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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Andrew Clements  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Children;

Born: 1949 in Camden, New Jersey


-- Website -- http://www.andrewclements.com
-- Andrew Clements on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=andrew+clements


Illinois Connection

Clements was raised in Springfield. He graduated from Northwestern University and National Louis University. He also taught and worked in and around Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Andrew Clements grew up in Camden, New Jersey and Springfield, Illinois. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Northwestern University and a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education from National Louis University, he worked as a teacher. He started his literary career by writing songs. Then he worked for several publishing companies where he published, acquired, edited, marketed, and developed quality children's books. In 1985, Clements added his own work to the market with a picture book entitled ''Bird Adalbert''. His first novel was the award-winning ''Frindle'', which has won sixteen state book awards, as well as the Christopher Award. Clements currently lives in Maine.


Awards

Brave Norman


-- Henry Bergh Award Honor Book, ASPCA

Dogku


-- Bank Street Best Books of the Year
-- Black Eyed Susan Book Award Master List, State of Maryland
-- Golden Sower Masterlist, Nebraska
-- KIND Children's Book Award Honor Book
-- Bluegrass Award, Kentucky
-- Monarch Award Master List, Illinois
-- Children's Book Award Master List, North Carolina
-- Beehive Award Master List, Utah

A Million Dots


-- Prairie Pasque Award, South Dakota
-- SSLI Book Award Honor Book
-- Young Hoosier Book Award Master List, Indiana

Big Al and Shrimpy


-- Young Hoosier Book Award Master List, Indiana

Double Trouble in Walla Walla


-- Children's Books Mean Business, CBC
-- Young Hoosier Book Award, Indiana

Jake Drake, Bully Buster


-- Pick of the Lists, ABA

The Map Trap


-- Black Eyed Susan Book Award Master List, Maryland
-- Charlie May Simon Book Award ML, Arkansas
-- Gate City Book Award Master List, New Hampshire
-- State Reading Circle List Intermediate Title, Kansas
-- Horned Toad Tales List, Texas
-- Readers’ Choice Award Master List, Virginia
-- Volunteer State Book Award Master List, Tennessee
-- William Allen White Children's Book Award Master List, Kansas
-- State Reading Association's Reading List, Wisconsin

About Average


-- Keystone to Reading Book Award Master List, Pennsylvania

Troublemaker


-- Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title, Bank Street
-- Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Master List, Vermont

We the Children


-- Great Stone Face Book Award Master List, New Hampshire
-- Young Readers' Choice Master List, Louisiana
-- Student Book Award Master List, Maine
-- Children's Book Award Master List, Massachusetts

Extra Credit


-- Best Books of the Year - with Outstanding Merit, Bank Street
-- Bluestem Book Award Master List, Illinois
-- Booklinks Lasting Connections
-- Notable Social Studies Trade Book, CBC/NCSS
-- Charlie May Simon Book Award ML, Arkansas
-- Christopher Award
-- Celebrate With Books Selection, Cleveland Public Library
-- Golden Sower Masterlist, Nebraska
-- ILA/CBC Children's Choices
-- Children's Choice Award Master List, Iowa
-- Bluegrass Award Master List, Kentucky
-- Land of Enchantment Children's Master List, New Mexico
-- Young Readers' Choice Master List, Louisiana
-- Parents' Choice Award
-- Rebecca Caudill Award Master List, Illinois
-- Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Master List, Florida
-- Beehive Award Master List, Utah
-- Volunteer State Book Award Master List, Tennessee
-- William Allen White Children's Book Award Master List, Kansas

Lost and Found


-- Charlie May Simon Book Award Master List, Arkansas
-- Children's Book Award Master List, Colorado
-- Indian Paintbrush Book Award Master List, Wyoming
-- Children's Book Award Master List, Massachusetts
-- Volunteer State Book Award, Tennessee
-- Young Hoosier Book Award Master List, Indiana

