Marty McGuire Digs Worms!

Cover of Marty McGuire digs worms!


  • Illustrated by Brian Floca
  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press (April 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545142474
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545142472
  • NH Cochecho Readers’ Award Nominees (3-4)

A funny, accessible chapter-book series about an irrepressible third grader.

Marty McGuire’s third-grade class has a special assignment: Save the Earth! Even more exciting, the best project wins a special award. Marty’s pretty sure her classmates’ ideas won’t stand a chance against her plan to turn the garbage from the school cafeteria into fertilizer. All she needs is a little help from her teammate and best friend, Annie–and the worms in her grandma’s garden.

But it turns out that worms are awfully SLOW eaters. And when the critters escape, the whole class starts grumbling. Can Marty save the Earth without losing her friends?

On top of the amazing character and story, Marty McGuire is a great resource for the classroom. The whole story in this 2nd installment fits perfectly with any Earth Day activity or unit that a teacher is planning…. The whole book is about science experiments, inquiry, observing, and journaling!!

~from Teach Mentor Texts



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