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Nanny X
by Madelyn Rosenberg

Trade Binding | 112 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823431663 | 08-01-2014

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: THIRD | Age: 7 to 10

Themes: Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Humor
Recommendations: A, K, LMC*, PW, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
L. 4.3, 3a, 4, 4a, 5, 5a-c, 6
RL. 4.1-4, 6, 9-10
RF. 4.3, 3a, 4, 4a, 4c
SL. 4.1, 1a-d, 2-4
SL. 4.1, 1a-d, 2-4
W. 4.1, 1a, 3, 3a-e, 9, 9a

About the Book
This action-packed and hilarious novel introduces a Mary Poppins for the twenty-first century.

What kind of nanny wears a motorcycle jacket, mirrored sunglasses, and a straw hat with flowers on top? When ten-year-old Ali and eight-year-old Jake find out that this odd woman named Nanny X is going to care for them, they're understandably concerned. Imagine how they feel when she starts speaking into diapers? But wait; could it be that the diapers actually seem to be answering her back? Everything begins to make sense when the kids find out that Nanny X works for NAP, or Nanny Action Patrol, a group of crime busters who use being nannies as their covers. Nanny X and her diaper bag full of ingenious spy devices come in pretty handy when Ali's friend is falsely arrested. In no time at all, Ali, her brother, and her baby sister are on a wild ride as they help their new nanny uncover a plot to smuggle stolen diamonds using hollow coconuts and trained chimps.

Don't miss the sequel, NANNY X RETURNS!

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. Create a character web of Nanny X, include reasons to support your claims. Ex) Nanny X is "strange" because she talks into diapers. How did she get her name? RL.3-4.1, 3
2. Locate and summarize the chapter where the confusion about Nanny X begins to clear for the children. RL.3-4.2, 5 / W.3-4.4, 9
3. Create a newspaper article about Nanny X including her name, occupation, the mystery in which she is involved, her strategy to investigate, clues found, and how the mystery is finally solved. RL.3-4.1, 3 / W.4, 8, 9, 10
4. How do the characters change from the beginning to the end of the story? RL.3-4.1, 3

Educators' Guide
NANNY X Series
Discussion guide featuring questions for classroom discussion and connections to the Common Core State Standards for NANNY X and NANNY X RETURNS.

Activity Sheets

NANNY X Series
Make-your-own bookmark activity featuring NANNY X and NANNY X RETURNS!