Book List:23 titles
  • With a friend like Patrick, who needs enemies? Patrick is a showoff and a prankster, and Richard is his usual target. Resolved not to let Patrick get him in trouble, Richard is sucked in by The Mosquito, a way to eat red Jell-O through a straw, and o...


  • Some of the second graders in Mrs. Zookey’s class have a new interest: chess. Vice principal Mr. E (and he is something of a mystery) has started a chess club, and Richard, Ben, Ophelia, and Patrick are all members. As usual, Patrick is a nuisance,...


  • Mrs. Zookey’s class is studying spiders and their prey. Richard can relate, because Patrick has been preying on him all morning. Patrick is the biggest pest in second grade. He gets away with stuff other kids don’t. Today he’s out to get Richar...


  • Richard's day gets off to a bad start when he has to wear too-big purple corduroy pants to school. Although it's Richard's turn to lead the Pledge of Allegiance and to hand out the mealworms that Mrs. Zookey's class is going to study, those purple pa...


  • The year is 1614. Recently orphaned Lizzy Tinker has lived half of her twelve years in Holland, but she does not feel at home there. Lizzy belongs to a small congregation of religious refugees who have fled England in order to worship as they choose....


  • In the fast-paced and funny continuing story of table two, Patrick, the new boy in Richard's class, is always causing trouble. Then Patrick's work on a science project about bats helps him make new friends....




  • During summer vacation at Aunt Paula's lakeside cabin, daring fisherman Nate issues an ultimate challenge to his hesitant older brother, Hank--an offer to kiss on the mouth every fish that Hank can catch...







    • 1991
    • / General Fiction
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    COOTIES...YUCK! Someone in Mrs. Zookey's class has head lice...and everybody is looking at Richard! Maybe it's because a couple of funny-looking bugs fell into the paste he's using to make a lion. Richard thinks they belong to Dawn Marie. But why do...



    • 1988
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    Can Hobie Hanson Shake Up Fifth Grade? It's the first day of fifth grade and Hobie's already in a jam. His best friend Nick has become a computer camp whiz kid. Molly is a shoo-in for TAG (Talented and Gifted). Lisa was on TV in a Miss Pre Teen co...


  • WEIRD HOBIE HANSON AND BOSSY MOLLY BOSCO Hobie Hanson is not looking forward to summer vacation. He's glad fourth grade is over, but he's sure he's in for two boring months. His best friend has been sent to computer camp, and his other friends a...


    • 1985
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    What a Way to Start a Friendship! When Harvey Trumble's parents host a family of Vietnamese refugees, Harvey figures he'll show the new kid the ropes. But right from the start things go wrong. Tuan thinks hot dogs are really made from dogs, and wh...



  • CLASS 4B IS OUT OF SCHOOL, OFF TO THE WOODS, AND INTO A LOT OF TROUBLE! It's Outdoor Education at Camp Trotter -- the last place Hobie Hanson wants to be! Just the idea of leaving home gives him woolly worms in his stomach. But once 4B is set loose...



  • Not many hockey players enter baking competitions. But Mitch McDandel is no ordinary hockey player. Can Mitch rescue his parents faltering health food store by winning the grand prize in the national Bake-athon with his Health Nutty Gingerbread? "An ...



  • C.U.T.E? Why, anybody in the class could spell cute. Anyone, that is, except Sam Mott. Now everybody knows how dumb he really is. It doesn't matter that he can add like a whiz and has a nearly perfect memory. He can't even spell "cute." And no amount...



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    Hobie Hanson and the rest of his fourth-grade class can’t believe their luck: Mr. Star, their teacher who never gets stick, is not in school. That means they’re getting a SUB. That means it’s time for the class to have some FUN. It’s boys-aga...