Saturday, May 13, 2017

Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper


Lowriders in Space (Book #1)
by
Cathy Camper
Illustrated by Raul the Third

Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria love working with cars. You name it, they can fix it. But the team's favorite cars of all are lowriders—cars that hip and hop, dip and drop, go low and slow, bajito y suavecito. The stars align when a contest for the best car around offers a prize of a trunkful of cash—just what the team needs to open their own shop! ¡Ay chihuahua! What will it take to transform a junker into the best car in the universe?

The story is sketched with Spanish and inked with science facts.

There is a glossary at the back to provide definitions for Spanish and science terms.


Book Trailer

Vocabulary Activity

Writing about a new vocabulary word can help you understand the word.
  1. Choose at least 10 words you do not know as you read this book.
  2. Write the sentence from the novel that contains the vocabulary word and page number.
  3. What is the definition of the word?
  4. Can you use it in your own sentence?
  5. Explain how the word connects to the story. 
Make a MCBA vocabulary book of other words in this book and all the 
other MCBA books you read.




Author Interview Video


Illustrator Interview Video

Teacher Resources:



Lowriders to the Center of the Earth (Book #2 )