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The Bad Seed by [Jory John, Pete Oswald]
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good storytime, laughter, series, kids
bad seed

THE BAD SEED

This is a book about a bad seed. A baaaaaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you really want to know?

· He lies about pointless stuff.

· He cuts in line. Every time!

· And he does plenty of other bad stuff, too. But he also proves that it’s never too late to change your ways.

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The Bad Seed

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Check out the entire series! Self-Acceptance Self-Care Self-Esteem Self-Management Confidence

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"This is a story that opens up dialogue about our reactions to life experiences, the consequences of our choices, and the chance to make a change for the better."

-- "School Library Journal (starred review)"

"Young readers will enjoy watching the dramatic seed intimidate his nervous neighbors, and might not even realize they're learning a lesson about good behavior in the process."

-- "Booklist"

"A thoughtful, candid look at self-reflection."

-- "Kirkus Reviews"

"Readers will be giggling nonstop."

-- "Librarian's Quest on The Good Egg"
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About the Author

Jory John is a writer, editor, and journalist. He is the coauthor of the bestselling All My Friends Are Dead and the editor of Thanks, and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' Letters to President Obama.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07CLNDCFH
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins; 1st edition (May 8, 2018)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 8, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6834 KB
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 40 pages
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Jory John is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and two-time E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor recipient.

Jory’s work includes the #1 New York Times bestselling picture book, &quot;The Good Egg,&quot; and the #2 New York Times bestselling picture book, &quot;The Bad Seed.&quot; He is also the author of the popular picture books, &quot;Penguin Problems&quot; and &quot;Giraffe Problems,&quot; the award-winning Goodnight Already! series, the New York Times bestselling Terrible Two series, the recent picture books &quot;Quit Calling Me a Monster!&quot; and &quot;Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back?&quot; and the international bestseller &quot;All my friends are dead,&quot; among many other books for both children and adults. Jory's forthcoming picture books, in 2019, include &quot;That's What Dinosaurs Do!&quot;, illustrated by his frequent collaborator, Pete Oswald.

Jory’s books have won numerous state book awards, most recently the North Carolina Children’s Book Award, the Florida Sunshine State Reading Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award of Vermont, the Louisiana Young Readers Choice Award, the Volunteer State Book Award of Tennessee, the North Dakota Library Association Flicker Tale Award, the South Carolina Children’s Book Award, the Oregon Spirit Book Award Honor Prize, and his work was shortlisted for the Texas Bluebonnet Award. His books were also twice-nominated for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in England.

In addition to the books mentioned here, Jory has written for the New York Times, the Guardian, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Believer, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and BuzzFeed, among many other publications. His work has also been featured in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Best of McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Reader's Digest, and more.

For more than six years, Jory worked as the programs director at 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and educational center in San Francisco's Mission District, founded by Dave Eggers. In that time, he conceptualized and edited, &quot;Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' Letters to President Obama,&quot; which was featured on &quot;This American Life.&quot;

Find Jory at www.joryjohn.com or on Twitter @IamJoryJohn

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By Stephanie Joyce on August 31, 2018
This book looks brand new but was very poorly bound together. I was excited to read it to my class at school and two pages fell out during my first reading at home! I will be returning.
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