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Harley, Bill.
Atlanta : Peachtree, 2013
IL 3-6, RL 3.3

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Oh No!  How can it be that Charlie has Mrs. Burke for fourth grade this year?  He will never survive.  After all, she HATES him, right?  No matter how hard he tries, things never seem to go his way. He usually ends up looking like a complete goofball, but all he wants is to do well.  As the story unfolds, we learn that Charlie has a good heart and his thinking is in the right place.  He just needs a little helping hand and understanding.  The Teacher of the Year turns out to be A-OK in his book.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, 2015)

Booktalk #2

Have you ever made a big mistake?  Charlie Bumpers has.  Last year he accidentally hit a teacher in the head with his shoe!  This same teacher was voted Teacher of the Year, and she will be Charlie’s teacher next year!  Will Charlie survive 4th grade?  Find out by reading Charlie Bumpers vs. The Teacher of the Year.  (Prepared by:  Ann Hoch, South Carolina Children's Books Award Nominee, 2016)

SUBJECTS:   Teachers -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Orderliness -- Fiction.
                        Behavior -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        Humorous stories.
                        Humorous fiction.

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