Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters (Justin Case Series)

Book 1 of 3 in the Justin Case Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 6O5.239555

It's the start of the school year, and nothing feels right to Justin. He didn't get the teacher he wanted, he's not in the same class as his best friend, and his little sister, Elizabeth, is starting kindergarten at his school. Elizabeth doesn't seem nervous at all. Justin is very nervous about third grade. And to top it off, he's lost his favorite stuffed animal, but he can't tell anyone, because technically he's too old to still have stuffed animals. Right?

Here is third grade in all its complicated glory―the friendships, the fears, and the advanced math. Acclaimed author Rachel Vail captures third grade with a perfect pitch, and Matthew Cordell's line art is both humorous and touching. As Justin bravely tries to step out of his shell, he will step into readers' hearts.


Justin Case is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on April 27, 2010 by Feiwel & Friends
ISBN-10: 0312532903
ISBN-13: 9780312532901
42 Book Reviews
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  • elvis416
    elvis416Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 7:25 pm55 stars
    this book is a book about a kid who worries about stuff in 3 grade! it is a kind of book that is like a note book but it actually has the persons perspective except the book feels like a book wear the person is talking. this book is for boys and girls and also kids that is 7 and up. it is for grades 1 and up. this book could happen. i recommend this book and i give it 5 stars.
    • yaya35223
      yaya35223Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 10:42 am11 star
      I have really been trying to like this book. But its just not working. This is just not a good book. I don't really get the point of this book.
      • loveeangelina
        loveeangelinaMonday, July 14, 2014 at 12:16 am55 stars
        It’s the start of the school year, and nothing feels right to Justin. He didn’t get the teacher he wanted, he’s not in the same class as his best friend, and his little sister, Elizabeth, is starting kindergarten at his school. Elizabeth doesn’t seem nervous at all. Justin is very nervous about third grade. And to top it off, he’s lost his favorite stuffed animal, but he can’t tell anyone, because technically he’s too old to still have stuffed animals.
        • breezylezie123
          breezylezie123Friday, July 11, 2014 at 1:09 pm33 stars
          Justin Case was a common story about a middle school boy worried about fitting in and making friends and being popular. This hilarious story is full of drama, trouble and humor. I think anyone that is 8 and up could read it.
          • cerulian
            cerulianTuesday, July 1, 2014 at 12:05 pm55 stars
            This funny, cute, and spectacular story is about the life of Justin Case and all of the trouble he gets into starting the school year. Nothing goes right for him because he loses something he really cares about and he can't tell anyone about it, he didn't get the teacher he wanted, and he is nervous to be starting 3rd grade. Justin Case's journey into the 3rd grade is a bumpy one. He gonna need some good luck, ya know? Just in case...
            • sanchita123
              sanchita123Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 10:03 am55 stars
              I loved this book. You can join Justin on his adventures. People call Justin Justin case because he is a scradey cat and he is pretty much afrid of everything!
              • riyababy
                riyababySaturday, June 28, 2014 at 8:13 pm44 stars
                Loved this book, it was easy quick read. Everyone feels like this once in a while. He worries a lot like me and its similar to diary of wimpy kid... if you want to laugh read this book
                • bibliophile
                  bibliophileFriday, June 27, 2014 at 10:50 pm33 stars
                  This was a funny read. This too is a quick read that made it enjoyable during the summer. It was humorous and simple which I liked. It also had a cute catch phrase, "Just in case," since his name is Justin Case. Like I said it was an adorable story, especially with the dog and it caught my eye because it was very funny. I liked the character, and Justin Case was perfectly described in the book. It was very descriptive.
                  • super
                    superTuesday, June 24, 2014 at 6:09 pm22 stars
                    Nothing feels right to Justin in 3rd grade. He didn’t get the teacher he wanted, he’s not in the same class as his best friend, and his little sister, is starting kindergarten at his school. Elizabeth doesn’t seem nervous at all. Justin is very nervous about third grade. Also he lost his favorite stuffed animal, but he can’t tell anyone, because technically he’s too old to still have stuffed animals. Right?
                    • sillylily
                      sillylilyWednesday, June 18, 2014 at 7:53 am33 stars
                      Justin Case hated school. He didn't want to be in school anymore but he wanted to stay away from his little sister. He was a troublemaker wherever he went. I think the book is pretty funny but in some places a little boring.