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Sixth grade is just out of this world! Susan Simmons can tell that her new substitute teacher is really weird. But she doesn't know how weird until she catches him peeling off his face -- and realizes that "Mr. Smith" is really an alien! At first no one will believe her except Peter Thompson, the class brain. When Peter and Susan discover Mr. Smith's horrible plans for their classmates, they know they have to act fast. Only they can get rid of their extraterrestrial visitor -- and save the rest of the sixth-grade class from a fate worse than math tests!
Wally has chicken-pox and is desperate not to miss his best friend's birthday party - and Foulpest reckon he knows exactly how to make him better. Unfortunately, though his magic medicine gets rid of Wally's spots, it has a surprise side-effect...Wally has grown a dinosaur's tail. Desperate to get rid of the tail in time for the party, it's off to the doctor, where much hilarity ensues...The second story in this volume features Wally's school trip to a haunted house - where Uncle Foulpest helps exact revenge on the school bully, by fair means or foul...
"You know all those stories that claim fairies cry sparkle tears and elves travel by rainbow? They're lies. All lies." Twelve-year-old Jenny has spent the last two years as an adventurer helping magical kingdoms around the universe. But it's a thankless job, leaving her no time for school or friends. She'd almost rather take a math test than rescue yet another magical creature! When Jenny is sent on yet another mission, she has a tough choice to make: quit and have her normal life back, or fulfill her promise and go into a battle she doesn't think she can win.
A.J. and the gang from My Weird School star in this series of after-school, holiday-themed chapter books featuring all-new hilarious stories and thirty-two pages of games, puzzles, and more. Hip hop hooray! It's Easter! And this year, Mayor Hubble is hosting an Easter egg roll and a special egg hunt at the mayor's mansion. But when Mayor Hubble reveals that the prize golden egg has a thousand dollars inside it, the egg hunt becomes a wacky free-for-all with a photo finish! Bestselling author Dan Gutman brings his kid-friendly sense of humor to this all-new series of holiday adventures. With My Weird School checklists and trivia plus tons of Easter-themed facts and puzzles, this is one weird Easter special you don't want to miss!
A. J. and the gang from My Weird School star in this series of after-school, holiday-themed chapter books featuring brand-new hilarious stories and thirty-two pages of games, puzzles, and more. Its Christmas, and you know what that means Santa Claus is coming to town Or at least to the local mall. But what happens when kid rapper Cray-Z gives a Christmas concert at the same mall and all his fans go bananas? One things for sure--if A. J. and his friends from Ella Mentry School want to save the day, they will need a Christmas miracle. Bestselling author Dan Gutman brings his wacky, kid-friendly sense of humor to this all-new series of holiday adventures. With My Weird School trivia and Christmas-themed facts and puzzles, this is one weird Christmas special you dont want to miss
The ability to put thoughts into writing is an essential skill vital to success in school--from elementary school through college. Bestselling author Dan Gutman helps kids master this important skill with his fun, informative writing guide, My Weird Writing Tips. Dan offers tricks for spelling hard words, understanding the difference between similar words like "its" and "it's," and conquering grammar stumbling blocks like commas and apostrophes. He also teaches readers how to write an engaging story, in line with the grades 2-5 Common Core goals for writing a narrative. With illustrated appearances from A. J. and Andrea, stars of his bestselling My Weird School series, and with his trademark wacky sense of humor, Dan makes learning the writing and storytelling basics so fun kids will forget they're learning.
With more than 6.5 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!For A.J. and the gang at Ella Mentry School, weirdness and fun are all part of the routine. In this tenth book in the outrageously funny My Weirder School series, Principal Klutz thinks the kids at Ella Mentry School need to learn some self-defense moves. But the guy he hired--Mr. Jack--thinks he's an action hero! He spends all his time looking in the mirror. He does everything in slow motion. How are the kids supposed to learn anything?Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, My Weird School has something for everyone.
My Weirder School weirder than ever! Oh no! Mr. Granite is sick. A. J. and the gang will have a substitute teacher all week. Yay! But Miss Kraft is weird. She wears a clown costume and uses hand puppets to talk. She likes to do magic tricks. And she's happy all the time. What is her problem?
With over six million copies sold, Dan Gutmans take on the weirdness at Ella Mentry School really gets kids reading Its time for the annual Ella Mentry School fund-raiser, and guess whos in charge? Alexias mom, Ms. Sue She has the teachers selling everything from summer sausages and cheesy popcorn to dead goldfish in plastic bags to raise money for new playground equipment. But what happens when Ms. Sue crosses the line? Somebodys going to end up in the big house (and by "big house," we dont mean a big house ). Dan Gutmans hugely popular My Weird School series has a special following among reluctant readers. Dont miss the hilarious adventures of A. J. and the gang.
