Tails of Frederick and Ishbu

Frederick is the brave one. Ishbu is the hungry one. The rat brothers live in a cage in Miss Dove's classroom, where they can learn??????and eat??????to their hearts' content. Then the fateful day arrives when class bully Millicent Mallory teaches them the meaning of the word . . . extermination No sooner have the two rats fled the school than they embark on the wildest adventure of their lives. They follow the trail of the Burmese Bandicoot, a...

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That Crazy Eddie and the Science Project of Doom

Dear Readers,This story is taking place at school in Matt's classroom on a Friday night. There was noise everywhere! People were chatting, parents and students. Brittany was trying to tape the plants straight because the plants were slanted. Michael B. and Michael S. were chasing after the "Jupiter" ball. People had potato clocks and others had rock collection. Some had a pet iguana in a tank. Allison and Jasmine had a pretty display...

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Third Grade Pet

Rosemary is excited when the classtakesa field trip to the pet store to find a classpet.Sheis disappointed and repulsed, however, when the class chooses arat.Rats are dirty and live in sewers, Rosemary contends.As she getsto know the grey and white rat the class hasnamedCheese,Rosemarysoon becomes attached. Soon Rosemary really cares a lot about Cheese, so much so that when Brian, who's been designated totakehimhomeforthe...

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Cool Cat, School Cat

Two children try to keep a stray cat in an office at school, and run into all kinds of problems.Well, as a cat mom I could have told them that the cat would poop on the floor!(And where did the cat pee?? And if the cat wasn't fixed the pee smell would surely have alerted the janitorial staff.)What the author didn't say was that, if the floor was linoleum, it would leave a stain; if the floor was wood it would eat the varnish; and if the floor...

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Pick a Pumpkin, Mrs. Millie

Silly Mrs. Millie is at it again. In the fall, she takes her kindergartners on a class trip to pick pumpkins for their harvest party. The class has fun guessing the meanings of their favorite teacher’s nonsense words. They go on a dragon (wagon) ride, pet the boats (goats), and drink apple spider(cider). Coupled with hilarious artwork in pen, pencil, and colored dyes by Joe Mathieu, the lighthearted text sets a class trip on its ear, even as it...

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Butterfly Buddies

Robin feels so ordinary next to the new girl in her third-grade class. How can Robin impress Zoey who has pierced ears, wears tap shoes, and speaks French? She’s sure a cool girl like Zoey wouldn’t want to be her best friend. Robin’s excited when their teacher Miss Wing makes the girls partners for the butterfly project. But what if she blows her big chance at being best buddies?

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Nora and the Texas Terror

Nora is trying to be a good sport about having cousin Ellie's family as long-term guests now that her uncle has lost his job. Here is a warm-hearted chapter book about families doubling up during hard times.

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