Buster Makes the Grade. M.

Brown, Marc. Buster Makes the Grade. M. 1999.

This Arthur book is actually about Buster.  Buster needs to get at least a B on his last math test of the year, or else he’ll have to repeat third grade! Can his friends help him get good study habits?

TAGS: Fiction, chapter, Arthur, school, math, testing, fears, study habits, m


Buster Baxter, Cat Saver. M.

INFO: Brown, Marc. Buster Baxter, Cat Saver. M. 2000.

DESC: After he saves a local cat, Buster the bunny is a huge star in town – maybe too big of a star, from some of the gang’s perspective. Will Buster ever be approachable again, or will he lose all of his friends in his meteoric rise to ‘fame’? As with any of the Arthur books, Buster Baxter, Cat Saver is an approachable, easy-to-read chapter book with complex characters, multiple perspectives, and a strong moral ‘lesson’. It’s a great book to use for exiting 2nd-graders – and for any discussion of theme or author’s purpose!

TAGS: buster, arthur, arthur and friends, arthur books, ego, celebrity, being famous, arrogance, friends, humbleness, cats, adventure, chapter, fiction, M

Buster Makes the Grade. M.

INFO: Brown, Marc. Buster Makes the Grade. M. 1998.
DESC: Buster’s happy-go-lucky personality finally takes the better of him in this Arthur book. Will Buster learn to get his act together and take his homework seriously before the big math test? Or will he have to be held back for another year in the 3 grade? This book does a good job of lightheardedly considering the serious issue of academic performance – and shows that friends and community support (like our tutoring program), plus some good old elbow grease, can help turn things around.
TAGS: arthur, arthur books, buster, friendship, tutoring, math, academics, bad grades, being held back, working hard, perseverance, M

Arthur Rocks with BINKY. M.

INFO: Brown, Marc. Arthur Rocks with BINKY. M. 1998.
DESC: Arthur and the Gang’s favorite band, BINKY, is coming to town! As tickets run scarce, everyone’s daydreams run wild, and the whole gang tries to imagine the best
ways to get close to BINKY. With a surprise ending and a good lesson on friendship and sharing, this book is sure to resonate with 2nd and 3rd graders in the age of big pop sensations!
TAGS: arthur, arthur books, friendship, rock bands, music, concerts, celebrities, siblings, parents, sharing, generosity, fame, M