August 23rd, 2011 by Kidsmomo
Sure, summer’s pretty fun and you’re probably sad to see it end, but let’s not forget… school is NEVER boring! From an alien take-over to a secret society to having your sister as your teacher — we’ve got it all in our booklist of school stories (in no particular order):
- Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School series by Andrew Clements (Karen’s pick)
- The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet by Erin Dionne (Nancy’s pick)
- The Teacher’s Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts by Richard Peck
- SPHDZ series by Jon Scieszka
- The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
- Schooled by Gordon Korman
- Fourth-Grade Fuss by Johanna Hurwitz
- My Weird School series by Dan Gutman
- Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) by Lisa Yee
- Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
- Fourth Grade Rats by Jerry Spinelli
- Knights of the Lunch Table graphic novel series by Frank Cammuso
- The Secret Language of Girls by Frances O’Roark Dowell
- Shredderman series by Wendelin van Draanen
- Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park
(Also, here’s a printable version of our More School Stories booklist, for you to take to the library or bookstore — or show to your new teacher and see if you can get extra credit.)
If you’ve read any of these, send in your book review. Or send in a review of your favorite school story book.
And don’t forget our previous school story recommendations from last fall!
UPDATE 9/20/11: We revealed the answer to our More School Stories Mystery Book Theater in the “Rule the School” Podcast, so take a listen if you want to know the answer. Or just tune in if you want to hear Karen’s comedy attempt fails. You know, the usual.