Jake Drake, Know-It-All

Author: Andrew Clements

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442462361

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 1420

Jake's desire to win the school science fair almost costs him his best friend. Jake Drake is excited about Despres Elementary School's first science fair. He wants to win the grand prize: a brand-new Hyper-Cross-Functional Bluntium Twelve computer system. And he really wants to beat the third-grade know-it-alls, Marsha McCall and Kevin Young. The trouble is, to beat the know-it-alls, Jake has to become a know-it-all himself. And he may just lose more than he wins.

Jake Drake, Know-It-All

Author: Andrew Clements,Janet Pedersen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416939318

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 88

View: 492

Jake is determined to win the third grade science fair not only for the grand prize, but to beat the annoying class know-it-alls, as well.

Jake Drake, know-it-all

Author: Andrew Clements

Publisher: Aladdin

ISBN: 9780689849152

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 6981

Jake discovers hes a natural comedian and sets out to make the stone-faced new student teacher crack a smile--with disastrous results. Illustrations.

Jake Drake, Bully Buster

Author: Andrew Clements

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442462310

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 8780

Jake recounts his second grade introduction to Link Baxter, SuperBully, who becomes his class project partner, with surprising results. When Jake was three years old at Miss Lulu's Dainty Diaper Day Care Center, what did he know about bullies? Nothing. But he learned fast! Why? Because Jake was kind of smart and not a tattletale, and he had no big brother to protect him. He was a perfect bully magnet. But everything changed the year Jake was in second grade. That's when SuperBully Link Baxter moved to town. Jake had his hands full just trying to survive, until class project time. Who did the teacher assign to be Link's partner? You guessed it. Jake has to use all his smarts -- and his heart as well -- to turn himself from Jake Drake, Bully Magnet, to Jake Drake, Bully Buster.

Jake Drake, Bully Buster; Jake Drake, Know-it-All

Author: Andrew Clements,Amanda Harvey,Dolores Avendaño

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 068987104X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7469

In Bully buster, it is up to Jake Drake to take matters into his own hands when Link Baxter, SuperBully moves into the neighborhood. In Know-it-all, Jake is determined to win the third grade science fair not only for the grand prize, but to beat the annoying class know-it-alls, as well.

Jake Drake, Class Clown

Author: Andrew Clements

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442462337

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 2934

Knock, knock. Who's there? Jake. Jake who? Jake Drake, Class Clown. Miss Bruce is the new student teacher in second grade, and she never smiles. Never. But when Jake cracks up the class during a spelling bee, he sees the tiniest hint of a smile at the corner of her mouth. Suddenly, Jake has a new mission in life: to be so funny that even Miss Bruce will laugh! But then things get out of hand, and Jake finds himself in big trouble. Has Jake discovered -- too late -- that not everybody loves a clown?

The Map Trap

Author: Andrew Clements

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416997296

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 544

This map-tastic middle grade story from Andrew Clements gives the phrase “uncharted territory” a whole new meaning! Alton Barnes loves maps. He’s loved them ever since he was little, and not just for the geography. Because maps contain more information than just locations, and that’s why he likes to draw them as well as read them. Regular “point A to point B” ones, sure, but also maps that explain a whole lot more—like what he really thinks about his friends. And teachers. Even the principal. So when Alton’s maps are stolen from his locker, there’s serious trouble on the horizon…and he’ll need some serious cartographic skills to escape it. From “a genius of gentle, high-concept tales set in suburban middle schools” (The New York Times), this stand-alone story is off the charts.

Room One

A Mystery or Two

Author: Andrew Clements

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442462256

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9291

Ted Hammond learns that in a very small town, there's no such thing as an isolated event. And the solution of one mystery is often the beginning of another. Ted Hammond loves a good mystery, and in the spring of his fifth-grade year, he's working on a big one. How can his school in the little town of Plattsford stay open next year if there are going to be only five students? Out here on the Great Plains in western Nebraska, everyone understands that if you lose the school, you lose the town. But the mystery that has Ted's full attention at the moment is about that face, the face he sees in the upper window of the Andersons' house as he rides past on his paper route. The Andersons moved away two years ago, and their old farmhouse is empty, boarded up tight. At least it's supposed to be. A shrinking school in a dying town. A face in the window of an empty house. At first these facts don't seem to be related. But...

Owen Foote, Mighty Scientist

Author: Stephanie Greene

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547563084

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 6630

Owen Foote wants to be a real scientist with a white lab coat. He’d like to spend the next school year in Mr. Wozniak’s fourth-grade class, where science is king. Owen figures that Mr. Wozniak will let him and his friend Joseph in if they can win first prize in the school science fair. But the “project,” a uromastyx lizard named Chuck, isn’t exactly cooperative. The boys come up with another idea that seems like a winner, but once again, unruly personal feelings seem to be undermining the scientific method. It takes an inspired blend of science and friendship to get them back on track. Fast-paced and funny, this new story treats themes of competition, ambition, squeamishness, and loyalty in the appealing style Owen Foote fans have come to expect.

Lunch Money

Author: Andrew Clements

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442462191

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2418

Meet Greg Kenton, billionaire in the making. Greg Kenton has two obsessions -- making money and his long-standing competition with his annoying neighbor, Maura Shaw. So when Greg discovers that Maura is cutting into his booming Chunky Comics business with her own original illustrated minibooks, he's ready to declare war. The problem is, Greg has to admit that Maura's books are good, and soon the longtime enemies become unlikely business partners. But their budding partnership is threatened when the principal bans the sale of their comics in school. Suddenly, the two former rivals find themselves united against an adversary tougher than they ever were to each other. Will their enterprise -- and their friendship -- prevail?

