In his new book, retired school bus driver and teacher Tom Brandon shares insightful and humorous conversations from children who rode his bus.

In his new book, retired school bus driver and teacher Tom Brandon shares insightful and humorous conversations from children who rode his bus.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A new book from retired school bus driver Tom Brandon collects the lively conversations of children who rode his bus over the years.

Brandon spent more than 30 years as an educator, mostly at the same rural school in north Alabama. He served in various capacities, from teacher to coach to bus driver.

Brandon shares insightful and humorous gems from his passengers in his new book, Mr. Brandon’s School Bus: What I Heard on the Way to School, published by NewSouth Books.

According to the publisher, the book highlights the uncanny ability of children to teach adults a thing or two — and to reveal things they overhear at home that their parents don’t want repeated elsewhere.

Larry Lee, an Alabama education blogger, had this to say of the book: “With the keen eye and ear of a good storyteller, Tom Brandon has chronicled the great adventures of his riders with a talent that makes you see the smile and hear the giggles.”

Mr. Brandon’s School Bus is available through local and online retailers, or from the publisher at newsouthbooks.com/mrbrandon.

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