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    Thanks to everyone who responded to my request for good classroom=20
read-alouds for third graders. Several asked for a hit--I've included here=20
only those who responded to me rather than to the whole listserv.=20

Here are some great read-alouds for 3rd graders:
The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Runaway Ralph, and Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly=20
I was a Third Grade Science Project by Auch (sp?)
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Superfudge by Judy Blume
Where the Red Fern Grows
Shiloh by Naylor
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Charlotte=E2=80=99s Web and Stuart Little by E. B. White

The Best School Year Ever (Robinson). Perfect for the grade where the kids=20
are beginning to start being =E2=80=9Ccliquey=E2=80=9D.

I read Nose-Pickers from Outer Space by Korman to a tough group of antsy kid=
and they loved it!

Some favorites:
Sweet Dream Pie by Audrey Wood
All the Anansi stories by Eric Kimmel
A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
No, David and David Goes to School by David Shannon
Harvey Potter=E2=80=99s Balloon Farm by Nolen (?)
Strega Nona books by Tomie dePaola
Arthur series by Marc Brown
Talking Eggs by Sans Souci
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Hey, New Kid! by Betsy Duffey (funny book about a new student who makes up=20
stories about his life only to be found out at the book=E2=80=99s conclusion=

Earthquake Terror by Peg Kehret (edge-of-your-seat thriller about a boy and=20
his disabled sister stranded on an island when an earthquake strikes)

Ramona=E2=80=99s World by Beverly Cleary funny book about a just-entering fo=
grade girl and her adventures.
Bonnie Withers
Humboldt Park School
Milwaukee, WI

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