Short 10 Book List 3-5 Grades 2017-18

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Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days Cover Image
Potentially Unavailable: Email or call Russo's for price and availability
ISBN: 9780440413493
Availability: Special Order -- Russo's will research title and do our best to get it for you
Published: Yearling Books - July 1st, 1996

One day at the library, a book falls off the top shelf and hits Milo on the head. It's called Be a Perfect in Just Three Days The book's author, Dr. K. Pinkerton Silverfish, doesn't look too perfect himself, In the picture on the back cover he's wearing a clown nose, and mustard is dripping down his chin. Milo figures the boor is worth a try anyway.


The Boxcar Children Cover Image
$5.59
ISBN: 9780807508527
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - May 15th, 1989

Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are orphans. Determined to make it on their own, they set out to find a safe place to live. They discover an old, red boxcar that provides shelter from a storm. Against all odds, they make it into their home--and become the Boxcar Children.


Boxes for Katje Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9780374309220
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - July 13th, 2010

Simple seeds of friendship grow into something extraordinary


Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team Cover Image
By Audrey Vernick, Steven Salerno (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9780547385570
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Published: Clarion Books - April 3rd, 2012

The Acerra family had sixteen children, including twelve ball-playing boys. It was the
1930s, and many families had lots of kids. But only one had enough to field a baseball
team . . . with three on the bench The Acerras were the longest-playing all-brother
team in baseball history. They loved the game, but more important, they cared for


Freckle Juice Cover Image
By Judy Blume, Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Illustrator)
$4.79
ISBN: 9781481411028
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 27th, 2014

What's a guy gotta do to get some freckles? This perennial bestselling favorite from Judy Blume has a fresh new look


Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare Cover Image
By Gene Barretta, Gene Barretta (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9780805099454
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - June 14th, 2016

President Abraham Lincoln grew up in a one-room log cabin. President John F. Kennedy was raised in the lap of luxury. One was a Republican and one a Democrat. They lived and served a hundred years apart.


The One and Only Ivan Cover Image
$6.39
ISBN: 9780061992278
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Published: HarperCollins - January 6th, 2015

Winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller

This unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship.


There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom Cover Image
$6.39
ISBN: 9780394805726
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Published: Yearling Books - August 12th, 1988

The beloved bestseller from Newbery Medalist and National Book Award winner Louis Sachar (Holes), with a brand-new cover

"Give me a dollar or I'll spit on you."


Tornado Cover Image
By Betsy Cromer Byars, Doron Ben-Ami (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780064420631
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - December 28th, 2004

A tornado appears in the distance, and Pete, the farmhand, gathers everyone into the storm cellar. While they wait for the storm to pass, he tells the family about the dog dropped down by a tornado when Pete was a boy. Named Tornado, Pete′s pet was no ordinary dog -- he played card tricks, saved a turtle′s life, and had a rivalry with the family cat.


You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! Cover Image
By Jonah Winter, Andre Carrilho (Illustrator)
$6.39
ISBN: 9780553498424
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dragonfly Books - March 8th, 2016

In this striking picture book biography, an old-timer tells us what made Sandy Koufax such an amazing baseball player. We learn that the beginning of his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers was rocky, that he was shy with his teammates, and experienced discrimination as one of the only Jews in the game.