Stuart Goes to School. M.

Pennypacker, Sara. Stuart Goes to School. M. 2003


This book is a very funny sequel to Stuart’s Cape, by the same author. Stuart is worried about starting third grade, and he wants to wear the cape he made.

TAGS: school, funny, friends, clothes, show-and-tell, John F. Kennedy, Level M, M, Mike


The Case of the Food Fight. M.

Preller, James. The Case of the Food Fight. M. 2005.


This is a Jigsaw Jones mystery. It is 28th in the series. Everyone blames Joey Pignatto for starting a food fight in the school cafeteria, but Jigsaw jones doesn’t believe it. Now Jigsaw and his partner Milah Yeh have only 24 hours to clear Joey’s name.

TAGS: Jigsaw Jones, mystery, food fight, school, friends, John F. Kennedy, M, Level M, Mike

Buster Baxter, Cat Saver. M.

INFO: Brown, Marc. Buster Baxter, Cat Saver. M. 2000.

DESC: After he saves a local cat, Buster the bunny is a huge star in town – maybe too big of a star, from some of the gang’s perspective. Will Buster ever be approachable again, or will he lose all of his friends in his meteoric rise to ‘fame’? As with any of the Arthur books, Buster Baxter, Cat Saver is an approachable, easy-to-read chapter book with complex characters, multiple perspectives, and a strong moral ‘lesson’. It’s a great book to use for exiting 2nd-graders – and for any discussion of theme or author’s purpose!

TAGS: buster, arthur, arthur and friends, arthur books, ego, celebrity, being famous, arrogance, friends, humbleness, cats, adventure, chapter, fiction, M