College professor Dr. Nicholas visits A.J.'s history class to help the students improve their standardized test scores...by taking them on a field trip to the past in her time machine!<br />A.J. would rather play video games than go to school. But Ella Mentry is no ordinary school; it's staffed by grown-ups who are offbeat, kooky, and just plain weird. In fact, they're so weird that it's usually up to A.J. and his pals to restore order when things get a little out of hand. In the meantime, the kids discover that school can be fun, even the learning part. These irreverent early chapter books feature cartoon illustrations and characters whose antics will have readers expecting the unexpected. The original My Weird School series has branched out into My Weird School Daze (following the kids from second to third grade) and My Weirder School (which brings the weirdness of the outside world to Ella Mentry).