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A SMART, SMART SCHOOL de Sharon Creech & Anait Semirdzhyan

Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech delivers A SMART, SMART SCHOOL, the follow-up to the bestselling and perennial favorite A FINE, FINE SCHOOL. This special companion picture book will welcome Creech fans and new readers alike into to that world.

by Sharon Creech
illustrated by Anait Semirdzhyan
‎ HarperCollins, June 2023
(via Writers House)

A SMART, SMART SCHOOL delivers a timely message about the importance of creativity and artistic ex­pression in education. In this picture book, the principal, Mr. Keene, runs a fine, fine school. He en­courages his students to express themselves through the creative arts: drawing, painting, reading and singing. Then, Mr. Keene’s appendix bursts, and he is rushed to the hospital.
A new principal named Mr. Tatters arrives to take his place, and he is a serious man. He does not smile, he does not laugh, disapproves of their creative methods of learning, and immediately imple­ments a policy of daily tests, banning songs, flowers, and fun! Soon the students tire of constant test-taking, and the teachers grow too fatigued to grade any more tests. Thankfully, Mr. Keene heals and when he returns, he encourages his students to balance their creativity with their learning. At the end of the story he places a banner outside of the school that reads: A SMART, SMART SCHOOL.

Sharon Creech has written twenty-one books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. She received the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain’s Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler.

ONE TIME de Sharon Creech

From Sharon Creech, Newbery Medal winner and New York Times bestselling author, comes a powerful coming-of-age story of a girl who discovers the endless possibilities her future may hold, with help from a brilliant teacher and a boy with a generous smile.

by Sharon Creech
HarperCollins, September 2020

Gina Filomena has been told she has an overactive imagination. With her bright clothing and artistic spirit, she’s always felt different from the other kids in her class. That is, until she meets her new neighbor, a mysterious boy named Antonio with a wide, welcoming smile. Add in a creative new teacher, Miss Lightstone, and a world of possibilities opens up for Gina, Antonio, and their classmates. With the help of Antonio and Miss Lightstone, will Gina find the answers to the questions Who am I? and Who do I want to be?

Sharon Creech has written twenty-one books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. Her books have received awards in both the U.S. and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain’s Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler. Before beginning her writing career, Sharon Creech taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland. She and her husband now live in Maine, “lured there by our grandchildren,” Creech says.