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Subject: Summer Reading
Date Posted: 4/17/2008 3:10 PM ET
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My daughter will be going into 3rd grade next year.  They are doing a lot of reading right now in school, with the Accelerated Reading program.  I'm looking for some summer reading suggestions to encourage her to continue this when school lets out soon.  She is already reading on a 3rd grade level and flying through short chapter books rather quickly.

Date Posted: 4/17/2008 10:44 PM ET
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My DD used to love the Ramona books, Little House series, The Littles, The Borrowers, Socks,  the Bunnicula series,  and The Girls of Many Lands series. If I think of any more I'll let you know.

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Date Posted: 4/17/2008 10:47 PM ET
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My kids enjoyed Magic Tree House, Junie B. Jones, Judy Moody, Katie Kazoo  and Boxcar Children.  Hope this helps :)

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Date Posted: 4/18/2008 11:48 AM ET
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If you order 2 I will send you 8.

Date Posted: 4/24/2008 10:51 AM ET
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Harry the Poisonous Centipede is a good read.

Date Posted: 4/24/2008 11:27 AM ET
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I've found the Book Wizard to be a useful little tool.  You can type in a book your child liked and it will give you similiar titles in that reading level.

Date Posted: 4/24/2008 12:00 PM ET
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renlearn.com is the accellerated reader website. They have a quiz store that tells you the levels. Go to "store", then "quiz store" and you can find out where their program rates the book. I know that http://www.carolhurst.com/index.html  has great suggestions they break down by grades, topic....

Date Posted: 4/25/2008 2:11 PM ET
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My daughter is a soon-to-be 3rd grader too :)   I just recently introduced her toTove Jansson's Moomin series.  She absolutely adores them!  A little hard to find on here though.  :(

Date Posted: 4/26/2008 7:55 AM ET
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Has she read any of the Amercian Girl Books?  I love the writing of the original series. She could probably zip through those fairly quickly. Our library has them.

Date Posted: 4/28/2008 3:59 PM ET
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Thank you for all the great suggestions.  I can't wait to start looking for the books you suggested.  Her birthday is friday and I think I'm going to start with the Little House on the Prairie series.  They just studied about the pioneers and the Oklahoma Land Run.  Keep the suggestions coming though!!

Date Posted: 5/13/2008 9:47 AM ET
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When I'm stumped on what to get for my ds' to read I check out our public library's reading lists.  This page has a link to their grade level reading lists  (which is not working right now, but try it later and normally their website works well) as well as lists of award-winning children's books.


Ed. to add: once I find an author he likes he reads thru the whole series or all of the author's books... Not sure a girl would be interested in Matt Christopher or Hank the Cowdog, but these lists should have some girl-friendly books.

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