Bundles will periodically change most likely.
Current Titles include:
- Clara Caterpillar
- Salmon Creek
- Days of Terror (an immigration story for children)
- Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
- Escape North
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
- African Critters
- Canoeing Safari (or similar)
- A Heart Strangely Warmed
- Treasures From Grandma
- Little House on the Prairie
- Owls in the Family
- Helen Keller
- Louise Braille
- Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse
- Adventures of Jimmy Skunk
- Up and Away (collection of stories and poems in hardcover reader; this level is a favourite and so is included in the set)
We reserve the right to substitute titles if necessary for ones of equal or greater value or refund you the difference.
Clara Caterpillar Pamela Duncan Edwards Clara is a carefree cabbage caterpillar, but catty, conceited Catisha thinks she is common! Descriptive words and pictures tell the story of how when a crow comes, Clara finds out it’s better being commonly cream-colored than captivatingly crimson! Lots of alliteration in this story! Soft-cover – 32 pgs
Salmon Creek Annette LeBox Sumi the salmon hatches in a northern creek. She drifts downstream, escaping the bears, heron and raccoons but one summer she must retrace her journey back to her birthplace… Beautifully written and illustrated picture book tells the life story of a Pacific salmon. (I personally like it to use as example of oral expression since the words flow very well for that skill.) 37 pgs.
Days of Terror Barbara Smucker The story of a Mennonite family living in the Ukraine during the communist revolution in the early 1900’s. Peter, his little sister, and their parents eventually arrive in Waterloo and then move out west, to enjoy the freedoms in Canada. Suspense, conflict, and dialogue. 152 pgs.
Five Little Peppers And How They Grew Margaret Sidney The Pepper family is poor, yet they have many good times. Polly wants to bake Mama a surprise birthday cake, but oh dear, it’s turning black! When Jasper King steps into the Pepper’s home, no one knows how many interesting and happy changes are ahead! Soft-cover – 216 pgs.
Escape North! Monica Kulling The night is dark as the woman whistles the signal outside the cabin. Harriet Tubman has come to lead more people out of slavery! They head off into the night… Read about Harriet’s childhood and the story of her escape, and how she returned again and again to lead more than 300 people along the Underground Railroad to freedom. Soft-cover – 48 pgs. STEP INTO READING level 4 reader.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Young Folks Edition Harriet Beecher Stowe It is a sad day on the Shelby Farm. Uncle Tom is to be sold, and also Harry, Eliza’s son. Eliza escapes with Harry, heading for Canada. Uncle Tom longs for freedom. Just before he gets it his master dies. He is sold to a cruel man, Simon Legree. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Adapted and condensed from the original. 64 pgs with pictures.
African Critters Robert B. Haas Come along as a National Geographic wildlife photographer takes you on a thrilling safari through the wilds of Africa! Alongside the close-up photographs are firsthand stories of personal encounters with majestic, and sometimes dangerous, animals. Hard-cover. 96 pgs (This is one of Bachelor Button’s favourites for junior grades!)
The Canoeing Safari Wycliffe Create your own adrenalin-pumping, muscle-bursting excursion. Whether you’ve never touched a canoe paddle before or you ride to school in a kayak every day, you’ll love reading this book over and over and encountering a new adventure each time. You create a unique story by choosing between story options. YOU are part of this story (written in “second-person point-of-view”).
A Heart Strangely Warmed Louise A. Vernon Robert meets John Wesley and appreciates the interest John takes in him. But Robert still wants to go along with David and break up the church meeting. When they do, things don’t turn out as expected! Based on the life of John Wesley, evangelist in England in the 1700’s. Soft-cover – 128 pgs.
Treasures from Grandma’s Attic Arleta Richardson When Mabel forgets to sew the buttons on Pa’s shirt, and almost misses a trip, she is glad for another chance to prove her reliability. When Mabel tries to get even with Roy, she finds it spoils her happiness too, especially when Roy is proven innocent. 15 stories. Soft-cover – 144 pgs.
Little House in the Big Woods Laura and Mary live in a log house in the big woods of Wisconsin, with Pa and Ma and baby Carrie. One dark night Ma slaps the cow and finds out it isn’t a cow . . . Pa chases a bear from a tree so he can get the honey. Soft-cover – 238 pgs
Owls in the Family Farley Mowat After Farley and his friend find an owl’s nest, Wol the owl joins the family! Soon after, Weeps, another owl moves in. Wol has the respect of every neighbourhood cat and dog. Weeps, the timid one, views Mutt the dog as his protector. A skunk brought to dinner is one of many adventures to follow! Soft-cover – 90 pgs.
Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon Judy Donnelly July 16, 1969: VROOM! Saturn V soars away on its voyage to the moon. Four days later Neil Armstrong plants his foot on the moon, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” The story of man’s first voyage to the moon, and of the dreams, experiments and training which made it possible. Soft-cover – 48 pgs. STEP INTO READING level 5 reader.
Helen Keller – Courage in the Dark Johanna Hurwitz A fever has taken Helen’s sight and hearing. She yells and screams, and is a wild child because she can’t communicate. Can teacher Anne help Helen? Read how suddenly a light dawns in Helen’s mind, and she grows up to accomplish many things and help other blind and deaf people. Soft-cover – 48 pgs. STEP INTO READING level 4 reader.
Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind Margaret Davidson A slip, a piercing sensation in his eye, and soon three-year-old Louis is blind for life. As Louis grows older, he is determined to find an easier way for blind people to read and to write. True story of Louis Braille’s invention of the Braille alphabet. Soft-cover – 80 pgs.
The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse Thornton Burgess Danny likes to play “Hide and Seek” with Reddy Fox, though he knows that if he gets caught the game will end! When he finds himself hanging from Hooty the Owl’s claws he thinks it must all be over, just because he forgot to look up! 80 pgs
The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk Thornton Burgess When Peter Rabbit decides to play a trick on Jimmy Skunk, Peter suddenly finds himself in a pot of trouble! Unc’ Billy Possum finds out that Jimmy Skunk is a poor partner to choose when hunting eggs. 88 pgs
Up and Away – This is the grade 4 reader from the Canadian Reading Development series. It has many Canadian stories in it and has been a favourite junior level reader here!