Bernadette and the Lunch Bunch

Bernadette and the Lunch Bunch


By Susan Glickman


Bernadette Inez O'Brian Schwartz is a very small girl with a very long name and a very BIG imagination. 

Bernadette is having a hard time starting her grade three school year. Her best friend has moved away and now she has to deal with bossy teachers, nosy younger kids, and food fights all by herself—and that’s just at lunch! It’s only when she makes three new best friends, Annie, Keisha, and Megan, that she finds a way to survive the school lunch room—by forming the Lunch Bunch! Together the girls will plan a pirate birthday party, paint a mural to make someone happy, and discover that everyone has a special talent—even if it doesn’t belong in the school talent show!

Book 1 in the Lunch Bunch Series

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About the Author

Susan Glickman is a writer and a poet. She started writing about the adventures of Bernadette and her friends for her own children. Bernadette and the Lunch Bunch was the first book in the series, followed by Bernadette in the Doghouse and finally with Bernadette to the Rescue. Susan lives in Toronto with her family.

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Product Information

  • Release: September 1, 2008

  • $8.95 Paperback

  • 124 Pages

  • 5.25 x 7.5

  • Children's Fiction

  • Ages 7-9 / Grades 2-4

  • Lexile: 970L Guided Reading: N

  • ISBN: 9781897187517


  • Character Education
    > Friendship & Family
    > Strong Female Characters

  • Language Arts
    > Early Chapter Book

  • Science

Praise for Bernadette and the Lunch Bunch

"Bernadette is an original—imaginative, organized, moody, but resourceful…Poet and literary critic Glickman’s first novel for children realistically captures elementary-school life with sympathy and humor." - Kirkus Reviews

"This curious girl is an engaging and quirky character who loves to ask “Why?” and investigate the world around her through science...This is a fun read with accessible language and appeal for early chapter-book readers." - School Library Journal