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Nanny X Returns
by Madelyn Rosenberg

Trade Binding | 128 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823435333 | 08-30-2015

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: THIRD | Age: 7 to 10

Themes: Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Humor
Recommendations: K

CCSS Codes:
SL.4.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 4
L.4.3, 4, 4a, 4b, 5, 5c, 6
W.4.4, 8, 9, 9a, 10
RL.4.1-6, 9, 10
RF.4.3, 3a, 4, 4a, 4c

About the Book

Something fishy is up and Nanny X, an agent for Nanny Action Patrol, and her young charges plan to investigate in this sequel to NANNY X, which was called "a fun and funny blend of Spy Kids and Mary Poppins" by Kirkus Reviews.

In their second adventure, eleven-year-old Ali, eight-year-old Jake and baby Eliza go fishing with Nanny X, only there is something odd about their catch—it's robotic! While the gang wonders about this strange occurrence, a robotic squirrel shows up and tries to steal Nanny X's computer, which is disguised as a box of baby wipes. Meanwhile, a mysterious person known as The Angler is threatening the nation's treasures if the president doesn't install a statue of a fish on the White House lawn. Nanny X wonders if these weird incidents are connected, and a series of investigations surrounding a jealous artist yields non-stop action and humor.

★ ★ ★ THE REVIEWS ARE IN! ★ ★ ★

"If Ian Fleming wrote Mary Poppins, the outcome would resemble Rosenberg’s second pleasantly foolish mix of child care and espionage, which is as breezy and funny as the first."—Kirkus Reviews

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. How do the actions of Nanny X contribute to the sequence of events in the story? RL.3-4.3

2. Compare and contrast the characters, setting and plot of NANNY X and NANNY X RETURNS. RL.3-4.9 / W.3-4.9

3. What is the tone of the novel? (humorous, mysterious) Find examples of how author Madelyn Rosenberg uses words and phrases to enhance the tone of NANNY X RETURNS. RL.3-4.1.4

4. Why is it important to understand words and phrases in the story? Find examples of difficult vocabulary words in the story and identify the strategies you used to figure out the meanings of each. L.3-4.4, 4a, 6

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!