No Talking


-- New York Times® Bestseller
-- Bank Street Best Books of the Year
-- Black Eyed Susan Book Award, Maryland
-- Bluestem Book Award Master List, Illinois
-- Young Reader Medal, California
-- Charlie May Simon Book Award Master List, Arkansas
-- Children's Crown Award
-- Children's Book Award Master List, Colorado
-- Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Master List, Vermont
-- Flicker Tale Children's Book Award Master List, North Dakota
-- Golden Archer Award Master List, Wisconsin
-- Great Stone Face Book Award Master List, New Hampshire
-- Indian Paintbrush Book Award Master List, Wyoming
-- Children's Choice Award Master List, Iowa
-- Bluegrass Award Master List, Kentucky
-- Land of Enchantment Children's Master List, New Mexico
-- Children's Book Award Master List, Massachusetts
-- Maud Hart Lovelace Award Master List, Minnesota
-- 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library
-- Battle of the Books List, Oregon
-- Literary Award Finalist, PEN USA
-- Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, Pacific Northwest
-- Reader's Choice Award, Pennsylvania
-- Prairie Pasque Award, South Dakota
-- Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Master List, Florida
-- Beehive Award Master List, Utah
-- Readers’ Choice Award Master List, Virginia
-- Volunteer State Book Award Master List, Tennessee
-- Children's Book Award Master List, West Virginia

Room One


-- Charlie May Simon Book Award Master List, Arkansas
-- Edgar Allan Poe Award
-- Golden Sower Master List, Nebraska
-- Indian Paintbrush Book Award Master List, Wyoming
-- Young Readers' Choice Master List, Louisiana
-- Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, Pacific Northwest
-- Book Award Honor Book, SSLI
-- Young Hoosier Book Award, Indiana

Things Hoped For


-- Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

Lunch Money


-- Best Books of the Year, Bank Street
-- Notable Social Studies Trade Book, CBC/NCSS
-- Charlie May Simon Honor Book, Arkansas
-- Garden State Children's Book Award, New Jersey Library Association
-- Golden Archer Award Master List, Wisconsin
-- Kansas State Reading Circle List Starred Intermediate Title
-- Maud Hart Lovelace Award Master List, Minnesota
-- Nene Award Master List, Hawaii

The Last Holiday Concert


-- Charlie May Simon Book Award Master List, Arkansas
-- Common Sense Media Best Book Award
-- Garden State Children's Book Award, New Jersey Library Association
-- Great Stone Face Book Award Master List, New Hampshire
-- Kansas State Reading Circle List Intermediate Title
-- Bluegrass Award Master List, Kentucky
-- Young Readers' Choice Master List, Louisiana
-- Mark Twain Award Master List, Missouri
-- Children's Book Award Master List, North Carolina
-- Children's Book Award Master List, Rhode Island
-- Prairie Pasque Children's Book Award Master List, South Dakota
-- Young Readers List, Virginia
-- Volunteer State Book Award Master List, Tennessee
-- William Allen White Children's Book Award Master List, Kansas
-- Young Hoosier Book Award Master List, Indiana

The Report Card


-- Blue Hen Book Award Master List, Delaware
-- Charlie May Simon Book Award Master List, Arkansas
-- Charlotte Award Suggested Reading List, New York
-- Gate City Book Award Master List, New Hampshire
-- Golden Archer Award Master List, Wisconsin
-- Reading Circle List Intermediate Title, Kansas
-- Bluegrass Award, Kentucky
-- Land of Enchantment Children's Master List, New Mexico
-- Mark Twain Award Master List, Missouri
-- Parents' Choice Award
-- SSLI Book Award Honor Book
-- William Allen White Children's Book Award Master List, Kansas

A Week in the Woods


-- Golden Sower Masterlist, Nebraska
-- Children's Choices, ILA/CBC
-- Bluegrass Award, Kentucky
-- Keystone to Reading Book Award, Pennsylvania
-- Land of Enchantment Children's Master List, New Mexico

The Jacket


-- Booklinks Lasting Connections
-- Young Readers' Choice Master List, Louisiana

The School Story


-- Young Reader Medal, California
-- Indian Paintbrush Book Award Master List, Wyoming

