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Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians: Lunch Lady #2



Last updated Thursday, September 7, 2017

Author: Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Date of Publication: 2009
ISBN: 0375946845
Grade Level: 3rd    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Sep. 2017

Synopsis: Lunch Lady can sniff out something rotten like no one else—and there’s definitely something rotten going on in the library. The usually friendly librarians have become cold and secretive. Even Dee can’t seem to crack a smile out of them. What darkness may lurk in the hearts of librarians? Lunch Lady is on the case! And Hector, Terrence, and Dee are along for a wild ride!

Note to readers:
•  This is a graphic novel with lots of pictures. Storybook animals are introduced towards the end.

Discussion topics for before reading:
•  What is the Lunch Lady doing on the cover?
•  What are the dark shadowy figures in the background?
•  What do they have in their hands?

Vocabulary

•  specialist - a person who concentrates primarily on a particular subject or activity; a person highly skilled in a specific and restricted field.
•  league - a collection of people, countries, or groups that combine for a particular purpose, typically mutual protection or cooperation.
•  domination - the exercise of control or influence over someone or something, or the state of being so controlled.
•  undercover - (of a person or their activities) involved in or involving secret work within a community or organization, especially for the purposes of police investigation or espionage.
•  intercept - obstruct (someone or something) so as to prevent them from continuing to a destination.
•  gadgets - a small mechanical or electronic device or tool, especially an ingenious or novel one.
•  linguini - Linguini is a common kind of pasta, and it's more commonly spelled "linguine."

Discussion topics for during/after reading:
•  Why are video games so popular? Are they more popular than books?
•  Can you play too many video games? What would happen?
•  What "book beasts" would you use to protect yourself?

Craft ideas:
•  Make a "hover" pizza with your favorite ingredients on top. Use a paper plate or cut a big round circle out of construction paper. Draw lines (like pizza slices), then add cut out or drawings for toppings.
•  Draw some of your favorite lunch foods on a paper plate or rectangular shaped "lunch tray". Check our craft ideas for September on Pinterest! https://www.pinterest.com/readingtokids/september-2017-back-to-school-fun/

Special activities:
•  Let's invent our own "Lunch Lady Dance" and practice together.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!