Back-to-School Books (4th) (27 Books)

Wanda said she has 100 dresses, but no one believed her. How to treat our friends? It's school time, and let's read and find out! Reading level: O-S
Readu Level
O
Lexile Level
AD730
Ages
4-8
Grades
PK-3
Robert Coles, George Ford

The Story Of Ruby Bridges

Hardcover (1995-02-01) , 1 edition



Publisher
Scholastic Press
ISBN
9780590572 / 9780590572811
Pages
32
Weight
12.8 oz.
Dimensions
9.0 x 0.5 in.
Capturing the courage of a little girl facing racism and hatred alone, the true story of Ruby Bridges reveals how she helped shape American history as the first African American child sent to first grade in a white school
Readu Level
O
Lexile Level
590
Ages
6-9
Grades
1-4
Andrea Cheng, Abigail Halpin

The Year of the Book

Hardcover (2012-05-22)



Publisher
HMH Books for Young Readers
Series
An Anna Wang novel (Book 1)
ISBN
0547684630 / 9780547684635
Pages
160
Weight
8.0 oz.
Dimensions
5.0 x 0.7 in.
"The Year of the Book is a gentle exploration of friendship through the experiences of a fourth grade bookworm named Anna. Anna learns about friendship in her beloved stories, but it's real life situations that ultimately teach her how to find--and be--a good friend." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor

In Chinese, peng you means friend. But in any language, all Anna knows for certain is that friendship is complicated.

When Anna needs company, she turns to her books. Whether traveling through A Wrinkle in Time, or peering over My Side of the Mountain, books provide what real life cannot—constant companionship and insight into her changing world.

Books, however, can’t tell Anna how to find a true friend. She’ll have to discover that on her own. In the tradition of classics like Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy-Tacy books and Eleanor Estes’ One Hundred Dresses, this novel subtly explores what it takes to make friends and what it means to be one.

Readu Level
O
Lexile Level
700
Ages
6-10
Grades
1-5
Dan Gutman, Jim Paillot

My Weird School #1: Miss Daisy Is Crazy!

Paperback (2004-06-29)



Publisher
HarperCollins
Series
My Weird School (Book 1)
ISBN
0060507004 / 9780439700429
Pages
96
Weight
4.0 oz.
Dimensions
5.1 x 0.2 in.

With more than 11 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!

In the first My Weird School book ever, second-grade teacher Miss Daisy is in over her head. She doesn't even know how to add or subtract! But the kids have other things on their minds. Principal Klutz has promised that if they read a million pages in books, they can turn the school into a video-game arcade for one whole night!

Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, Dan Gutman’s insanely popular My Weird School series has something for everyone. Don’t miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang.

 

Readu Level
O
Lexile Level
600
Ages
6-8
Grades
1-3
Jack Chabert, Sam Ricks

The School is Alive!: A Branches Book

Paperback (2014-06-24)



Publisher
Scholastic Inc
Series
Eerie Elementary (Book 1)
ISBN
0545623928 / 9780545623926
Pages
96
Weight
4.0 oz.
Dimensions
5.2 x 0.2 in.
Eerie Elementary is one scary school!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In this first book in the series, Sam Graves discovers that his elementary school is ALIVE! Sam finds this out on his first day as the school hall monitor. Sam must defend himself and his fellow students against the evil school! Is Sam up to the challenge? He'll find out soon enough: the class play is just around the corner. Sam teams up with friends Lucy and Antonio to stop this scary school before it's too late!
Readu Level
O
Lexile Level
620
Ages
7-11
Grades
2-5
Laurie Friedman, Tamara Schmitz

Back to School, Mallory

Hardcover (2004-12-01)



Publisher
Darby Creek
Series
Mallory (Book 2)
ISBN
9781575056 / 9781575056586
Pages
176
Weight
8.8 oz.
Dimensions
5.8 x 1.0 in.

Summer is over and that can only mean one thing for eight-year-old Mallory McDonald (like the restaurant, but no relation)--she has to go back to school. But not just any school, a new school with all new kids in it. To make matters worse, her mom is going, too! She's the new music teacher, and Mallory can't think of anything that could possibly be worse--until her first day. She has to sit with Pamela, who always says the right thing and steals her ideas. Joey is so busy with his old friends that he has no time for her, and to top it off, she's picked to be an eggplant in the Fall Festival her mom is putting on. It's not fair! What can Mallory do? Should she give Pamela, and her new school, another chance?

