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Nonfiction Monday: Survival!

Learn how kids survive real and imaginary "worst-case scenarios" with this fiction/nonfiction book pair for grades 3-5.

Nonfictionmonday Facts First

WorstcaseThe Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Junior Edition
by David Borgenicht and Robin Epstein (Authors)
and Chuck Gonzalez (Illustrator)

Reading level: Gr 3-5+
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Survival skills for home, school, social life and the outdoors are explained step by step in this guide for kids.

Pair With

Salt_water_taffySalt Water Taffy: The Legend of Old Salty
by Matthew Loux

Reading level: Gr 3-5+
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Oni Press

Eleven-year-old Jack and his eight-year-old brother Benny drive across country for a "boring" summer vacation and find adventure instead.


Download 4 sample chapters from The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Junior Edition.

Teach internet safety with these Internet Survival Tips for Kids and Teens.

See the first 38 pages of the Salt Water Taffy: The Legend of Old Salty comic online.

Use The Kennedy Center's Creating Comic Strips lesson plans.

Students can make their own comics with ReadWriteThink's Comic Creator.

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