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Roundtable Reading: Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

Recommended for ages 8 & up (younger kids welcome as listeners)

  • Reading led by

    Eric Silverberg is a librarian for the Berkeley Unified School District.

Due to an architectural mistake, Wayside School was built with one classroom on top of another, thirty stories high! (The builder said he was sorry.) Maybe that’s why all kinds of strange and funny things happen there. You’ll meet the weirdest, meanest teacher of all time, a kid who can only read when he’s upside-down, and everyone else in this crazy, mixed-up school that came out sideways. But you’ll never guess the truth about Sammy, the new kid, or what’s in store for Wayside School on Halloween! This story collection mixes absurdity with keen observations of classroom reality for an unpredictable read.

About Roundtable Reading
Young readers are invited to read the beginning of a good book aloud in BAMPFA’s convivial Reading Room, and pick up a copy to continue reading at home. No advance sign-up needed; just show up at 3 PM, ready to read!