Ms. Bixby’s Last Day – John David Anderson – Realistic, Humorous
Ms. Bixby – a 6th grade teacher unlike any other Topher, Brand and Steve have ever had. Each of the boys has a special secret as to why Ms. Bixby is special to them, even though they wouldn’t dare admit it to anyone else. So when their teacher announces she has to take a leave of absence due to health issues, the boys become concerned. They band together to carry out a risky plan to give her a special day, but first they have to collect some items.
This is a heartwarming story about the relationship between a teacher and three of her “not the best” students. You will discover why each has a special place in her heart. Be warned: a box of tissues nearby might be good at the end.