Maybelle in the Soup

Author: Katie Speck

Publisher: Square Fish

ISBN: 125011456X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 6615

Maybelle is a lovely, plump cockroach. She lives in her own cozy little home under the refrigerator of Mr. and Mrs. Peabody. Maybelle knows it's best to stay hidden away, but she simply adores food. Just once she would love to taste something yummy before it hits the floor! When the Peabodys invite a Very Important Guest for dinner, Maybelle can't resist. She takes a teeny taste—and splashes into the biggest adventure of her life!

Troublemaker

Author: Andrew Clements

Publisher: Atheneum

ISBN: 9781442431072

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 3973

Once a troublemaker, always a troublemaker? Every teacher hopes Holt Adkin will be assigned to someone else’s classroom, and every parent hopes he will befriend another family’s children. Smart, scrappy, and unfazed by punishment, Holt is from a home rife with turmoil. But when Holt’s delinquent older brother Winn begins to wise up and pull his life together, he wants Holt to change too. And so Holt tries. But changing a reputation isn’t as easy as changing your socks, and Holt finds that altering the attitudes of his teachers and peers and taking responsibility for his actions is a monumental challenge…. Andrew Clements’s novel, about mentors, role models, and choosing friends, examines the fine line between good-humored mischief and dangerous behavior—and how everyday choices can close or open doors.

Jake Drake, Teacher's Pet

Author: Andrew Clements

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442462469

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 865

The end of third grade turns into a disaster for Jake when he inadvertently becomes the teacher's pet, and no matter how hard he tries, he can't shake the image. Mrs. Snavin looked right past all those waving hands. She looked right at me and she smiled and said, "I think I'll have Jake take it." Then Mrs. Snavin said, "but be sure to hurry right back, Jake, because we're going to work on our number-line project, and you have to be my special computer helper, okay?" And I could feel every kid in the class looking at me. They weren't saying anything. They weren't even whispering. But right then, I heard what they were thinking anyway. They were thinking, teacher's pet.

Dork Diaries 5

Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All

Author: Rachel Renée Russell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442449616

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 321

View: 6900

When Miss Know-It-All's inbox overflows with pleas for guidance, Nikki Maxwell, the school newspaper advice columnist, turns to her best friends for help.

Gooney Bird Greene

Author: Lois Lowry

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547488981

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 5210

From the moment Gooney Bird Greene arrives at Watertower Elementary School, her fellow second-graders are intrigued by her unique sense of style and her unusual lunches. So when story time arrives, the choice is unanimous: they want to hear about Gooney Bird Greene. And that suits her just fine, because, as it turns out, Gooney Bird has quite a few interesting and “absolutely true” stories to tell. Through Gooney Bird and her tales, acclaimed author Lois Lowry introduces young readers to the concepts and elements of storytelling. By demonstrating some of the simple techniques that reveal the extraordinary in everyday events, this book will encourage the storyteller in everyone.

Extra Credit

Author: Andrew Clements

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141699520X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4562

It isn’t that Abby Carson can’t do her schoolwork. She just doesn’t like doing it. And in February a warning letter arrives at her home. Abby will have to repeat sixth grade—unless she meets some specific conditions, including taking on an extra-credit project to find a pen pal in a distant country. Seems simple enough. But when Abby’s first letter arrives at a small school in Afghanistan, the village elders agree that any letters going back to America must be written well. In English. And the only qualified student is a boy, Sadeed Bayat. Except in this village, it is not proper for a boy to correspond with a girl. So Sadeed’s younger sister will write the letters. Except she knows hardly any English. So Sadeed must write the letters. For his sister to sign. But what about the villagers who believe that girls should not be anywhere near a school? And what about those who believe that any contact with Americans is . . . unhealthy? Not so simple. But as letters flow back and forth—between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of central Asia, across cultural and religious divides, through the minefields of different lifestyles and traditions—a small group of children begin to speak and listen to one another. And in just a few short weeks, they make important discoveries about their communities, about their world, and most of all, about themselves.

The Exploding Toilet

Modern Urban Legends

Author: David Holt,Bill Mooney,Kevin Pope

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 9780874837544

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

View: 4419

Hey, did you hear the one about the man who dropped a lit cigarette into the toilet with some gasoline-soaked rages? Of course you did, it happened to your gym teacher's cousin. Or was it your cousin's gym teacher?

Phineas L. MacGuire . . . Gets Slimed!

Author: Frances O'Roark Dowell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442406650

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 858

Phineas L. MacGuire—a.k.a. Mac—aims to be the best fourth-grade scientist ever. It’s a tall order, but he’s confident that he can achieve his goal, especially since Aretha has asked him to help her earn a Girl Scout badge by creating the mold that produces penicillin. How many fourth graders can say they’ve reproduced penicillin? None, as far as Mac knows. And who knows more about mold than Mac? But soon Mac is busy managing Ben’s campaign for class president and dealing with his weird new babysitter. How can he focus on mold?

Question Boy Meets Little Miss Know-It-All

with audio recording

Author: Peter Catalanotto

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442449888

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 3706

It’s a factual face-off in this superhero picture book from all-star Peter Catalanotto, now with an audio recording. Question Boy wants answers. He lives for them. But none of the town’s action heroes—Oil Man, Paperboy, Police Woman—can satisfy Question Boy’s heroic need to know! Enter Little Miss Know-It-All. She has an answer for every who-what-where-when-and-how…and what she doesn’t know she simply makes up. And what about you? Ready for a wrangle? Keen on a quibble? Then come along to the town park to cheer the two of them on! Vibrant, rich illustrations merge fantasy with reality in this exploration of questions, answers, and what it means to be right.