Coulton, Mia. Danny and the Bully. I. 2002
One day Danny is at the dog park playing with his friends when another dog, Spike, starts to bully him. Danny overcomes the bully by learning to stand up for himself and not let the mean things Spike says to him bother him and stop him from having fun.
TAGS: fiction, bully, dog, animals, Danny, I, North Franklin, perseverance
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
INFO: Henson, Heather. That Book Woman
DESC: This book tells the story of a boy from Appalachia who is reluctant reader. After repeated visits by a traveling librarian, the boy sees the joy and value in reading.
TAGS: Highland Park, Read-Aloud, Appalachia, Reading, History, Librarian, Hard Work
INFO: Giles, Jenny. Luke’s Go-Cart. L. 1999.
DESC: Luke’s dad builds him his very own go-cart. When Luke wants to show it off at the school carnival, he can’t get the go-cart to start.
TAGS: go-cart, perseverance, L, Richard Avenue
INFO: Harrison, Stephen. A Bike for Brad. K. 1998
DESC: Brad has his eye on an expensive bike he would like for his birthday. Read on to find out how he does in the BMX team trials.
TAGS: BMX, bikes, hard work, perseverance, K, Richard Avenue
INFO: Brown, Marc. Buster Makes the Grade. M. 1998.
DESC: Buster’s happy-go-lucky personality finally takes the better of him in this Arthur book. Will Buster learn to get his act together and take his homework seriously before the big math test? Or will he have to be held back for another year in the 3 grade? This book does a good job of lightheardedly considering the serious issue of academic performance – and shows that friends and community support (like our tutoring program), plus some good old elbow grease, can help turn things around.
TAGS: arthur, arthur books, buster, friendship, tutoring, math, academics, bad grades, being held back, working hard, perseverance, M