2018-2019 Battle of the Books for 3rd grade (Kern County)

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Mr. Popper's Penguins Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780316058438
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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
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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!

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
$6.79
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)
$4.24
ISBN: 9780064420631
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Published: HarperCollins - December 28th, 2004

From Newbery Medal-winning author Betsy Byars comes a sweet, entertaining story that will touch the heart of dog lovers at any age.


Muggie Maggie Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator)
$5.94
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
$3.39
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)
$5.94
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


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 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!



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. This edition features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams.


Tomas and the Library Lady Cover Image
By Pat Mora, Raul Colon (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9780375803499
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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
$8.46
ISBN: 9781620141656
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Published: 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 Senor David arrives and begins teaching school on a blue tarp spread on the ground.