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Applegate, Katherine. Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs.
When the first-graders' bee antennae would not stay on their heads and the drummers would not stay in their seats for the open house play, Roscoe decides to help by using the "don't-you-dare" glue. One in a series J APP
Benton, Jim. Frantastic Voyage.
When her lab assistant, Igor the dog, swallows a doomsday device with a ticking clock, Franny K. Stein shrinks herself down in a miniature machine and enters the body of her beloved pooch to track down the device and stop it from going off. One in a series. J-PBK BEN, J-SF BEN
Boniface, William. The Return of Meteor Boy.
While working on a time machine for the Spring Science Fair, Ordinary Boy discovers the true identity of long-lost Superopolis hero Meteor Boy. J-FAN BON
Coville, Bruce. My Teacher Is an Alien.
Susan can tell that her new substitute teacher is really weird. She doesn't know how weird until she catches him peeling off his face--and realizes Mr. Smith is really an alien! Now it's up to Susan and her friends to get rid of the extraterrestrial visitor. More alien adventures in other books in the series. J-PBK COV
Cowell, Cressida. How to Speak Dragonese.
The further escapades of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he continues his Viking training during which he escapes from a boatload of Roman soldiers and searches for his kidnapped dragon. J-FAN COW
Crilley, Mark. Akiko on the Planet Smoo.
Ten-year-old Akiko gets a strange, silvery letter in the mail which instructs her to be ready that night (with her toothbrush), but she is anything but prepared when a goofy-looking spaceship hovers outside her 17th-story apartment window and takes her to the planet Smoo. One in a series J-SF CRI
Dadey, Debbie. Werewolves Don't go to Summer Camp.
The Bailey Elementary third-graders are greeted at camp by the growling, barefoot Mr. Jenkins. He eats nearly raw hamburgers, avoids lights and campfires, and warns the campers about the legend of a little boy's disappearance and the howl of a lone wolf. Could Mr. Jenkins be a werewolf? See other Adventures of the Bailey School Kids for more excitement. J-PBK DAD
Greenburg, Dan. Great-grandpa’s in the Litter Box.
Zack takes home from the local animal shelter a scruffy tomcat who not only talks but claims to be the reincarnation of Zack's Great-Grandpa Julius. One in a series J-FAN GRE
Gutman, Dan. Mr. Klutz is Nuts!
A skateboarding principal offers unusual incentives to his students to motivate them to learn more. One in a series J GUT, J-PBK GUT
Kline, Suzy. Horrible Harry and the Ant Invasion.
Horrible Harry is at it again in classroom 2B as he orchestrates the placement of a vial of ants in the refrigerator and the release of ice cubes down the shirt of his enemy, Sidney. One in a series J KLI
Korman, Gordon. Maxx Comedy: The Funniest Kid in America.
Eleven-year-old Max Carmody has wanted to be a stand-up comedian since he was five, so when a contest is held to find the "world's funniest kid," he goes through all kinds of craziness to win. J-PBK KOR
Krulik, Nancy. Super Burp!
When fourth-grader George starts at a new school, he vows to become a model student instead of the class clown he has always been, but just as his plan is going really well, he is overtaken by a magic burp that turns him back into a mischief-maker. One in a series. J KRU
McDonald, Megan. Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid.
The shortest kid in the second grade, James Moody, also known as Stink, learns all about the shortest president of the United States, James Madison, when they celebrate Presidents' Day at school. J MCD, J-PBK MCD
Osborne, Mary Pope. Dinosaurs Before Dark.
A tree house that travels through time? Not possible, says Jack. But he has to admit--when he and his younger sister, Annie, start running into dinosaurs--that they're not in Frog Creek, PA, anymore. For more adventures see other titles in the Magic Tree House series. J-PBK OSB, J-FAN OSB
Sachar, Louis. Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger.
Wayside School is just a bit odd. Right now it seems to be raining substitute teachers – Mr. Gorf (why does he have three nostrils?), Mrs Drazil (who remembers unfinished homework – even fifteen years later!), and Miss Nogard (an unbelievably nasty lady who reads minds!). Life is never dull at Wayside School. J SAC, J-PBK SAC
Scieszka, Jon. Summer Reading is Killing Me!
Fred, Sam and Joe are off on another adventure. This time their summer reading list has fallen into "The Book" and its magic has transported our heroes to Hoboken where they meet a 266-pound chicken, the Headless Horseman, and Peter Rabbit, along with every other character from every book on the reading list! Will the guys make it home? Can they return the escaped characters to their rightful books? One in a series J-PBK SCI
Simon, Francesca. Horrid Henry’s Stinkbomb.
Horrid Henry uses a stinkbomb as a toxic weapon in his war with Moody Margaret; uses all his tricks to win the school reading competition; goes on a sleepover; and sees his teacher in hot water with the principal. One in a series J SIM
Thaler, Mike. The Class Trip from the Black Lagoon.
Expecting ferocious animals and maniacal monsters, the class is relieved when mean Mrs. Green takes them for a day of fun at the zoo. A young boy's imagined school trip makes the real trip look mundane.One in a series J THA, J-PBK THA
Wight, Eric. Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom.
Fourth-grader Frankie Piccolini has a vivid imagination when it comes to cleaning his disastrously messy room, but eventually even he decides that it is just too dirty. One in a series J WIG