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Children will discover simple ways to manage the demands of school, friends, and family in this collection of fifty-six thoughtful mini essays. Each page contains one easy-to-read suggestion to combat stress.
There are bats in the school's clock tower and when Connie starts spreading a rumor that there is a Bat Master lurking in the halls, Doug and Skeeter learn a valuable lesson in friendship.
Becky is the new girl in class 3A, and she's a great big copycat! She's trying to be just like Katie's best friend Suzanne. She follows Suzanne around, dresses like her, and steals Suzanne's class report topic. Suzanne can't stand Becky! Then, the magic wind turns Katie into Becky. Will Suzanne change her mind about the new girl? Will Katie turn back into herself without causing too much trouble?
Katie agrees to be a buddy for the new girl in class even though her best friend Suzanne does not approve.
In the latest installment of Nancy Krulik's popular George Brown, Class Clown series, George is preparing for picture day, and his friend Alex is preparing to break the Schminess World Record for the largest ABC (Already Been Chewed) gumball. While George is selecting his outfit, Alex is busy becoming famous. Can George learn to be a supportive friend, despite the jealousy he feels, or will the super burp ruin his best friend's chances of fame and his own fourth grade reputation?
Welcome to Appleville Elementary Miss Popper's first grade class takes a trip to the fire station. When the alarm bell rings, who will save the day?
The students at the school aspire to be stars. When Eileen Kerr, a renowned talent agent, comes to town in search of her next hit girl band, the young women of PCBS realize how close they are to reaching their dreams. Only four girls will be chosen.
It's the first day of first grade at Appleville Elementary, and the kids who are going to be in Miss Popper's class are really excited. Well, everyone except Carlos, that is! He'd rather stay in kindergarten. Carlos decides he'll go to first grade for one day only, and he'll never come back. But when Miss Popper reveals that someone new will be arriving on the second day of school, Carlos can't help but return. Who will the new arrival be? The simple vocabulary and sentence structure make this new series a perfect fit for readers who are ready for their first chapter book.
One afternoon Katie overhears Mr. G. say he?s cutting off his ponytail and picking up a suit. Mr. G. in a suit? Something strange is going on. Of course, Suzanne (thinks she) knows exactly what?s going on: Mr. G. is looking for another job. The kids in 4A can?t let Mr. G. leave! So they devise a plan to make sure he stays for good. But when Katie turns into Mr. G., she discovers that she and her friends may have made their problem even worse . . .
One afternoon Katie overhears Mr. G. say he's cutting off his ponytail and picking up a suit. Mr. G. in a suit? Something strange is going on. Of course, Suzanne thinks Mr. G. is looking for another job. The kids in 4A can't let Mr. G. leave! So they devise a plan to make sure he stays for good. But when Katie turns into Mr. G., she discovers that she and her friends may have made their problem even worse . . .
Sparky, the cute, loveable sheepdog puppy, is off to Rome! Upon his arrival, he buries his bone and begins to explore the city. He wanders into the Largo di Torre Argentina--the coolest place he's seen yet. Until he notices...it's filled with cats! And one of them has his bone! Sparky must chase two conniving cats around Trevi Fountain, through the Borghese Gardens, and into the Colosseum to try to get his bone back. Will he be able to outsmart the cats, or will he have to stay in Rome forever?
Meet Frankie Muniz! He's the star of Malcolm in the Middle, one of the hottest shows on TV today. Frankie's fifteen, funny, and now he's famous. Here, for every fan who can't get enough of Frankie, is everything you need to know about him: how he broke into show business, what his hobbies are, where to find Frankie fan clubs on the Web, and whether his zodiac sign is compatible with yours! Extra bonus: take the all-Frankie quiz inside!
Class 4A is studying reptiles, which makes class pet Slinky the snake a minor celebrity. The whole class collects worms from the field to feed to Slinky as a treat, but Katie refuses--she's a vegetarian! Then when the magic wind appears, Katie learns what it's like to be in someone else's skin--scaly snake skin to be exact!
The whole class collects worms from the field to feed Slinky the class pet snake as a treat, but Katie refuses--she's a vegetarian! Then when the magic wind appears, Katie learns what it's like to be in someone else's skin--scaly snakeskin to be exact!
Katie and Suzanne have been best friends for ever. But now Suzanne's become a total snob! Katie has had enough, and declares that she and Suzanne are now friends for never! Then Katie turns into Suzanne at a very important moment-just as Suzanne is about to make her modeling debut! Will Katie's walk down the runway ruin their friendship forever? .
Snubbed by her best friend Suzanne, Katie magically turns into her as she is making her modeling debut at a fashion show at the mall. Includes a recipe for fruit salad.
Should I have a best friend? Is it possible to be "just friends" with a boy? Is it okay to make friends on the Internet? The Friendship Hotline discusses all these questions with a fun friendship test to help girls find out what kind of pal they are.
Katie Carew (nicknamed Katie Kazoo by the class bully) always wished that she could be anyone but herself. Now her wish has come true - and she keeps turning into other people! Katie's class is going on a two-day science field trip to Nature School. The Nature School counselor is named Genie-Genie the Meanie! Genie is very strict and doesn't want the kids to have any fun. She's ruining the field trip! When Katie turns into Genie and is left leading her class on a hike, she gets them totally lost! Back in her own body, how will Katie get things on track again? Illustrated by John and Wendy.
Katie Carew's third-grade class spends three days at Science Camp, where Katie magically changes places with the strict Head Counselor while on a hike and gets her group hopelessly lost. Includes directions for making all-natural soap.
Katie has plans to go to Suzanne's all-girl sleepover party, but Jeremy wants her to ride the hot new rollercoaster. Annoyed, Jeremy and the other boys from Class 3A decide that all girls have cooties. When Katie finds herself in Jeremy's shoes-literally-she tries to reunite the boys and girls. Will Katie's plan work? Or will it just be one big mess?
Katie has plans to go to Suzanne's all-girl sleepover party, but Jeremy wants her to ride the hot new rollercoaster. Annoyed, Jeremy and the other boys from Class 3A decide that all girls have cooties.
When Sparky's owner leaves him with no one to play with, Sparky decides to beat the boredom with a bite of his magic bone. He finds himself in Washington, DC, among statues, a monument that looks like a giant stick, and a big white house with a huge yard (that he isn't allowed to play in). His new dog friend says he's happy roaming the city without his family, but Sparky isn't so sure he feels the same. Tag along as Sparky explores the United States capital--and tries not to get caught!
When Katie sees toy bats hanging from the ceiling of class 4A, she thinks they?re Halloween decorations until Mr. G shows up and explains the class is going to study nocturnal animals. A visit to the zoo starts out way cool but quickly goes downhill: Suzanne and Becky won?t stop fighting and then Katie finds herself hanging upside down inside the Bat Cave. Katie has really gone batty this time! .
Katie and her friend George try to spice up the school day by playing a few practical jokes. Using a special kit full of whoopee cushions, pepper gum, and a water-spraying camera, the two kids make a splash pulling off gag after gag. But then Katie turns into George--just as he gets blamed for all the trouble! How will Katie get out of this one? .
Katie and George try to spruce up the school day by playing a few jokes. Using a joke kit, the kids make a splash pulling off one gag after another. When Katie turns into George, he's blamed for all the trouble. How will Katie get out of this one?
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