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Dudley the Stork's new house is haunted. When clock strikes twelve there are thumps in the den, creaks on the stairs, and bumps everywhere. Just before midnight Dudley's friends gather with madam Kreepy. What will happen when clock strikes twelve?
From the Book Jacket: The football team hasn't won a game all year. They haven't even scored a single point. They practice only when they feel like it, and neither Principal Blandsworth's admonition nor Coach Armstrong's heart-rending sobs spur them on. Something has to be done. On a certain day when no one wants to practice, the coach's whistle blows, and the team cannot believe what they see: It's that substitute teacher from times past, the terrible tyrant from Miss Nelson's Room 207. The team knows they're in for it when she shouts for all to hear, "I am Coach Swamp." The surprise twist to Miss Swamp's outrageous and rollicking story will delight and mystify the multitude of fans that Harry Allard and James Marshall have won with Miss Nelson Is Missing! and Miss Nelson Is Back. Harry Allard and James Marshall have teamed up before to create the wonderful adventures of the Stupid family in The Stupids Step Out, The Stupids Have a Ball, and The Stupids Die. And, of course, they are the creators of the famous Miss Nelson Is Missing!, which has won the Arizona Young Readers Award, the Georgia Children's Picture Storybook Award, and the California Young Reader Medal. Miss Nelson Is Back, the rollicking sequel, is a featured selection on the PBS television series "Reading Rainbow." Other books about Miss Nelson are available from Bookshare.
From the Book Jacket When the high-spirited kids in Room 207 learn that Miss Nelson is to be away for several days, they begin to make plans. What better time to act up and be wild? They change their tune, however, when they hear all about the terrible Miss Viola Swamp-"the meanest substitute in the whole wide world." "Oooh," they say. Naturally, when Mr. Blandsworth, the school principal, decides to take over for Miss Nelson, the kids in 207 are relieved. No Miss Swamp to worry about. But when relief turns to groaning boredom, they hatch a clever plot-not unlike something Miss Nelson herself might dream up. In this delightful comedy of disguise and surprise, Allard and Marshall pay a return visit to Room 207. There's nothing quite like Miss Nelson and her class-or is there? And what about the famous Miss Swamp? Oh, she's around. Harry Allard and James Marshall have teamed up before to create the wonderful adventures of the Stupid family in The Stupids Step Out, The Stupids Have a Ball, and The Stupids Die. And, of course, they are the creators of the famous Miss Nelson Is Missing!, which has won the Arizona Young Readers Award, the Georgia Children's Picture Storybook Award and most recently, the California Young Reader Medal Award. Other books about Miss Nelson are available from Bookshare.
The kids in Room 207 were misbehaving again. Spitballs stuck to the ceiling. Paper planes whizzing through the air. They were the worst-behaved class in the whole school. So begins this quirky classic, first published in 1977 and still relevant today as a lighthearted reminder to show our appreciation to those we value. The students don't proffer a shred of respect for their good-natured teacher Miss Nelson, but when the witchy substitute Miss Viola Swamp appears on the scene, they start to regret their own wicked ways. James Marshall's scritchy, cartoonish full-color ink and wash illustrations are hilarious. A back-to-school perennial! Images and image descriptions available.
Cuando la Señorita Nelson desaparece viene una nueva sustituta mucho más estricta a la clase. When Miss Nelson disappears, the children are faced with a very strict substitute.
When Buster and Petunia Stupid come home from school with perfectly awful report cards, Mr. and Mrs. Stupid decide that a celebration is in order. And what better celebration than a costume ball, with all members of the Stupid family invited. Harry Allard and James Marshall, creators of The Stupids Step Out and Miss Nelson is Missing!, once again bring us the wonderful Mr. and Mrs. Stupid, Buster and Petunia, and the whole Stupid gang (and that includes Uncle Angus Mac Stupid). So get out your dancing shoes - the Stupids are having a ball! Other books by these authors are available from Bookshare.
From the book: The Stupids are a family different from yours and mine. There's never been one quite like them--at least we hope not, but then again... ! There are Mr. Stanley Q. Stupid, Mrs. Stupid, Buster Stupid, Petunia Stupid, and their wonderfully silly dog named Kitty. One day Stanley Q. Stupid has an idea. This is unusual. From this extraordinary starting point the author takes our happy family through one slapstick, hilarious episode after another. Other books in this series are available from Bookshare.
While father Stanley Q. Stupid brushes his teeth one morning, a telegram arrives. "Egads I" cries Stanley, "Uncle Carbuncle is coming!" Mrs. Stupid lets out a bloodcurdling scream from the kitchen. Uncle Carbuncle is pretty strong medicine! To avoid their uncle, the family quickly takes offin an airplane piloted by their superb cat Xylophone. Join the Stupids on a vacation that only the truly daffy could survive. Flying will never be quite the same again! Other books about the Stupid family are available from Bookshare.
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