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The Jitters Series

Judy Love and Julie Danneberg
The Jitters Series tackles social-emotional growth in the classroom with laugh-out-loud antics and heartwarming storylines.
First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg (Author); Judy Love (Illustrator)
Big Test Jitters by Julie Danneberg (Author); Judy Love (Illustrator)
Valentine's Day Jitters by Julie Danneburg (Author); Judy Love (Illustrator)

The Jitters Series : Titles in Order

Book 6
In this best-selling Jitters series book, Mrs. Hartwell plans the perfect Valentine’s Day party for her class. But everyone’s favorite teacher has the jitters again!

Sarah Jane Hartwell is determined to host the perfect Valentine’s Day party to show her students how much she cares. But no matter how hard she tries, nothing goes according to plan. From pin-the-smile-on-the-teacher to crafts with glitter, glue, ribbons, and lace, the class quickly devolves into chaos. Mrs. Hartwell feels like the event is a disaster, but the students have a great time! Not only do they already know that she cares, it turns out they care a lot about her as well.
Book 6
In this book from the best-selling Jitters series, everyone’s favorite teacher Mrs. Hartwell must prepare her class when all students get the jitters—before the big test.

From the best-selling series that brought you First Day Jitters, Mrs. Hartwell takes on a new, nervy adventure as she prepares her class to take the Big Test. Knowing they have studied and are well-prepared, she helps the students practice how to sit quietly, fill in the bubbles, and follow the directions. As her students grow increasingly anxious about the Big Test, Mrs. Hartwell realizes she has to teach the most valuable test-taking skill of all: learning to relax!
Book 5
Foolproof Field-Trip Tip #10: Have FUN!

Mrs. Hartwell, still weary from the last class field trip, is fully prepared for this field trip to the zoo. She has her list of field-trip tips and her handy-dandy just-in-case-something-unexpected-happens bag. Will all of her preparation be enough?

With their observation sheets in hand, students begin exploring the zoo. Soon everyone finds out that they are too busy writing to actually observe everything going on around them! A bale of hay, an elephant trunk full of water, and a parrot’s—ahem—droppings, all spell trouble for Mrs. Hartwell and her class.

Mrs. Hartwell has the great idea to collect the observation sheets and save the actual writing for later. The class continues on to see monkeys, lions, hyenas and actually observe what is going on around them. When Mrs. Hartwell and her students meet in the middle, the result is lots of fun (and lots of learning, too)!

The story is accompanied by hilarious illustrations by Judy Love, capturing every detail of this wild field trip.
Book 2
Fans of First Day Jitters will love spending the last day of school in Mrs. Hartwell classroom.

What do teachers do for summer vacation? Mrs. Hartwell’s students worry that their teacher will miss them while they are gone for the summer. The class comes up with a way to make sure Mrs. Hartwell won’t be too sad. But Mrs. Hartwell and the other teachers have some plans of their own.Once again Julie Danneberg and Judy Love bring to life the crazy antics of Mrs. Hartwell and her class. 

Perfect for an end-of-year storytime or teacher appreciation gift, Last Day Blues reminds everyone that teachers and students are more alike than we sometimes think.
Book 1
Everyone knows that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach just before diving into a new situation. Sarah Jane Hartwell is scared and doesn’t want to start over at a new school. She doesn’t know anybody, and nobody knows her. It will be awful. She just knows it. With much prodding from Mr. Hartwell, Sarah Jane reluctantly pulls herself together and goes to school. She is quickly befriended by Mrs. Burton, who helps smooth her jittery transition. This charming and familiar story will delight readers with its surprise ending.

Fun, energetic illustrations brighten page after page with the busy antics surrounding Sarah Jane. FIRST DAY JITTERS is an enchanting story that is sure to be treasured by anyone who has ever anticipated a first day of school.

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