Book List 2-3 Grades 2018-19

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Non-Battle of the Books titles may also be ordered at the same time if you so desire.

Blind Tom: The Horse Who Helped Build the Great Railroad Cover Image
ISBN: 9780878425587
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mountain Press Publishing Company - July 15th, 2009

Everyone knows that trains helped build the West, but few know the story of Blind Tom, a sightless workhorse who pulled flatcars for construction crews on the world�s first transcontinental rail-road. Stalwartly pulling his heavy load through rain, mud, and snow, Tom contributed in his own way to American history.

Bobbie the Wonder Dog: A True Story Cover Image
By Tricia Brown, Cary Porter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781943328369
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Published: Westwinds Press - April 12th, 2016

This is the amazing true story of Bobbie the Wonder Dog, a legend in his own time who warmed the hearts of a nation. The Scotch collie mix was lost on a family trip from Oregon to Indiana in 1923 and walked all the way home, a six-month and almost 2,800-mile journey, to return to the people he loved.

Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team Cover Image
By Audrey Vernick, Steven Salerno (Illustrator)
Potentially Unavailable: Email or call Russo's for price and availability
ISBN: 9780547385570
Availability: Backordered
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.

Clementine Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780786838837
Availability: Backordered
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 15th, 2008

This New York Times bestselling chapter book series has been keeping readers engaged and laughing for more than a decade with over one million copies sold!

Clementine is NOT having a good week.

Freckle Juice Cover Image
By Judy Blume, Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Illustrator)
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.

Invisible Inkling Cover Image
By Emily Jenkins, Harry Bliss (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061802225
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 24th, 2012

From award-winning author Emily Jenkins and New York Times bestselling illustrator Harry Bliss comes the first book in a sweet, quirky chapter book series about a boy and his invisible friend, Inkling. Perfect for fans of Clementine and Ivy and Bean. This series is a great choice for emerging readers who are ready for chapter books.

The Knights of the Kitchen Table #1 (Time Warp Trio #1) Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780142400432
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Published: Puffin Books - September 30th, 1998

Everyone’s favorite time-travelers are changing their styles!  The Time Warp Trio series now features a brand-new, eye-catching design, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszka’s wacky brand of humor.

Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House (R) #1) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780679824114
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 1992

The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system!

Where did the tree house come from?

Miss Rumphius Cover Image
ISBN: 9780140505399
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Published: Puffin Books - November 6th, 1985

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!

Molly's Pilgrim Cover Image
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.

The Patchwork Quilt Cover Image
By Valerie Flournoy, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780803700970
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Published: Dial Books - March 29th, 1985

Twenty years ago Valerie Flournoy and Jerry Pinkney created a warmhearted intergenerational story that became an award-winning perennial. Since then children from all sorts of family situations and configurations continue to be drawn to its portrait of those bonds that create the fabric of family life.

The Sword in the Tree Cover Image
By Clyde Robert Bulla, Bruce Bowles (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780064421324
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Published: HarperCollins - May 3rd, 2000

Best-selling author Clyde Robert Bulla's classic, finely-crafted Arthurian tale with its sword fights, dark and dangerous dungeon, roguish knaves, action-packed showdowns and tales of dangerous feats, will appeal to emerging readers who are ready for chapter books and reluctant tween readers alike.