The Janitor's Boy


-- Nene Award Master List, Hawaii

Frindle


-- Black Eyed Susan Book Award< Maryland
-- Capitol Choices List, Washington, DC
-- Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award, Arkansas
-- Best of the Best, Chicago Public Library
-- Christopher Award
-- Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Master List, Vermont
-- Family Fun Magazine - Best Kids Books
-- Children's Book Award, Georgia
-- Golden Sower Master List, Nebraska
-- Great Stone Face Children's Book Award, New Hampshire
-- Horn Book Fanfare
-- Judy Lopez Memorial Award Honor Book
-- Bluegrass Award Master List, Kentucky
-- Land of Enchantment Children's Master List, New Mexico
-- Student Book Award Master List, Maine
-- Children's Book Award, Massachusetts
-- Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, Minnesota
-- 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library
-- Young Readers' Award, Nevada
-- Children's Book Award, North Carolina
-- Battle of the Books List, Oregon
-- Young Reader's Choice Award, Pacific Northwest
-- Parents' Choice Silver Honor Winner
-- Young Reader's Choice Award Pennsylvania
-- Phoenix Award Winner
-- Prairie Pasque Award, South Dakota
-- Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award, Illinois
-- Children's Book Award, Rhode Island
-- Sasquatch Reading Award, Washington
-- Sequoyah Children's Master List, Oklahoma
-- Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Master List, Florida
-- Bluebonnet Master List, Texas
-- Children's Choice Award, Utah
-- Young Readers List, Virginia
-- William Allen White Children's Book Award, Kansas
-- Young Hoosier Book Award, Indiana
-- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2013

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Selected Titles At Your Library

A literature kit for Frindle by Andrew Clements
ISBN: 9781553198659. OCLC Number: 797841905

Classroom Complete Press,. .

In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature KitTM, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning.

A million dots
ISBN: 9781416919988. OCLC Number: 233598204

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.. .

Promotional poster for the book of the same name by Andrew Clements. Child sitting on a stack of books, reading with a magnifiying glass.

A week in the woods
ISBN: 142421677X. OCLC Number: 608887872

Aladdin ;. .

Fifth grade's annual camping trip in the woods tests Mark's survival skills and his ability to relate to a teacher who seems out to get him.

A week in the woods /
ISBN: 0689858027. OCLC Number: 49525681

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. .

The fifth grade's annual camping trip in the woods tests Mark's survival skills and his ability to relate to a teacher who seems out to get him.

About average
ISBN: 9781416997269. OCLC Number: 759912599

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. .

As the end of sixth grade nears, Jordan Johnson, unhappy that she is only average in appearance, intelligence, and athletic ability, reveals her special skills when disaster strikes her central Illinois elementary school.

Because your daddy loves you
ISBN: 9780547237640. OCLC Number: 52687975

Clarion Books,. .

When things go wrong during a day at the beach, like a ball that drifts away or a gooey ice cream mess, a father could do a lot of things but always picks the loving one.

Because your mommy loves you /
ISBN: 0544456130. OCLC Number: 744293647

Clarion Books,. .

When challenges arise during a hiking and camping trip a mother could do a lot of things herself, such as carrying her son's heavy pack or putting up the tent by herself, but always finds a way to lovingly teach self-reliance.

Big Al
ISBN: 9780780705333. OCLC Number: 37778110

Aladdin Paperbacks,. .

A big, ugly fish has trouble making the friends he longs for because of his appearance--until the day his scary appearance saves them all from a fisherman's net.

Big Al /
ISBN: 0689817223. OCLC Number: 17954405

Picture Book Studio,. .

A big, ugly fish has trouble making the friends he longs for because of his appearance--until the day his scary appearance saves them all from a fisherman's net.

Big Al and Shrimpy
ISBN: 1402585977. OCLC Number: 55050215

Recorded Books,. .

Shrimpy learns that even though he may be small, he can still make a big difference to his friend, Big Al.

Big Al and Shrimpy /
ISBN: 0689842473. OCLC Number: 46792737

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

Shrimpy learns that even though he may be small, he can still make a big difference to his friend, Big Al.

Billy
ISBN: 9780007378654. OCLC Number: 869067184

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Billy and the bad teacher /
ISBN: 0887082440. OCLC Number: 25409045

Picture Book Studio ;. .

Billy makes lists of the things he dislikes about his teacher, but when he starts to think about what his new teacher should be like he makes an interesting discovery.

Bird Adalbert /
ISBN: 0907234453. OCLC Number: 9488994

Picture Book Studio USA ;. .

When Adalbert's wish for great beauty suddenly comes true, he becomes so proud and overbearing with the other birds that he is left alone and unhappy.

Brave Norman :
ISBN: 0689834381. OCLC Number: 42080121

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

Norman, a blind Labrador retriever, saves a girl from drowning in the ocean.

