Off the Shelf: Embarrassing George
Grades: K - 5

Video Description: New December 2022! Author Kimber Morgan reads her book “Embarrassing George,” a delightful story about family. In addition to reading the story, Vickie shares information on how and why she wrote the book and provides questions for student discussion.

About the Book: It’s family night at school, and George is worried. Everyone in George’s family is so embarrassing. His mom can’t cook, his sister is constantly making kissy faces to her phone, and his brother’s wardrobe consists of nothing but costumes. To top it off, George’s dad is known for going outdoors in his underwear!

Will Family Night at school reveal all of their quirks? Or will George want to hide under his desk to avoid them?

Learn more about the book and the author at her website.

Type of Video: Topical*
Unique Video ID: OTS-14**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

    After viewing the video, engage students in the discussion questions Vickie provides at the end: What is your family like? Are you embarrassed by anyone in your family? How would you describe your family to someone who doesn’t know you?

  • As part of your character education/SEL study, have students offer their reactions to the book and discuss its themes in class discussion, think/pair/share duos, and/or in journal entries.
  • As part of your language arts study, discuss the characters, theme, and plot of the book and have students create a drawing of their favorite moment from the story.


*Topical videos are filmed on location in the classroom/workspace/laboratory, in studio, or a combination of both to explain and/or demonstrate specific concepts, events, topics, or processes.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.