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Books for Grades 2 & 3

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by Dianna Aston
This lesson about eggs is a lesson about life.
by Eve Bunting
Farah gains confidence on a school trip to an apple orchard.

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by Dori Hillestad Butler
While searching for his mysteriously lost human family, Buddy the dog is adopted by another family and helps solve the mystery of their missing boy. Part of a series.
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by Betsy Byars
Memories Expressed in Our Writing has gathered cats from all over the world for a night of storytelling.
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by Judy Cox
3rd-grader Fran learns to train her new puppy and tries to win the part of princess in the school play.
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by Kate DiCamillo
Two roller-skating best friends--one tiny, one tall--share three adventures
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by Karen English
The 3rd graders form a new club that doesn’t include the new girl in the classroom. The first of a series.
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by Paul Fleischman
Different versions of Cinderella all come together.
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by Douglas Florian
Trees are celebrated in this book with poems ranging from the Weeping Willow to the Baobab tree.
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by Patricia Reilly Giff
When Destiny cannot think of a discovery during Discovery Week, she makes up a story, but can’t keep on pretending it’s true. Part of a series.
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by Nikki Grimes
Spunky third-grader Dyamonde Daniel misses her old neighborhood, but when she befriends a boy named Free, another new student at school, she finally starts to feel at home. Part of a series.
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by Katherine Hannagan
Everything and everyone in the town of Neatasapin is tidy, except Emmaline who likes to dig in dirt and jump in puddles.
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by Isabella Hatkoff
An orphaned hippo and a 130-year-old tortoise share a special bond.
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by Ralph Helfer
Bram and his circus elephant, Modoc, grow up side by side.
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by Steve Jenkins
Discover how dangerous an animal can be when it feels threatened or trapped.
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by Barbara Kerley
Susy Clemens wants the world to know that her papa, Mark Twain, is more than just a humorist and sets out to write a biography of her famous father.
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by Dick King-Smith
A family of mice moves to a friendlier home to escape a dangerous cat.
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by Suzy Kline
A series of mysteries that Harry and his friends solve.
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by Laura Kvasnosky
A series of books about the daring adventures of two fox sisters.
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by Jim LaMarche
Three stories about being lost, being found, finding home, and, most importantly, about the dogs that help us find the way.
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by Ellen Levine
Henry Brown frees himself by shipping himself in a box.
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by Lois Lowry
Gooney Bird has quite a few stories to tell, and they are “absolutely true.” Part of a series.
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by Meghan McCarthy
The biography of a weakling who grew into a giant amongst men.
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by Megan McDonald
During a weekend trip to an island, Judy and Stink Moody take part in a pirate treasure-hunting game. Part of a series.
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by Claudia Mills
Oliver and Claudia, 3rd graders, are assigned a diorama of the solar system, and Oliver insists on including the former planet, Pluto.
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by Walter Dean Myers
Jeremy sets out to discover all of the different "people" that make him who he is, including brother, son, writer, and runner.
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by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
A sleepover inspires Sarah, who likes to do things differently, to choose Mexico for her "Countries of the World" presentation. A “Simply Sarah” series book.
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by Lucy Nolan
The dog, Down Girl, explains about her days protecting her home from the enemy next door, Here Kitty Kitty, and the many ways she tries to properly train her master, Rruff. A “Down Girl and Sit” series book.
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by Mary Pope Osborne
A series of books about the time travel adventures of Annie and Jack.
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by Sara Pennypacker
A series of books about 8-year-old Clementine who lives in an apartment house.
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by Mitali Perkins
Naimi disguises herself as a boy to help her family.
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by Bob Raczka
Haiku describing things guys do all year ‘round.
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by Mark Reibstein
Wabi Sabi, a cat living in the city of Kyoto, asks various animals the meanings of their names.
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by Alice Schertle
A collection of 3 stories on the adventures of Jeremy Bean, full of laughs and fun.
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by Joyce Sidman
Poems that celebrate the natural world after dark.
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by Judy Sierra
"Parasite Lost" and "Leap Halloween" are two of the amusingly spooky rhymes offered to readers in this Halloween-inspired poetry collection.
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by Geronimo Stilton
A series of books about a brave and resourceful journalist mouse.
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by Melissa Thomsen
Keena and her second-grade class go on a field trip to the United States Capitol where they meet a congressman and Keena makes a big impression, which she documents in her new journal. Part of a series.
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by Judith Viorst
Lulu's parents refuse to give in when she demands a brontosaurus for her birthday and so she sets out to find her own, but while the brontosaurus she finally meets approves of pets, he does not intend to be Lulu's.
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by Steve Voake
Daisy wants to swim in the local pond, but it starts to rain.