Bright Christmas :
ISBN: 0618051538. OCLC Number: 32625634

Clarion Books,. .

An angel who was present at the birth of Jesus remembers that very special night, graced by heavenly light and an angelic song like the smile of God.

Circus family dog
ISBN: 9780547016399. OCLC Number: 42708025

Clarion Books,. .

Grumps is content to do his one trick in the center ring at the circus, until a new dog shows up and steals the show--temporarily.

Dogku
ISBN: 9780689858239. OCLC Number: 63679975

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

A haiku poem about a loveable dog.

Dolores and the big fire :
ISBN: 0689834403. OCLC Number: 42080157

Simon & Schuster,. .

A usually aloof cat risks her own life to save her owner from a deadly fire.

Double trouble in Walla Walla
ISBN: 9780761384380. OCLC Number: 757338682

Millbrook Press,. .

It's an ordinary morning in Walla Walla until Lulu, her teacher, the school nurse, and the principal are all infected by a word warp which makes them reduplicate everything they say.

Extra credit
ISBN: 9781467626316. OCLC Number: 945632907

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As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan, across cultural and religious divides--sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.

Extra credit /
ISBN: 1416949313. OCLC Number: 262737488

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. .

As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan, across cultural and religious divides--sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.

Fear itself /
ISBN: 1416939083. OCLC Number: 466361913

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. .

As the new Keepers of the School, sixth-graders Ben and Jill must decipher a handful of clues written as maritime riddles to save their school from demolition by a greedy company.

Fluency stage 4 starter set.
ISBN: 0817273980. OCLC Number: 42851200

Steck-Vaughn,. .

Frindle /
ISBN: 0689818769. OCLC Number: 33900128

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When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.

In harm's way
ISBN: 9781442353022. OCLC Number: 817571759

Simon & Schuster Audio,. .

Benjamin Pratt and his friends Jill and Robert want to save their school from destruction! Just when it seems they've finally gotten the upper hand over that awful Janitor Lyman, they're caught off guard by his next move: Lyman has called in reinforcements, and now Benjamin, Jill, and Robert find themselves dodging not one evil janitor, but two. That's right: Lyman's got himself a partner. And it quickly becomes clear that Wally, the new guy, is even more corrupt and menacing than Lyman.

In harm's way /
ISBN: 1416939105. OCLC Number: 827010478

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As Benjamin Pratt and his friends Jill and Robert continue their efforts to save their school, they find themselves dodging two evil janitors, Lyman and Wally, but their team has also grown and now has a secret fund of millions of dollars.

Jake Drake, bully buster /
ISBN: 1416939334. OCLC Number: 46729758

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers,. .

Fourth-grader Jake Drake relates how he comes to terms with SuperBully Link Baxter, especially after they are assigned to be partners on a class project.

Jake Drake, class clown /
ISBN: 1416949127. OCLC Number: 48986493

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

"Miss Bruce is the new student teacher in Jake's second-grade class, and she never smiles. Never. But when Jake cracks up during 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!"

Jake Drake, Know-It-All
ISBN: 9781442462366. OCLC Number: 1086070807

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing,. .

Jake Drake, teacher's pet /
ISBN: 1416939326. OCLC Number: 156912845

Aladdin Paperbacks,. .

Jake remembers the terrible days in third grade when everybody thought he was the teachers' pet.

Lost and Found
ISBN: 9781442406155. OCLC Number: 869436804

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. .

As two clever boys exploit a clerical oversight, each one discovers new perspectives on selfhood, friendship, and honesty. Identical twins Ray and Jay Grayson are moving to a new town. Again. But at least they?ll have each other?s company at their new school. Except, on the first day of sixth grade, Ray stays home sick, and Jay quickly discovers a major mistake: No one knows about his brother. Ray?s not on the attendance lists and doesn?t have a locker, or even a student folder. Jay decides that this lost information could be very?useful. And fun. Maybe even a little dangerous.

Lost and found /
ISBN: 1416909869. OCLC Number: 180756333

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Twelve-year-old identical twins Jay and Ray have long resented that everyone treats them as one person, and so they hatch a plot to take advantage of a clerical error at their new school and pretend they are just one.

Lunch Money
ISBN: 9781442462199. OCLC Number: 869433999

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. .

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?

