The Bailey School Kids series, books 62, 59, 58, 60

The Bailey School Kids series by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thorton Jones

A/N: Because of the length of the series, there will be ongoing mini summaries of the books.

A/N#2: Starting here, the order of the books gets messed up. I had inter-library loaned most of these books and my wonderful librarian told me I needed to return them because of how overdue they were. I probably could have just interlibrary loaned them again so I could keep the write ups going in order, but that didn’t really occur to me at the time.

Mrs. Jeepers on Vampire Island! Super Special #6 (62)

The kids are headed for Discovery Island, but their ship veers off-course and they make it to Vampire Island. Will the Coast Guard get to them in time to rescue them before the island’s vampire inhabitants get them? This story has three different endings to choose from.

Mrs. Jeepers’ Secret Cave! Super Special #3 (59)

The children decide to go spelunking, or cave exploring, and are not pleased with the knowledge that their vampire teacher will be leading them.

Mrs. Jeepers’ Batty Vacation! Super Special #2 (58)

Howie’s dad takes the kids with him on a trip to Transylvania and their teacher, Mrs. Jeepers, is also traveling there for a family reunion. Will the kids survive staying in her family’s castle or be turned into vampires?

Mrs. Jeepers in Outer Space! Super Special #4 (60)

The kids are going to BLAST Camp! But why is Mrs. Jeepers becoming obsessive about the technology and trying to learn how it works? Is she trying to reach vampire in outer space?


Bailey School Kids series books 27-30

The Bailey School Kids series by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thorton Jones

A/N: Because of the length of the series, there will be ongoing mini summaries of the books.

Bogeymen Don’t Play Football (27)

A student teacher comes to Bailey School Elementary and tells kids who don’t do their homework that he’s going to get them. Then the kids hear strange sounds beneath their beds all night.

Unicorns Don’t Give Sleigh Rides (28)

Liza swears a unicorn has taken up residence at Bailey City Stables, can she convince the others?

Knights Don’t Teach Piano (29)

The kids start taking piano lessons from a man whose house looks like a castle and he always wears armor.

Hercules Doesn’t Pull Teeth (30)

A new dentist who like the number 12, has huge muscles, and three dogs named Cerb comes to Bailey City.

Bailey School Kids books 19-22

The Bailey School Kids series by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thorton Jones.

A/N: Because of the length of the series, there will be ongoing mini summaries of the books.

Gargoyles Don’t Drive School Buses (19)

The Gothic library in town is at risk of being torn down; its decorative gargoyles destroyed in the process. So who is this new bus driver really and why is he so intent on saving the old library?

Wizards Don’t Need Computers (20)

The new assistant librarian seems to be able to find any book with the snap of his fingers, even if the books had never been seen on that shelf before.

Mummies Don’t Coach Softball (21)

The substitute softball coach keeps getting injured and wrapped himself up like a mummy. Could the lost diamond from the Mummy of Doom be what he’s looking for?

Cyclops Doesn’t Roller-Skate (22)

An eye doctor comes to town to check the students’ eyes. His Greek accent makes him hard to understand and his diet of smelly goat cheese makes for a smelly interaction.

©Cori Endicott May/June 2013

Materials for Children reading project

This is a list all of the book I read for my Materials for Children class this summer. 45 books in total. I’ve only given you titles and authors because the write ups do not transpose properly for my blog. The ones I definitely recommend have recommended beside them.

  1. Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
  2. The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles (Recommended)
  3. Africa Dream by Eloise Greenfield
  4. My Name is/ Me llamo Grabriella by Moniea Brown
  5. In My Family/En Mi Familia by Carmen Lomas Garza
  6. Radio Man by Arthur Dorros
  7. The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin
  8. The Chief’s Blanket by Michael Chanin (Recommended)
  9. Dumpling Soup by Jama Kim Rattigan (Recommended)
  10. The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks by Katherine Paterson (Recommended)
  11. Madeline’s Rescue by Ludwig Benelmans
  12. The Class from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler (Recommended)
  13. When Mom Turned into a Monster by Joanna Harrison
  14. The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco (Recommended)
  15. B is for Bookworm: A Library Alphabet by Anita C. Prieto (Recommended)
  16. The Treasury of Poetry for Children by Susie Gibbs
  17. The Random House Book of Poetry for Children by Jack Prelutsky
  18. Leaves from a Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson (Recommended)
  19. Bright Star Shining: Poems for Christmas edited by Michael Harrison & Christopher Stuart-Clark
  20. Eric Carle’s Animals Animals by Laura Whipple
  21. Allergic to My Family by Liza Ketchum Murrow
  22. Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee (Recommended)
  23. Anastasia Has the Answers by Lois Lowry
  24. The Bridge to Never Land by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson (Recommended)
  25. The Butler Gets a Break by Kristin Clark Venuti
  26. The Case of the Gasping Garbage by Michele Torrey
  27. The Clueless Girl’s Guide to Being a Genius by Janice Repka
  28. The First Baking Book by Helen Drew (Recommended)
  29. Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci (Recommended)
  30. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (Recommended)
  31. The Hidden Message by Lois Walfrid Johnson
  32. The Hidden World of Fairies by Wending Darling, Tennant Redbank, and A. Picksey (Recommended)
  33. In the Realm of the Never Fairies: the Secret World of Pixie Hollow by Monique Peterson (Recommended)
  34. Loch by Paul Zindel
  35. Magic Below Stairs by Caroline Stevermer
  36. Merlin  by Jane Yolen
  37. The Monster Garden by Vivien Alcock
  38. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Magic by Betty MacDonald (Recommended)
  39. The Mystery of Drear House by Virginia Hamilton
  40. Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist: Flight of the Phoenix by R. L. LaFevers (Recommended, and part of a series)
  41. Pink Princess Cookbook by Barbara Berry (Recommended)
  42. Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George
  43. Redwall by Brian Jacques (Recommended)
  44. Two-Minute Bedtime Stories
  45. Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones (Recommended, and part of a series)

© Cori Endicott July 19, 2013