Ms. Bixby’s Last Day

Publish Date: June 2016
Pages: 320
Price: $16.99


Dimensions: 8.5 in. tall, 5.8 in. wide, 1 in. thick
Publisher: Walden Pond Pr
ISBN: 006233817X
Accelerated Reader ®
Quiz#: 182609
Quiz Name: Ms. Bixby's Last Day
Reading Level: 5.2
Interested Level: Middle Grade
Point Value: 11

Book Overview

John David Anderson, author of Sidekicked and The Dungeoneers, returns with a funny, heartwarming, and heartbreaking contemporary story about three boys, one teacher, and a day none of them will ever forget.

Everyone knows there are different kinds of teachers. The boring ones, the mean ones, the ones who try too hard, the ones who stopped trying long ago. The ones you ll never remember, and the ones you want to forget. Ms. Bixby is none of these. She s the sort of teacher who makes you feel like school is somehow worthwhile. Who recognizes something in you that sometimes you don t even see in yourself. Who you never want to disappoint. What Ms. Bixby is, is one of a kind.

Topher, Brand, and Steve know this better than anyone. And so when Ms. Bixby unexpectedly announces that she won t be able to finish the school year, they come up with a risky plan more of a quest, really to give Ms. Bixby the last day she deserves. Through the three very different stories they tell, we begin to understand what Ms. Bixby means to each of them and what the three of them mean to each other."


Staff Review: Ms. Bixby’s Last Day
“There are six kinds of teachers in the world. Zombies, Caff-adds, Dungeon Masters, Spielbergs, Noobs, and the Good Ones.” Ms. Bixby is one of the Good-Ones Ms. Bixby is one of the Good-Ones. “She was strict when she needed to be and sweet when she wanted to be and kind of a smart aleck all the times in between.” The top reason that made her one of the Good-Ones was that she listened with full at...
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