Fifth-grade language arts teacher Mrs. Granger comes to regret her lesson that language is controlled by human beings when her student, Nick Allen, begins a wildly successful campaign to rename the ballpoint pen. Reissue.
More humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, where students learn to tango, face the cafeteria's dreaded Mushroom Surprise, and study a hobo during show and tell. Sequel to "Sideways Stories from Wayside School."
Frightened by everything out in the world and so completely quiet at school, Asian-American second-grader Alvin Ho becomes a force to be reckoned with at home when he transforms himself into the loud, talented, and fearless Firecracker Man!
Creating a power-boost technology designed to help their baseball pitcher friend make the team, kid-genius Frank Einstein and his companions are challenged to rescue a kidnapped robot buddy and stop archrival T. Edison from stealing their invention. 200,000 first printing.
Disgusted when he has to move from the oceanside community where he was infamous for his tricks to a sleepy, cow-filled town that already has a notable prankster, Miles plots mischief that culminates in a daring partnership. Co-written by the author of the Caldecott Honor-winning Extra Yarn. 500,000 first printing.
Landing in trouble again after struggling to defend himself from a teasing class bully, 8-year-old EllRay accepts a deal proposed by his father to behave well in exchange for a trip to Disneyland, an offer that forces him to prove he is neither a troublemaker nor a coward.
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