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Great Books for Grades 2 - 3

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Ivy and BeanBarrows, Annie
Ivy and Bean (Series)
The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to hide, Ivy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other.

Bertie’s Picture DayBrisson, Pat
Bertie’s Picture Day
Bertie tries to get spiffy for his class picture, but several disastrous events result in him looking "interesting" instead.

The Captain ContestChristopher, Matt
The Captain Contest
Dewey loves to draw and wants to enter the soccer team logo contest, but he does not want to win the grand prize--being team captain.

Ramona the BraveCleary, Beverly
Ramona the Brave
Six-year-old Ramona Quimby tries to cope with a teacher who doesn’t understand her lively spirit. She and the teacher finally come to an uneasy truce.

My Father’s Dragon Gannett, Ruth Styles
My Father’s Dragon
The story of a small boy’s trip to rescue an overworked dragon from a jungle filled with wild beasts.

The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse (A Chet Gecko Mystery series)Hale, Bruce
The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse (A Chet Gecko Mystery series)
When fellow fourth-grader Shirley Chameleon asks him to find her missing brother, Billy, Chet Gecko finds that Billy's disappearance is part of a larger plot, one that involves the Rat Sisters, a riddling junkyard dog, and a vicious Gila monster named Herman.

Pee Wee & PlushHurwitz, Johanna
Pee Wee & Plush
Pee Wee the guinea pig and his friend Lexi the squirrel help a new guinea pig adjust to life in the wilds of New York City's Central Park, but are unsure what to do about the approach of winter.

Lady Lollipop King-Smith, Dick
Lady Lollipop
A quick-witted swineherd and a pig named Lollipop are royally rewarded after they reform a spoiled princess.

Smasher King-Smith, Dick
Poor Smasher is a big, ugly dog that is always getting into trouble. Mrs. Buzzard wants to get rid of him. Can Farmer Buzzard find a way to save him?

Horrible Harry and the Locked ClosetKline, Suzy
Horrible Harry and the Locked Closet
Harry and his detective classmates try to find clues relating to a mysterious locked closet in Room 3B.

Pippi’s Extraordinary Ordinary DayLindgren, Astrid
Pippi’s Extraordinary Ordinary Day
When her friends Tommy and Annika have a day off from school, Pippi takes them on a far from ordinary picnic.

Judy MoodyMcDonald, Megan
Judy Moody (Series)
Judy doesn't have high hopes for the third grade, but she has an abundance of individuality. When Mr. Todd assigns the class a special Me Project, Judy gets the chance to really express herself.

Tippy LemmeyMcKissack, Pat
Tippy Lemmey
Set in 1951 Tennessee, this story from the award-winning author is based on a real dog she knew when she was growing up. Leanne, Paul, and Jeannie wage a war against Tippy Lemmey, a dog who chases them. But when Tippy Lemmey is in trouble, the kids are the only ones who can help him. Should they help their sworn enemy?

Down Girl and Sit: Smarter than SquirrelsNolan, Lucy
Down Girl and Sit: Smarter than Squirrels
Recounts the adventures of a rambunctious dog who thinks her name is Down Girl and her next-door neighbor, Sit, as they try to keep the world safe from dangerous squirrels, the paperboy, and a frightening creature named Here Kitty Kitty.

Frankenstein Makes a SandwichJ811.54 REX
Rex, Adam
Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich
Nineteen hilarious poems delve into the secret lives of Frankenstein, Wolfman, Dracula, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Bigfoot, Godzilla, and others.

ClementinePennypacker, Sara
Clementine, a not-so-common third grader, knows her way around the principal's office as well as she does the art-supply closet.

Robert and the Weird & Wacky FactsSeuling, Barbara
Robert and the Weird & Wacky Facts
Eight-year-old Robert spends much of his time memorizing trivia in hopes of becoming a contestant on "Instant Millionaire," and although nothing works out as he wished, he does get a chance to compete for a prize.

Hector Springs LooseShreeve, Elizabeth
Hector Springs Loose
One morning Hector Fuller is playing the piano in his wumblebug hole, as content as a bug can be when his home is taken over by a hopping flea circus!

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