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August 24, 2018

Celebrating 20 Years of David Picture Books

Grades PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

    In the 20 years since the publication of No, David!, kids have loved reading about the young rascal's hilarious antics — and teachers have loved using the stories to engage their students in learning classroom rules, vocabulary, writing skills, and more.

    Now the troublemaking hero is back in a brand new story: Grow Up, David! You can listen to author and illustrator David Shannon discuss the latest picture book, his experiences during 20 years of David books, and just how autobiographical his beloved, mischievous character is in the latest Scholastic Reads podcast episode.   

     

    Plus, check out the other books in the series for your classroom library!

    In the first of the David books, mischief-maker David just wants to create action figures from his food, make music with pots and play ball in the house, but his mother always says "No!" 

     

     

    David is ready to attend school, but David's teacher won't let him run in the halls, or chew gum during class time, or stay longer at recess! Can this exuberant boy learn how to behave in the classroom?

     

     

     

    It's not David's fault that the baseball broke through the window, or that his dog ate his homework, or that a piece of cake went mysteriously missing. Or maybe it is. Will David learn to accept responsibility for his actions?

     

     

     

    Even as a toddler, David somehow finds a way to make a little trouble, but he knows his mommy loves no matter how big the mess is.

     

     

     

    Who knew that learning new words and riding tricycles could get David into sticky situations? At least Mama is always there to cuddle at the end of a busy day.

     

     

     

    In the 20 years since the publication of No, David!, kids have loved reading about the young rascal's hilarious antics — and teachers have loved using the stories to engage their students in learning classroom rules, vocabulary, writing skills, and more.

    Now the troublemaking hero is back in a brand new story: Grow Up, David! You can listen to author and illustrator David Shannon discuss the latest picture book, his experiences during 20 years of David books, and just how autobiographical his beloved, mischievous character is in the latest Scholastic Reads podcast episode.   

     

    Plus, check out the other books in the series for your classroom library!

    In the first of the David books, mischief-maker David just wants to create action figures from his food, make music with pots and play ball in the house, but his mother always says "No!" 

     

     

    David is ready to attend school, but David's teacher won't let him run in the halls, or chew gum during class time, or stay longer at recess! Can this exuberant boy learn how to behave in the classroom?

     

     

     

    It's not David's fault that the baseball broke through the window, or that his dog ate his homework, or that a piece of cake went mysteriously missing. Or maybe it is. Will David learn to accept responsibility for his actions?

     

     

     

    Even as a toddler, David somehow finds a way to make a little trouble, but he knows his mommy loves no matter how big the mess is.

     

     

     

    Who knew that learning new words and riding tricycles could get David into sticky situations? At least Mama is always there to cuddle at the end of a busy day.

     

     

     

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