Readu Level
O
Lexile Level
560
Ages
6-9
Grades
1-4
Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus

Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School

Hardcover (2013-05-14) , Reprint edition



Publisher
Random House Books for Young Readers
Series
Junie B. Jones
ISBN
0449817830 / 9780449817834
Pages
144
Weight
14.1 oz.
Dimensions
5.8 x 0.6 in.
“Hilarious. Barbara Park makes reading fun.” —Dav Pilkey, author of Dog Man
 
Barbara Park’s #1 New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty-five years. Over 65 million copies sold!

Laugh-out-loud with the world's funniest kid in this write-in survival guide to elementary school, perfect for holiday, birthday, back to school, kindergarten and first grade graduation gifts!

Hello, school children! Hello!  It's me . . . Junie B., Jones! I have been going to school for over one and a half entire years now. And I have learned a jillion things that will help you survive at that place. And guess what? NOW I AM GOING TO PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO Y-O-U!!! I wrote it all down here in  Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School! Here is some of the stuff I wrote about: * Bus Rules * Teachers (and other bosses) * Carpools * How to Stay Out of Trouble (Possibly) * Homework * Funwork * Friends (Plus Children You May Not Actually Care For). And that is just the tip of the ice cube! 'Cause I drew all the pictures myself. Plus also, there are pages where Y-O-U can write and draw, too!  So open it up and get started. You will have fun, I think!

USA Today:
“Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set.”
 
Publishers Weekly:
“Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—and reading—are lots of fun.” 
 
Kirkus Reviews:
“Junie’s swarms of young fans will continue to delight in her unique take on the world. . . . A hilarious, first-rate read-aloud.” 
 
Time:
“Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty.”
Readu Level
O
Lexile Level
570
Ages
6-9
Grades
1-4
Carolyn Haywood

Back to School with Betsy

Paperback (2004-05-01) , 1-Simul edition



Publisher
HMH Books for Young Readers
Series
Odyssey/Harcourt Young Classic
ISBN
9780152051 / 9780152051013
Pages
160
Weight
7.8 oz.
Dimensions
5.1 x 0.4 in.
Carolyn Haywood's stories about her irrepressible character Betsy have never been out of print, and now, thanks to dynamic new covers, the Betsy books will find their way onto the bookshelves of modern young readers--and into the hearts of a whole new generation.

Third grade begins with disappointment--Betsy's beloved teacher, Miss Grey, won't be teachng anymore. But the new year is packed with fun and surprises, including one great piece of news that Betsy declares is about "the wonderfullest thing that ever happened."
Readu Level
O
Lexile Level
790
Ages
7-10
Grades
2-3
Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee

Clementine

Paperback (2008-02-15) , Reprint edition



Publisher
Hyperion Books for Children
Series
A Clementine Book (Book 1)
ISBN
0786838833 / 9780786838837
Pages
160
Weight
6.4 oz.
Dimensions
5.5 x 0.5 in.

Clementine is having not so good of a week.
  • On Monday she's sent to the principal's office for cutting off Margaret's hair.
  • Tuesday, Margaret's mother is mad at her.
  • Wednesday, she's sent to the principal?again.
  • Thursday, Margaret stops speaking to her.
  • Friday starts with yucky eggs and gets worse.
  • And by Saturday, even her mother is mad at her.
Okay, fine. Clementine is having a DISASTROUS week.
Readu Level
O
Lexile Level
630
Ages
7-10
Grades
3-4
Paula Danziger, Tony Ross

Amber Brown Goes Fourth

Paperback (1996-10-01)



Publisher
Scholastic Paperbacks
Series
Amber Brown
ISBN
0590934252 / 9780590934251
Pages
112
Weight
3.2 oz.
Dimensions
5.0 x 0.2 in.
Still struggling with her parent's divorce at the start of fourth grade, Amber Brown prepares for the new school year by planning to win a new best friend at any cost. Reprint.
Readu Level
P
Lexile Level
480
Ages
7-10
Grades
2-5
Nick Bruel

Bad Kitty Camp Daze

Hardcover (2018-01-02)



Publisher
Roaring Brook Press
Series
Bad Kitty
ISBN
1626728852 / 9781626728851
Pages
160
Weight
10.2 oz.
Dimensions
5.7 x 0.7 in.

