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Multcolib Kids Picks: 2nd-3rd Grade: Fantastic Fiction

Attack of the Ninja Frogs
Attack of the Ninja Frogs By Vernon, Ursula (Book - 2010 ) j VERNON 2010 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 12 copies

Annotation:When Suki the salamander--the new foreign exchange student--is being stalked by ninja frogs, Danny, Wendell the iguana, and Suki travel to Great-grandfather Dragonbreath's home in mythical Japan to find a solution for the problem.

Keena Ford and the Secret Journal Mix-up
Keena Ford and the Secret Journal Mix-up By Thomson, Melissa (Book - 2010 ) jE Reader THOMSON 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:When she accidentally leaves her journal in Tiffany's apartment, Keena is afraid that Tiffany will reveal all of her secrets.

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat
Ottoline and the Yellow Cat By Riddell, Chris (Book - 2007 ) j RIDDELL Available in some locations

Annotation:Meet Ottoline Brown and her best friend, Mr. Munroe. No puzzle is ever too tricky for the two of them to solve.

Sweet and Sunny
Sweet and Sunny By Paratore, Coleen (Book - 2010 ) j PARATORE 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Despite facing a host of problems, old and new, optimistic third-grader Sunny continues her quest to create a national Kid's Day and improve other holidays, especially the upcoming Valentine's Day, while bringing joy to those around her.

Who Will I Be, Lord?
Who Will I Be, Lord? By Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux (Book - 2009 ) jE NELSON 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:A young girl recalls the stories she has been told about the members of her family and wonders what kind of person she will become.

Looking Like Me
Looking Like Me By Myers, Walter Dean (Book - 2009 ) jE MYERS 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Jeremy sets out to discover all of the different "people" that make him who he is, including brother, son, writer, and runner.

Three Stories You Can Read to your Cat
Three Stories You Can Read to your Cat By Miller, Sara Swan (Book - 1997 ) jE Reader MILLER Available in some locations

Annotation:A cat hears three stories about a dull rainy day, a yummy bug, and a good day of destruction in the house.

Stitchin' and Pullin'
Stitchin' and Pullin' A Gee's Bend Quilt By McKissack, Pat (Book - 2007 ) jE MCKISSACK 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:As a young African American girl pieces her first quilt together, the history of her family, community, and the struggle for justice and freedom in Gee's Bend, Alabama unfolds.

Stink
Stink Solar System Superhero By McDonald, Megan (Book - 2010 ) j MCDONALD 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:When Stink discovers that Pluto has been downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet, he launches a campaign in his classroom to restore its status to that of a full-fledged member of the solar system.

Word After Word After Word
Word After Word After Word By MacLachlan, Patricia (Book - 2010 ) j MACLACHLA 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Every school day feels the same for fourth graders Lucy and Henry and Evie and Russell and May. Then Ms. Mirabel comes to their class-bringing magical words and a whole new way of seeing and understanding.

You and Me and Home Sweet Home
You and Me and Home Sweet Home By Lyon, George Ella (Book - 2009 ) jE LYON 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Third-grader Sharonda and her mother help volunteers from their church to build the house that will be their very own.

Alvin Ho Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things
Alvin Ho Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things By Look, Lenore (Book - 2008 ) j LOOK 2008 Available in some locations

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.

Nana Cracks the Case!
Nana Cracks the Case! By Lane, Kathleen (Book - 2009 ) j LANE 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Eufala and Bog's very feisty grandmother takes a job with the Crispy County Police Department, searching for a candy thief.

Lady Lollipop
Lady Lollipop By King-Smith, Dick (Book - 2001 ) j KINGSMITH Available in some locations

Annotation:A quick-witted swineherd and a pig named Lollipop are royally rewarded after they reform a spoiled princess.

Toys Go Out
Toys Go Out Being the Adventures of A Knowledgeable Stingray, A Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic By Jenkins, Emily (Book - 2006 ) j JENKINS Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 20 copies

Annotation:Six stories relate the adventures of three best friends, who happen to be toys.

Bed, Bats, & Beyond
Bed, Bats, & Beyond By Holub, Joan (Book - 2008 ) jE Reader HOLUB 2008 Available in some locations

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.

Mrs. Lizzy Is Dizzy!
Mrs. Lizzy Is Dizzy! By Gutman, Dan (Book - 2010 ) j GUTMAN 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Ella Mentry School's newest teacher, Mrs. Lizzy, has some very strange ideas about learning during recess. From the series My Weird School Daze.

Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel By Grimes, Nikki (Book - 2009 ) j GRIMES 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Spunky third-grader Dyamonde Daniel misses her old neighborhood, but when she befriends a boy named Free, another new student at school, she finally starts to feel at home.

Nicholas on Vacation
Nicholas on Vacation By Goscinny (Book - 2006 ) j GOSCINNY Available in some locations

Annotation:The adventures of a young French schoolboy who is always getting into trouble.

Plum Fantastic
Plum Fantastic By Goldberg, Whoopi (Book - 2008 ) j GOLDBERG 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Alexandrea Petrakova Johnson does not want to be a beautiful ballerina, and she does not want to leave her friends in Apple Creek. Unfortunately, that doesn't stop her ballet-crazy mother from moving them to Harlem, or from enrolling Al at the Nutcracker School of Ballet.

Snake and Lizard
Snake and Lizard By Cowley, Joy (Book - 2008 ) j COWLEY 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:A collection of stories about the friendship between Snake and Lizard.

Legend Of-- Captain Crow's Teeth
Legend Of-- Captain Crow's Teeth By Colfer, Eoin (Book - 2005 ) j COLFER Available in some locations

Annotation:When Will hears the legend of Captain Crow's Teeth from his prank-loving older brother, the nine-year-old fears he will be the bloodthirsty pirate's next victim.

The Golly Sisters Go West
The Golly Sisters Go West By Byars, Betsy Cromer (Book - 1985 ) jE Reader BYARS 1985 Available in some locations

Annotation:May-May and Rose, the singing, dancing Golly sisters, travel west by covered wagon, entertaining people along the way.

I Spy Fly Guy
I Spy Fly Guy By Arnold, Tedd (Book - 2009 ) jE Reader ARNOLD 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:When Fly Guy and Buzz play hide-and-seek, Fly Guy hides in his favorite place, the garbage can. But as Buzz finishes counting, the garbageman drives away with the garbage and Fly Guy, too!

Stinky and Successful
Stinky and Successful The Riot Brothers Never Stop By Amato, Mary (Book - 2007 ) j AMATO Available in some locations

Annotation:The hilarious Wilbur and Orville Riot are back in their third book full of clever fun.

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Popular fiction for 2nd and 3rd graders, from funny to poignant and everything in between. Many of these titles are available in books on CD, digital audio, or ebook formats. Search by the title to find more options!


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