Lab Mice Heist
By Verity WeaverMs. Abaza's fifth-grade class is beyond excited when she brings in live mice for them to care for. The students spend the day thinking up names for their new furry friends. Should they be named after soccer players or computer scientists? The possibilities are endless! Yet when the students arrive…
Math Test Mischief
By Verity WeaverIt's April Fools' Day at Harwington Middle School. The eighth graders are on guard for mischief, waiting to see who can top last year's classic white-toothpaste-filled-Oreos prank. But fake cockroaches are one thing. Missing math tests—and the threat of having to retake the test the following day-are something else. Who…
By Verity WeaverSam Witt's sandwich was a marvel on a plate. The sandwich to end all sandwiches. If life were a movie, there'd have been trumpets and drums playing as Sam paraded his delicious STEAM fair project into class. But not more than two hours after the breathtaking wonder's arrival at school,…
Stage Two Hullabaloo
By Verity WeaverThe Quetlock Quavers have reached the pinnacle of their middle school careers: the statewide Music and Variety Talent Contest. They’ve drafted Bert Bishop, retired music teacher and bassist extraordinaire, for an important solo at the start of their opening piece. Rehearsals go off without a hitch, yet when the orchestra…
What Happened? (Set of 4)
By Verity WeaverCrack open a What Happened? book to investigate a preposterous mystery from four different perspectives. See what the witnesses get right . . . and what they get hilariously wrong. Bet you’ll never guess what really happened!
By Verity WeaverThe Fall Family Fitness Festival promises to be the highlight of Justice Payne Middle School’s year—as long as the sixth graders can overcome their nerves long enough to present their physical activity to the public. But two hours before the festival’s start, students arrive at the gym to a disaster:…
By Verity WeaverGreen Valley Middle School’s theater students knew their production of Pirates and Lost Boys was cursed. After months of snow days, chicken pox, and flaring rivalries, they have finally made it to opening day. But when the lights go out and props and costumes get wrecked mere hours before showtime,…
By Verity WeaverChart-topping singing sensation Switchback has returned to his hometown of Switchington Falls to open its new music venue. The opening ceremony centers on the unveiling of a life-size statue of Switchback himself. But when the pop star pulls back the covering to reveal the statue to his adoring fans, they…
Trojan Horse Trouble
By Verity WeaverToday is the grandest of all sixth-grade days at Marcy G. Middleton Middle School: the Great Ancient Greece Extravaganza. So far, it’s a herculean success, with kids wrapped in bedsheets performing onstage, a backdrop of Mount Olympus standing tall, and a giant cardboard Trojan horse ready to roll. But when…
What Happened? Set 2 (Set of 4)
By Verity WeaverCrack open a What Happened? book to investigate a preposterous mystery from four different perspectives. See what the witnesses get right . . . and what they get hilariously wrong. Bet you'll never guess what really happened!