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Wayside School Series
Author: Louis Sachar
Illustrators: Julie Brinckloe, Adam McCauley, Joel Schick
Number of Books in Series: 3
Age Group: 8 - 12 years

Reading Level: AR Levels 3.3-3.4
GLE 3.3-4.3
DRA 38
Lexile 440-460

The Wayside School was supposed to be built one story and 30 classrooms long, but the builder accidentally built it 30 stories high with one room on each story. Follow the strange adventures of the 30 students on the 30th story.

Wayside School Book List:

This series can be read in any order.

Publication Order

Book 1: Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Ages 8-12. 1978.
AR: 3.3 (3 Points, Quiz #5243);  GLE: 3.3
F&P/GRL: P;  DRA: 38

Book 2: Wayside School is Falling Down
Ages 8-12. March 28, 1989.
AR: 3.4 (4 Points, Quiz #5247);  GLE: 4.1
F&P/GRL: P;  DRA: 38

Book 3: Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger
Ages 8-12. April 27, 1995.
AR: 3.3 (3 Points, Quiz #11497);  GLE: 4.3
F&P/GRL: P;  DRA: 38

Companion Book: Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School
Ages 10-14. June 1, 1989.
GLE: 4

Companion Book: More Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School
Ages 10-14. September 1, 1994.

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 3 Books

List of Awards:

IRA/CBC Children's Choice
Arizona Young Readers' Award
Colorado Children's Book Award
Ohio Buckeye Children's Book Award
Garden State Children's Book Award
Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award

Best Seller Lists:

USA Today best-seller list

Film/Television/Theatrical Adaptations:

2005 Animated TV Movie: Wayside School
Adapted into TV series that ran in 2007-2008 Animated TV Series: Wayside

Other Websites for Additional Information:

Official or Publisher Website for Wayside School Series
Author Website for Louis Sachar

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