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The White Stallion

The White Stallion by Elizabeth Shub Gretchen was headed out west with her family in the mid-1800s as part of a wagon train. She falls asleep in the warm sun and the horse she is riding wanders away from the … Continue reading

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The Snow Day from the Black Lagoon

The Snow Day from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler This is #11 in the Black Lagoon series. According to online sources this series ranges in difficulty from Guided Reading level N-P .  I’m shocked.  I consider this to be … Continue reading

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Stanley, Flat Again!

Stanley, Flat Again! by Jeff Brown This is a Guided Reading Level M, DRA 28. It is on level for the beginning of third grade. Alas, I cannot locate my copy of Flat Stanley, so we’re going with this follow-up … Continue reading

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Nate the Great on the Owl Express

Nate the Great on the Owl Express by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat & Mitchell Sharmat I’m afraid I needed a bit of a palate cleanser after reading You, so I went with Nate the Great. There are approximately 8 bajillion Nate … Continue reading

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The Chocolate Touch

The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling John Midas loves chocolate above all else.  One day he discovers a mysterious coin, and quickly thereafter, a previously unseen candy shop.  Using the magic coin to buy chocolate (what else), John unwittingly … Continue reading

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The Candy Corn Contest

The Candy Corn Contest by Patricia Riley Giff Richard’s teacher is holding a contest.  Whoever guesses how many candy corns are contained in the jar can take the whole thing home. Of course, there has to be some type of … Continue reading

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Mercy Watson to the Rescue

Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo Mr. and Mrs. Watson are very human people, who just happen to have a pig that they treat as a daughter.  One night, afraid of the dark, Mercy clambers into bed with … Continue reading

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Poppleton

Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant Cynthia Rylant is practically the queen of easy readers.  This is a lovely hybrid of picture book and chapter book, ideal for when your little reader wants to be reading chapter books but isn’t there yet. … Continue reading

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Cam Jansen: The Basketball Mystery

Cam Jansen: The Basketball Mystery by David Adler Cam and her friend Danny are headed to a basketball game. It is the coach’s last game, and will be followed by a party.  Many guests are there to honor the coach, … Continue reading

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Amelia Hits the Road

Amelia’s Are-We-There-Yet Longest Ever Car Trip by Marissa Moss Amelia Hits the Road and Amelia’s Are-We-There-Yet Longest Ever Car Trip appear to be the same book, but I cannot guarantee it, having only Amelia Hits the Road in my possession. … Continue reading

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