Sticky and Slimy. L.

Ash Sullivan, Eric. Sticky and Slimy. L. 2007.

This nonfiction book tells all about animals (and a plant) that are sticky (sundews, spiders, geckos, squid) and slimy (hagfish and squid).  It explains in what way they’re sticky or slimy, how this adaptation works, and why it’s useful for them to have!  This is an entertaining nonfiction book about weird animals that will easily keep readers around L interested.

Nonfiction, bugs, geckos, lizards, squid, gross, wild animals, adaptation, evolution, l


Marvin Redpost: Why Pick On Me? M.

INFO: Sachar, Louis. Marvin Redpost: Why Pick On Me? M. 1993.

DESC: The Marvin Redpost series has been wildly popular with students transitioning from leveled readers to chapter books – and this volume, especially has been a hit. When Marvin is accused of picking his nose, he does everything to try to get his classmates to forget it – including, incidentally, reminding them about the rumors constantly. Great for those resistant students whose hearts can be won with the mention of the word “boogers” (or anything else “gross,” for that matter!), Why Pick On Me is a humorous look at the sometimes quite serious world of elementary school bullying, and is a lighthearted lesson in the stuff that matters most: sticking to your guns, and nevermind the haters.

TAGS: gross, bullying, rumors, marvin redpost, louis sachar, boogers, nosepicking, M, chapter, fiction