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2nd/3rd Grade Reading Recomendations

  • A Quiet Place

    by Dan Andresen Year Published:
    Text and illustrations describe some of the special places that one can go to be quiet and alone and to imagine, such as a woods, a seashore, a library, or inside oneself.
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  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    by Judith Viorst Year Published:
    On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.
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  • Chrysanthemum

    by Kevin Henkes Year Published:
    Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.
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  • Is There Really a Human Race?

    by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell Year Published:
    While thinking about life as a race, a child wonders whether it is most important to finish first or to have fun along the way.
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  • Laura's Star

    by Klaus Baumgart Year Published:
    A lonely little girl befriends a star that has fallen out of the sky, but when the star begins to get sick she must allow it to return home.
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  • Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

    by Kevin Henkes Year Published:
    Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, but when he asks her to wait a while before showing the class her new purse, she does something for which she is very sorry later.
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  • Me First

    by Helen Lester Year Published:
    Pinkerton the pig always manages to be first until he rushes for a sandwich and it turns out to be not the edible kind.
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  • Stellaluna

    by Janell Cannon Year Published:
    Little Stellaluna is separated from her mother and ends up trying to fit in with a family of birds. Eventually, she learns that just because you have things in common doesn't mean you can't stay yourself - and just because you're different doesn't mean you can't be friends!
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  • The Giving Tree

    by Shel Silverstein Year Published:
    A young boy grows into manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.
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  • The Hello, Goodbye Window

    by Norman Juster Year Published:
    A little girl tells about the special kitchen window at her beloved Nanny and Poppy's house from which a person can see anyone or anything coming and going.
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  • The Lorax

    by Dr. Suess Year Published:
    The Lorax is what we would call a modern day environmentalist. He realizes that the environment cannot speak for itself until it is too late. He is committed to helping protect the environment because he loves the things that live there and values what he gains from the environment.
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  • Unlovable

    by Dan Yaccarino Year Published:
    When Alfred, a supposedly unlovable pug (or so the cat tells him) meets a new neighbor dog through the solid fence, he can't help himself: "My name is Alfred," he says. "I'm a golden retriever." As long as he can keep the fence between himself and Rex, Alfred is relaxed enough to get to know his new buddy. They share many likes (sleeping in the sun, dog food, and scratching) and dislikes (baths and the vet), and spend hours chatting. But then one day Rex decides to dig a hole under the fence so he can come over to Alfred's side. It's the moment of truth--will Rex find Alfred unlovable when he sees him face to face?
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