Lunch money /
ISBN: 0689866852. OCLC Number: 57406325

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

Twelve-year-old Greg, who has always been good at moneymaking projects, is surprised to find himself teaming up with his lifelong rival, Maura, to create a series of comic books to sell at school.

Making meaning.
ISBN: 9781610035637. OCLC Number: 940575506

Developmental Studies Center,. .

Mother Earth's counting book /
ISBN: 088708138X. OCLC Number: 21525203

Picture Book Studio ;. .

Enumerates some of the features of the planet Earth, including its climate zones, oceans, and deserts, going from one up to ten and then back down to one again.

Naptime for Slippers /
ISBN: 0525472878. OCLC Number: 54455445

Dutton Children's Books,. .

Slippers the puppy would rather pay attention to interesting smells, sounds, and sights than take a nap.

No Talking
ISBN: 9781416995197. OCLC Number: 869436122

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. .

In No Talking It?s boys vs. girls when the noisiest, most talkative, and most competitive fifth graders in history challenge one another to see who can go longer without talking. Teachers and school administrators are in an uproar, until an innovative teacher sees how the kids? experiment can provide a terrific and unique lesson in communication.

No talking /
ISBN: 1416909834. OCLC Number: 76261556

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The noisy fifth grade boys of Laketon Elementary School challenge the equally loud fifth grade girls to a "no talking" contest.

Noah & the ark & the animals /
ISBN: 0590444573. OCLC Number: 26142506

Scholastic Inc.,. .

Retells the Bible story of Noah's ark from an animal's point of view.

Ringo saves the day! :
ISBN: 9780689834394. OCLC Number: 42080116

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

A young woman and her husband are glad that they gave a stray kitten a home when it saves their lives by alerting them to a gas leak.

Room one :
ISBN: 9780689866869. OCLC Number: 63519275

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

Ted Hammond, the only sixth grader in his small Nebraska town's one-room schoolhouse, searches for clues to the disappearance of a homeless family. 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 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.

Santa's secret helper
ISBN: 0590472690. OCLC Number: 31417032

Scholastic Inc.,. .

One Christmas Eve Santa has a secret helper who sets off in a reindeer-drawn sleigh with a huge stack of toys, just like Santa; but will the mysterious helper do the job as well as Santa?

Santa's secret helper /
ISBN: 0887081363. OCLC Number: 21560192

Picture Book Studio,. .

One Christmas Eve Santa has a secret helper who sets off in a reindeer-drawn sleigh with a huge sack of toys, just like Santa. But who is it? And will the helper do the job as well as Santa?

Slippers at school
ISBN: 9780142411711. OCLC Number: 232273778

Puffin Books,. .

Slippers is sad that Laura and Edward have no time for him on the first day of school, but he finds a comfortable backpack in which to fall asleep before they leave.

Slippers at school /
ISBN: 0525471383. OCLC Number: 56371603

Dutton Children's Books,. .

Slippers is sad that Laura and Edward have no time for him on the first day of school, but he finds a comfortable backpack in which to fall asleep before they leave.

Tara and Tiree, fearless friends :
ISBN: 0689829175. OCLC Number: 48588252

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

When Jim falls through the ice on a lake in Canada, his two dogs try to rescue him.

Temple cat
ISBN: 0395698421. OCLC Number: 31658582

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A temple cat in ancient Egypt grows tired of being worshiped and cared for in a reverent fashion and travels to the seaside, where she finds genuine affection with a fisherman and his children.

The handiest things in the world
ISBN: 0021194815. OCLC Number: 809208063

McGraw-Hill Education,. .

Celebrates in verse, accompanied by photographs, the many things hands can do.

The handiest things in the world /
ISBN: 1416961666. OCLC Number: 462904534

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. .

Celebrates in verse, accompanied by photographs, the many things hands can do.

The Jacket
ISBN: 9780689848308. OCLC Number: 869434152

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. .

Phil is on a mission. His absentminded little brother forgot his lunch money. All kinds of thoughts are running through Phil's mind as he searches for Jimmy in the throngs of fourth and fifth graders crowding the school hallway: ... if I'm late for math today, then I might not be allowed to take the test -- and then I could flunk math! I might even flunk sixth grade and get left back! Then Phil spots Jimmy's one-of-a-kind jacket and rushes to the corner of the hallway. Except the person wearing it isn't his brother; it's some black kid Phil's never seen before -- wearing Jimmy's jacket! Phil makes an accusation, tempers flare, and both kids wind up in the principal's office. How will Phil react when he finds out how Daniel came to be the owner of this unique jacket? Will Daniel be able to forgive Phil for an accusation that was based on racial prejudice? What will each boy learn about the other, and most important, about himself?

