Medium Plus 24 Book List 3-4 Grades 2017-18

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

Because of Winn-Dixie Cover Image
$6.39
ISBN: 9780763680862
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - December 8th, 2015

A classic tale by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, America's beloved storyteller.


Bobbie the Wonder Dog: A True Story Cover Image
By Tricia Brown, Cary Porter (Illustrator)
$13.59
ISBN: 9781943328369
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Published: Westwinds Press - April 12th, 2016

Bob was an average-looking collie puppy in every way, except for his bobbed tail . . . and maybe that's why the Brazier family named him Bob, or Bobbie.


But he was average in no other way.


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.


Boxes for Katje (Rise and Shine) Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9780374309220
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - July 13th, 2010

Simple seeds of friendship grow into something extraordinary


Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team Cover Image
By Audrey Vernick, Steven Salerno (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9780547385570
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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. They loved the game, but more important, they cared for


By the Great Horn Spoon Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9780316286121
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 30th, 1988

For fans of the I Survived series--a rollicking adventure from the California Gold Rush


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.


Clementine Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$4.79
ISBN: 9780786838837
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - February 15th, 2008


Clementine is having not so good of a week.


Fourth Grade Rats Cover Image
$4.79
ISBN: 9780545464789
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - August 1st, 2012

Fourth graders are tough. They aren't afraid of spiders. They say no to their moms. They push first graders off the swings. And they never, ever cry.
Suds knows that now he's in fourth grade, he's supposed to be a rat. But whenever he tries to act like one, something goes wrong. Can Suds's friend Joey teach him to toughen up... or will Suds remain a fourth grade wimp?


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


I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (I Survived #5) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780545206990
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - March 1st, 2012

Ten-year-old Leo loves being a newsboy in San Francisco -- not only does he get to make some money to help his family, he's free to explore the amazing, hilly city as it changes and grows with the new century. Horse-drawn carriages share the streets with shiny new automobiles, new businesses and families move in every day from everywhere, and anything seems possible.


The Knights of the Kitchen Table #1 (Time Warp Trio #1) Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
$4.79
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.


Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare Cover Image
By Gene Barretta, Gene Barretta (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9780805099454
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - June 14th, 2016

President Abraham Lincoln grew up in a one-room log cabin. President John F. Kennedy was raised in the lap of luxury. One was a Republican and one a Democrat. They lived and served a hundred years apart.


Mr. Popper's Penguins Cover Image
$6.39
ISBN: 9780316058438
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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


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.


My Father's Dragon (My Father's Dragon Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$6.36
ISBN: 9780394890487
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - November 12th, 1987

When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of an overworked and underappreciated baby flying dragon, he stows away on a ship and travels to Wild Island to rescue the dragon.

This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Stories) in Appendix B.


The Patchwork Quilt Cover Image
By Valerie Flournoy, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
$14.39
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.


Phineas L. Macguire ...Erupts! (Phineas L. Macguire... #1) Cover Image
$6.39
ISBN: 9781416947349
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2007

Here's what you need to know about Phineas L. MacGuire, boy-scientist extraordinaire, aka Mac:

1. He's allergic to purple, telephone calls, and girls, and can prove it.

2. He's probably the world's expert on mold, including which has the highest stink potential.


Sheep Cover Image
$6.39
ISBN: 9780312561161
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Published: Square Fish - April 28th, 2009

The sheep closed in around him like a big, woolly blanket. The puppy had never been so scared or so excited in his life. Soon he was racing, feinting, dodging--learning what it means to be one of the proud breed of Border collies, the finest sheepherders in the world. Then, almost overnight, his life is turned upside down.


The One and Only Ivan Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9780061992278
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Published: HarperCollins - January 6th, 2015

Winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller!

This unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship.


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.


Tricking the Tallyman Cover Image
$6.39
ISBN: 9780385755191
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Published: Dragonfly Books - January 7th, 2014

Are kids interested in learning about the very first American census? Probably not. Do young readers clamor for stories set in the very, very olden days of the late 18th century? Uh, not really. Okay, but do they like nutty cat-and-mouse trickery, wacky slapstick, and animals disguised as people?


Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the True Story of an American Feud Cover Image
By Larry Day (Illustrator), Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
$13.59
ISBN: 9780525479031
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - December 8th, 2011

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were good friends with very different personalities. But their differing views on how to run the newly created United States turned them into the worst of friends. They each became leaders of opposing political parties, and their rivalry followed them to the White House.


You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! Cover Image
By Jonah Winter, Andre Carrilho (Illustrator)
$6.39
ISBN: 9780553498424
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Published: Dragonfly Books - March 8th, 2016

In this striking picture book biography, an old-timer tells us what made Sandy Koufax such an amazing baseball player. We learn that the beginning of his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers was rocky, that he was shy with his teammates, and experienced discrimination as one of the only Jews in the game.