About the Books
SIXTH GRADE IS JUST . . . OUT OF THIS WORLD Susan Simmons can tell that her new substitute teacher is really weird. But she doesn’t know how weird until she catches him peeling off his face—and she realizes that “Mr. Smith” is really an alien! At first no one will believe her—except Peter Thompson, the class brain. When Peter and Susan discover Mr. Smith’s horrible plans for their classmates, they know they have to act fast. Only they can get rid of their extraterrestrial visitor—and save the rest of the sixth grade class from a fate worse than math tests! Illustrated by Mike Wimmer Cover Illustration by Steve Fastner Winner of the Connecticut Nutmeg Award Maryland Children’s Book Award Nevada Young Readers Award Pennsylvania Young Readers Award Bruce Coville was born in 1950 in Syracuse, New York. He first decided he might like being a writer when he was in the sixth grade and over the years of his writing career has written dozens of books for young people. He now lives back in his home town with his wife Kathy and their many pets.