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
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
INFO: Dobbie, Jenny. Cobber Dog and Old Mary. L. 2007
DESC: Cobber Dog gets tired of staying at home with Old Mary all day. He decides it is time for him to find a job. Over the course of several days, he tries out several jobs but can’t quite find to seem one that fits.
TAGS: dogs, friendship, jobs, L, Richard Avenue
INFO: Small, Mary. A Pony Named Shawney. P. 1997.
DESC: A boy in a wheelchair befriends a horse and learns to ride with the help of his neighbors.
TAGS: East Franklin, P, friendship, sharing, horses, handicap, dreams, fiction, Level P, Papa
INFO: Zolman, Pam. The World’s Best Dog Walker. Q. 2000
DESC: Girl decides to earn money for a new bike by walking dogs. Of course she has various troubles with different dogs. Her best friend who wanted nothing to do with this pursuit comes to her rescue in the end.
TAGS: East Franklin, Q, friendship, jobs, dogs, realistic fiction, Level Q, Quebec
INFO: Lionni, Leo. Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. L. 1969
DESC: Alexander is a mouse who lives in a house. One day he befriends a mouse who looks almost exactly like him, but he is a toy.
TAGS: friendship, mice, L, Richard Avenue
INFO: Graham, Wendy. Five Days to Go. K. 2000
DESC: Jonathan is looking forward to his older brother Mitchell going away to camp. When Mitchell does leave for camp, Jonathan finds he doesn’t enjoy his time nearly as much as he thinks he will.
TAGS: brothers, friendship, playmates, K, Richard Avenue