Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Book Of The Week~ November 7th. 2013


Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year

Bill Harley (Author), Adam Gustavson (Illustrator)

Charlie Bumber

Price Audio ~ CDN$13.28

Price Hardcover ~ CDN$11.51

Publication Date: Sept. 1 2013 | Series: Charlie Bumpers

Charlie Bumper’s worst fear is confirmed: he has Mrs. Burke for fourth grade. How will he survive a year with the strictest teacher in the whole school?
Shortly before school starts, Charlie Bumpers learns that he will be in Mrs. Burke’s class. It doesn’t matter that she’s been named Teacher of the Year. He’s still afraid of her. Last year when he was horsing around in the hall, he accidentally hit her in the head with his sneaker. (Don’t ask.) How will he survive a year under a teacher who is just waiting for him to make another stupid mistake?


This book shows some of the challenges that I think most elementary kids can related to, but does so with the enhancements of Harley’s characteristic wit that manages to appeal to both adults and children. We can’t wait for the next one!

About the Author

Bill Harley is a two-time Grammy Award-winning storyteller, musician, and writer who has been writing and performing for kids and families for more than twenty years. He is the recipient of Parents’ Choice and ALA awards. Bill won a 2007 Grammy Award for his children’s storytelling album Blah Blah Blah and a 2009 Grammy Award for his children’s spoken-word album Yes to Running! Bill Harley Live. He lives in Massachusetts.
Adam Gustavson has illustrated sixteen books for children, including Mind Your Manners, Alice Roosevelt ~ and Snow Day! He lives in New Jersey.

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