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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

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Age
4-8
Grade
PK-3

Robert Coles, George Ford

The Story Of Ruby Bridges

Hardcover (Feb. 1, 1995) , 1 edition
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 More
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Age
6-9
Grade
1-4

Andrea Cheng, Abigail Halpin

The Year of the Book

Hardcover (May 22, 2012)
Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.

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, …

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Age
6-10
Grade
1-5

Dan Gutman, Jim Paillot

My Weird School #1: Miss Daisy Is Crazy!

Paperback (June 29, 2004)

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 …

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Age
6-8
Grade
1-3

Jack Chabert, Sam Ricks

The School is Alive!: A Branches Book

Paperback (June 24, 2014)
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 … More
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Age
7-11
Grade
2-5

Laurie Friedman, Tamara Schmitz

Back to School, Mallory

Hardcover (Aug. 1, 2004)

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 …

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Age
6-9
Grade
1-4

Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus

Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School

Hardcover (May 14, 2013) , Reprint edition
“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 … More
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Age
6-9
Grade
1-4

Carolyn Haywood

Back to School with Betsy

Paperback (May 1, 2004) , 1-Simul edition
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 … More
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Age
7-10
Grade
2-3

Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee

Clementine

Paperback (Feb. 15, 2008) , Reprint edition
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. More
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Age
7-10
Grade
3-4

Paula Danziger, Tony Ross

Amber Brown Goes Fourth

Mass Market Paperback (Oct. 1, 1996)
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. More
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Age
7-10
Grade
2-5

Nick Bruel

Bad Kitty Camp Daze

Hardcover (Jan. 2, 2018)

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 …

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Age
7-10
Grade
2-5

Jerry Spinelli

Third Grade Angels

Hardcover (Sept. 1, 2012) , First Edition edition
The long-awaited prequel to the bestseller FOURTH GRADE RATSGeorge, aka "Suds," has just entered third grade, and he's heard the rhyme about "first grade babies/second grade cats/third grade angels/fourth grade rats," but what does this mean for his school year? It means that his teacher, Mrs. Simms, will hold a competition every month to see which student deserves to be awarded "the halo" - which student is best-behaved, kindest to others, and, in short, perfect. Suds is determined to be … More
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Age
6-9
Grade
1-4

Eleanor Estes, Louis Slobodkin, Helena Estes

The Hundred Dresses

Hardcover (Sept. 1, 2004) , unknown edition

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, …

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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Betty G. Birney

School Days According to Humphrey

Hardcover (June 30, 2011) , 1 edition
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 … More
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Age
4-8
Grade
PK-3

David Shannon

A Bad Case Of Stripes

Hardcover (March 1, 1998) , 1st Printing edition
"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! More
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Age
6-10
Grade
1-5

Dan Gutman, Jim Paillot

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

Paperback (June 24, 2014)

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 …

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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Louis Sachar, Adam McCauley, Julie Brincklo

Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Paperback (March 26, 2019)

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 …

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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Betty G. Birney

Friendship According to Humphrey

Paperback (July 20, 2006) , Reprint edition
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 … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Louis Sachar, Joel Schick

Wayside School Is Falling Down

Hardcover (March 15, 1989) , 1st ed edition

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 …

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Age
8-11
Grade
3-4

Louis Sachar

Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger

School & Library Binding (Sept. 2, 2003) , Bound for Schools & Libraries ed. edition
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. More
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Age
6-9
Grade
1-4

Paul Fleischman, David Roberts

The Dunderheads Behind Bars

Hardcover (April 10, 2012)
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 … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Judy Blume

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Hardcover (Sept. 30, 2002) , Anniversary edition
Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.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 … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Dan Gutman

The Homework Machine

Hardcover (March 1, 2006) , Repackage edition
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 … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Jarrett J. Krosoczka

A New Class

Hardcover (July 26, 2016)
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 … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick

Lunch Money

Hardcover (July 1, 2005) , Repackage ed. edition
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? … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick

The School Story

Paperback (Aug. 1, 2002) , Reprint edition
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 … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Andrew Clements

The Report Card

Hardcover (April 1, 2004) , Repackage ed. edition
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 … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Louis Sachar

Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School

Paperback (Sept. 1, 1994) , Reprint edition
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. More
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