The Boxcar Children: The Animal Shelter Mystery. O.

Chandler Warner, Gertrude. The Boxcar Children: The Animal Shelter Mystery. O. 1991.

This book is #22 in a series. When a stray calico cat appears, the children look for the founder of the town’s other animal shelter.

TAGS: Boxcar children, mystery, stray animals, caring, pets, John F. Kennedy, O, Level O, Oscar

A Tour of the Planets. O.

Berger, Melvin. A Tour of the Planets. O. 1994.

Kids interested in the solar system will be interested in this book, although outside knowledge will have outstripped what’s in it.  This book predates the naming of Pluto as a dwarf planet and the discovery of the Oort cloud of dwarf planets and comets beyond it.

Outer space, nonfiction, planets, solar system, o

Strange Creatures. O.

Cartwright, Pauline. Strange Creatures. O. 1999.

Tarek and Zimm of the starship Astra have crashed on a strange planet with poisonous flowers and helpful, telepathic two-legged badgers.  This book is part of a series, but does not mention the fact on the outside; some of the story may seem non-sequitur-ish without knowledge of who the characters are and how they relate to each other. Fairly simple language (and very simple structure) for a level O book, aside from some jargon outer space/science fiction terms. Chapters are 4-6 pages long.

TAGS: fiction, chapter, science fiction, outer space, aliens, O

The Wright Brothers. O.

INFO:  Lynch, Emma.  The Wright Brothers.  O.  2005

DESC: This book introduces readers to the lives and work of the two brothers who invented the first engine-driven flying machine.

TAGS: Highland Park, O, Industry, Brothers, Ohio, Planes, Technology, History, highland park-o, level o, aviation, inventors, inventions, oscar

The Frog Prince Continued. O.

INFO:  Scieszka, Jon.  The Frog Prince Continued.  O.  1994

DESC:  After the Princess kissed the frog, he turned into a handsome prince and they lived happily ever after… or “did they?”  The Princess can’t stand the Prince’s froggy habits.  The Prince is unhappy, too, and decides that it would be best if he were changed back to a frog. But finding a witch who will do the job is harder than he expects.

TAGS:  Highland Park, O, Fantasy, Animals, Contentment, level o, highland park-o, fiction, chapter, oscar

Predators in the Rain Forest. O.

INFO:  Pirotta, Saviour.  Predators in the Rain Forest.  O 

DESC:  Introduction to the main features of rain forests, including transport, resources and environmental threats.

TAGS:  Highland Park, O, Ecosystem, Animals, Environment, level o, highland park-o, oscar, non-fiction, rainforests, predators