The Box Car Children Literature Novel Unit Study for #1 in series

Teresa Lilly - 2011
    It does NOT include the novel.We recommend you read this on a 1 fontThis unit study offers many wonderful activities to use while having students read the book. There are between 6 and 10 lessons. Activities in this lesson include Fill in the Blank, Multiple Choice, True and False, Comprehension, Encyclopedia Skills Activity, Journal Activity, Vocabulary, Sequencing, Handwriting, Main Idea, Prediction, ComparisonLiterature Skills Activities including: Main Character, Main Setting, Main Problem, Possible Solutions, Character Traits, Character Interaction, Cause and Effect, Description, Pyramid of Importance, Villain vs. Hero.Creative Writing Activities including: Letter, Fairy Tale, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fable, Dream or Nightmare, Tall Tale, Memoir, Newberry Award, A Different Ending.Writing Skills Activities including: Description, Expository, Dialogue, Process, Point of View, Persuasion, Compare and Contrast, Sequel, Climax and Plot Analysis.Poetry Skills Activities including: Couplet, Triplet, Quinzain, Haiku, Cinquain, Tanka, Diamanté, Lantern and Shape Poem.Create a Newspaper Layout Activities including: Editorial, Travel, Advice Column, Comics, Society News, Sports, Obituary, Weddings, Book Review, Want Ads, Word Search. Poster Board Activities including: Collage, Theater Poster, Wanted Poster, Coat of Arms, Story Quilt, Chalk Art, Silhouette, Board Game Construction, Door Sign, Jeopardy.We also offer an extended version of this unit which comes in a PDF format and offers Lapbook instructions, Hands on Art and Creative Art activities. If you purchase this unit study and let us know by sending us proof of purchase, we will download the extended version of this full unit with the additional activities in PDF version to you for $1 more. Send proof of purchase to

La nina mas fuerte de todos los tiempos

Sally Gardner - 2001
    Thomas Top's ability to fly brings heartbreak and happiness; Sam Ray meets a little alien that explains how being invisible can be a big help; Ruby Genie is a girl so tiny that she can fit into a handbag; and Josie Jenkins discovers she can lift anything, even a school bus.

Second Grade Rules, Amber Brown

Paula Danziger - 2004
    Amber Brown thinks that second grae rules!  But when her teacher says desks have to be kept clean, Amber knows that is one rule she cannot follow.  She desperately wants the desk fairy, Deskarina, to visit her desk and leave a reward.  A messy desk never bothered Amber before, but now that a treat is involved, it does...Following closely on the events in Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown, kids and teachers will applaud this hilarious take on a universal classroom issue.

Way of the Ninja

Tracey West - 2011
    Until the day an army of skeleton warriors raids his villages and kidnaps his sister, Nya. Kai’s only hope of rescuing his sister lies with Sensei Wu, a mysterious old man with a mission. Sensei Wu promises to teach Kai Spinjitzu. Will it be enough to save Nya?

Fancy Nancy: Budding Ballerina

Jane O'Connor - 2013
    Fans of Fancy Nancy will delight in learning to plie, pirouette, and jete with Nancy as she demonstrates all of the positions she's learned in ballet class.From the New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, who have entertained millions of girls and boys with the Fancy Nancy series.

That's Not My Monster...

Fiona Watt - 2004
    Series awarded 'Best Buy' by the readers of "Prima Baby" magazine. This title combines bright, colourful illustrations with a variety of different textures to touch and feel on each page. It helps very young children develop important language and sensory skills.

Nate the Great, Where Are You?

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat - 2014
    Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries!   Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, have solved countless cases. For once, they would like to take a break from detective work. Especially since new cases—cases they do not want—await them: Rosamond wants to track down a walking turnip, Annie wants to find Fang’s missing canine toothpaste, Claude wants to locate something special (whatever that means), and Harry wants to solve the mystery of the dog with four tails. Everyone demands Nate’s attention, but all Nate wants is to escape. And after trying on disguises so that he and Sludge can go unrecognized, the sleuthing duo try to hide out in the woods. It’s not long before they hear familiar voices shouting, “Nate the Great, where are you?” Is it asking too much for the pancake-eating detective and his bone-chewing partner to get a day off?

The Night of the Living Bed

Denys Cazet - 2003
    They find the streets filled with trick-or-treaters dragging bags of candy. Leading a ragtag troupe of their farm buddies, Minnie and Moo join the festivities, performing hilarious tricks to earn their treats.One of the scariest nights of the year turns into one of the funniest in the latest beginning reader by Denys Cazet!

The Crazy Cousins

Sally Rippin - 2012
    Jack’s in the mood for mooching around, not playing with his crazy cousins! But will his bad mood spoil the whole day?

Good Grief...Third Grade

Colleen O'Shaughnessy McKenna - 1993
    . .it's Marsha and Roger!Marsha Cessano, Collette Murphy's neighbor, promised her parents that third grade will be her best school year ever--no messy desk, no temper, no tricks. But that yucky Roger Friday will do anything to get Marsha in trouble! Now third grade couldn't have been crazier--because Marsha and Roger have to work on a class project together!A spin-off of the popular Murphy series!

Llamas in Pajamas

Russell Punter - 2014
    It can also be enjoyed by children who are beginning to read for themselves. The simple rhyming text helps to develop essential language and early reading skills, and there are guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.

Clifford and the Halloween Parade

Norman Bridwell - 2000
    Children will delight when Clifford marches into the Halloween parade as a big, red firetruck in this story they can read themselves!

The Witch Who Was Afraid to Fly

Yonit Werber - 2013
    No matter how hard her mother tried to convince her that she wouldn’t fall, the young witch refused. This was until one day the fairy queen visited her in a dream. Realizing that the young witch had never faced the reasons for her fear, the fairy queen asked her one simple question; one simple question that changed the young witch’s destiny, forever. A wonderfully-illustrated story in rhyme, for children aged 3 to 7 years old, about coming to terms with fear and realizing that often our fears are only thoughts. Most of the time one simple question can motivate us so much that we find the courage inside ourselves to do the things that we were, at first, afraid of.

Across the 2nd Dimension (Phineas and Ferb)

Ellie O'Ryan - 2011

Horrid Henry and the Scary Sitter: 4 Laugh-Out-Loud Stories!

Francesca Simon - 2009
    She is the only American to have ever won the Galaxy Book Award, and her creation, Horrid Henry, is the #1 bestselling chapter book series in the UK-with a hit TV show and over fifteen million copies sold! Each book contains four easy-to-read stories and hilarious illustrations by the one and only Tony Ross, so even the most reluctant of readers won't be able to resist Henry's amazing talent for trouble!A global publishing phenomenon with 12 million copies sold!