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Pub Date 10 Mar 2020 | Archive Date 06 Jul 2020

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From the creators of the award-winning Three-Ring Rascals and 43 Old Cemetery Road series!

Is the sweet town of Appleton ripe for scandal?

Consider the facts:
  •        Appleton Elementary School has a new librarian named Rita B. Danjerous. (Say it fast.)
  •        Principal Noah Memree barely remembers hiring her.
  •       Ten-year-old Reid Durr is staying up way too late reading a book from Ms. Danjerous's controversial "green dot" collection.
  •        The new school board president has mandated a student dress code that includes white gloves and bow ties available only at her shop.
Sound strange? Fret not. Appleton's fifth-grade sleuths are following the money, embracing the punny, and determined to the get to the funniest, most rotten core of their town's juiciest scandal. Don't miss this seedy saga!
From the creators of the award-winning Three-Ring Rascals and 43 Old Cemetery Road series!

Is the sweet town of Appleton ripe for scandal?

Consider the facts:
  • Appleton Elementary School has a...

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Don’t check out this book by Kaite Klise is an awesome read that will take you on a exciting and mysterious adventure! I recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun and memorable read!

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This book is hysterical. The kids will love it because the good guys win in the ends, but it is really going to get the adults laughing harder, especially those that work in a school. The machinations will be so familiar, but the good guys win in the end, so it's not nearly as hard to take as it is in real life. This is definitely one I want in my library.

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Don't Check Out This Book is a well-written story told completely in letters from one character to another. The plot line is engaging and fun and the story makes you want to keep turning the page to see what happens next. The characters are entertaining and make you want to know more. I think kids will love this book!

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The talented Klise sisters are at it again! This witty and creative love letter to librarians is written in the epistolary format that Kate and M. Sarah Klise are known for: memos, emails, letters, news articles, sticky notes, texts, and illustrations all come together to tell a brilliant, relevant story. I always have loved their knack for punny names, such as May B Dangerous, Gladys Friday, and Reid Durr. The book follows events in the very small town of Appleton, Illinois, whose population has diminished so much that they are one student away from closing the school. The arrival of that student, and her mother, the new librarian, as well as the rein of a new school board president, set off a hilarious chain of events that touch on topics such as political corruption, investigative journalism, gender stereotypes, financial responsibility, and banned books - all in 162 pages, and with plenty of laughs! I look forward to sharing this book with my students!

Thanks to #NetGalley for providing me with an e-ARC of this wonderfully subversive book!

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