Bookworm



Recommended Titles for 2nd & 3rd Graders

 



Mad about Madeline: the complete tales
by Bemelmans, Ludwig
PIC BEM
All five of the original Madeline stories are included in this sure-to-be-loved edition.

Ramona Quimby, Age 8
by Cleary, Beverly
J CLE
Ramona's third grade year at school will keep young readers laughing.

Owen & Mzee
by Hatkoff, Isabella
J 599.63 HAT
This is a great story about a baby hippopotamus orphaned by the tsunami and an unsociable 130 year old giant tortoise. The pictures show great details into their lives and eventual friendship.

The Water Horse
by King-Smith, Dick
J KIN
King-Smith is well known for his story Babe, but this is another great from the master of animal fiction. This fun story brings Scotland and the famous Loch Ness Monster to life.

Mrs. Katz and Tush
by Polacco, Patricia
PIC POL
A kitten helps an old woman and a young boy cross lines of culture and generation.

Tar Beach
by Ringgold, Faith
PIC RIN
Based on a quilt by the author, this beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Cassie's magical flight above Harlem, exploring African-American history through her journey.

Grandfather's Journey
by Say, Allen
PIC SAY
A Japanese American tells of his grandfather's journey to America, and of the love the family feels for both countries.

Where the Sidewalk Ends
by Silverstein, Shel
J 808.81 SIL
This most popular of children's poets will have the whole family laughing!

Charlotte's Web
by White, EB
J WHI
Loved by children for generations, this is the story of a pig in trouble, the girl who loves him, and the clever spider who saves him.