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Werewolves Don't Run for President (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids #49)

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A funny and spooky adventure -- perfect for election season! -- in the bestselling and beloved series about a town where the grown-ups are more than a little weird.

Presidential candidate Mr. Youngblood is stopping in Bailey City on his campaign trail. The kids are excited, that is until they learn that his platform includes longer school days and year-round classes! And wh

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Mass Market Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published September 1st 2004)
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Teneka Howland
2nd - 3rd grade

The authors created a fun and entertaining book that introduces children to democratic concepts such as their rights as citizens. The authors present the information in such a way that the children are entertained by a funny and interesting story. At the same time, the authors weave in knowledge about the Bill of Rights, political parties, democracy, and government. The main characters in the book do not like Mr. Youngblood, a presidential candidate, so they exercise their first a
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Nicole Javvaji
Feb 16, 2010 Nicole Javvaji rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading to kids 5-7, beginning readers
Recommended to Nicole by: won this book at Barnes and Noble raffle
This book contains more "meat" than I expected. The 3rd grade characters are learning about the government, so they talk about the Bill of Rights a bit and explain how the president is elected. I am not sure how much of it my niece understands (she's in kindergarten) but I like that she is hearing it and asking me questions. She is pretty convinced that this werewolf is running for president, but its really up to the reader to deduce *wink*.
The series is cute but I think some adults might not l
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Dolly
May 31, 2012 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: children starting to read chapter books
Our oldest brought this book home from school. She borrowed it from her third-grade classroom library and wanted to share it with us since it is an election year.

This is the 49th book in the The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series by Debbie Dadey, Marcia Thornton Jones and John Steven Gurney. This story centers on a Presidential candidate coming to Bailey City while on the campaign trail and deciding to stay and use the Bailey School as a model for his proposed reforms (much to the chil
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Kimberly
Sep 16, 2014 Kimberly rated it liked it
The collection of "The adventures of the Bailey School Kids" stories are among my all-time favorite children's books. Witty, mischievous and fun, these short and silly books continue to bring giggles to the young and old. Just as I have enjoyed them as a kid, my own children also love them today. I even catch myself re-reading them (alone) from time to time. What can I say? I guess I'll always be a BSK kid at heart.
Marissa Pezzullo
Mar 03, 2015 Marissa Pezzullo rated it really liked it
This would be a good book to introduce around this time of year since its February 16th. After talking about how serious presidents do what they do and where they live and all that goes along with that. You as the teacher could connect a funny book that went along with that social studies lesson.
Catherine Woodman
Jul 29, 2011 Catherine Woodman rated it liked it
The Bailey School Kids is a best-selling children's book series by Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey. Its main characters are a group of four children (Eddie, Howie, Liza, Melody) who suspect some persons in the stories are popular folk lore or fairy tale characters. They are appealing because they mix a familiar story in with this group of kids. Mid-grammar school
Sasha
Oct 15, 2008 Sasha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Okay, so this is a kids' mystery book and it's got werewolves. But guess what? It does a fantastic job of describing a lot of legal rights and processes. And it shows that even kids can make a difference.
Andd Becker
Feb 26, 2013 Andd Becker rated it it was ok
Book #49 in the series, The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, is disappointing. Illustrator John Steven Gurney shows that the four kids look older than the third graders in previous books, but the Debbie Dadey/Marcia Thornton Jones text says the kids are third graders.
Meagan
Mar 03, 2014 Meagan rated it it was amazing
I expected this one to be lame but it was actually one of the bestBSK books I've ever read. The kids actually rally together and take effective action against the "werewolf" running for president. Great lesson on politics and how kids can make a difference.
Julia Margaret
Jan 12, 2016 Julia Margaret added it
Recommends it for: Shayna
Recommended to Julia by: myself
Basically there is a person named Mr.Youngblood running for president, and Howie, Eddie, Liza, and Melody suspect he is a werewolf. They don't like him because he wants kids to have school on Saturdays, do extra work, and have longer school days. Hopefully he will not become president!
Jerome
Apr 24, 2015 Jerome rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A new presidential candidate with some ambitious educational reform plans is suspected of being a werewolf. The story also involves the kids’ introduction to the concept of presidential elections, and the author easily uses the book to educate the reader.

Interesting and imaginative.
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What parent in their right mind would vote for Youngblood?
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Debbie Dadey is the author and co-author of 162 books for children, including the Mermaid Tales series from Simon and Schuster and the beloved Adventures of The Bailey School Kids from Scholastic. Ms. Dadey is a former teacher and librarian. Please like her at Facebook.com/debbiedadey.
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