Bus to the Badlands

  • Illustrated By: Claudia Dávila
  • Pages:88
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:dinosaurs, class trip, archaeology, Drumheller, friendship
  • Pub Date:09/11/2018
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 6-8
  • Lexile:680L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:O
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Josh, Mark, Angela and their friends have been waiting for years to go on the class trip to Drumheller, Alberta. Now they are finally the oldest kids at Pleasant Valley grade school and can get excited about the overnight outing. But first, they have a lot of learn about what they'll see in the dinosaur capital of the world. And they have to raise money for all the pizza they are going to eat on the trip! Once they finally get going, a frightening encounter with a slithery serpent leads to an amazing discovery. One that might be even better than all-you-can-eat deep dish!
"A solid choice for beginning chapter book readers, and will keep them engaged through the lively text with bold, cartoon-like illustrations depicting a diverse group of students. Kids will feel like they are going along for the ride."
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"The blend of humour and learning makes this a story one that is memorable for both Josh and the reader. Highly Recommended."
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Chocolate Lily Awards—Chapter Books   | 2019  |  Short-listed