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Third Grade Books

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A Crazy Mixed-Up Spanglish Day - Marisa Montes; Joe Cepeda (Illustrator)
Call Number: CMC PZ 7 .M76365 Cr 2003
ISBN: 0439475198
Publication Date: 2003-04-01
Move over Dora the Explorer. Out of the way Junie B. Gabí está aquí! A school and family-based Little Apple series with a funny, spunky Latina main character--a wonderful first for Scholastic! With her friends and familia by her side, Gabi* is ready for anything--sort of. Maritza Gabriela Morales Mercado (Gabi for short) has big problemas. Her worst enemy, Johnny Wiley, is driving her crazy. He makes fun of her name. He picks on her friends. And now Gabi has to spend an entire month working with him on a school project! Gabi is so upset she can't even talk straight. Her English words keep getting jumbled up with her Spanish words. Now she's speaking a crazy mix of both, and no one knows what she's saying! Will Gabi ever make sense again? Or will she be tongue-tied forever?

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Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon - Paula Danziger; Tony Ross (Illustrator)
Call Number: CMC PZ 7 .D2394 Am 1994
ISBN: 059045899X
Publication Date: 1995-07-01
Amber Brown and Justin Daniels are best friends. They sit next to each other in school, help each other with fractions and spelling, and always stick up for one another. But when Justin finds out that he is moving away, everything begins to change.

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Class Clown - Johanna Hurwitz; Sheila Hamanaka (Illustrator)
Call Number: CMC PZ 7 .H9574 Cl 1987
ISBN: 0688067239
Publication Date: 1987-05-29
Lucas Cott is one of the smartest kids in Mrs. Hockaday's third grade -- but he is also the most rambunctious. Lucas doesn't mean to be the class clown, so he promises to try to behave, even though it doesn't sound like much fun. With the best intentions, Lucas still manages to cause the unexpected when he accidentally lets a yardful of autumn leaves loose in his classroom, gets his head stuck in a chair during a school assembly, and even makes a daring bet with Cricket, the class brain. But when Mrs. Hockaday assigns him the part of a clown in their class circus, Lucas knows he would be better as the ringmaster. Can he convince his teacher, or will he always be just the class clown? This is a warm and funny story about a boy who learns that there's a time and place for everything -- even humor.

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Earthquake in the Third Grade - Laurie Myers; Karen Ritz (Illustrator)
Call Number: CMC PZ 7 .M9873 Ear 1993
ISBN: 0395928664
Publication Date: 1998-09-21
You never know when disaster is going to strike. It happens when John Jacobs accidentally knocks over his ant farm, causing an "earthquake' that endangers the lives of his buddies Big Jim, Digger, and Pea Brain. It happens again with a second "earthquake" of a different kind: John's all-time favorite teacher, mrs. Lucas, announces that she's moving. John and his friends Buzzy and kate try everything they can think of to keep Mrs. Lucas from leaving. They even concot a daring plan to sneak into the teacher's lounge while avoiding Mrs. Washburn, the biggest and meanest teacher in school. Will it work? If not, will they be able to deal with the consequences?

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Macbeth for Kids - Lois Burdett
Call Number: CMC PR 2878 .M3 B87 1996
ISBN: 0887532799
Publication Date: 1996-09-01
"Who is William Shakespeare?" For more than 20 years, Lois Burdett has asked that question of her elementary school students in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, leading them on a voyage of discovery that brings the Bard to life for boys and girls ages seven and up. Macbeth for Kids, written in rhyming couplets is suitable for staging as class plays as well as reading aloud.

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Ramona Forever - Beverly Cleary; Alan Tiegreen (Illustrator); Tracy Dockray (Illustrator); Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
Call Number: CMC PZ 7 .C5792 Raig 1984
ISBN: 0688037852
Publication Date: 2013-03-19
Life can move pretty fast—especially when you're in the third grade, your teenage sister's moods drive you crazy, and your mom has a suspicious secret she just won't share. Plus, Mr. Quimby's new job offer could have the entire family relocating. It's a lot to handle for Ramona. But whatever trial comes her way, Ramona can count on one thing for sure—she'll always be Ramona…forever! Newbery Medal winner Beverly Cleary continues to amuse readers with her wonderful, blunderful Ramona Quimby! Supports the Common Core State Standards

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Ramona Quimby, Age 8 - Beverly Cleary; Alan Tiegreen (Illustrator)
Call Number: CMC PZ 7 .C5792 Rais 1982
ISBN: 0380709562
Publication Date: 2013-03-19
In this Newbery Honor Book from beloved author Beverly Cleary, eight-year-old Ramona Quimby's zest for life is infectious as ever. Whether speaking her mind to her third-grade teacher, or befriending her schoolyard bully, Ramona can't be kept down! Then one day an embarrassing incident in the classroom leaves Ramona completely humiliated. Can she bounce back from this one? Supports the Common Core State Standards

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Romeo and Juliet for Kids - Lois Burdett; William Shakespeare (Based on a play by)
Call Number: CMC PR 2878 .R65 B87 1998
ISBN: 1552092445
Publication Date: 1998-09-01
"Who is William Shakespeare?" For more than 20 years, Lois Burdett has asked that question of her elementary school students in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, leading them on a voyage of discovery that brings the Bard to life for boys and girls ages seven and up. Romeo and Juliet for Kids, written in rhyming couplets is suitable for staging as class plays as well as reading aloud.

