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Horrible Harry Moves up to the Third Grade

Suzy Kline · Puffin; Reprint edition
Pages: 64
Format: Paperback

Third grade brings lots of surprises, but one thing hasn't changed a bit--Harry and Sidney are still sworn enemies. And their relationship only gets worse when Sidney accidentally kills Harry's pet spider. But Harry comes up with a horribly funny way to get revenge during a class...
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Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters

Rachel Vail · Square Fish; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

It's the start of the school year, and nothing feels right to Justin. He didn't get the teacher he wanted, he's not in the same class as his best friend, and his little sister, Elizabeth, is starting kindergarten at his school. Elizabeth doesn't seem nervous at all. Justin...
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Clementine

Sara Pennypacker · Hyperion Book CH; First Edition edition
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Clementine is having not so good of a week.On Monday she's sent to the principal's office for cutting off Margaret's hair. Tuesday, Margaret's mother is mad at her. Wednesday, she's sent to the principal again. Thursday, Margaret stops speaking to her. Friday starts...
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The Secret Chicken Society

Judy Cox · Holiday House
Pages: 88
Format: Book

When Daniel's class hatches chicks as a science project, he adopts them. When he finds out that his favorite bird, Peepers, isn't a hen but a rooster, and therefore illegal to keep in the city of Portland, t"he Secret Chicken Society" is quickly formed to save Peepers. This warmhearted...
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Nikki and Deja: Wedding Drama

Karen English · Clarion Books; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

Ms. Shelby is getting married! As the girls in Nikki and Deja’s class compete over who can plan the best imaginary wedding for their teacher, Nikki excitedly throws herself into preparations for the real thing. But Deja is not so enthusiastic. Her Auntie Dee has been temporarily laid...
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Marty McGuire

Kate Messner · Scholastic Press
Pages: 129
Format: Hardcover

A fun, accessible chapter-book debut from an exciting new talent--simultaneous hardcover-paperback launch!

Marty McGuire would rather spend recess catching frogs in the pond than playing dress-up with the other girls in third grade. So when her teacher casts Marty as the princess...
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The Gold-Threaded Dress

Carolyn Marsden · Candlewick; 1st edition
Pages: 80
Format: Hardcover

A young girl from Thailand finds that there are many shades to being American in this poignant story about longing to belong.In Thailand she was named Oy, but here in America the teachers call her Olivia. Other things are not so easy to change, however. When Oy draws a self-portrait that...
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I Was a Third Grade Bodyguard

Mary Jane Auch

When Brian takes care of the third-grade class's pet chicken during Christmas vacation, Arful, his talking dog, has his paws full watching over it. Show more Show less #outer_postBodyPS { display:...
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Muggie Maggie

Beverly Cleary · Morrow Junior Books
Pages: 70
Format: Print book

In this humorous and relatable novel from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, a girl must overcome her rebellious attitude toward learning cursive.

At first, Maggie is just feeling stubborn when she declares she won't learn cursive. What's wrong with print, anyway? And she can easily...

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Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Beverly Cleary · William Morrow; First Edition edition
Pages: 190
Format: Hardcover

In this Newbery Honor Book from beloved author Beverly Cleary, eight-year-old Ramona Quimbys zest for life is infectious as ever. Whether speaking her mind to her third-grade teacher, or befriending her schoolyard bully, Ramona cant be kept down!Then one day an embarrassing incident in the classroom...
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Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon

Paula Danziger · Putnam's
Pages: 80
Format: Print book

Amber Brown.
Justin Daniels.

Best friends...a team that really knows how to have fun, that knows how to help each other out.

When Amber has trouble with fractions, Justin is there with the answers.

When Justin writes a messy report, it's Amber to the rescue with...
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Ruby and the Booker Boys #2: Trivia Queen, 3rd Grade Supreme

Derrick D. Barnes · Scholastic Paperbacks
Format: Paperback

Ruby Booker takes the spotlight (well, that's the plan anyway…)Eight-year-old Ruby Booker is the baby sis of Marcellus (11), Roosevelt (10), and Tyner (9), the most popular boys on Chill Brook Ave. When Ruby isn't hanging with her friend, Theresa Petticoat, she's finding...
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Remembering Mrs. Rossi

Amy Hest · Candlewick Press; 1St Edition edition
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Mementos from her mother's students help a young girl to grieve in a middle-grade novel by award-winning author Amy Hest.Eight-year-old Annie lives in a sunny apartment in Manhattan with her father, Professor Rossi. Life would be pretty good if only Annie didn't so achingly miss...
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Eat! (Hyperion Chapters)

Steven Kroll · Hyperion
Pages: 57
Format: Hardcover

Harry's decision to become a vegetarian causes some problems for him in his third-grade class
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The Hero of Third Grade

Alice DeLaCroix · Holiday House
Pages: 72
Format: Hardcover

When Randall changes to a new school, he pretends to be an anonymous hero until he finds that being himself is good enough.
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The Trouble with Cats

Martha Freeman · Holiday House; 1st edition
Format: Print book

After a difficult first week of third grade, Holly begins to adjust to her new school and living in her new stepfather's tiny apartment with his four cats.
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Sophie Simon Solves Them All

Lisa Graff · Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages: 103
Format: Print book

For a third-grader, Sophie Simon is one smart cookie. She enjoys teaching herself advanced calculus and has performed successful heart surgery on an earthworm. She's also very clever when it comes to dealing with her clueless parents. But Sophie is no genius when it comes to calculating...

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How Not to Start Third Grade (Step into Reading)

Cathy Hapka · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 48
Format: Library Binding

Will should be excited to start third grade. But his little brother, Steve, is starting kindergarten. The same laugh-out-loud writing and hilarious illustrations that brought us How Not to Babysit Your Brother now portray the tribulations and embarrassments of starting school with a very...
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7x9=Trouble!

Claudia Mills · Recorded Books
Format: Audio CD

The two things that Wilson Williams likes best about 3rd grade are drawing and taking care of the class pet, Squiggles the hamster. What he likes the least are timed multiplication tests. Why think about all those numbers when he could be drawing pictures of Squiggles? With gentle humor,...
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Anyone but Me (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo No. 1)

John & Wendy · Grosset & Dunlap
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

Katie Carew, nicknamed Katie Kazoo by the class bully, had no idea what would happen when she wished that she could be anyone but herself. But now her wish has come true, and-switcheroo!-she keeps turning into other people and even animals! What is one ordinary third-grade girl with a really...
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Judy Moody Saves the World!

Megan McDonald · Candlewick; 1 Reissue edition
Format: Book

The mercurial Judy returns - and she’s in a mood to take on the world! Get ready for the newest installment in the hilarious Judy Moody series. Rare!Judy Moody did not set out to save the world. She set out to win a contest. A Band-Aid contest.It all started with the Crazy-Strip contest...
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Starting with Alice

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor · Atheneum; 1st edition
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

This is where it all started! Eight-year-old Alice McKinley wants pierced ears, really long hair, a pet, and, most of all, a mother. Oh, and some friends would be nice. As the new girl in third grade, Alice doesn't know a single person in Takoma Park, Maryland, except for her next-door...
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