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B-E-S-T Friends

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

That's what Stacy thinks the new girl Annie is.  And having to be Annie's partner in class is  horrible too. Annie stores her snack in the wrong place,  and she has no front...

Watch Out! Man-Eating Snake!

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

Stacy Arrow's first day of school isn't going well at all. She was only trying to help when she told Jiwon, the girl with the black hair, that her drawing of herself looked like a cow. And she didn't mean...

In the Dinosaur's Paw

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

It's the first day back to school after winter vacation, and Richard Best is off to a bad start. Who ever heard of a January without any snow? And as usual, he has already forgotten something--the ruler...


Say Cheese

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

Hurray, it's June! The last month of school!Emily Arrow and the other children in Ms. Rooney's room are excited about the class picnic at the park. Mrs. Stewart, the student teacher, is even going to take...

Lazy Lions, Lucky Lambs

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

The children in Ms. Rooney's room are supposed to be writing about real people, but writing is Beast's worst subject.

The Beast in Ms. Rooney's Room

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Blanche Sims

It's September again.What does it mean for Richard "Beast" Best to be left back? It means being teased by his old friends while he's stuck facing the same old teacher in the same old classroom....


Sky High

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

Charlie has lots of ideas. Need something to go sky high? Ah-ha! The zinger-winger! Need to launch a cheese popper into soup? The amazing popper-upper! But the zinger-winger zings more than wings and the...

Bears Beware

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

Mitchell really doesn't want to go camping with the other kids at the Zigzag Afternoon Center. Sleeping in the woods with creepy crawly things, coyotes, and bears? Yikes! But his best friend Habib is going,...

Star Time

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Alasdair Bright

In the fourth book in the Zigzag Kids series, it's showtime at the  Zelda A. Zigzag Afternoon Center. Gina loves to sing and she's determined to be the star of the play. She's already told everybody...


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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...