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Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus

by John Grandits
Illustrated by Michael Allen Austin

Kyle is dreading his first trip aboard the school bus. Luckily, his big brother, James, is a school bus expert. James gives Kyle ten rules for riding the bus that he absolutely, positively must obey if he wants to avoid getting laughed at or yelled at, pushed around, or even pounded.

This comic adventure features a bully the size of a grizzly bear and a bus driver shaped like a bird of prey. During his fateful ride, Kyle grapples with each essential rule. Along the way, he discovers that the school bus isn’t so bad—and he may even have a thing or two to teach his brother.


2014 Texas Bluebonnet Award


"Worthy of being shelved next to Jon Scieszka’s funniest."
—Kirkus Reviews, *starred review

"Though his hair recalls Conan O'Brien, first-time school bus rider Kyle's anxiety-ridden narration is straight out of A Christmas Story."
—Publishers Weekly

"Perfect for anyone dealing with the Big Yellow Monster."

Find out more about the illustrator Michael Allen Austin