2019-2020 Battle of the Books for 3rd grade (Kern County)
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This Newbery Honor-winning novel, with over 1 million copies sold, now celebrates its 80th anniversary with a new look and interior illustrations!
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.
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.
From Newbery Medal-winning author Betsy Byars comes a sweet, entertaining story that will touch the heart of dog lovers at any age.
A tornado appears in the distance, and the family quickly gathers into the storm cellar. The storm rages outside, but Pete, the farmhand, knows this is the perfect time to tell his stories about a dog named Tornado.
In this humorous and relatable novel from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, a girl must overcome her rebellious attitude toward learning cursive.
“An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable.” —Booklist, starred review
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.
As Molly nears her first Thanksgiving in the New World, she doesn't find much to be thankful for. Her classmates giggle at her Yiddish accent and make fun of her unfamiliarity with American ways.
From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG!
The Newbery Honor-winning classic about a daring dragon rescue!
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.
Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read.
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. This edition features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams.
2008 Caldecott Medal winner
The groundbreaking debut novel from bookmaking pioneer, Brian Selznick!
$6.79ISBN: 9780375803499Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dragonfly Books - February 22nd, 2000
A Common Core Exemplar Text by an award-winning author-illustrator teamPotentially Unavailable: Email or call Russo's for price and availabilityISBN: 9781620141656Availability: BackorderedPublished: Lee & Low Books - March 15th, 2014
Armando's family is pepenadores, trash pickers, living off things they can use, recycle, and sell from the city trash dump. Armando works with his father to help support the family, but he also finds things for himself--pencil stubs, a notebook, and an old paint set--with which to write and paint. One summer Se or David arrives and begins teaching school on a blue tarp spread on the ground.