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The Gold-Threaded Dress - Carolyn Marsden; Carolyn Mackler
Call Number: CMC PZ 7 .M35135 Go 2002
ISBN: 0763615692
Publication Date: 2002-02-18
A young girl from Thailand finds that there are many shades to being American in this poignant story about longing to belong. In Thailand she was named Oy, but here in America the teachers call her Olivia. Other things are not so easy to change, however. When Oy draws a self-portrait that has brown hair and eyes round as coins, her classmate Frankie makes fun and calls her Chinese. And the popular girl, Liliandra, barely speaks to her, until she learns that Oy has something very special: a Thai dancing dress from her grandmother, shimmering with pink silk and golden threads that make her look like a princess. Will Oy risk shaming her family to win Liliandra’s approval - and be part of the club she has envied from afar? With compassion and rare insight, Carolyn Marsden tells a simple tale about a young girl who searches for acceptance in a complex culture, while learning to treasure all that she is.

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The Math Wiz - Betsy Duffey; Janet Wilson (Illustrator)
Call Number: CMC PZ 7 .D876 Mat 1990
ISBN: 0140386475
Publication Date: 1997-10-01
Does "Math Wiz" have to equal "Sports Dud"? Marty Malone thinks no problem is too complicated for him. Then he starts third grade--and learns that being a math wiz won't stop him from getting picked last in gym class. Kids like tom Ballan are so much better at sports that Marty will never be able to catch up. Trying harder doesn't work. Trying to get out of gym doesn't work. But what if Marty makes a friend in class? And what if that friend is a math wiz, too?

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The Tempest for Kids - Lois Burdett
Call Number: CMC PR 2878 .T4 B87 1999
ISBN: 1552093557
Publication Date: 1999-09-01
The Tempest is an exciting tale of jealousy and betrayal, magic and romance, repentance and forgiveness, and has all the elements necessary to ignite a young child's imagination and creative energy. By her use of rhyming couplets, Lois Burdett has once again succeeded in transforming Shakespeare's complex verse into a format readily understood by children. Children's enthusiasm toward Burdett's adapted Shakespeare is evident in the wonderful drawings and anecdotes created by her Grade 2 and 3 students at Hamlet Elementary School in Stratford, Ontario. Together with the five other books in the successful and beautifully produced Shakespeare Can Be Fun! series, The Tempest will delight teachers, parents and children.

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What Your Third Grader Needs to Know: fundamentals of a good third-grade education - E. D. Hirsch
Call Number: LB 1571 .W43 2002 G.3
ISBN: 0385336268
Publication Date: 2002-05-28
Give your child a smart start with What Your Third Grader Needs to Know nbsp; What should your child learn in the third grade? How can you help him or her at home? This book answers these important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that thousands of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American third graders. Featuring sixteen pages of full-color illustrations, a bolder, easier-to-follow format, and a thoroughly updated curriculum, What Your Third Grader Needs to Know is designed for parents and teachers to enjoy with children. Hundreds of thousands of children have benefited from the Core Knowledge Series. This edition, featuring a new Introduction, gives today's generation of third graders the advantage they need to make progress in school and to establish an approach to learning that will last a lifetime. In this book you'll discover nbsp; * Favorite poems--old and new, from the traditional Mother Goose rhyme "For Want of Nail" to Lewis Carroll's whimsical poem "The Crocodile" * Literature--including Native American stories, African folktales, European fairy tales, classic myths from ancient Greece, stories from ancient Rome, and more * Learning about language--the basics of written English, including sentence structure, parts of speech, and a first look at writing a report or letter * World and American history and geography--journey down the great rivers of Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, visit ancient Rome, and experience the earliest days of America with the Pilgrims and Native Americans * Visual arts--an introduction to masterworks by Rembrandt, Henri Matisse, Mary Cassatt, and others, with full-color reproductions and fun, do-it-yourself activities * Music--the fundamentals of appreciating, reading, and making music, plus great composers, instruments, and sing-along lyrics for songs such as "A Bicycle Built for Two" and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" * Math--stimulating lessons ranging from counting money to solving division problems, numbers through 100,000, graphs, and the metric system * Science--fascinating discussions on the natural world, the cycles of life, the human body and its systems, and the environment, with accompanying activities and stories about famous scientists such as Copernicus and Alexander Graham Bell

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Why Pick on Me? - Louis Sachar; Barbara Sullivan (Illustrator)
Call Number: CMC PZ 7 .S1185 Mar 1993
ISBN: 0679819479
Publication Date: 1993-02-16
Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin is shunned by his classmates, best friends, and teacher after he is unfairly fingered as a nose-picker by the class bully.


