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Book: Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Author: Louis Sachar

Popularly called "Louis the Yard Teacher" during his stint as the noon-time supervisor at Hillside Elementary School, Louis Sachar wrote Sideways Stories from Wayside School based on his interactions with the children at the school.

The book introduces us to 30 different characters in 30 short chapters, all set in a school that’s 30 storeys tall. The school, which was supposed to have 30 classrooms on one floor, has been built with 30 floors instead. Among one of its many mysteries is that the building does not have a 19{+t}{+h}floor. A mix of strange teachers and curious incidents beset the school like a blizzard in the middle of June or a substitute teacher who turns students into apples. It’s hard to decide on which character is the most appealing because each of them has an interesting side. Ask your librarian for a copy of the book today!

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My Weirder School series – Dan Gutman

Arlo Jervis (“A.J”) hates school and he tells us why.

Holes – Louis Sachar

A group of boys, found guilty of committing crimes, are sent to a facility where they are made to dig holes in the desert to build character.


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