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Ann Herrick Books for Kids & Teens

Boss of the Whole Sixth Grade – Chaucer Publishing

Greta can’t wait to be at the top of the grade-school heap–especially since she’s dealing with loss at home. Her father’s away in Antarctica , her mother’s still angry with Greta’s Dad for leaving, and Grampa’s losing his memory.

But even sixth grade starts to feel like life stinks. Greta discovers she’s  not in the same home room with her best friend.  Her handsome new teacher seems way too interested in her mother. Kiki, a new girl, moves onto the scene and starts acting like the boss of the whole sixth grade.

Greta agrees to be a candidate for class president only to stop Kiki from winning. She regrets accepting Kiki’s bet that if Kiki wins the election, she gets to tell Greta what to do for the whole school year.    It takes some inspiration from her “integrated learning” project about René Descartes and his “I think, therefore I am” philosophy to help Greta keep her sixth-grade experience from totally going down the toilet.

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5 Stars

“…an eye-opening book for ages 10+. It is great for kids who are nervous about middle school or struggling in it. Ann Herrick is an adult who clearly understands the trials of middle school and is able to shine hope through them. The Boss of the Whole Sixth Grade gives an excellent picture of middle school and shows how good friends are like the sun peering through the clouds.”

Rephilipsen Litpick


5 Stars

“Boss of the Whole Sixth Grade is amazing! In my opinion, this book is very realistic because most schools nowadays let you hold a presidential campaign for your class. This book is very funny as well! I love how their presidential campaign is so competitive! That makes this book even funnier than it already is! I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone looking for a good realistic book to read.”

Tonib Litpick

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