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School Tumblebooks with The Best Excuse

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘The Best Excuse’, written by Ellen Feinman Moss and illustrated by Charmain Lee. Jesse is always late for school. One day, he is determined to be on time but he still turns up late.  When his teacher asks him why, he tells her and his classmates an amazing story.

Debut Novel is International Booker Prize Winner

book titleA Dutch writer has become the youngest author to win the International Booker Prize. Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, 29, was announced as the winner for 'The Discomfort of Evening', a dark story about a devout farming family in a strict Christian community in the rural Netherlands.

School Tumblebooks with I Will Never Get a Star

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson’s Blackboard’, written and illustrated by Jennifer K. Mann. Rose makes so many mistakes in class that she worries that she will never get a star on Mrs Benson’s blackboard.

School Tumblebooks with A Pocketful of Kisses

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘A Pocketful of Kisses’, written by Angela McAllister and illustrated by Sue Hellard. This is a charming story about starting school. After his first day in school, Digby has a few worries. To reassure him, his mother comes up with an idea that makes him brave enough to get through the day.

School Tumblebooks with Boomer Goes to School

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Boomer Goes to School’, written by Constance W. McGeorge and illustrated by Mary Whyte. When Boomer goes to school for the first time, he finds it a bit confusing. When he gets used to it, he discovers that school is a great place, full of learning and fun.

School Tumblebooks with Stephanie’s Ponytail

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Stephanie’s Ponytail’, written by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Michael Martchenko. When Stephanie becomes the first in her school to wear a ponytail, her classmates tease her. When they start to copy her, she decides to try a new style.

School Tumblebooks with Mom, The School Flooded

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Mom, The School Flooded’, written by Ken Rivard and illustrated by Joe Weissmann. When Gus’s mother asks why he has returned home from school with wet shoes and socks, he tells her an extraordinary story. This is a funny tale with a surprising ending.

School Tumblebooks with Miss Malarkey

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Miss Malarkey Won’t Be In Today’, written by Judy Finchler and illustrated by Kevin O’Malley. Miss Malarkey is a teacher who is too sick to go to school. She worries about what substitute teacher her class will get instead. How will her class cope? How will the teacher cope? Miss Malarkey rushes to school to have a look.

School Tumblebooks with Oddrey

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Oddrey and the New Kid’, written and illustrated by Dave Whamond. Oddrey isn’t happy when new girl Maybelline joins the class, but when they go on a school tour to the zoo, they share an extraordinary adventure.

School Tumblebooks with Lemon the Duck

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Lemon the Duck’, written by Laura Backman and illustrated by Laurence Cleyet-Merle. This is the story of Lemon the duck, who was born in a school classroom. Lemon was unable to walk but the teacher and the students came up with an idea that they hoped would make Lemon a happy duck.

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