Nate The Great and the Missing Key. K.

INFO: Sharmat, Marjorie. Nate The Great and the Missing Key. K. 1981

DESC: Nate The Great is on his way to a birthday party, but his friend Annie has lost her house key and can’t get in to set up for the party. The only clue is a mysterious poem written by Annie’s friend.

TAGS: mystery, detective, chapter book, K, Richard Avenue

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Nate The Great Goes Down in the Dumps. K.

INFO: Sharmat, Marjorie. Nate The Great Goes Down in the Dumps. K. 1989 

DESC: Nate The Great gets sent on another mystery adventure. Rosamond, Nate’s friend, had her money box go missing, and Nate is the only one who can solve the case.

TAGS: mystery, detective, chapter book, K, Richard Avenue, Nate the Great, Richard Avenue-K

Inside Caves. K.

INFO: Gibson, Bryless. Inside Caves. K. 2006.

DESC: A fascinating survey of the wide world of caves and cavings – with surprisingly detailed and ample text for a level “K” read. Recommended for the high-flying reader. Some students may get bored after a few pages – encourage them that this book guides them through not only underground caves, but caves under ice and under the sea! This text easily lends itself to a host of writing activities: comparing and contrasting different caves, making a “main idea/detail” box with one detail about each type of cave, &c. Also noteworthy is that this book details caving safety and rescue missions. Includes text features like an index and diagrams, and helpful critical thinking, vocab, and before/during/after questions for teachers.

TAGS: caves, geology, caving, the earth, non-fiction, underwater, ice, ocean, science, K

Heny and Mudge and the Happy Cat. K.

INFO: Rylant, Cynthia. Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat. K. 1990.

DESC: This memorable book about about Henry, his big dog Mudge, and the “stewed prunes” stray cat that appears on their porch one day has many sunny lessons about friendship, family, and “doing the right thing”! Surprise ending that is sure to delight!

TAGS: henry and mudge, henry, cats, stray cats, adopting cats, lost cats, neighborhoods, friendship, compassion, nurturing, adoption, chapter, fiction