Rollis, Charlemae. Tents. J. 1976.
Like the other books in the odd-covered UNICEF English-language education series, this book is a combination of a short story and a brief nonfiction section. In this case, the short story is one about two boys named Dan and Carl and their desire to sleep outside in their very own tent—even the rain can’t keep them from enjoying it. The nonfiction section has instruction on how to make your own tent, whether you make it outside between some trees, off the edge of a porch, or indoors. The book also has short built-in multiple-choice comprehension questions.
TAGS: J, fiction, chapter, camping, outdoors, tents, crafts, friendship, perseverance
Rylant, Cynthia and Sucie Stevenson. Henry & Mudge and the Wild Wind. J. 1993.
Henry and his dog Mudge confront their fears of thunderstorms with help from hot cocoa and his father’s invented game of “crawl-through-enemy-lines.” Chapters are 10-15 pages long.
TAGS: Fiction, chapter, henry and mudge, fears, storms, weather, imagination, crafts, j
Rylant, Cynthia and Sucie Stevenson. Henry & Mudge and the Long Weekend. J. 1992.
Henry, his big dog Mudge, and his mom and dad cope with February boredom over a long weekend by building a castle out of old boxes in the basement. Chapters are 5-10 pages long.
TAGS: Henry and mudge, winter, castle, dogs, fiction, chapter, family, funny, crafts, J
INFO: Rylant, Cynthia. Henry and Mudge and the Long Weekend. J. 1992.
DESC: Henry and Mudge turn being bored on a nasty weekend into a spectacular adventure, thanks to an old refrigerator box and a little imagination from mom & dad! This book is a good transition to reading longer chapter books for students working up from F&P books because of its familiar subject matter and carefully placed challenge words.
TAGS: henry and mudge, henry, mudge, dogs, castles, adventure, boredom, families, crafts, fun, creativity, J