2017-2018 Battle of the Books for 3rd grade (Kern County)

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Mr. Popper's Penguins Cover Image
$6.39
ISBN: 9780316058438
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown 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)
$4.79
ISBN: 9781481411028
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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


A Lion to Guard Us Cover Image
$6.39
ISBN: 9780064403337
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Published: HarperCollins - October 20th, 1989

The inspiring story 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. 


Tornado Cover Image
By Betsy Byars, Doron Ben-Ami (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780064420631
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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.


Muggie Maggie Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator)
$5.59
ISBN: 9780380710874
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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.


Molly's Pilgrim Cover Image
$3.19
ISBN: 9780688162801
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Published: HarperCollins - April 26th, 2005

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.


Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Puffin Modern Classics) Cover Image
By Eleanor Coerr, Ronald Himler (Illustrator)
$5.59
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


James and the Giant Peach Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
$6.39
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 (My Father's Dragon Trilogy) Cover Image
$5.59
ISBN: 9780440421214
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Published: Yearling Books - December 27th, 2005

The Newbery Honor-winning classic about a daring dragon rescue


The Invention of Hugo Cabret Cover Image
$19.99
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


The Boxcar Children Cover Image
$5.59
ISBN: 9780807508527
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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.


Charlotte's Web Cover Image
$7.19
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
$6.39
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. This edition features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams.


Tomas and the Library Lady (Dragonfly Books) Cover Image
By Pat Mora, Raul Colon (Illustrator)
$6.39
ISBN: 9780375803499
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Published: Dragonfly Books - February 22nd, 2000

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


Miss Rumphius: Story and Pictures (Picture Puffin Books) Cover Image
$6.39
ISBN: 9780140505399
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Published: Puffin Books - June 23rd, 2010

Alice made a promise to make the world a more beautiful place, then a seed of an idea is planted and blossoms into a beautiful plan. This beloved classic and celebration of nature--written by a beloved Caldecott winner--is lovelier than ever