Multcolib Kids Picks: 2nd-3rd Grade--Fantastic Fiction
Annotation:Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa, amazing Africa, with her mother, father, twin brothers, grandmother, grandfather, aunties, uncles, and cousins. Short chapters tell universal stories whether you're in Africa or America.
Annotation:Rabbit is excited about the sleepover he has carefully planned for his friend Robot, but Robot has some different ideas about how things should go.
Annotation:Two roller-skating best friends--one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion.
Annotation:Despite what Dyamonde and Free say, Damaria worries that she is getting fat, until a classmate's problem with diabetes causes her to change her thoughts about body image.
Annotation:Korean American fourth-grader Clara Lee longs to be Little Miss Apple Pie, and when her luck seems suddenly to change for the better, she overcomes her fear of public speaking and enters the competition.
Annotation:It's dawn and time for bats to go to bed, but Fang's brother Fink can't sleep. Soon the whole family tries different bedtime stories to lull Fink to sleep.
Annotation:Freddie finds a mysterious package outside his apartment containing sneakers that allow him to run faster than a train, and inspire him to perform heroic deeds.
Annotation:A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.
Annotation:After Ruby Lu's deaf cousin, Flying Duck, and her parents come from China to live with Ruby’s family, Ruby finds life challenging as she adjusts to her new family, tries to mend her rocky relationship with her friend Emma, and faces various adventures in summer school.
Annotation:When Stink's parents win an aquarium sleepover, Stink and his two friends enjoy a scavenger hunt before trying to fall asleep while worrying about the frankensquid on the loose.
Annotation:A young girl who loves animals brings an abandoned duck egg to school, even though her teacher has banned her from bringing animals to school ever again.
Annotation:While Milo and Jazz, detectives-in-training, are at summer camps on the same lake, the mascot built by Milo's team for the color wars disappears.
Annotation:Stuey Lewis makes his way through second grade facing reading problems, pulling off a great Halloween caper, joining a soccer team, and more with the help of family, friends, and a special teacher.
Annotation:Lulu's parents refuse to give in when Lulu demands a brontosaurus for her birthday and so she sets out to find her own, but while the brontosaurus she finally meets approves of pets, he does not intend to be Lulu's.
Annotation:Third-grader EllRay is becoming famous for messing up, and when his little sister accidentally kills EllRay's class goldfish, and then EllRay forgets his teacher's read-aloud book at home, it only makes matters worse.
Annotation:Worried that he will not pass his math quiz on Monday, Frankie cannot find any time to study over the weekend. Comic strip illustrations are interspersed throughout the text.
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Popular fiction for 2nd and 3rd graders, from funny to poignant and everything in between. Many of these titles are part of series and available in books on CD, digital audio, or ebook formats. Search by the title to find more options!