Books by Robin Pulver

SATURDAY IS DADURDAY by Robin Pulver
Released: May 14, 2013

"Readers will relate to her disappointment and cheer her on as she comes to her own creative solution. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Irrepressible Mimi and her father have named the day after Friday Dadurday. It is their special day to do everything together. But when Dad's work schedule changes, their weekend tradition is in jeopardy. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Still, this is a pretty painless way to teach capitalization and letter writing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Wright's class learns the importance of capital letters in this latest from Pulver and Reed. Read full book review >
HAPPY ENDINGS by Robin Pulver
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

The team that taught students about nouns and verbs, punctuation and silent letters now tackles suffixes…almost literally. Read full book review >
THANK YOU, MISS DOOVER by Robin Pulver
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

Poor Miss Doover—it's no easy feat to get her class to write tactful thank-you notes in proper friendly-letter format. Read full book review >
CHRISTMAS KITTEN by Robin Pulver
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

Pulver and Johnson team up for a sequel to their Christmas for a Kitten (2003). Read full book review >

NEVER SAY BOO! by Robin Pulver
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

It's never easy being the new kid at school, but when you're the only ghost, too, it's really tough. Read full book review >

SILENT LETTERS LOUD AND CLEAR by Robin Pulver
FICTION
Released: May 15, 2008

Pulver and Reed have once again managed to craft a book so clever and fun that both teachers and students alike will be enthralled (Nouns and Verbs Have a Field Day, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

NOUNS AND VERBS HAVE A FIELD DAY by Robin Pulver
FICTION
Released: March 15, 2006

The creators of Punctuation Takes a Vacation (2003) sentence readers to a good time with this follow-up. Read full book review >

AXLE ANNIE AND THE SPEED GRUMP by Robin Pulver
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

Type-A lead foot Rush Hotfoot is the nemesis of Axle Annie's school bus in Pulver's droll poke at all those drivers who feel a creeping road rage when they get stuck behind Big Yellow, the vehicle that can't get off its brakes. Read full book review >

AUTHOR DAY FOR ROOM 3T by Robin Pulver
FICTION
Released: May 23, 2005

This cockamamie look at third-grade hijinks opens with the kids in Room 3T aping for their class photo and then settling in (sort of) to prepare for a visit from Harry Bookman, author of "some of the silliest books in the school library." Read full book review >

CHRISTMAS FOR A KITTEN by Robin Pulver
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

An orange kitten, tossed in a sack to the side of the road, hides in the trunk of a car as its occupants load a freshly cut Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

PUNCTUATION TAKES A VACATION by Robin Pulver
FICTION
Released: March 15, 2003

In a delightfully clever outing, a well-earned vacation results in chaos back in school when the punctuation marks head to Take-A-Break Lake. Mr. Wright's class uses and abuses punctuation marks, without ever really giving them a thought and the marks put up with it all. Read full book review >

AXLE ANNIE by Robin Pulver
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

Pulver (Homer and the House Next Door, 1994, etc.) delivers a rambunctious wintry tall tale about how a valiant bus driver, Axle Annie, defeats a dastardly scheme concocted by fellow driver Shifty Rhodes. Read full book review >

HOMER AND THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR by Robin Pulver
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

Homer the dog feels ``disgusted'' when he hears that his friend Mrs. Gallivant is moving from the house next door—he'll miss her biscuits, the tennis balls she threw for him, the shade tree in her yard. Read full book review >

MRS. TOGGLE'S BEAUTIFUL BLUE SHOE by Robin Pulver
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

``Overcome by spring,'' the ever-childlike Mrs. Toggle (Mrs. Toggle's Zipper, etc.) leaves the papers on her desk to join her class in kickball. Read full book review >

NOBODY'S MOTHER IS IN SECOND GRADE by Robin Pulver
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

Cassandra's mother enjoyed second grade, and would like to join Cassandra's class. Read full book review >

MRS. TOGGLE AND THE DINOSAUR by Robin Pulver
DINOSAURS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

When the principal tells Mrs. Toggle that her new student will be a dinosaur, she is taken aback but doesn't doubt his word—Mr. Stickler never jokes. Mrs. Toggle and her wide-eyed class start to get ready: they'll need a big desk and another reptile to keep the dinosaur company; the cafeteria should be warned. Read full book review >