Mrs. Brisbane is missing! She just didn't show up in Room 26 one morning and no one told Humphrey why. The class has a substitute teacher, called Mr. E., but he's no Mrs. Brisbane. Humphrey has just learned about Sherlock Holmes, so he vows to be just as SMART-SMART-SMART about collecting clues and following leads to solve the mystery of Mrs. Brisbane (and a few others along the way). Nominated for twenty-four state awards and the winner of seven, the Humphrey series is a hit across the country.
Who was that man in the Park Service uniform who brought Jack and Ashley Landon into the wilds of Alaska's Denali National Park along with their friend Nicky Milano? Whoever he was, he has given them a dogsled ride to certain death unless somebody finds them soon. Their troubles are about to get a whole heap deeper as the first rumblings of an avalanche turn into a deafening roar!From the Paperback edition.
Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children-two boys and two girls-succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. But what they'll find in the hidden underground tunnels of the school is more than your average school supplies. So, if you're gifted, creative, or happen to know Morse Code, they could probably use your help.
The fabulous foursome readers embraced as The Mysterious Benedict Society is back with a new mission, significantly closer to home. After reuniting for a celebratory scavenger hunt, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are forced to go on an unexpected search--a search to find Mr. Benedict. It seems that while he was preparing the kids' adventure, he stepped right into a trap orchestrated by his evil twin Mr. Curtain. With only one week to find a captured Mr. Benedict, the gifted foursome faces their greatest challenge of all--a challenge that will reinforce the reasons they were brought together in the first place and will require them to fight for the very namesake that united them.
"Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?" When this peculiar ad appears in the newspaper, dozens of children enroll to take a series of mysterious, mind-bending tests. (And you, dear reader, can test your wits right alongside them.) But in the end just four very special children will succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and resourceful children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. As our heroes face physical and mental trials beyond their wildest imaginations, they have no choice but to turn to each other for support. But with their newfound friendship at stake, will they be able to pass the most important test of all? Welcome to the Mysterious Benedict Society.
Can you crack the case with six clues or less? Welcome back to Moon Hollow, where mystery lurks around every corner--and four kids have come together to solve crimes and puzzles big and small. When a monster is sighted in the woods surrounding Moon Hollow, Viola, Sylvester, Rosie, and Woodrow know they're in for their creepiest case yet. But it's just one of fourteen mysteries competing for their attention. They'll have to uncover the truth in six clues or less--and readers are invited to guess alongside them each step of the way. Each book comes with an exclusive code so that readers can download a FREE copy of the e-book . . . which includes an extra mystery unavailable anywhere else!
Nancy Drew is asked to locate a missing broadway actress. At nearly the same time Nancy begins investigating a case for her father lawyer Carson Drew. Nancy must find the actress and prove her father's client innocent of stealing others' work.
Perhaps it's the patch on her eye. Or maybe it's the donkey she rides. It might even be the ancient caravan she lives in, surrounded by six dogs, six cats, several goats, and a lot of chickens. Whatever the reason, the village children think Miss Slade is a witch. To Jim and Patsy Reader, Miss Slade is the eccentric neighbor who lets them play with her animals, shares her lunch of chips and cookies, and makes them laugh out loud. Soon the whole family is attached to her. But Miss Slade is a mystery, even to the Readers: Why does she speak like an aristocrat? And where did she get that gold sovereign? It turns out Miss Slade does have a secret after all--one that brings trouble when discovered. Luckily, she has some friends--human and canine--who can help. With humor, compassion, and a yard full of animals, Dick King-Smith, beloved author of Babe: The Gallant Pig, tells a warm story of friendship and kindness.
LC and the Critters head to Big Horn Dude Ranch. Mr. Big Horn is losing cattle, can LC and his friends figure out the mystery?
There is fast-paced adventure, colorful settings, and plenty of thrilling hockey action in this exciting relaunch of the much-loved Screech Owls series.
Nancy Drew solves a complicated mystery involving danger, possible supernatural involvement, intrigue, and multiple issues. Specifically, the Inn is believed to be jinxed which creates problems for the Inn's residents. One part of the mystery, involves Nancy helping her friend Emily Crandell find out who stole Emily's inherited jewels. This theft escalates the havoc in the Inn. In the end, Nancy, through detailed detective work, discovers the identity of the jewel thief. Because of this discovery, the other elements of the plot are resolved. This book is suitable for both children and adolescents. Adults who work with these readers can become fascinated by its story as well.
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