When the kids in room 207 find out that their teacher, Miss Nelson, will be away for a few days, they prepare to act up - despite the likely appearance of Miss Viola Swamp, the meanest substitute in the whole world.
Everyone at the Horace B. Smedley School is down in the dumps - until the arrival of the notorious Viola Swamp, who takes it upon herself to whip the football team into shape for the big Thanksgiving Day game.
With so much to do on her first day of school, Emily feels like it will take forever to reach 100, when her teacher announces they will have a party after 100 days. As the days and weeks go by, Emily and her new classmates learn new ideas, expand their world, and grow closer together one day at a time.
"A Great Way to Count to 100 by Means of a Story."
There is a big school election at the Barkadelphia School. Who will win? Tiffany, one of the popular girls; Charles, an all-star sport; or Otto, a good friend and listener.
What is wisdom? Petunia, the silly goose, learns a bit of philosophy sure to be long remembered.
Hats off to Mr. Gilly, the always smiling, ever energetic trash man who dumps it in, smashes it down and drives around the Trashy Town until his truck is full of glorious garbage.
Celebrate the slips and slides and swims and glides of delightful penguins in poetry and song.
Ella's counting the days until the first day of school, but not because she's eager to start! On the contrary, as the littlest elephant on Elephant Island, she's terribly nervous about the other kids she'll meet. Then she receives a beautiful red hat that belonged to her grandmother - her new lucky charm.
The romantic tale about the voyage of a seemingly ill-matched pair and the happiness they find together.
A boy imagines the worst about his teacher, Mrs. Green, on the first day of school. A wildly funny look into the mind of every child.
Diana Canova delightfully reads Singin' in the Corn!, the biography of her mother, Judy Canova. Judy Canova was a popular American comedienne, actress, singer, and radio personality who appeared on Broadway and in films. The popularity of the Canova family led to numerous performances on radio in the 1930s, and they made their Broadway debut in the revue Calling All Stars.