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The Carrollton Public Library recognizes the fact that every child learns to read and develops as a reader at his/her own unique pace. The following list is very general, and is in no way designed to be prescriptive.
Auch, Mary Jane. I was a third grade science project.While trying to hypnotize his dog for the third grade science fair, Brian accidentally makes his best friend Josh think he's a cat. 96 pages.
Byars, Betsy Cromer. Dog diaries : secret writings of the WOOF Society.At the first annual meeting of WOOF--Words of Our Friends--assorted dogs preserve their heritage by sharing tales of canines throughout history. 72 pages
Crisp, Marty. Titanicat.A boy who has signed on as cabin boy aboard the Titanic helps ready the ship for its maiden voyage, but when it is time to set sail and he cannot find the ship's cat on board, he leaves the vessel to search for her. Unpaged
DiCamillo, Kate. Bink & Gollie.Two roller-skating best friends--one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion. 81 pages
Grimes, Nikki. Make way for Dyamonde Daniel.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. 74 pages
Hammill, Matt. Sir Reginald's logbook.Sir Reginald goes on a quest for the Lost Tablet of Illusion--from his armchair--as he journeys through his imagination and wanders through his home life, mistaking his alarm clock for the carnivorous elephant beetle and his sock for a tiger-stripe viper. Unpaged
Jenkins, Emily. Toy dance party : being the further adventures of a bossyboots Stingray, a courageous Buffalo, and a hopeful round someone called Plastic.Six stories relate further adventures of three best friends, who happen to be toys, as they encounter a fearsome--possible--shark, enjoy a dance party, and deal with rejection by The Girl, who is growing up. 159 pages
Morgan, Christopher. Pirates eat porridge.While Mom and Dad are away, a pirate takes Billy and his sister Heidi on a wild adventure, sailing their "fish-stick finger" house to Itchy Ear Island and telling them quirky facts about pirates, parrots, and cabbages. 75 pages
Swain, Ruth Freeman. Underwear : what we wear under there.Full-color illustrations with text describe the history of undergarments, covering Egyptian "schentis," French "panniers," corsets, bloomers, "long johns," brassieres, nylon stockings, disposable diapers, briefs, and more. 32 pages
Thaler, Mike. The talent show from the black lagoonIt's time for the school talent show. Too bad your best talent is squirting milk from your nose, even worse, your mom makes you take piano lessons from smelly Mrs. Fumble, and no one said there would be millions of people watching! But the talent show from the Black Lagoon must go on! 64 pages
Thompson, Colin. The big little book of happy sadness.George, a young boy who is being raised by his grandmother and feels very lonely, learns the value of love from a dog he adopts from an animal shelter. Unpaged
Viorst, Judith. Lulu and the brontosaurusLulu'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. 113 pages
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Disney fairies.Follow Tinker Bell’s adventures in Never Land with her fairy friends.
Geronimo Stilton.Who Is Geronimo Stilton?That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing tales of adventure. Here on Mouse Island, my books are all best-sellers! What's that? You've never read one? Well, my books are full of fun. They are whisker-licking good stories, and that's a promise!
Osbourne, Mary Pope. Magic Tree House.Jack and Annie, a brother and sister, discover a magical tree house filled with books in the middle of the woods. The tree house takes them on adventures back in time to different places around the world.
DiCamillo, Kate. Mercy Watson.Mercy is not just a pig — she's a porcine wonder. And to the portly and good-natured Mercy, the Watsons are an excellent source of buttered toast, not to mention that buttery-toasty feeling she gets when she snuggles into bed with them. Welcome to the wry and endearing world of Mercy Watson.
Gutman, Dan. My weird school.At Ella Mentry School, all the grownups are quite weird in their own weird way. The main characters are A.J. (a boy who doesn't like school) and his arch-enemy Andrea Young (who loves school and everything else A.J. hates).
Gutman, Dan. My weird school daze.A.J., Andrea, and the gang are "graduating" to third grade, where they will have a new teacher and new outrageous adventures at Ella Mentry School.
Keene, Carolyn. Nancy Drew and the clue crew.As an eight-year-old third grader, Nancy Drew loves to solve mysteries. Join Nancy and her two best friends, George and Bess, as they collect evidence, generate suspect lists, and question suspects as they solve mysteries for their friends.
Meadows, Daisy. Rainbow magic.Follow Kirsty Tate and Rachel Walker and their magic adventures with their fairy friends in Fairyland.
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