2020-2021 Battle of the Books for 3rd grade (Kern County)

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Mr. Popper's Penguins Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780316058438
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 2nd, 1992

This Newbery Honor-winning novel, with over 1 million copies sold, now celebrates its 80th anniversary with a new look and interior illustrations!


Freckle Juice Cover Image
By Judy Blume, Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Illustrator)
$5.09
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!

More than anything in the world, Andrew Marcus wants freckles. His classmate Nicky has freckles—they cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck. But when Andrew asks Nicky where he got them, Nicky just says he was born with them.


A Lion to Guard Us Cover Image
$5.94
ISBN: 9780064403337
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Published: HarperCollins - October 23rd, 2018

The inspiring classic that The New Yorker called "an exciting tale [with] top-notch writing," about one girl facing harsh conditions and huge responsibility as she brings her family to the American colonies. This chapter book is an excellent choice to share during homesc


Tornado Cover Image
By Betsy Byars, Doron Ben-Ami (Illustrator)
$4.24
ISBN: 9780064420631
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Published: HarperCollins - February 4th, 2020

From Newbery Medal-winning author Betsy Byars comes a sweet, entertaining story that will touch the heart of dog lovers at any age. This chapter book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 6 to 8 who are ready to read independently.


Muggie Maggie Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9780380710874
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperCollins - April 14th, 2015

In this humorous and relatable novel from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, a girl must overcome her rebellious attitude toward learning cursive. This chapter book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 7 to 9 who are reading independently.


Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Puffin Modern Classics) Cover Image
By Eleanor Coerr, Ronald Himler (Illustrator)
$5.94
ISBN: 9780142401132
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Published: Puffin Books - April 12th, 2004

 “An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable.” —Booklist, starred review


Molly's Pilgrim Cover Image
By Barbara Cohen, Jennifer Bricking (Illustrator)
$4.24
ISBN: 9780062870940
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Published: HarperCollins - September 4th, 2018

A modern Thanksgiving classic about an immigrant girl who comes to identify with the story of the Pilgrims, as she seeks religious freedom and a home in a new land. Now with a gorgeous new cover and lovely interior illustrations.


James and the Giant Peach Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9780142410363
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Published: Puffin Books - August 16th, 2007

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG!


My Father's Dragon Cover Image
$5.94
ISBN: 9780440421214
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Published: Yearling - December 27th, 2005

The Newbery Honor-winning classic about a daring dragon rescue!


The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$5.94
ISBN: 9780807508527
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - January 1st, 1989

The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.


Charlotte's Web Cover Image
$7.64
ISBN: 9780064400558
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Published: HarperCollins - April 10th, 2012

Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read.


Little House in the Big Woods Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780064400015
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Published: HarperCollins - April 8th, 2008

Based on the real-life adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in the award-winning Little House series, which has captivated generations of readers.


The Invention of Hugo Cabret  Cover Image
$21.24
ISBN: 9780439813785
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2007

2008 Caldecott Medal winner



The groundbreaking debut novel from bookmaking pioneer, Brian Selznick!



Tomas and the Library Lady Cover Image
By Pat Mora, Raul Colón (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9780375803499
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dragonfly Books - February 22nd, 2000

A Common Core Exemplar Text by an award-winning author-illustrator team


Armando and the Blue Tarp School Cover Image
$9.31
ISBN: 9781620141656
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Lee & Low Books - March 15th, 2014

The story of a young Mexican boy living in a colonia (trash dump community) who takes the first steps toward realizing his dream of getting an education.