[from the back cover:] "A grave situation. Jake's nervous when the DITS malfunctions near Vlad, a creepy new custodian. There's no way he wants this guy's body. But nothing happens ... until nighttime, when Jake finds he's turned into a vampire! With his fangs, he scares the kids who crash his Halloween party. But the next day Jake still looks like Vlad. Thanks to sunblock SPF 45, Jake can go to school. But there's no way he can get Vlad to take back his body. And if Vlad won't, who will?" Look for, Help, I'm Trapped in my Sister's Body and other weird and whacky books by Todd Strasser in the Bookshare collection.
When the Dirksen Intelligence Transfer System malfunctions again, Jake Sherman switches bodies with an alien from a planet of big-eyed TV watchers!
Josh, Andy, and Jake mix up the names of the camp they're going to and end up at Camp Grimpley. But Camp Grimpley is a special kind of camp, it's a survival camp... where you have to survive without any food and sleep on the ground, but the worst is yet to come...
[from the back cover] "After a freak accident caused Jake Sherman to switch bodies with his muscle-bound gym teacher, it seemed as if being pumped-up would be the coolest thing in the world. But it's so annoying when everyone thinks you're all brawn and no brains. It looks like Jake has two choices: stay a muscle-head forever, or go back to being a 98-pound-weakling. Yeah, right. Funny and full of jokes, wise cracks and come backs, you won't want to miss the other books in this series about a teenage boy whose body switches get wierder and wierder. Bookshare also has, Help! I'm Trapped in My Sister's Body and Help! I'm Trapped in a Vampire's Body, and more.
When Jake, Josh, and Andy switch bodies with three very different lunch ladies, students get in line for big laughs. School lunch will never be the same!
A bully is beating up students in Jake Sherman's eighth grade class and it looks as if no one can stop him, until Jake causes his buddy Josh to switch bodies with the principal.
Jake is in a real jam this time. His online pen pal, Sumi, is coming for a visit and Jake has kind of led her to believe that he's a star athlete... total exaggeration of the truth. Sumi is expecting to see Jake Sherman, football hero. Not Jake Sherman, regular guy. The situation seems hopeless until Jake gets the brilliant idea to switch bodies with someone who is great at sports. Unfortunately the only star athlete he knows is his sister, Jessica! But can a guy who bites his nails ever get used to polishing them? While Jake's stuck being a girl, and his sister's getting the glory on the football field, Jake's friends are laughing their sides off and Jessica's boyfriend is hogging Sumi's affections. Even though everything goes hilariously wrong, Jake gets a little revenge on the pen pal snatcher and Jake and Jessica wind up better friends.
In the hilarious tradition of Freaky Friday, comes the story of an everyday kid with an extraordinary problem -- he has turned into his teacher.
While showing off a weird machine to his friends, Jake Sherman accidentally turns his best friend, Andy, into a dog! Can Jake turn Andy back into a human?
Andy borrows his friend Jake's dog in order to meet the new girl in town, who also has a dog. Sounds simple? Nope...
This is another book in Strasser's series: Help! I'm Trapped. (Others are available from Bookshare.) Santa is testing a cloud runner to see if it will save him any time on Christmas Eve. When it crashes into Jake's backyard, strange things begin to happen! A delightful fantasy for older children.
Now that Jake Sherman is friends with super-cool Alex Silver, they'll be the kings of the eighth grade. And to make absolutely sure that everyone know it right away, they have a hilarious prank ready for the first day of school. But just when Jake thinks he's got it made, he realizes that he has to go back to the beginning -- and start his first day of school all over again... and again... and again! Can Jake break out of this endless pattern? Or is he doomed to attend the first day of school forever?
Been there, Done that. Jake Sherman's first day of summer camp seems strangely familiar. Maybe that's because he just went through that same day yesterday, and the day before... and the day before that! Now that same bus ride up to camp is getting really boring. And that American Chop Suey for lunch is getting really old. Will Jake ever be able to say he spent a whole summer at Camp Walton? Or will he be stuck in the first day forever?
"Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and ... Sherman? The eyes of the world are on Jake Sherman's school when the President of the United States comes to visit. But no one's watching too carefully, because Mr. Dirksen's crazy body-switching machine goes off by mistake, turning Jake into the President! Look out, America--Jake's in charge! But is the country ready for a leader who's not even old enough to vote?" Bookshare has many books by Todd Strasser. read about more of the craziness you love in, Help! I'm Trapped in My Gym Teacher's Body, Help! I'm Trapped in a Vampire's Body, Help! I'm trapped in my Sister's Body, Help! I'm Trapped in the Lunch Lady's Body, and Help! I'm trapped in a Supermodel's Body.
When a supernatural presence begins doing favors for Kelly and her younger sister, Sasha, they realize that the ghost of their dead father has returned to watch over them.
Kevin's day gets off to a bad start, when his family forgets him as they go to Paris for the holidays. Then there are burglars in the neighborhood.
It's Christmas in the McCallister house and the family is going to Florida. Unfortunately, Kevin is on a plane to New York! This is the digest novelization of the eagerly awaited sequel to 20th Century Fox's blockbuster hit "Home Alone", which grossed more than $500 million worldwide.
Alex is home with the chickenpox for the day when four mobsters, in pursuit of his toy car-- which contains a secret microchip-- attempt to break in. "Attempt" is the operative word here-- because they are going to have to get through Alex and his amazing booby traps to do their dirty work!
A knee injury has left football star Kyle Winthrop sitting on the sidelines of high school life. Bolita Vine has vowed to change her image. She loses weight and works on becoming more assertive. She even lands the job of stage managing the school play. When Kyle tries out for the play, he and Bo become friends. But when Bo tries to take the relationship one step further, she soon learns the difference between fantasy and reality.
When Brad asks someone else to the senior prom, Nicole resorts to a desperate measure -- she decides to make her next-door neighbor over into a dream date.
Something strange is happening in the parking lot of Time Zone High: The established cliques aren't in their usual gathering places. Instead, everyone has joined in one large, frantically interacting mass. Why? Maybe it's because the world may end tomorrow. For the attractive, brilliant Legs Hanover, this poses daunting questions: What are the romantic possibilities, given she may only have twenty-four hours to live before a giant asteroid smashes into the earth? Or is it all just an Internet cyber hoax? Either way, it's time for Legs to meet the object of her daydreams -- the handsome, frequently truant Andros Bliss. Because during the next twenty-four hours, everyone's life is bound to change.
In the Frederick Douglass Project where DeShawn lives, daily life is ruled by drugs and gang violence. Dropping out of school and joining a gang is the norm and every kid knows someone who's died. Gunshots ring out on a regular basis. DeShawn is smart enough to know he should stay in school and keep away from the gangs. But while his friends have drug money to buy anything they want, DeShawn's family can barely afford food for the month. How can he stick to his principles when his family is hungry? In this gritty novel about growing up in the inner-city projects, award-winning author Todd Strasser opens a window into the life of a teenager struggling with right and wrong under the ever-present shadow of gangs.
The Tardy Boys, Wade and Leyton, are always getting into trouble, especially when they're dealing with the school bully, Barton Slugg. When their friend Daisy brings her neighbor's old dog Wheezy to school, the boys have to help her hide him. Not only does the school have a no-furry-animals-allowed policy, but the class crybaby is horribly allergic to animal fur. Barton is trying everything to uncover Wheezy's hiding place and get the boys in hot water. It will take the ingenious work of the Tardy Boys to outsmart him, with some hilarious results.
This Halloween, Leyton and Wade Tardy are determined to come up with totally awesome costumes. Whoever has the best costume will win "The School With No Name's King of Candy Contest". Unfortunately, Fibby Mandible, the school's bossiest, snobbiest girl,and Barton Slugg, king of the archenemies, have their eyes on the same prize. And when the fiercest, meanest, most sinister aliens in the entire universe appear in the neighborhood, only Wade and Leyton can save the Earth from being destroyed. But can they win the candy contest and save the planet at the same time?
The Tardy Boys' pet cat is the scrawniest, laziest cat ever, but he has one big, very disgusting talent -- he can cough up hairballs like a champ. But will that be enough to win the school's Catalent Contest?
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