The jacket /
ISBN: 0689860102. OCLC Number: 48579023

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

An incident at school forces sixth grader Phil Morelli, a white boy, to become aware of racial discrimination and segregation, and to seriously consider if he himself is prejudiced.

The Janitor's Boy
ISBN: 9780689850516. OCLC Number: 869434191

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. .

Ordinarily, no one would have imagined that Jack Rankin would vandalize a desk. But this was not an ordinary school year for Jack ... When Jack Rankin learns that he is going to spend the fifth grade in the old high school -- the building where his father works as a janitor -- he dreads the start of school. Jack manages to get through the first month without the kids catching on. Then comes the disastrous day when one of his classmates loses his lunch all over the floor. John the janitor is called in to clean up, and he does the unthinkable -- he turns to Jack with a big smile and says, Hi, son.???? Jack performs an act of revenge and gets himself into a sticky situation. His punishment is to assist the janitor after school for three weeks. The work is tedious, not to mention humiliating. But there is one perk, janitors have access to keys, keys to secret places ...

The janitor's boy /
ISBN: 068983585X. OCLC Number: 42579190

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

Fifth grader Jack finds himself the target of ridicule at school when it becomes known that his father is one of the janitors, and he turns his anger onto his father.

The Landry News
ISBN: 9780689850523. OCLC Number: 869432208

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. .

NEW STUDENT GETS OLD TEACHER The bad news is that Cara Landry is the new kid at Denton Elementary School. The worse news is that her teacher, Mr. Larson, would rather read the paper and drink coffee than teach his students anything. So Cara decides to give Mr. Larson something else to read?her own newspaper, The Landry News. Before she knows it, the whole fifth-grade class is in on the project. But then the principal finds a copy of The Landry News, with unexpected results. Tomorrow?s headline: Will Cara?s newspaper cost Mr. Larson his job?

The Landry News /
ISBN: 1416905332. OCLC Number: 44794652

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A fifth-grader starts a newspaper with an editorial that prompts her burnt-out classroom teacher to really begin teaching again, but he is later threatened with disciplinary action as a result.

The Landry News /
ISBN: 0689828683. OCLC Number: 39464918

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

A fifth-grader starts a newspaper with an editorial that prompts her burnt-out classroom teacher to really begin teaching again, but he is later threatened with disciplinary action as a result.

The last holiday concert
ISBN: 9780545598125. OCLC Number: 911495363

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Life is usually easy for popular fifth grader Hart Evans, but when his music teacher puts him in charge of the holiday concert, Hart must use all of his leadership skills to unite the other students.

The last holiday concert /
ISBN: 0689845251. OCLC Number: 54853203

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

Life is usually easy for popular fifth grader Hart Evans, but when his music teacher puts him in charge of the holiday concert, Hart must use all of his leadership skills to unite the other students.

The Losers Club
ISBN: 9781524782436. OCLC Number: 973917097

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Alec, a sixth-grade bookworm always in trouble for reading instead of listening and participating in class, starts a book club, solely to have a place to read, and discovers that real life, although messy, can be as exciting as the stories in his favorite books.

The Losers Club /
ISBN: 0399557555. OCLC Number: 965120426

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Alec, a sixth-grade bookworm always in trouble for reading instead of listening and participating in class, starts a book club, solely to have a place to read, and discovers that real life, although messy, can be as exciting as the stories in his favorite books.

The map trap
ISBN: 9781416997283. OCLC Number: 873928800

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Sixth-grader Alton Ziegler loves maps, and when his portfolio of secret maps is stolen, he begins getting notes with orders that he must obey to get the maps back but, with the help of a popular classmate, he just might succeed before his teacher, principal, or someone else learns he has been studying and mapping things about them.

The Report Card
ISBN: 9781442462205. OCLC Number: 869438344

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. .

