Fall 2020

Name Tags and Other Sixth-Grade Disasters

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 7   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Twelve-year-old Lizbeth always has a plan, and those plans have usually worked—until now. No matter what she tries, she can’t get rid of her dad’s new girlfriend, Claire. And when she and her mom move, Lizbeth has to join a sixth-grade class already in progress, where her teacher makes her wear a name tag and she’s seated with three notorious “weirdos.”

When faced with mandatory participation in a school talent show, Lizbeth and the Weirdos decide to create self portraits. Reluctantly, Lizbeth finds herself becoming friends with people she thought she had nothing in common with—and coming to terms with the things she can’t control.

Format Your Price
978-1-5415-9613-9
On pre-order until 09/01/2020
$13.49
978-1-5415-9934-5
On pre-order until 09/01/2020
$20.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Fiction
Category Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 280
Publication Date 2020-09-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039230, JUV013020, JUV039140
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 660
Guided Reading Level X
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“Disasters averted in this realistic yet amusing take on sixth grade life.”—Kirkus Reviews

Kristin L. Gray

“Fun, funny, and fully heartfelt. Everyone needs true-blue friends like Lizbeth’s. SuperChicken for life.”—Kristin L. Gray, author of The Amelia Six and Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge

Lisa Lewis Tyre

“Lizbeth and her pod of “weirdos” will make you laugh then steal your heart. This hilarious and heartfelt gem is moving straight to my “favorites” shelf."—Lisa Lewis Tyre, author of Last in a Long Line of Rebels and Hope in the Holler

Rebecca Petruck

“One of those books that explores difficult topics…with grace and good humor.” —Rebecca Petruck, author of Boy Bites Bug and Steering Toward Normal

Author: Ginger Garrett

Ginger Garrett is the author of many educational books for children as well as the middle-grade novel The Last Monster. Ginger lives in Atlanta with her family and runs a young adult writing program through the public library. You can learn more at www.gingergarrett.com.

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Name Tags and Other Sixth-Grade Disasters

Twelve-year-old Lizbeth always has a plan, and those plans have usually worked—until now. No matter what she tries, she can’t get rid of her dad’s new girlfriend, Claire. And when she and her mom move, Lizbeth has to join a sixth-grade class already in progress, where her… View available downloads →