We Don't Eat Our Classmates! by Ryan T. Higgins
Posted on 11/12/2020
We Don't Eat Our Classmates! by Ryan T. Higgins Book Cover

"Kids love Penelope Rex, who finds ponies & people delicious! Will she ever make friends in her new school?"

Mary Poteet, Middle Valley Elementary


We Don't Eat Our Classmates! by Ryan T. Higgins is the Hamilton Book of the Week nominated by Middle Valley Elementary. It's the first day of school for Penelope Rex, and she can't wait to meet her classmates. But it's hard to make human friends when they're so darn delicious! That is until Penelope gets a taste of her own medicine and finds she may not be at the top of the food chain after all.

Editorial Reviews


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From Amazon.com:

"Fans of macabre, tongue-in-cheek humor (and twisted endings!) will enjoy time spent with Penelope." Kirkus

"Higgins once again delivers sassy dialogue, flawless comic pacing, and faith in the ability of children to learn and grow." Publishers Weekly

To check out more recommended books in the Hamilton Book of the Week at https://www.hcde.org/parents___students/suggested_reading.

 Hamilton Book of the Weekseeks to move Hamilton County Schools closer to district goals found in the Future Ready 2023 action plan.  We hope to encourage kids to read more books for fun by sharing books popular at area schools.   

Goals more students reading will address include:

  • Reading improvement will increase the number of students on-track or mastering English language arts 
  • Improve the district ACT score to a district average of 21     
  • Reach the target goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2023