What DO Teachers Do (after YOU Leave School)?

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

This humorous picture book answers the question all kids want to know―what do teachers do when the bell rings at three? Once the students go home, teachers finally have the run of the school. They skate down the halls, have a food fight in the cafeteria, even mix up wild concoctions in the science lab with disastrous results! All night long, teachers are busy goofing off at school. Kids will never look at their teachers the same way after reading this book!

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV035000, JUV019000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level L
ATOS Reading Level 3.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 106854
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards and Reviewed

Author: Anne Bowen

Anne Bowen is the author of Tooth Fairy’s First Night, which was nominated for the Nevada Young Reader’s Award, the Nebraska Golden Sower Award, and the Georgia Picture Book Award. Her book, What Do Teacher’s Do (after YOU Leave School)? was a CBC Book Award nominee and a Society of School Librarians International Honor Book. She also wrote When You Visit Grandma and Grandpa, A Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year, and I Know An Old Teacher, which was included in the 100th anniversary edition of the Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Books of the Year. Anne was a teacher for thirty years. She lives in Ogden, Utah, with her husband.

Illustrator: Barry Gott

Barry Gott lives in Ohio and has illustrated many children's books, including all of the Dino-Sports and Dino-Holidays books.


  • SSLI Book Award Honor Book, Commended, 2006
  • CBC Children's Choices, Winner, 2006


Library Media Connection

“The brightly colored bold illustrations convey the chaotic atmosphere as the teachers run amok. Each time readers look at the pictures, they will find a new detail and probably a new laugh. This is a comical story that will make a fun read-aloud, and bring to life activities that children have only imagined. School librarians will want to purchase this humorous book.”
Library Media Connection

Publishers Weekly

“The secret life of teachers comes to the fore in What DO Teachers Do (after YOU Leave School)? . . . Mayhem bursts from the spreads as Gott depicts teachers overtaking the playground, eating leftovers and tossing the rest in a ‘colossal . . . food fight.’”
Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

“Gott’s computer-generated cartoon illustrations are energetic and colorful with lots of whooshy movement and splashy action, supporting the atmosphere of mayhem and fun.”
School Library Journal