Kitty’s life is really hard. Like really, REALLY hard. All she asks for is twenty-two hours a day to sleep and food to be delivered morning and night. But does she get it? No. And when Puppy and Baby get a little rambunctious during her naptime, Kitty gets bonked on the head and starts to believe she’s . . . a dog.

This new dynamic freaks out Puppy, so he’s sent away to Uncle Murray’s Camp for Stressed-Out Dogs to relax with other canine campers.

But guess who sneaks along?

Still believing she’s a dog, Kitty fits right in. That is until she and Uncle Murray encounter a bear, and then the feline claws come out.

Nick Bruel's Bad Kitty Camp Daze is perfect for any kid with or without camping experience.

Readu Level
P
Lexile Level
390
Ages
7-10
Grades
2-5
Jerry Spinelli

Third Grade Angels

Hardcover



Publisher
Arthur A
ISBN
0545387728 / 9780545387729
Pages
112
Weight
11.2 oz.
Dimensions
5.8 x 0.8 in.
None
Readu Level
P
Lexile Level
870
Ages
6-9
Grades
1-4
Eleanor Estes, Louis Slobodkin, Helena Estes

The Hundred Dresses

Hardcover (2004-09-01) , unknown edition



Publisher
HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN
0152051708 / 9780152051709
Pages
96
Weight
6.4 oz.
Dimensions
6.5 x 0.6 in.

Eleanor Estes’s The Hundred Dresses won a Newbery Honor in 1945 and has never been out of print since. At the heart of the story is Wanda Petronski, a Polish girl in a Connecticut school who is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Wanda claims she has one hundred dresses at home, but everyone knows she doesn’t and bullies her mercilessly. The class feels terrible when Wanda is pulled out of the school, but by that time it’s too late for apologies. Maddie, one of Wanda’s classmates, ultimately decides that she is "never going to stand by and say nothing again." This powerful, timeless story has been reissued with a new letter from the author’s daughter Helena Estes, and with the Caldecott artist Louis Slobodkin’s original artwork in beautifully restored color.

Readu Level
P
Lexile Level
640
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Betty G. Birney

School Days According to Humphrey

Hardcover (2011-06-30)



Publisher
G
Series
Humphrey (Book 7)
ISBN
0399254137 / 9780399254130
Pages
160
Weight
10.4 oz.
Dimensions
5.8 x 0.8 in.
Humphrey is excited to get back to Room 26 and see all his old classmates. But on the first day of school, a bunch of strange kids arrive and no matter how loudly he squeaks up, they don't realize they're in the wrong room! Once Humphrey gets over the shock of being with a whole new group of students, he gets busy learning all about them and their problems. There's Rolling-Rosie, who can pop wheelies with her wheelchair, Tall-Paul and Small- Paul, who don't like to hear about their height, Hurry-Up-Harry, who loses track of time, and more.

He hasn't forgotten about his friends from last year, and of course they miss him a ton. But when they start talking about taking him from Mrs. Brisbane's room, Humphrey gets unsqueakably nervous. How could he say good-bye to Mrs. Brisbane and Og for good?

Nominated for twenty-one state awards and the winner of seven, the Humphrey series is a hit across the country.
Readu Level
P
Lexile Level
AD610
Ages
4-8
Grades
PK-3
David Shannon

A Bad Case Of Stripes

Hardcover (1998-03-01) , 1st Printing edition



Publisher
Blue Sky Press
ISBN
0590929976 / 9780590929974
Pages
32
Weight
17.6 oz.
Dimensions
9.5 x 0.5 in.
"What we have here is a bad case of stripes. One of the worst I've ever seen!"

Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in...a bad case of stripes!
Readu Level
P
Lexile Level
520
Ages
6-10
Grades
1-5
Dan Gutman, Jim Paillot

My Weird School Special: Back to School, Weird Kids Rule!

