Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sacher
Posted on 01/14/2019
“The kids love this book because of the outrageous stories that take place with students who are in school every day just like them. The humor mixed with funny characters is always enjoyable for the readers.”

Nicole Cobb, the librarian at East Ridge Elementary School

Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sacher is the Hamilton book of the week nominated by Nicole Cobb, the librarian at East Ridge Elementary School. The book is a fun, entertaining novel with three different story lines. The first is the introduction of a new student, Benjamin Nushmutt, while the second involves Miss Zarves, the teacher of the nonexistent 19th-floor class. The third and final story-line, told in the final chapter of the book, ends in a cliffhanger.


Editorial Reviews

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From GoodReads.com:

Louis yard teacher starts off 30 tales of unusual students. Comic sketches precede every chapter. Todd brings a cute adorable plastic puppy who bites back when Joy steals it. Cafeteria Mrs Mush serves Mushroom Surprise that changes Ron. When Paul falls out the window, Leslie offers her pigtails to pull him back. On 19th floor, invisible Allison finds Miss Zarves' class.



Hamilton Book of the Week seeks 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