Back to School with Dan Gutman’s My Weird School Books!

Hot DIGGITY –  Two new books from Dan Gutman’s My Weird School series!

mskluteMy Weirder School #11: Miss Klute is a Hoot!

By Dan Gutman

Illustrated by Jim Paillot

112 pages – ages 6+
Published by HarperCollins  on June 24, 2014

When Mr. Macky, the school reading specialist, comes in to AJ and his friends’ class with a giant labradoodle reading therapy dog named Miss Klute, the kids aren’t sure about what to think of her. But, it turns out that reading to Miss Klute is actually pretty cool! Until she starts acting strangly. She seems… Depressed. What’s going on with Miss Klute?

This book is hilarious!!! I’ll never get tired of this series. It’s just too much fun! I love that the school gets a reading therapy dog, (a lot like the excellent Rhythm the therapy dog, from the ReadingWithRhythm blog), and how the kids actually like reading now, because of Miss Klute. Mr. Gutman has written another great book! And, as always, the illustrations by Mr. Paillot are humorous and fun – perfect for this wacky book!


backtoshoolweirdBack to School, Weird Kids Rule! – A My Weird School Special

By Dan Gutman

Illustrated by Jim Paillot

144 pages – ages 6+

AJ is away on vacation, not to come back for another week, right before school starts. Well, would you know? AJ is back early! Apparently, there was a hurricane near where they were vacationing. And now AJ and his family are staying in Andrea’s house. For a week. It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to Andrea!

This is a great back-to-school book! I love that it is told from Andrea’s point of view (instead of the normal point of view, AJ). It was a very revealing perspective. Mr. Gutman knows how to write stories that gets kids reading! Like before, the illustrations are magnificent!Love the “Weird Extras” in the back of the book (games, trivia and facts).


I give both of these books 5 out of 5 bookworms!fivebooks

Categories: Age 6-9

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15 replies

  1. Dan Gutman is amazing, isn’t he? He’s so good at humor and he’s written more books than anyone I know.

  2. I love Gutman’s use of humor and working in a reading dog is a slick idea.

  3. Students love these books. The series is great for 3rd/4th graders who are reading at the low end of their grade level.

  4. I think Matthew would love these! Thanks, Erik!

  5. What fun sounding books! The titles are great! Super review, SuperKid!

  6. Thanks for the mention Erik! That Mr Gutman is a wonder! His books fly off the shelves at my school library. Kids love them! And I think I need to get to know Miss Klute!! I love my job!!

  7. I LOVE Dan Gutman and is “My Weird School” books! 😀

  8. Oh wow, I didn’t know about this series nor Dan Gutman. Thanks for sharing these titles. 🙂

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