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The Bad Seed  Cover Image Book Book

The Bad Seed / Jory John ; illustrations by Pete Oswald.

John, Jory, (author.). Oswald, Pete, (illustrator.).


This is a book about a bad seed. A baaaaaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you really want to know? He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He's been bad since he can remember! With Jory John's charming and endearing text and bold expressive illustrations by Pete Oswald, here is The Bad Seed: a funny yet touching tale that reminds us of the remarkably transformative power of will, acceptance, and just being you. Perfect for young readers, as well as anyone navigating their current world, The Bad Seed proves that positive change is possible for each and every one of us.

Record details

  • ISBN: 006246776X
  • ISBN: 9780062467768
  • ISBN: 9781338541984
  • ISBN: 1338541986
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
4-8 years
AD390L Lexile
Decoding demand: 65 (high) Semantic demand: 83 (very high) Syntactic demand: 39 (low) Structure demand: 82 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2 0.5 190573.
Subject: Behavior > Juvenile fiction.
Seeds > Juvenile fiction.
Attitude change > Juvenile fiction.
Positive psychology > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Humorous fiction.
Picture books.

Available copies

  • 41 of 62 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 6 copies available at Scenic Regional.


  • 1 current hold with 62 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Scenic Regional-St. Clair E JOH (Text) 3005980014 Easy Book In transit -
Scenic Regional-Sullivan E JOH (Text) 3005980065 Easy Book Checked out 10/03/2023
Scenic Regional-Union E JOH (Text) 3005980049 Easy Book On holds shelf -
Scenic Regional-Union E JOH (Text) 3005980073 Easy Book Reshelving -
Scenic Regional-Warrenton E JOH (Text) 3005980057 Easy Book In transit -
Scenic Regional-Warrenton E JOH (Text) 3005980081 Easy Book Available -

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