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Tales from Deckawoo Drive

by Dawn Stoops | Nov 22, 2016
In case you haven't seen this great series by Kate DiCamillo, may I introduce the Tales from Deckawoo Drive!

I love these books because they fit in that perfect kind of middle ground. They are short chapter books, written at about a third grade reading level, that lower elementary kids can read to themselves or preschool kids can enjoy as longish read alouds. Each book has a different main character, but each one is connected to one particular street - Deckawoo Drive.

 cover image for leroy ninker saddles up
  cover image for francine poulet meets the ghost raccoon
 cover image for where are you going baby lincoln

You know who else lives on Deckawoo Drive? Mercy Watson! That's right, the Watsons make guest appearances in the books and Mercy gets more than her fair share of toast with a great deal of butter.

 cover image for mercy watson to the rescue
  cover image for mercy watson goes for a ride
 cover image for mercy watson fights crime
 cover image for mercy watson princess in discuise
cover image for mercy watson thinks like a pig
 
 cover image for mercy watson something wonky this way comes
 
 

Give them a try! You'll love the humorous artwork by Chris Van Dusen. His pictures make the unique characters on Deckawoo Drive feel like family.

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