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 Bad Kitty for president (Bad Kitty)
 Author: Bruel, Nick

 Publisher:  Roaring Brook Press (2012)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 142 p., ill., 21 cm.

 BTSB No: 163382 ISBN: 9781596436695
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Politics -- Fiction
 Elections -- Fiction
 Cats -- Fiction
Chapter Books
Humorous Fiction

Price: $21.38

Kitty decides to run for President of the Neighborhood Cat Association.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 4.50
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 148796
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.30
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 57033

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 2 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 2.RF Fluency
   Grade 3 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 3.RF Fluency

   School Library Journal (04/01/12)
   Booklist (03/15/12)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 03/15/2012 With their trademark wit, Bruel and his bad Kitty are back. This time Kitty is running for president of the Neighborhood Cat Coalition. Old Kitty’s two terms in office are up, and a successor is needed. Kitty agrees to run only because she is annoyed by all the strays in the neighborhood. From primaries to debate skills, from the impact of the media to voter registration, Bruel walks young readers through all the steps in the U. S. election process in text and black-and-white illustrations. All just in time for the 2012 elections. - Copyright 2012 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 04/01/2012 Gr 3–5—Bridging the gap between illustrated chapter book and graphic novel, Bad Kitty returns with a book perfectly timed for the upcoming election season. As usual, she's quite a bit of fun. After two terms, Old Kitty's presidency of the Neighborhood Cat Club is ending. When Bad Kitty learns of the powerful possibilities of the office, she decides to run. The story closely follows the timeline of a real election, including a primary, campaigning, and a debate—all in anticipation of engaging the electorate. Black-and-white cartoon illustrations splash across every page, merging with the text to set a lighthearted mood. There is a surprising amount of detail at times (527 committees for kids, anyone?), with Uncle Murray popping up to provide sections of in-depth facts. While this occasionally slows the pace and may go over some readers' heads, the goofy spirit remains intact. A glossary of election terms is humorously brought to life by the elderly Edna Prunelove. While there is no doubt that Bad Kitty for President will provide some good-old page-turning enjoyment, readers should come away with some election knowledge to boot.—Travis Jonker, Dorr Elementary School, MI - Copyright 2012 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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