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    An ABC of Great Books: Grades 3-5
    Independent readers can zoom right through these chapter books from A to Z.

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    In this American masterpiece, a young boy finds adventure as he travels down the waters of the Mississippi.

    Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
    A chance encounter with a scruffy pooch transforms 10-year-old Opal's whole world — and heart.

    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
    A lovable pig forms a deep friendship with a thoughtful spider in this children's classic.

    The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper
    In this page-turning adventure and Newbery Honor book, 11-year-old Will Stanton is chosen to rid the world of evil.

    Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
    At birth, Ella received the addled fairy "gift" of obedience, but this spunky girl will not accept that fate without a fight.

    Frindle by Andrew Clements
    Laugh out loud as Nick aggravates his language arts teacher and attempts to invent a new word for "pen."

    Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
    Fall in love with Ginger, the smartest dog the Pye children have ever met, in this Newbery Medal winning book.

    Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
    Roy isn't happy about being the new kid again, but a mysterious barefoot boy and a sabotaged construction site lead him on a worthwhile adventure.

    Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
    In this powerful story of survival and self-discovery, a young Native American girl is left to fend for herself on a secluded island.

    Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
    In this adventurous coming-of-age story, a brave girl receives help from a pack of wild wolves when she gets lost in the Alaskan tundra.

    The Kid Who Became President by Dan Gutman
    See what it's like to be 12 years old and President of the United States in this wild what-if story.

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
    Enter the fantastic world of Narnia through an old wooden wardrobe and embrace the magic of this children's classic.

    Matilda by Roald Dahl
    Be charmed by this extraordinarily gifted 5 year old in another delightful tale by an acclaimed author.

    The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
    Join shy and awkward Bastian as he is literally pulled into an enchanted book and is given the important mission to save the land of Fantastica. 

    Out Standing in My Field by Patrick Jennings
    An honest and funny tale about a clumsy boy who loves baseball, but isn't so great at it.

    The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
    In this classic tale, a bored young boy enters a tollbooth that appears in his bedroom and is whisked away to an imaginative world filled with peculiar characters.

    Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
    When Ramona starts 3rd grade, it seems as though things are getting worse by the minute. But this spunky girl won't let anything bring her down.

    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    In this thoughtful and enchanting classic about transformation and love, a girl cultivates a hidden garden with the help of some new friends.

    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
    Follow Peter Hatcher in this humorous children's favorite as he deals with the mischief of his terribly adorable little brother, Fudge.

    Ulysses Moore #1: The Door to Time by Michael Merryweather
    In this story of suspense and mystery, twins Julia and Jason are determined to discover what lies behind a locked door in their new home.

    Varjak Paw by SF Said
    A Mesopotamian Blue cat walks away from his life of comfort to learn the Way of Jalal, a secret feline martial art, to save his family and hundreds of other cats from disaster.

    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
    Follow Meg and Charles Wallace as they travel through time to find their missing physicist father in this beloved classic.

    Xtreme Sports: Cutting Edge by E.J. Maxwell
    Perfect for your fan, this book provides profiles on some of the most popular extreme sports stars. Plus: photos, trivia, stats, and anecdotes.

    A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
    Mary Alice spends a year with her unpredictable Grandma Dowdel in this funny Newbery Honor book.

    Zombie Butts from Uranus by Andy Griffiths
    In this wildly hilarious space adventure, Zack must don his butt-fighting gear once again to battle a bunch of ruthless, undead derrieres.
    Timeless Chapter Books

    Do you remember the first book you started and couldn't put down? Introduce your child to those beloved books and series and connect them to generations of reading for pleasure.

    Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
    Meet the orphaned redhead who changes the lives of everyone she meets in her new Canadian hometown.

    Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
    See the world of the 19th century from a horse's eyes as Beauty grows from colt to carriage horse.

    The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
    A boy and a wild horse meet on a ship and stay together through adversity and amazing adventures.

    The Borrowers by Mary Norton
    Glimpse the minute Clock family in their hidden home beneath the floorboards.

    The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
    Four orphaned siblings make it on their own through hard work and a little luck.

    From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
    Claudia and her brother run away to live in a New York museum and discover a mysterious statue.

    Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
    See the world through the investigative eyes of Harriet, whose detailed notebook gets her in trouble with her friends.

    Heidi by Johanna Spyri
    Orphaned Heidi travels from aunt to grandfather and learns she prefers old country life to young city life.

    The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
    A magic cabinet brings a boy's toys to life with the help of a special key.

    James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
    Magical crystals make James's wicked aunts' tree grow a huge peach that yields an incredible new life.

    The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
    Caught between the white and Indian worlds, Hawkeye must battle to save innocent lives during a time of war.

    Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Learn about the history and lives of the early pioneers through Wilder's stories of her own life.

    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
    The four March sisters strive to accomplish their dreams even though it's not always easy as 19th-century women.

    The Littles by John Peterson
    The tiny people inside the walls have to befriend a cat — which could be a big problem!

    Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers
    The enchanting tale of the Banks children and the most magical nanny in England

    My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
    A whimsical tale of Elmer Elevator's exploits on his mission to rescue a baby dragon

    Nancy Drew Mysteries by Carolyn Keene
    Join teenage sleuth Nancy and her friends Ned, Bess, and George as they crack case after case.

    Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
    Fly to Never-Never Land with Tinkerbell and the Darling children and meet the Lost Boys and Captain Hook.

    Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
    Generous, mischievous, irrepressible Pippi dances with burglars, fights circus strongmen, and has hilarious hijinks.

    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
    An African-American family strives to stay strong in the face of hardships in the South in the 1930s.

    Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Set sail with Jim Hawkins for a high-seas adventure that crosses the path of Long John Silver.

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