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Gals Read for Grades 3 - 5

 

Independent Dames: What You Never Knew about the Women and Girls of the American Revolution by Laurie Anderson

Listen up! You've all heard about the great men who led and fought during the American Revolution; but did you know that the guys only make up part of the story? What about the women? The girls? The dames? Didn't they play a part?

 

Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs by Katherine Applegate

When the first-graders' bee antennae would not stay on their heads and the drummers would not stay in their seats for the open house play, Roscoe decides to help by using the "don't-you-dare" glue.

 

Ivy + Bean Bound to Be Bad by Annie Barrows

Best friends Ivy and Bean learn that being very good, or very bad, can be a real challenge when they set out to become like a man Ivy heard about who was so pure of heart that birds and animals followed him.

 

Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng

Unlucky and unloved, Molly Moon, living in a dreary orphanage in a small English town, discovers a hidden talent for hypnotism and hypnotizes her way to stardom in New York City.

 

Moving Day by Meg Cabot

Nine-year-old Allie Finkle has rules for everything and is even writing her own rule book, but her world is turned upside-down when she learns that her family is moving across town.

 

Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes by Kate DiCamillo

Mr. and Mrs. Watson and their porcine wonder, Mercy, are off to the Bijou Drive-In. What will happen when the Lincoln Sisters, Frank, Stella, and a gaggle of familiar characters get the same idea for a night out?

 

Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George

Orphaned after a fever epidemic, Creel befriends a dragon and unknowingly inherits an object that can either save or destroy her kingdom.

 

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little by Peggy Gifford

With summer coming to an end, about-to-be-fourth-grader Moxy Maxwell does a hundred different things to avoid reading her assigned summer reading book.

 

Babymouse: Burns Rubber by Jennifer Holm

Babymouse competes in a soap box derby.

 

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl.

 

Mall Madness by Carolyn Keene

The Clue Crew is headed to the mall for new school supplies. Right away it looks like the girls have a back-to-school mystery on their hands. Money is missing from the Pencil Box's cash register, and all fingers point to the clerk, Rodger. Nancy doesn't believe he's a thief.

 

Melonhead by Katy Kelly

In the Washington, D.C., neighborhood of Capitol Hill, Lucy Rose's friend Adam "Melonhead" Melon, a budding inventor with a knack for getting into trouble, enters a science contest that challenges students to recycle an older invention into a new invention.

 

Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise

In this story told mostly through letters, children's book author, I.B. Grumply, gets more than he bargained for when he rents a quiet place to write for the summer.

 

Wish Upon A Star by Nancy Krulik

When Addie's promise to get superstar pop singer Cody Tucker to sing at the annual winter dance turns out to be a lie, Jenny must come to her rescue.

 

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and other Scary Things by Lenore Look

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.

 

Gooney the Fabulous by Lois Lowry

Gooney Bird Greene takes charge of a class project as she and her fellow students in Mrs. Pidgeon's second grade class learn about fables by each making up their own based on an animal that begins with the same letter as their first name.

 

The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry

In this tongue-in-cheek take on classic themes in children's literature, the four Willoughby children set about to become "deserving orphans" after their neglectful parents embark on a treacherous around-the-world adventure, leaving them in the care of an odious nanny.

 

Judy Moody by Megan McDonald

Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage.

 

The Secret Book Club by Ann Martin

Someone is leaving books on their doorsteps. Each comes with a mysterious message asking them to read the book and do something new. The four friends now have a secret girls-only book club. Who's sending these packages? And what will the next book be? The girls can't wait to find out.

 

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.

 

Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan by Jeanette Winter

Young Nasreen has not spoken a word to anyone since her parents disappeared. In despair, her grandmother risks everything to enroll Nasreen in a secret school for girls. Will a devoted teacher, a new friend, and the worlds she discovers in books be enough to draw Nasreen out of her shell of sadness?

 

 
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