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Number One Kid

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Alasdair Bright

The author of the beloved Kids of the Polk Street School series introduces a new generation of readers to a multicultural group of kids who enjoy all the activities of an after-school center. I'M...

Emily Arrow Promises to Do Better This Year

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

Ms. Rooney asks her students to make New Year's resolutions and Emily promises "to do better"--at everything. But can she keep such a challenging resolution?

December Secrets

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Blanche Sims

Emily is stuck with crybaby Jill Simon as her "secret Pal" to be kind to for the whole month of December.


Pickle Puss

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

It's August, and Emily has big plans at the library. She's going to read lots of books and tack a paper fish next to her name for each one. Then Dawn Bosco says she can read more books than Emily. Not...

Purple Climbing Days

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

What's worse than a blue Monday?  For Richard "Beast" Best, it's a purple Monday spent climbing a fat brown rope with fat brown knots.Beast wishes he could climb up that rope like Emily...

The Valentine Star

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Blanche Sims

February is fun.It's time for everyone in Ms. Rooney's room to make cards for the Valentine box. Emily Arrow couldn't be happier when Dawn Bosco gives her some colored stars to decorate her cards. She...


Zigzag Zoom

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

The Zigzag Zebras have been challenged by the Timpanzi School Tigers to a race. They'll have to practice hard. Too bad Gina is a better opera singer than a runner. Ramon has them running all over—in...


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Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen

By: Donna Gephart

  Olivia Bean knows trivia. She watches Jeopardy! every night and usually beats at least one of the contestants. If she were better at geography, she would try out for the show’s kids’...

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Zigzag Kids

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Alasdair Bright

The author of the beloved Kids of the Polk Street School series introduces a new generation of readers to a multicultural group of kids who enjoy all the activities of an after-school center.
 
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The Beast in Ms. Rooney’s Room

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Blanche Sims

NOTE TO TEACHERS
Newbery Honor-winning author Patricia Reilly Giff has used her writing talents and experience as a teacher to create the beloved Polk Street School books.
Discover the original...


Bears Beware

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

BOOK TALKS
Mitchell does not want to go on the overnight camping trip with the kids at the Zig Zag Center; he wants to write a story about Gary Bopper, a powerful magician.  Sadly, Mitchell does...