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It's no ordinary Thursday for Marvin Redpost and his class...It's "hole day," and even Mrs. North and Principal McCabe are wearing their very worst clothes. It seemed like a fun idea that morning, but now they're expecting company. The president -- of the United States! -- is on his way. And there's no time to change! Marvin must do math on the blackboard with television cameras pointed at him. And the day is just beginning!
Marvin and Stuart get to sleep over at Nick Tuffle's house for Nick's birthday. They set out sleeping bags in the Tuffles' backyard. Stuart and Nick fall right to sleep, but Marvin tosses and turns. Then he hears a noise, and something glowing zooms over his head. Is it really a flying birthday cake? Or something else? The next day, a very strange new kid shows up at school. . . .
Mary is always neat and organized, while Harry is horribly messy. But even Mary's carefully planned schedule can't help when things go wrong at her own birthday party. The party is supposed to start with the kids from Room 3B taking an exciting train ride, but when their train is delayed not one . . . not two . . . but three times, Mary's plan is completely ruined! She thinks the only thing that can make her feel better is cup after cup of sugary Island Punch--even after her mom tells her to stop. But what Mary doesn't know is that Harry has his own wacky ideas for saving Mary's big day. Can the kids still have fun even when nothing's going the way it's supposed to, or will this be the most horrible birthday ever?
Nearly every kid in Room 3B is trying to get picked for the South School Safety Patrol Squad--especially Harry. Harry wants a star badge just like his grandpa's, so he works extra hard to be the perfect student: hanging up his jacket neatly, organizing the crayons in rainbow order, and--his favorite part--cleaning up sticky noodles off the floor after lunch. But Doug thinks someone is taking the power of Safety Patrol too far, maybe even using it to cheat at the Spring Book Fair Raffle! This is Harry's chance to stop the horrible bully and prove that he deserves a special star. Can he do it?
When the diamond on Miss Mackle's engagement ring disappears, the kids in Room 3B are determined to help her find it--especially Harry. The third grade talent show is coming up, and he wants to show off his skills as South School's greatest detective. Meanwhile, Doug has no idea what to do for his act. He can't sing like Dexter, or dance like Ida, or solve mysteries like Harry. Now the best friends have to find both Doug's talent and the teacher's diamond, or else the talent show will be a horrible disaster for everyone!
Will the best artist win? The art teacher asks the students of Room 3B to draw posters of things they love, and one of them will get to display his or her artwork on South School's brand-new TV show. Harry doesn't care about the contest. Mary, on the other hand, is convinced that her poster is the best, and she can't wait for her television debut. But if Mary's poster doesn't get selected, then she's going to make horrible trouble for Room 3B--especially Harry!
The kids in Room 3B are holding a Sharing and Caring Tag Sale to earn money for charity. Song Lee and Ida are selling friendship bracelets, Doug is selling books, and Sid is selling delicious, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies. But something else is on Harry's mind: his grandmother is having money trouble, and Harry wants to help. So he comes up with a plan to raise money for her. The problem is that Harry doesn't realize his plan involves stealing from the class's charity collection! How can Doug stop his friend from becoming a horrible thief? Could the answer come from one of Sid's delicious cookies?
A story about appreciating and preserving the environment in your own backyard.Doug thought he knew everything about his best friend, Harry . . . until he discovers that Harry has a secret hideout in the woods just outside of South School.Unfortunately, Harry can't keep his hideout a secret much longer, because the land is going to be sold and turned into a big apartment building--unless he and the rest of the kids in Room 3B can save it. Harry has the idea to turn the lot into a nature center, and his friends want to help after he shows them the beautiful wildflowers, yellow spotted salamanders, and slimy tadpoles. But can Harry persuade the school board to agree, too? Or will his horrible fear come true: losing his hideout forever?
Miss Mackle is getting married! But she didn't invite any of her students to the wedding. The kids don't understand it: a wedding is a time for families to be together, and they are Miss Mackle's Room 3B family--which is especially important because her father is in the military overseas, and he won't be home for the wedding. So Harry comes up with a plan to sneak his pals into the wedding ceremony and hide in the back. It seems like the kids are going to make a horrible mess of their teacher's wedding . . . until they find a way to save the day for all involved.
When Marvin Redpost agrees to go over to Casey Happleton's house, he doesn't know what he's in for. Casey shows him the magic crystal she has just found and offers to give Marvin a few wishes. Is the crystal really magic? Or is it too good to be true?
The newest title in Natasha Wing's bestselling Night Before series!It's the night before Father's Day, and Mom and the kids have a plan to surprise Dad with a special gift. When Dad goes for a bike ride, everyone gets to work. Dad wakes up the next day to find his garage newly organized and his car sparkly clean. So, of course, he celebrates by taking everyone for a spin!
The newest title in Natasha Wing's bestselling Night Before series! It's the night before New Year's, and the whole family is determined to stay up until midnight! Everyone's stocked up on sparkly streamers and festive party hats, but after a night filled with card games and too many cupcakes, the little ones are getting sleepy...Can they make it until the clock strikes twelve?
It's the night before preschool, and a little boy named Billy is so nervous he can't fall asleep. The friends he makes the next day at school give him a reason not to sleep the next night, either: he's too excited about going back! The book's simple rhyming text and sweet illustrations will soothe any child's fears about the first day of school.
Many have tried to master the slippery slopes of Suicide Hill on their bikes. Marvin's older brother has conquered the hill, but Marvin has steered clear. Until now. The word at school is that Marvin will be taking on the hill with his new mountain bike. But the truth is, he can barely climb on the seat! And the gears--forget about it. How did he suddenly become a daredevil? Does he have to go through with it to prove himself? If Marvin makes it, he'll be a hero. If not, his friends and family may catch the biggest wipeout in history!