Classroom Chapter Books
"If your teacher has to die, August isn't a bad time of year for it," begins Richard Peck's novel, a book full of his signature wit and sass. Russell Culver is fifteen in 1904, and he's raring to leave his tiny Indiana farm town for the endless sky of the Dakotas.
You'll meet Mrs.
In Wisconsin, fourth-grader Ida B spends happy hours being home-schooled and playing in her family's apple orchard, until her mother begins treatment for breast cancer and her parents must sell part of the orchard and send her to public school.
Dear Dumb Diary,
I got another poem today from You-Know-Who...
She is the fairest blossom, true,
she blooms in any weather.
But I must love her from afar.
We'll never be together.