New Books for 3rd Graders

The Voyage of Turtle Rex by Kurt Cyrus

Reading Level: Ages 4 - 8

This clever picture book puts the life of the sea turtle in perspective, both size and time wise.  The words and pictures are equally well done.  Try the companion volume Tadpole Rex too!

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School! Adventures at the Harvey N. Trouble Elementary School by Kate NcMullan

Reading Level: Grade 2-4

Attention punsters! If puns make you snicker, read the adventures of Ron Faster, Viola Fuss, Izzy Normal, Iona Tricycle and many other punny characters in a school story that is long on groans!

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If you enjoyed this inane school story try;

Sideways Stories From Wayside School by Louis Sacher and

Miss Daisy is Crazy by Dan Gutmen

Dave the Potter by Laban Carrick Hill

Reading Level: Ages 5-10

Get a simple, powerful glimpse of a skilled artisan creating pottery. This actual artist also happens to be a slave, Dave, who "belongs to Mr. Miles" in the early 1800s. Dave speaks directly to us with some of his words left behind as inscriptions on his work. Poetic text and lush illustrations further bring Dave to life.

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