Third Grade: Now Try These

Bless This Mouse

By Lois Lowry

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Mouse Mistress Hildegarde musters all her ingenuity to keep a large colony of church mice safe from the exterminator and to see that they make it through the dangerous Blessing of the Animals.
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Clementine

By Sara Pennypacker

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Clementine is having not so good of a week. On Monday she’s sent to the principal’s office for cutting off Margaret’s hair. Tuesday, Margaret’s mother is mad at her. Wednesday, she’s sent to the principal&again. Thursday, Margaret stops speaking to her. Friday starts with yucky eggs and gets worse. And by Saturday, even her mother is mad at her. Okay, fine. Clementine is having a DISASTROUS week.
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Cloud Tea Monkeys

By Mal Peet

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When her mother becomes too ill to harvest tea on the nearby plantation, Shenaz is too small to fill in, but when she tells the monkeys she has befriended why she is sad, they bring her a basket filled with rare and valuable wild tea.
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Moving Day

By Meg Cabot

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When nine-year-old Allie Finkle's parents announce that they are moving her and her brothers from their suburban split-level into an ancient Victorian in town, Allie's sure her life is over. She's not at all happy about having to give up her pretty pink wall-to-wall carpeting for creaky floorboards and creepy secret passageways-not to mention leaving her modern, state-of-the-art suburban school for a rundown, old-fashioned school just two blocks from her new house.
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Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little

By Peggy Elizabeth Gifford

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With summer coming to an end, Moxy Maxwell does a hundred different things to avoid reading her assigned summer reading book.
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Nikki and Deja

By Karen English

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When an arrogant new girl comes to school, best friends Nikki and Deja decide to form a club that would exclude her but find the results not what they expected.
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Sidekicks

By Dan Santat

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When Captain Amazing feels he's getting too old to be a reliable superhero, he tries to hire a new sidekick, but his pets have different ideas.

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Snook Alone

By Marilyn Nelson

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Through the power of faith, a monk named Abba Jacob and his loyal rat terrier, Snook, are reunited after being separated by a ferocious storm.
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Summer According to Humphrey

By Betty G. Birney

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When Humphrey hears that school is ending, he can't believe his ears. What's a classroom hamster to do if there's no more school? It turns out that Mrs. Brisbane has planned something thrilling for Humphrey and Og the frog: they're going to Camp Happy Hollow with Ms. Mac and lots of the kids from Room 26! Camp is full of FUN-FUN-FUN new experiences, but it's also a little scary. There are fur-raising wild sounds and smells, and there's something called the Howler to watch out for. Humphrey is always curious about new adventures, but could camp be too wild even for him?
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The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors

By Chris Barton

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The story of Joe and Bob Switzer who experimented with ultraviolet lights and flourescent paints and invented a new kind of color called Day-Glo.
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