Katharine the Almost Great Set 2
Set of 6 titles
Third grader Katharine Carmichael, AKA Katharine the Almost Great, is a work-in-progress. Katharine's convinced that if she'd stop blabbing super-duper secrets to her cousin Crockett, conquer her stage fright-itis, and come up with the winning idea for the character education service project, her parents would finally crown her Katharine the Great. Young readers will relate to her flip-flop belly dropping problems and episodes of sassitude in these entertaining illustrated chapter books.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Calico is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
Katharine the Almost Great, The Write Stuff - Library Media Connection
Katharine does not have the “write stuff.” She received only a C on her essay about Slip-N-Slide World. If she wants to earn one of Mrs. Bingsley’s coveted pencils, she’ll need to practice writing interesting details, creative titles, and strong action words. These techniques work fine when she revises her schoolwork, but they get her in trouble when she uses them to rewrite a note from her teacher. This book contains great writing tips…
The Artsy-Fartsy Auction - School Library Journal
Katharine is excited when her homemade popcorn bowl is in the school’s art auction, but a misunderstanding with another third grader causes her to start a bidding war that turns the charity event into a competition fueled by greed. This book concentrates on the jealousy Katharine feels toward her classmate Vanessa (Miss Priss-a-Poo), but it also reveals her compassionate side by including a secondary story line involving her cousin, whose parents have recently divorced.
Ding Dong Ditch-a-Roo - School Library Journal
In Ditch-a-Roo, someone is ringing Katharine’s doorbell and then disappearing. Her cousin Crockett tries to convince her it’s the Invisible Man but by using her detective skills she eliminates all the suspects except one: Vanessa. Katharine doesn’t unravel the mystery until she accidentally spills water on Vanessa’s science project. The “spark in the dark” experiment complements the information about electricity discussed in Katharine’s science class.