It's Presidents' Day, and Mr. Macky, the reading specialist, actually expects A.J. and his friends to read stuff about the presidents. Not only that, but he lives in a log cabin and thinks he's Abraham Lincoln! Is he for real?
The shortest kid in the second grade, James Moody, also known as Stink, learns all about the shortest president of the United States, James Madison, when they celebrate Presidents' Day at school. Every morning, Judy Moody measures Stink and it's always the same: three feet, eight inches tall. Stink feels like even the class newt is growing faster than he is. Then, one day, the ruler reads-can it be?-three feet, seven and three quarters inches! Is...
"Election day is right around the corner, and guess who's running for class president? A.J. and Andrea! Mayor Hubble is going to teach the kids all the ins and outs of politics, and every vote counts. Who's going to win? Who's going to lose? And who's going to kiss a baby? Ew, gross!--Publisher.
While the popular Tiffany and athletic Charles make increasingly outrageous promises in their campaigns for President of Canine Country Day School, Otto quietly enters the race, vowing only to try to do what students really want.
"Ellie May really wants to be her second-grade class's flag leader during the Pledge of Allegiance, however her enthusiasm and hyperactivity keep getting in the way, both in school and at home--but maybe learning everything about various presidents, dressing the part, or pleading her case will finally get her teacher to pick her, rather than the well-behaved Ava." --
"When Heidi's class needs a new president, Heidi throws her witch's hat into the ring! Now there are so many things Heidi needs to do to prepare for the election. She has to make posters. She has to give a speech. And hopefully along the way she will figure out what being class president really means. Does Heidi have the magic it takes to win the vote?"--