Skip to main content
Cover for Mrs. McBee Leaves Room 3

Mrs. McBee Leaves Room 3

Gretchen Brandenberg McLellan, Grace Zong (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Join the children of Room 3 as they learn to say goodbye to their beloved teacher.
It's not just the end of the school year at Mayflower Elementary. It's time to say goodbye to Mrs. McBee, who is leaving the school. Jamaika, William, and the other kids in Room 3 have to figure out a special way to celebrate their beloved teacher. But everyone has a different idea. How can they arrive at an agreement?
Gretchen Brandenburg McLellan brings readers an amusing and touching story about the importance of observing transitions. A distinct cast of lively characters comes to life in Grace Zong's charming illustrations.

Praise For Mrs. McBee Leaves Room 3

"An earnest, unflashy story that has all the earmarks of becoming a staple for schools and students facing similar transitions."—Publishers Weekly

"A great read-aloud any day but certainly on Teacher Appreciation Day or the last day of school."—School Library Journal

"A thoroughly satisfying solution to the issue of saying goodbye."—Kirkus Reviews

"Colorful, cartoonish illustrations depict the diverse kids in a familiar classroom setting with expressive and lighthearted touches. . . . This positive portrayal of a common experience offers a rosy picture of teachers and students, including Mrs. McBee's gentle reassurances and inclusive approach of appreciating each student and his or her strengths."—Booklist

Peachtree, 9781561459445, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 4, 2017

About the Author

Gretchen Brandenburg McLellan grew up in a military family, living all over the United States and in Germany. She holds degrees from George Mason University and the University of Oregon and is a former reading specialist. The author of several picture books, she lives in Washington.

Grace Zong was born in Illinois and moved to Korea when she was seven. She returned to the United States to study art at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she majored in illustration. She divides her time between New York and Korea.