Charlie Bumpers's worst fear is confirmed: he has Mrs. Burke for fourth grade. How will he survive the strictest teacher in school? From Bill Harley's award-winning middle grade series.
"A real-life world in which a likable kid must face the everyday terrors of childhood: enormous bullies, looming teachers and thick gym coaches with huge pointing fingers.... Readers will be waiting to see how Charlie faces his next challenge in a series that marks a lovely change of pace from the sarcasm of Wimpy Kid." ―Kirkus Reviews
Shortly before school starts, Charlie Bumpers learns that he will be in Mrs. Burke's class. It doesn't matter that she's been named Teacher of the Year. He's still afraid of her.
Last year when he was horsing around in the hall, he accidentally hit her in the head with his sneaker (don't ask). The exasperated teacher declared that if anything like that ever happened again, Charlie would be banned from recess forever. How will he survive a year under a teacher who is just waiting for him to make another stupid mistake? Black and white illustrations throughout. Available in eBook.
This laugh-out-loud series from Grammy Award-winning author Bill Harley is perfect for reluctant and transitional readers. Humor and heart combine with relatable problems and themes of family, friends, and school.
Parents' Choice Recommended Award ―Parents' Choice Foundation
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Intermediate) ―Kansas National Education Association
Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award ―Oregon Association of School Libraries
Virginia Readers' Choice (Master List) ―Virginia State Reading Association
Also available from Bill Harley:
Charlie Bumpers vs. His Big Blabby Mouth
Charlie Bumpers vs. the End of the Year
Charlie Bumpers vs. the Perfect Little Turkey
Charlie Bumpers vs. the Puny Pirates
Charlie Bumpers vs. the Really Nice Gnome
Charlie Bumpers vs. the Squeaking Skull