Paperback (2014-06-24)



Publisher
HarperCollins
Series
My Weird School Special
ISBN
0062206850 / 9780062206855
Pages
144
Weight
1.4 oz.
Dimensions
5.1 x 0.3 in.

With more than 12 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!

Summer is almost over, and you know what that means—time to head back to school! But when a tropical storm ends A.J.'s vacation earlier than expected, he and his family have to stay at Andrea's house. Ugh, disgusting!

Soon after, everyone in the house starts getting cabin fever, and even back-to-school shopping won't calm the kids down. So, Andrea and A.J. are sent to Camp Ockatollyquay. The catch? It's a camp to get kids ready for school! But not to worry—Andrea and A.J. rally their Ella Mentry School friends to end their summer on a note they'll never forget.

Join A.J. and the gang from My Weird School in this special series of after-school, holiday-themed chapter books featuring hilarious stories and thirty-two pages of games, puzzles, and more. This is one weird back-to-school special you won't want to miss!

 

Readu Level
P
Lexile Level
530
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Louis Sachar, Adam McCauley, Julie Brincklo

Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Paperback (2019-03-26)



Publisher
HarperCollins
Series
Wayside School
ISBN
9780380698 / 9780380698714
Pages
128
Weight
3.2 oz.
Dimensions
5.1 x 0.4 in.

Bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar knows how to make readers laugh. And there are laughs galore in perennial favorite Sideways Stories from Wayside School!

Accidentally built sideways and standing thirty stories high (the builder said he was very sorry for the mistake), Wayside School has some of the wackiest classes in town, especially on the thirtieth floor. That’s where you’ll meet Bebe, the fastest draw in art class; John, who only reads upside down; Myron, the best class president, ever; and Sammy, the new kid—he’s a real rat.

More than nine millions readers have laughed at the wacky stories of Wayside School. So what are you waiting for? Come visit Wayside School!

Readu Level
Q
Lexile Level
640
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Betty G. Birney

Friendship According to Humphrey

Paperback (2006-07-20) , Reprint edition



Publisher
Puffin Books
Series
Humphrey (Book 2)
ISBN
0142406333 / 9780142406335
Pages
176
Weight
4.8 oz.
Dimensions
5.1 x 0.5 in.
After the holidays, Humphrey is shocked by a big surprise in Room 26-a new class pet! Humphrey tries to be welcoming, but Og the frog doesn't respond to any of his friendly squeaks or visits (remember, he has a lock-that-doesn't-lock). Plus, the students are so interested in Og, they almost stop paying attention to Humphrey altogether. Humphrey doesn't like the mad-bad-sad feelings he's had since Og came, but luckily he still gets to have adventures with different kids on the weekends.  Friendship can be tricky, but Humphrey is an intrepid problem-solver. If any hamster can become buddies with a frog, he can.
Readu Level
P
Lexile Level
440
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Louis Sachar, Joel Schick

Wayside School Is Falling Down

Hardcover (1989-03-24) , 1st ed edition



Publisher
Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books
Series
Wayside School
ISBN
9780688078 / 9780688078683
Pages
179
Weight
6.4 oz.
Dimensions
5.5 x 0.7 in.

Bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar knows how to make readers laugh. And there are laughs galore in perennial favorite Wayside School Is Falling Down!

Yum! Miss Mush is dishing out her famous Mushroom Surprise in the Wayside School cafeteria. Ron says it tastes like hot dogs and grape jelly. Clean your plate and you’ll turn green in time for class picture day. Wear your craziest outfit and you’ll fit right in between Maurecia in her striped bikini and Clavin, who’s wearing his birthday tattoo. Say cheese!

More than nine millions readers have laughed at the wacky stories of Wayside School. So what are you waiting for? Come visit Wayside School!

