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The King of Show-and-Tell (Ready, Freddy! series)


  • FShort, easy-to-read sentences and lots of zany dialogue perfectly suit the breathless pace.
    School Library Journal
  • Smith’s drawings deftly reflect the blend of everyday kid with zany, mock-gruesome adventure.


Benton, Jim. The Fran That Time Forgot. Simon & Schuster, 2005. (And others in the Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist series.)

Cole, Joanna. Ms. Frizzle’s Adventures: Ancient Egypt. Illus. by Bruce Degen. Scholastic, 2001.

Cole, Joanna. Ms. Frizzle’s Adventures: Imperial China. Illus. by Bruce Degen. Scholastic, 2005.

Greer, Gery, and Bob Ruddick. Max and Me and the Time Machine. Harcourt, 1983.

Gutman, Dan. Honus & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure. Avon, 1997.

Gutman, Dan. Qwerty Stevens Back in Time: The Edison Mystery. Simon & Schuster, 2001.

Gutman, Dan. Qwerty Stevens, Stuck in Time with Benjamin Franklin. Simon & Schuster, 2002.

Hastings, Selena. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Lothrop, 1981.

Hodges, Margaret. Merlin and the Making of the King. Holiday House, 2004.

Peck, Richard. The Great Interactive Dream Machine. Dial, 1996.

Sabuda, Robert. Arthur and the Sword. Atheneum, 1995.

San Souci, Robert D. Young Arthur. Doubleday, 1997.

Scieszka, Jon. The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy. Viking, 1992.

Scieszka, Jon. The Not-So-Jolly Roger. Viking, 1991.

Scieszka, Jon. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. Viking, 1992.

Scieszka, Jon. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Viking, 1989.

Scieszka, Jon. Your Mother Was a Neanderthal. Viking, 1993. . (And others in the Time Warp Trio series.)

Shannon, Mark. Gawain and the Green Knight. Putnam, 1994.

Talbott, Hudson. King Arthur and the Round Table. Morrow, 1995.

Winthrop, Elizabeth. The Castle in the Attic. Holiday House, 1985.