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Fourth Grade Books

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Amber Brown Goes Fourth - Paula Danziger; Tony Ross (Illustrator)
Call Number: CMC PZ 7 .D2394 Al 1995
ISBN: 0590934252
Publication Date: 1996-10-01
It's a new school year, and Amber Brown is on the lookout for a new best friend and a way to deal with her parents' recent divorce. Using funny dialogue and great characters, Paula Danziger explores common issues for young children. Illustrations.

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Ella Fitzgerald: the tale of a vocal virtuosa - Andrea Davis Pinkney; Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)
Call Number: CMC ML 3930 .F5 P56 2002
ISBN: 0786805684
Publication Date: 2002-04-01
Ella Fitzgerald began her life as a singer on the stage of the Apollo Theater when she was just seventeen years old. Her rich voice and vocal innovations brought her fame and a remarkable career than spanned half a century and won her generations of fans around the world. Acclaimed author Andrea Davis Pinkney has told Ella's inspiring story in the voice of Scat Cat Monroe, a feline fan whose imagined narrative sings with the infectious rhythms of scat. Two-time Caldecott Honor winner Brian Pinkney's dramatic perspectives and fantastical images offer a jazzy improvisation all their own.

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Fourth Grade Is a Jinx - Colleen O'Shaughnessy McKenna
Call Number: CMC PZ 7 .M478675 Fo 1989
ISBN: 0590417363
Publication Date: 1990-07-01
When Collette's teacher has an accident, her mother becomes the substitute. Collette hates being called teacher's pet and she's embarraassed when her mother starts a fire during a science experiment. It looks like fourth grade is a jinx!

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The Ghost in Room 11 - Betty Ren Wright; Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
Call Number: CMC PZ 7 .W933 Gef 1998
ISBN: 0823413187
Publication Date: 1998-01-01
When his family moves to a small town near Milwaukee, Matt's efforts to fit into his new fourth-grade class are complicated by his poor spelling and his encounter with the ghost of one of the school's former teachers.

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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - Judy Blume
Call Number: CMC PZ 7 .B6265 Tal 2003
ISBN: 0142302317
Publication Date: 2003-05-12
Debates on the meaning of religious belief in an advanced technological age have established the emergence of religion as a fact of daily life. The nineteenth-century imagery of "warfare" between science and religion is long dismissed. Emphasizing this fact of the continuing relevance and importance of religion as a driving force in contemporary life is the stunning emergence on the world scene of militant Muslim beliefs in a period of relatively inactive religious belief elsewhere. In this volume of Culture and Civilization, religion is examined in the context of post-modern societies. The collection of essays is divided by themes: religions, civilizations, cultures, and the history of ideas. The contributors William Donohue, Simon Kuznets, A. L. Kroeber, Greg Mills, Yoani Sánchez, Murray Weidenbaum, Andreas Herberg-Rothe, Daniel Bell, John W. Gardner, John Charles, and Liu Xiaobo's discuss a variety of topics, with titles including "The Catholic Church and Sexual Abuse," "Why is Africa Poor?," "Freedom and Exchange in Communist Cuba," and the "Economic Structure and the Life of the Jews." This volume concludes with a grouping of review essays on famous figures ranging from Crane Brinton and Herbert Spencer to Max Gluckman and Hannah Arendt. The volume as a whole projects a sense of the future and avoids hysteria about the past. The contributors have a sharp edge and speak in a critical voice to the dilemmas of the present world order.

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Teacher's Pet - Johanna Hurwitz; Sheila Hamanaka (Illustrator)
Call Number: CMC PZ 7 .H9574 Te 1988
ISBN: 0590420313
Publication Date: 1989-09-01
Nine-year-old Cricket's expectations of being, as always, the teacher's favorite student are dashed by the arrival of an unusual new girl in her fourth-grade class.

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What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know : fundamentals of a good fourth-grade education - E. D. Hirsch
Call Number: LB 1571 .W43 2004 G.4
ISBN: 0385497202
Publication Date: 2004-08-31
With thirty-two pages of full-color illustrations, a bolder, easier-to-follow format, and a thoroughly updated curriculum, WHAT YOUR FOURTH GRADER NEEDS TO KNOW, REVISED EDITION, reflects the Core Knowledge Foundation’s ongoing commitment to providing a solid educational foundation for today’s elementary school students. WHAT YOUR FOURTH GRADER NEEDS TO KNOW, REVISED EDITION, covers the basics of language arts, history and geography, visual arts, music, math, and science. A collection of American speeches, tales from around the world, math problems, and biographies of famous scientists add to the book’s usefulness and enhance the pleasure of both adult and child as they work together. Hundreds of thousands of children have benefited from the Core Knowledge series. This revised edition gives a new generation of fourth graders the knowledge they need to make progress in school and establish an approach to learning that will last a lifetime.


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