Readu Level
P
Lexile Level
500
Ages
8-11
Grades
3-4
Louis Sachar

Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger

Library Binding (2003-09-02) , Bound for Schools & Libraries ed. edition



Publisher
Turtleback Books
Series
Wayside School
ISBN
0613866908 / 9780613866903
Pages
208
Weight
6.4 oz.
Dimensions
5.2 x 0.8 in.
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. All the kids from Wayside School had to spend 243 days in horrible schools while Wayside was closed to get rid of the cows (Don't ask!). Now, the kids are back in this sequel.
Readu Level
O
Lexile Level
AD560
Ages
6-9
Grades
1-4
Paul Fleischman, David Roberts

The Dunderheads Behind Bars

Hardcover (2012-04-10)



Publisher
Candlewick
Series
Dunderheads
ISBN
0763645435 / 9780763645434
Pages
48
Weight
13.6 oz.
Dimensions
7.7 x 0.4 in.
Everyone's favorite underdogs are back! Can they land work on a movie set — and foil a cat burglar — with their unusual and motley skills?

School is out for the summer, and the Dunderheads are finally rid of the awful Miss Breakbone. Or so they thought! Teen star Ashley Throbb-Hart is shooting a movie nearby, and who should show up as an extra but their formidable former teacher! She's not the only Breakbone on the scene, either; after a string of burglaries strikes town, Miss Breakbone steers her barrel-chested brother, Police Chief Breakbone, toward those meddling, good-for-nothing Dunderheads. And when Spider ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time, the blowhard chief has all the evidence he needs to lock him up. Can Einstein, Wheels, Nails, Spitball, Google-Eyes, Clips, Junkyard, Pencil, and Hollywood combine their talents to catch the real criminal before they join their friend behind bars? Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman and illustrator David Roberts reunite for a delightfully triumphant sequel to The Dunderheads.
Readu Level
Q
Lexile Level
470
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Judy Blume

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing: Anniversary Edition

Hardcover (2002-09-30) , Anniversary edition



Publisher
Dutton Books for Young Readers
ISBN
0525469311 / 9780525469315
Pages
128
Weight
7.2 oz.
Dimensions
5.8 x 0.6 in.
"There are some universal truths about having a little brother and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing still captures a kid's point of view with the same accuracy and humor as when it was originally published decades ago." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor

Life with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter Hatcher feel like a fourth grade nothing. Whether Fudge is throwing a temper tantrum in a shoe store, smearing mashed potatoes on the walls at Hamburger Heaven, or trying to fly, he’s never far from trouble. He’s an almost three-year-old terror who gets away with everything, and Peter’s had it up to here!

When Fudge walks off with Dribble, Peter’s pet turtle, it’s the last straw. Peter has put up with Fudge for too long. Way too long! How can he get his parents to pay attention to him for a change?

"It is a pleasure to watch a talented author like Judy Blume consistently create books that reflect a remarkable ability for combining humor with a perceptive insight into a child’s world." - Publishers Weekly

Readu Level
Q
Lexile Level
680
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Dan Gutman

The Homework Machine

Hardcover (2006-03-01) , Repackage edition



Publisher
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Series
AWARDS: Sunshine State Young Readers Elementary 2008-2009
ISBN
0689876785 / 9780689876783
Pages
160
Weight
8.8 oz.
Dimensions
5.5 x 0.8 in.
DOING HOMEWORK BECOMES A THING OF THE PAST

The unlikely foursome made up of a geek, a class clown, a teacher's pet, and a slacker -- Brenton, Sam "Snick,", Judy and Kelsey, respectively, -- are bound together by one very big secret: the homework machine. Because the machine, code named Belch, is doing their homework for them, they start spending a lot of time together, attracting a lot of attention. And attention is exactly what you don't want when you are keeping a secret.

Before long, members of the D Squad, as they are called at school are getting strange Instant Messages from a shady guy named Milner; their teacher, Miss Rasmussen, is calling private meetings with each of them and giving them pop tests that they are failing; and someone has leaked the possibility of a homework machine to the school newspaper. Just when the D Squad thinks things can't get any more out of control, Belch becomes much more powerful than they ever imagined. Soon the kids are in a race against their own creation, and the loser could end up in jail...or worse!
Readu Level
R
Lexile Level
570
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

A New Class

Hardcover (2016-07-26)



