the annual Christmas pageant, everyone braces for the worst. But no one is prepared for what really happens when the rottenest kids in the world take over the greatest story ever told. It’s a pageant full […]

Fancy Nancy: The Show Must Go On (I Can Read Book 1)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Jane O’connor Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Nancy and her partner for the talent show are very different. They don’t have any of the same talents. How will they ever come up with an act?

Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May)

Rating: (33 reviews) Author: Barbara Park Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description It’s holiday time, and Room One is doing lots of fun things to celebrate. Like making elf costumes! And singing joyful songs! Only, how can Junie B. enjoy the festivities when Tattletale May keeps ruining her holiday glee? And here […]

The Magic Christmas (Sweet Valley Twins Magna Editions)

Rating: (26 reviews) Author: Francine Pascal Publisher: Sweet Valley Product Description Given a pair of antique dolls by their grandparents, Jessica and Elizabeth learn that the dolls are a family legacy from a past generation of twins and that they have magical powers.

It Girl #9: Devious

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Cecily von Ziegesar Publisher: Poppy Product Description The ninth engrossing novel in the #1 bestselling It Girl series. Popular Gossip Girl character Jenny Humphrey never goes looking for trouble; but trouble always seems to find her. What Waverly Academy mischief will Jenny, Tinsley, and Callie stir up now? It’s January, and […]

Fancy Nancy: Pajama Day (I Can Read Book 1)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Jane O’connor Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Nancy is all set to wear something special for Pajama Day at school. But when Bree and Clara show up in matching outfits, Nancy feels left out. Will this Pajama Day be as fun as she thought?

How The Pops Stole Christmas (How I Survived Middle School Super Speci)

Author: Nancy Krulik Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description Winter Break is approaching, and everyone at Joyce Kilmer Middle School is in the holiday spirit. Everyone except the Pops, that is! Jenny can’t wait for the holidays, but her good mood quickly evaporates when she picks Dana as her “Secret Snowflake” in English class and finds […]

The Night Before the 100th Day of School (Reading Railroad)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Natasha Wing Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Product Description The 100th day of school is almost here and one student is desperate to find 100 of anything to bring to class. Then all of sudden inspiration strikes, and he comes up with a surprise that makes the 100th day celebration one to […]

Speak

Rating: (1186 reviews) Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Publisher: Puffin Product Description Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that’s not […]