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  • The Wayside School Box Set
  • The Wayside School Box Set
  • The Wayside School Box Set
  • The Wayside School Box Set
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The Wayside School Box Set

  • Recommended Age: 8-12 Year Old
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A Crazy Mixed-up School.

There'd been a terrible mistake. Wayside School was supposed to be built with thirty classrooms. But instead, it was built one on-top-of the other...thirty stories tall (the builder said he was very sorry)! That may be why all kinds of funny things happen at Wayside School...especially on the thirteenth floor.

- You'll meet Mrs. Gorf, the meanest teacher of all.
- Terrible Todd, who always gets sent home early.
- And John who can read only upside down.
- Along with all the other kids in the crazy mix-up school that came out sideways.
- But you'll never guess the truth about Sammy, the new kid.
- Or what's in store for Wayside School on Halloween!


Why Our Experts Love It

We love it for its silliness. Plain and simple.

About the Author:

When Louis Sachar was going to school, his teachers always pronounced his name wrong. Now that he has become a popular author of children 's books, teachers all over the country are pronouncing his name wrong. It should be pronounced Sacker, like someone who tackles quarterbacks or someone who stuffs potatoes into sacks.

Mr. Sachar received a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. His first book, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, was accepted for publication during his first year of law school. After receiving his law degree, he spent six years asking himself whether he wanted to be an author or a lawyer before deciding to write for children full-time. And we're glad he pursued writing!

  • Reading with your child is a great way to spend quality time. Reading is an important activity to foster language skills and help your child learn new information. Long before a child can speak, an infant is learning the melodies and sounds of language.
  • They are learning to understand words and pair pictures of objects with the name of the object. In addition to language skills, reading with your child helps improve their attention and builds curiosity. We want children of all ages to hear adult, complex sentences so alternate reading a book as you typically would (reading all the written words) with the tips described below.
  • 4-5 year olds at this age children begin to gain interest in the letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make. Point to some of the words as you read to support this interest. At the end of a book, you and your child can make up a different ending OR try and add to the story.
  • 5-6 year olds – Your child will begin to read at this age, generally by memorization of sight words. Keep a running list of the words that your child successfully recognizes. They will feel great pride as the list grows longer and longer.
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