Publisher
Scholastic Inc
Series
Star Wars: Jedi Academy (Book 4)
ISBN
0545875730 / 9780545875738
Pages
176
Weight
11.2 oz.
Dimensions
5.6 x 0.7 in.
Victor Starspeeder is psyched to be starting school at the Jedi Academy. His sister, Christina does not share an enthusiasm for Victor's newfound educational path. She's horrified that her annoying baby brother will be there to cramp her style.
While Victor means well, his excess energy leads him to spend a lot of time in detention with the little, green sage, Yoda. Yoda wants to channel Victor's talents, so he makes the young Padawan join the drama club. Victor is not pleased. "Learn to control your anger, you must! Successfully manage their emotions, a good Jedi can. Box step and jazz hands ... hee hee ... young Padawan will!"
Victor will have to make new friends, get on his sister's good side, learn to use the force, and hope the year's drama club performance ("Wookiee Side Story"? "Annie Get Your Lightsaber"?) goes off without a hitch!
Readu Level
R
Lexile Level
840
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick

Lunch Money

Hardcover (2005-07-01) , Repackage ed. edition



Publisher
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN
9780689866 / 9780689866838
Pages
224
Weight
11.2 oz.
Dimensions
5.5 x 0.8 in.
Greg Kenton has always had a natural talent for making money -- despite the annoying rivalry of his neighbor Maura Shaw. Then, just before sixth grade, Greg makes a discovery: Almost every kid at school has an extra quarter or two to spend almost every day.
Multiply a few quarters by a few hundred kids, and for Greg, school suddenly looks like a giant piggy bank. All he needs is the right hammer to crack it open. Candy and gum? Little toys? Sure, kids would love to buy stuff like that at school. But would teachers and the principal permit it? Not likely.
But how about comic books? Comic books might work. Especially the chunky little ones that Greg writes and illustrates himself. Because everybody knows that school always encourages reading and writing and creativity and individual initiative, right?
In this funny and timely novel, Andrew Clements again holds up a mirror to real life, and invites young readers to think about money, school, friendship, and what it means to be a success.
Readu Level
R
Lexile Level
760
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick

The School Story

Paperback (2002-08-01) , Reprint edition



Publisher
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN
0689851863 / 9780689851865
Pages
224
Weight
5.0 oz.
Dimensions
5.1 x 0.6 in.
Two middle school girls scheme to publish a book in this novel from Andrew Clements, the author of Frindle.

Natalie's best friend, Zoe, is sure that the novel Natalie's written is good enough to be published. But how can a twelve-year-old girl publish a book? Natalie's mother is an editor for a big children's publisher, but Natalie doesn't want to ask for any favors.

Then Zoe has a brilliant idea: Natalie can submit her manuscript under a pen name, with Zoe acting as her literary agent. But it's not easy for two sixth graders to put themselves over as grown-ups, even with some help from a couple of real grown-ups who are supportive but skeptical. The next bestselling school story may be in their hands—but can Natalie and Zoe pull off their masquerade?
Readu Level
R
Lexile Level
700
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Andrew Clements

The Report Card

Hardcover (2004-04-01) , Repackage ed. edition



Publisher
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN
0689845154 / 9780689845154
Pages
176
Weight
9.6 oz.
Dimensions
5.5 x 0.6 in.
True or False?
Fifth grader Nora Rose Rowley is really a genius.
True.
But don't tell anyone.
Nora always gets average grades so she can forgo the pressure-cooker gifted program or Brainiac Academy.
But when Nora gets one hundred percent fed up over testing and the fuss everyone makes about grades, she brings home a terrible report card just to prove a point.
Pretty soon her teachers, parents, and the principal are launching a massive effort to find out what's wrong. But can Nora convince them that tests alone are a stupid way to measure intelligence?
Readu Level
S
Lexile Level
670
Ages
8-12
Grades
3-7
Louis Sachar

Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School

Paperback (1994-09-01) , Reprint edition



Publisher
Scholastic Paperbacks
Series
Wayside School (Book 4)
ISBN
9780590457 / 9780590457262
Pages
96
Weight
0.8 oz.
Dimensions
5.3 x 0.3 in.
From the Newbery-award winning author of Holes

"Everyone take out your spelling books," said Mrs. Jewls. "It's time for arithmetic."

Sue is so excited for her first day at Wayside School. But things at Wayside are far from normal-and Sue's teacher, Mrs. Jewls, is completely wacky. She expects the students to add and subtract words! Sue has never heard of anything so ridiculous. She knows adding apples plus oranges is impossible...or is it? Anything can happen at Wayside School.