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Next Stop, New York City!

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

Bright lights, big city--Ms. Rooney's class is heading for NYC! They'll see dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History and they'll visit the Bronx Zoo, the Statue of Liberty, and many more sights....

Spectacular Stone Soup

By: Patricai Reilly Giff

"You never help people," Jiwon says.Her friend is right. Stacy can't remember the last time she'd helped anyone! Now Mrs. Zachary wants her class to be people-helpers and prepare a Spectacular...

Fancy Feet

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

"Little kids don't go to jail."At least Stacy's hoping they don't!  It's not easy to be good all the time.  Stacy just had to try on the beautiful gold shoes her friend Jiwon...


The Candy Corn Contest

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Blanche Sims

It's almost Thanksgiving, and Richard Best can't stop thinking about Ms. Rooney's Candy Corn contest. Whoever can guess the exact number of yellow-and-orange candies in the jar on Ms. Roney's desk gets...

Gaspard and Lisa's Christmas Surprise

By: Anne Gutman
illustrated by: Georg Hallensleben

Another hilarious misadventure for Gaspard and Lisa! It’s almost Christmas and Gaspard and Lisa need to find a present for their teacher, fast. Gaspard is full of ideas, but none of them seems quite...

Sunnyside Up

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

Summertime. It's hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk. Richard "Beast" Best and Matthew Jackson can't wait to dive into Emily Arrow's cool blue pool. But when they get there, Mrs. Arrow tells...


Shark in School

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

Snaggle Doodles

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

April is invention month. "We're going to  make our own inventions," says Ms. Rooney, "and  work together in  groups."Though Emily Arrow knows it's important...

Twist My Charm: The Popularity Spell

By: Toni Gallagher

Magic and a little twist of mayhem will charm fans of Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Wendy Mass in this fresh, contemporary debut!   When a package arrives in the mail for Cleo Nelson, she can’t...


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Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen

By: Donna Gephart

Readers who loved The Fourteenth Goldfish will cheer for Olivia Bean as she strives to win kids’ week Jeopardy!
 
Olivia Bean knows trivia. She watches Jeopardy! every night...

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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

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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...