2nd & 3rd Grade Selections
Chocolate Dreams: Poems
Do you crave chocolate? This delightful book of poetry devoted to chocolate desserts will hit the spot.
Frogs & the Ballet
Expressive frogs and humorous phrases bring the ballet to life. A delightful look at the techniques and terms used in ballet.
The World's Greatest Elephant
Young Bram and his elephant, Modoc, are born on the same day in a small German town. This true story follows the adventures and eventual rise to circus stardom of the devoted friends.
Frankenstein (Monster Chronicles)
This Monster Chronicle explains the origin of Frankenstein’s monster and our continuing fascination with him. Read excerpts from Mary Shelly’s original tale and trivia about modern reworkings of this timeless classic.
The Dog That Called the Pitch
Mike and his dog, Harry, communicate using ESP. Much to their surprise, the umpire at their game shares their ability. When the umpire breaks his glasses, can Harry help him call the game fairly?
When eight-year old Casey’s big sister celebrates with a pajama party, Casey is bored and feels left out. She decides to throw her own, more exciting party.
Horrible Harry in Room 2B
Harry is a mischievous second grader who may come up with some horrible ideas, but he is always a good friend.
Beetle McGrady Eats Bugs
Beetle McGrady wants to explore like Marco Polo and Amelia Earhart. She is bold, she brave, she is daring, she is not so sure she really wants to eat a bug. Will she get another chance to explore the world of bugs?
Amelia Bedelia is a very helpful maid. But as the Brown family finds out, she takes things quite literally, dressing the chickens in suits and drawing the curtains in a sketchbook.
Skippyjon is a small cat with a big imagination. His ears are too big for his head; his head is too big for his body. Could he really be a Chihuahua after all?
The Case of the Gasping Garbage
Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey use their knowledge of science to solve the mystery of a monster in a classmate’s trashcan, to free a truck stuck under a bridge, and to solve several other problems.
Knights of the Kitchen Table
In the first book of the Time Warp Trio series, Joe and his friends Fred and Sam, are transported to King Arthur’s Britain. Can they survive a knight, a giant, and a dragon and get home in one piece?
Sideways Stories From Wayside School
When you build a school from sideways blueprints, you get Wayside School. The school is thirty classrooms stacked on top of each other and is full of strange and funny events. Short stories focus on students such as Jason, who is stuck in his seat by a wad of gum and Bebe who draws quickly but without artistic merit.
It is the first day of third grade and Judy Moody is in a bad mood. She does not want summer to end, her little brother, Stink, thinks he knows everything and she has no cool t-shirt to wear. Not one to stay down for long, Judy comes up with inventive solutions to her problems.