Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs (Roscoe Riley Rules Series #1)

Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs (Roscoe Riley Rules Series #1)


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Newbery Medal–winning and bestselling author Katherine Applegate’s hilarious chapter book series about an accidental rule breaker returns with a fresh new look from artist Brian Biggs!

When his classmates can’t sit still for a big performance at school, Roscoe Riley takes matters into his own hands with a liberal dose of Super-Mega-Gonzo Glue—which his mom calls the don’t-you-dare glue because Roscoe isn’t supposed to use it. Roscoe doesn’t mean to break the rules—he just can’t help himself! After all, his teacher’s job might be at stake and desperate times call for desperate measures.

Roscoe and his comical misadventures will appeal to fans of Megan McDonald’s Stink series, Nancy Krulik’s George Brown, Class Clown series, and Dan Gutman’s My Weirder School series. This repackaged edition includes Roscoe Riley’s Time-Out Activities, featuring lists, games, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062392480
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/02/2016
Series: Roscoe Riley Rules Series , #1
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 65,738
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Katherine Applegate is the author of The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her other books include the acclaimed Wishtree, Crenshaw, Home of the Brave, and the Roscoe Riley Rules series. She lives in California with her family.

Everything Goes is a series of books written and illustrated by Brian Biggs. The first books in the series, Everything Goes: On Land and Everything Goes: In the Air, are a celebration of cars, trucks, motorcycles, planes, and other things that go!

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Roscoe Riley Rules #1: Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs

Chapter One

Welcome to Time-Out

Hey! Over here!

It's me. Roscoe.

Welcome to the Official Roscoe Riley Time-out Corner.

Want to hang out with me?

I have to warn you, though. We're going to be here for a while.

See, I kinda got in some trouble today.


Kids have to follow so many rules!

Sometimes my brain forgets to remem-ber them all.

It's not like I try to find ways to get in trouble. It's just that trouble has a way of finding me.

Truth is, I'm just a normal, everyday kid like you.

My favorite food is blue M&M's. My favorite sport is bed jumping. My favorite color is rainbow.

And my most not-favorite thing is lima beans.

See? Like I said. Just a normal, everyday kid.

A normal, everyday kid who sometimes gets into trouble.

Like today. I was just trying to help out my teacher.

How was I supposed to know you shouldn't glue people to chairs?

With Super-Mega-Gonzo Glue?

You've done that, haven't you?




Well, maybe you should hear the whole story. . . . Roscoe Riley Rules #1: Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs. Copyright © by Katherine Applegate. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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Never Glue Your Friends To Chairs (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son is in 2nd. He loves these books, especially this one. They are a quick read and 1 pt for AR reading.
Leejun Kim More than 1 year ago
This book called roscoe riley never glue a person to a chair is a fabulous book so far.this book is hilarious and tells you to not glue a chair to anybody especially with dont you dare permanet glue.this book also talks about three friends who have a great time and one of their two best talents are being hilarious and also being great and also fantastic at being friends in this book.the three friends have an insane and fantastic and awesome handshake for their cool,awesome,fantastic,and finally great friendship.i hope you enjoyed my review!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for my 7 year old who doesn't love reading.  It's funny, and realistic. Roscoe is candid and honest about his family and his ... imperfections.  It's easier than Magic Treehouse with more illustrations and chapters with varying lengths. A few at the beginning are only 1-2 pages, and it's great for building confidence.  We'll definitely be picking up more in the set. 
jreall14 More than 1 year ago
My son just finished 1st grade. He can read harder stuff but these are good light reads for when he's getting bogged down with something harder and needs to boost his reading confidence. We're going to continue with the whole series. Lots of illustrations and shorter chapters. Slightly easier than Magic Treehouse.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my 6 year old because the title is funny. He loved it! He thought Roscoe was silly for gluing his friends to chairs. He talked about this book for a week after reading it and even brought it to school for his teacher to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Friends are people who stick whit u no matter wat happens if they dont that u shpuld attact back and best friends dont turn on u for the cool kids so if they do that u should out glue on thier chair
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so excited about this series! I read it to our 1st Grade son, who LOVED this book. He wanted to read all the others in the series (which we haven't purchased yet). He can't quite read it by himself yet, but he loved the story line, and it was very funny. This book is great for 1st grade and up...a second grader could probably read it in it's entirety. Perfect for boys, as well! I personally enjoyed it better than Junie B. or Magic Treehouse.
abbylibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Roscoe Riley doesn't mean to get into trouble, but somehow it just happens. Told from his position in the time-out corner, this first installment explains why Roscoe glued his friends to chairs (it was for the good of the whole class!). Funny and lighthearted, this would be a great choice for new chapter book readers who enjoy Junie B. Jones, Clementine, and others like that.
hewayzha on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Series of stories which should interest any young reader, especially boys. Roscoe and trouble are twins. He is a likable character and means well even though he oftens finds himself in troublesome situations. Roscoe's tales are amusing and true to life. I think that boys who may not be that interested in reading might find these books amusing and want to try some other books (hopefully).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good good good good book you should read and tell me if you like
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Luv dis book
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Cool and funny
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This morning i was very ready because It was my birthday!!! But i was very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very sad. They did not let me go home to see my family. They did not throw a party. They did not give me one single present. They did not even pay attention to me. Hagrid said welcome to hogwarts. Hogwarts, hogwarts,hoggy-hoggy-hogwarts. I lol that comment. I said. I know. Said hagrid. Next at harry potter book3
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I jasmine a 2nd grader read this book. I could not stop myself from reading this book with so much fun and silly stuf in it.
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What is it about super mega gonzo glue?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi to pepol who read this!!!! Addison
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What do yu do
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