Search Results: "Mrs. Fizz's Classroom"


BOOK REVIEW

MRS. MCBLOOM, CLEAN UP YOUR CLASSROOM! by Kelly DiPucchio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A happy tale of community cooperation as well as a celebration of a career well spent. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A retiring teacher has a final assignment for her final class: Find a creative way to clean out 50 years of displays, decorations, supplies, science and crafts projects, books, lost lunches and like clutter to make way for her successor. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE KING AND THE BIG BED by Clare Masterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 22, 2013

"An understated but illuminating first glimpse at what measurement is all about. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
A little king breaks his bed and then has to contend with the invention of measurement to find one that is the right size. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2012

"All in all, a silly but appealing story for readers approaching the middle-school years. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A documentary crew descends upon Westside Middle School to reveal what middle-school students' lives are really like. Read full book review >

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MR. MONKEY’S CLASSROOM by Jiwon Oh
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"A visual delight coupled with a timely message for readers facing the first day of school, Oh's tale enchants. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Oh continues the adventures of Cat and Mouse as Mouse prepares for the first day of school confident that the support of his close friend Cat will ease any transition issues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG TEST by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Once they stop laughing at the spot-on depiction of standardized testing, teachers should take a page from Mrs. Hartwell's book. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Mrs. Hartwell is back (First Year Letters, 2003, etc.) in a gentle satire on teaching to the test. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAST DAY BLUES by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"What a perfect end to the school year. (Picture book. 5-8)"
One more myth dispelled for all the students who believe that their teachers live in their classrooms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 7, 1997

"Engaging anecdotes of a school year, leading to a thoughtful exploration of what urban and suburban cultures can learn from each other."
The first-person account of a neophyte history teacher in an inner-city high school: White, Republican, Ivy League, he epitomizes The Man to his mostly black and Hispanic students. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Well-researched and provocative, Beyond the Classroom is likely to challenge the assumptions of many of its readers. (Author tour)"
A forceful analysis of the declining achievement of American students, coupled with sensible suggestions to reverse the decline. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIELD-TRIP FIASCO by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Not as strong as Mrs. Hartwell's previous outings. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mrs. Hartwell, of first-day, last-day and standardized-test fame, is back, this time trying to survive a class field trip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST YEAR LETTERS by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Both funny and touching, this beguiling tale of a teacher's metamorphosis is perfect to share with students and educators alike. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Danneberg follows up on the hilarity of First Day Jitters (2000) with a hair-raising account of the indomitable Sarah Jane Hartwell's first year of teaching. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GHOST IN THE CLASSROOM by Gerda Wagener
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Waas's illustrations are agreeably cartoonish when portraying the ghost in its incarnations; the more realistic scenes are filled with warmth and humor. (Fiction. 7-11)"
From Wagener (A Mouse in the House!, 1995, etc.), a comic and unusual easy-to-read from Switzerland, about a girl who longs for a cat, and the supernatural creature that helps her get her wish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DISASTROUS MAGICAL WISHES OF CLASSROOM 13 by Honest Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An amusing, fast-paced, and easy-to-read choice for those just beyond transitional chapter books. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The diverse cast of Classroom 13 returns for another humorously exaggerated lesson on the flipside of good fortune. Read full book review >