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Back-to-School Rules
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By Laurie Friedman
Illustrated by Teresa Murfin
©2011
Carolrhoda Books

Series: Carolrhoda Picture Books

ISBN-10: 0-7613-6070-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-6070-4

Pages: 32
Trim Size: 9 1/4 x 11
Dewey: [E]
Reading Level: 2

Interest Level: K-3
Ages: 5-9




Guided Reading: N
Lexile Level: 410
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by Laurie Friedman

School's in session! When it comes to surviving school, Percy's at the head of the class. If you can follow his ten simple rules, making the grade will be a piece of cake (and school will be a lot of ...
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About the Author
Laurie Friedman is the author of many award-winning books for children including her newest series, The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair.  She also writes the popular Mallory books, a series of chapter books for 7-10 year olds. Critics have praised the Mallory books, saying that Mallory deserves a place beside Judy Moody, Amber Brown, and Junie B. Jones. Laurie is also the author of numerous picture books including Love Ruby Valentine; Ruby Valentine Saves the Day; I'm Not Afraid of this Haunted House; and Thanksgiving Rules. Laurie lives in Miami with her family and her dog, Ollie.
About the Illustrator
Teresa Murfin graduated in 2001 with a degree in Illustration from Falmouth College of Art, UK. She has since been living and working in Bristol, England, as a freelance illustrator. Teresa has worked for a variety of clients, including Lerner, Scholastic, Oxford University Press, BT, Weightwatchers, Hodder, and Simon & Schuster. Picture books published include Hide & Seek Turkeys by Judith Ross Enderle & Stephanie Jacob Gordon, I’m Not Afraid of this Haunted House by Laurie Friedman, Animal Soup by Ian Whybrow and Thanksgiving Rules by Laurie Friedman.
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"The story's rhyme makes it fast-paced, and the colorful illustrations are fun to look at. Younger students will enjoy the humor, and teachers can use the story as a review of classroom rules." --Library Media Connection
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"Percy, the self-assured host from Thanksgiving Rules, returns with some guidelines for starting school on the right foot.... Murfin creates a playfully skewed school environment with her wobbly collages and rosy-cheeked students." --Publishers Weekly

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