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Hi, everyone,

I'm working on a book of stories somewhat similar in form (but not content) to Louis Sachar's Sideways Stories at Wayside School.

Does anyone familiar with this book have a sense of the range in ages of children who (probably) enjoy this book?

Thanks,
Gatz
#1 - January 16, 2018, 11:46 AM
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My kids loved the Sideways stories starting in kindergarten and up through 4th grade. They were most popular around grade 1-2.
#2 - January 16, 2018, 01:19 PM
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My son read them around third grade. I think they are solidly middle grade, maybe a little toward the lower end.
#3 - January 16, 2018, 08:17 PM
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I love Sideways Stories.  When I worked as a librarian, Sachar's books were popular with grades 3-4.
#4 - January 17, 2018, 03:39 AM
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My experience with my own children was that Sideways stories were appealing up through 2nd grade.
#5 - January 17, 2018, 05:51 AM

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