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Camilla, Super Helper

Lucy in the City

When Lucy the raccoon is distracted by a jar of peanut butter one night while out foraging and gets separated from her family, she must figure out how to find her way home. Kids will be rooting for Lucy as she enlists the help of a friendly owl and his bird's-eye view, tunes into the world around her, and navigates herself home.

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Scroll down for resources you can use at home or in the classroom, including printable Activity Pages and a free Teacher's Guide for ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies.


Laura Wood


Magination Press





First-time author Dillemuth's encouraging tone and Wood's easygoing cartoons emphasize Lucy's capability and independence, even in a frightening situation, and appended materials and activities invite readers to consider their own neighborhood surroundings.

—Publisher's Weekly

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Additional Resources

Spatial Thinking Activities

Print these activity pages (which also appear at the back of the book) for your child or your students!

Lucy in the City - Spatial Thinking Activities
Download PDF • 2.14MB

Teacher's Guide

Activities to integrate Lucy in the City into K-3 English language arts (ELA), mathematics, science, and social studies curricula. Art and drama are used as a teaching tool throughout the guide. Some activities are based on ones that appear in the Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals at the back of the book.

Lucy in the City - Teacher's Guide
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Resources from RIF

This book is part of the "Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Social Emotional Learning Collection"

Click below to access free resources, including puzzles and word games, designed to enhance both literacy skills and socioemotional engagement of young readers.


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