Suitcase. N.

Flavin, Teresa. Suitcase. N. 1999

Xander is only 11 years old and he’s already over 6 feet tall. He hates basketball and knows he’s not the athletic son his father wanted. He decides to show the gym rats he can beat them at their own game. 

TAGS: school, gym class, basketball, boy, sports, fathers, John F. Kennedy, N, Level N, November

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Comic Guy: Our Crazy Class Election. N.

Roland, Timothy. Comic Guy: Our Crazy Class Election. N. 2007.

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The first in a series. Guy maloney is trying to find material for his school newspaper comic strip. He decides to run for homeroom president against Tank, the school’s biggest bully, and Ollie, the science room pet monkey.

TAGS: school, Comic Guy, elections, bullies, monkeys, John F. Kennedy, Level N, N, November

Amber Brown Goes Fourth. N.

INFO: Danzinger, Paula. Amber Brown Goes Fourth. N. 1995.

DESC: A hilarious and riveting addition to the Amber Brown series. Paula Danzinger has created a believable, high-spirited and immensely unforgettable character in Amber Brown, who lost her father to divorce, her mother to an annoying new boyfriend, and her best friend to a sudden move to Alabama in the series’ seminal Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon. Here, we see Amber struggling to get ready to enter fourth grade – in the midst of all of these hectic life-changes! How will Amber navigate the fourth grade without her best friend, Justin Daniels? And how will she navigate the trials of back-to-school with her beloved father far away in France? Amber, true-blue, handles all of this with characteristic honesty, spunk, and humor – and, although your kiddos will cheer her on as she “goes fourth,” neither of you will want this one to end!

TAGS: humor, back-to-school, growing up, divorces, family issues, mother-daughter relationships, mothers and daughters, best friends, friends moving away, popularity, friendship between girls, changes, new starts, school, classrooms, 4th grade, summer vacation, fiction, chapter, N