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Soon, the school year will be over and summer will be here! Counting down the days until summer vacation can be agonizing, so why not stop in at the Library to find some fun distractions? Wrap up your school year with a fun series about wacky schools!
Try reading Dan Gutman’s My Weird School series and join Arlo Jarvis at Ella Mentry School. The zany teachers and classmates (and the shenanigans in the classroom) will keep you laughing and coming back for more.
Or, check out Greg Trine’s series, Melvin Beederman: Superhero. Follow Melvin and his friends as he studies at the superhero academy, fights crime, and protects Los Angeles from the McNasty Brothers.
Sideways Stories From Wayside School, Wayside School is Falling Down, and Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger by Louis Sachar tell the off-the-wall stories from a classroom all the way up on the 30th floor! Join Mrs. Jewels in her class to find out what rhymes with purple, why a teacher gets sent home early on the kindergarten bus, and how pigtails can make you a hero.
If you’d like to visit Wayside School off the page, the Des Moines Playhouse will be featuring Sideways Stories From Wayside School May 6th through May 22nd. The show is family-friendly and recommended for all ages. For more information, click here.