Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Display: When I Grow Up (2)
Funny School Stories
Miss Nelson is Missing!
By Harry Allard
Houghton Mifflin, 1977. Picture Book
The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute.
Tony Baloney: School Days
By Pam Muñoz Ryan
Scholastic, 2013. Easy Reader. 39 p.
It is the first day of school for Tony Baloney, the macaroni penguin, and he wants to follow all the class rules, but Tony has a way of finding trouble.
Miss Daisy is Crazy
(My Weird School #1)
By Dan Gutman
HarperTrophy, 2004. Intermediate. 83 p.
Miss Daisy's unusual teaching methods surprise her second grade students, especially reluctant learner A.J.
Sideways Stories from Wayside School
(Wayside School #1)
By Louis Sachar
Marrow Junior Books, 1998. Fiction. 124 p.
Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.
Froggy Plays Soccer
By Jonathan London
Puffin Books, 1999. Picture Book
Although Froggy is very excited when his Dream Team plays for the city soccer championship, he makes a mistake on the field that almost costs the team the game.
By Patricia Reilly Giff
Harcourt, 2008. Easy Reader
Jill's friends know that she has strong arms and hands and so when she is learning to play soccer, they help her to find a position in which she can excel.
The Soccer Surprise
By David Kelly
Random House, 2016. Intermediate. 92 p.
A famous soccer star is coming to town, but can practice with a pro help the MVP kids score big at their next game?
By Kwame Alexander
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, Fiction. 2016
Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.
Out of the Blue
By Alison Jay
Barefoot Books, 2014. Picture Book
When a giant octopus entangled in fishing line is washed ashore during a big storm and becomes stranded on the beach, a young boy and girl, assisted by various sea creatures, push and pull him back to sea. Includes endnotes on marine life, lighthouses, and items that wash up on beaches.
Seal Pup Rescue
By Brenda Peterson
Square Fish, 2013. Easy Informational. 32 p.
The true story of a seal pup named Leopard and a boy who protects him.
By Pamela McDowell
Orca Book Publishers, 2016. Intermediate. 74 p.
Cricket is happy to discover a long-toed-salamander population in her hometown of Waterton, but the salamanders are having trouble migrating across the road to their hibernation grounds at Crandell Mountain. Can Cricket and her friends come up with a solution to help the salamanders?
By Carl Hiaason
Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. Fiction. 292 p.
Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.