Nora Rose Rowley is a genius, but don't tell anyone. Nora's managed to make it to the fifth grade without anyone figuring out that she's not just an ordinary kid, and she wants to keep it that way.???? But then Nora gets fed up with the importance everyone attaches to test scores and grades, and she purposely brings home a terrible report card just to prove a point. Suddenly the attention she's successfully avoided all her life is focused on her, and her secret is out. And that's when things start to get really complicated ...

The report card /
ISBN: 0689845243. OCLC Number: 52133015

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

Fifth-grader Nora Rowley has always hidden the fact that she is a genius from everyone because all she wants is to be normal, but when she comes up with a plan to prove that grades are not important, things begin to get out of control.

The school story /
ISBN: 0689851863. OCLC Number: 45394516

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

After twelve-year-old Natalie writes a wonderful novel, her friend Zoe helps her devise a scheme to get it accepted at the publishing house where Natalie's mother works as an editor.

The School Story.
ISBN: 9781424216765. OCLC Number: 262434792

Fitzgerald Books. .

The whites of their eyes
ISBN: 9781442337442. OCLC Number: 777992363

Simon & Schuster Audio,. .

As the Keepers of the School, sixth-graders Ben and Jill try to save their school from impending bulldozers and a greedy company whose janitor-spy is hot on their trail.

The whites of their eyes /
ISBN: 1416939091. OCLC Number: 646112983

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. .

With a key to the Oakes School in his possession Benjamin, his friend Jill, and a new friend continue to seek ways to protect the school and their town but Lyman, the janitor and a spy, has new tricks up his sleeve.

Things hoped for
ISBN: 9781449896966. OCLC Number: 757744637

Recorded Books ;. .

Seventeen-year-old Gwen, who has been living with her grandfather in Manhattan while she attends music school, joins up with another music student to solve the mystery when her grandfather suddenly goes missing.

Things hoped for /
ISBN: 014241073X. OCLC Number: 62127717

Philomel Books,. .

Seventeen-year-old Gwen, who has been living with her grandfather in Manhattan while she attends music school, joins up with another music student to solve the mystery of her grandfather's sudden disappearance.

Things not seen /
ISBN: 0142400769. OCLC Number: 45790952

Philomel Books,. .

When fifteen-year-old Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his parents and his new blind friend Alicia try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it.

Things that are
ISBN: 9781456107154. OCLC Number: 757744646

Recorded Books ;. .

Still adjusting to being blind, Alicia must outwit an invisible man who is putting her family and her boyfriend, who was once invisible himself, in danger.

Things that are /
ISBN: 0399246916. OCLC Number: 216938211

Philomel Books,. .

Still adjusting to being blind, Alicia must outwit an invisible man who is putting her family and her boyfriend, who was once invisible himself, in danger.

Trouble-maker /
ISBN: 1416949321. OCLC Number: 687671372

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. .

When his older brother gets in serious trouble, sixth-grader Clay decides to change his own mischief-making ways, but he cannot seem to shake his reputation as a troublemaker.

Troublemaker
ISBN: 9781442462076. OCLC Number: 891842718

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When his older brother gets in serious trouble, sixth-grader Clay decides to change his own mischief-making ways, but he cannot seem to shake his reputation as a troublemaker.

We hold these truths /
ISBN: 1416938907. OCLC Number: 827263027

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"The Keepers of the School--known to their friends as Ben, Jill, and Robert--have one last chance to save their school before it's torn down to make room for a seaside amusement park. But their nemeses, janitors Lyman and Wally, are just as determined to keep the kids out of the way and the demolition on schedule"--

We the children
ISBN: 148148706X. OCLC Number: 944380424

Atheneum Children'S Books,. .

We the children /
ISBN: 1416939075. OCLC Number: 713838841

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. .

Sixth-grader Ben Pratt's life is full of changes that he does not like--his parents' separation and the plan to demolish his seaside school to build an amusement park--but when the school janitor gives him a tarnished coin with some old engravings and then dies, Ben is drawn into an effort to keep the school from being destroyed.

Who owns the cow?
ISBN: 0395810884. OCLC Number: 36443567

Houghton Mifflin,. .

In a sense, the farmer's cow is also owned by the neighbor girl who thinks about her, the milkman who buys her milk, the painter who paints her, and any others who appreciate her.

Workshop /
ISBN: 0395855799. OCLC Number: 38073324

Clarion Books,. .

Describes, in rhyming text and illustrations, the characteristics of tools commonly found in most toolboxes.