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Books for Boys: Reluctant 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Readers

These fun and entertaining stories are perfect for struggling boy readers in third, fourth, and fifth grades.
 
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Revolutionary War on Wednesday
Series: The Magic Tree House, Book #22
by Mary Pope Osborne Illustrated by Sal Murdocca

When Jack and Annie go on their second mission to help save Camelot, the magic tree house takes them to a decisive moment in the Revolutionary War as George Washington is about to cross the Delaware River. Just when the siblings think their mission is accomplished, they are accused of spying for the enemy.

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Marco? Polo!
Series: Time Warp Trio, Book #16
by Jon Scieszka Illustrated by Adam McCauley

This book from "The Time Warp Trio" series finds the three friends traveling with the great explorer, Marco Polo. Running from bandits in the desert, riding camels, and dealing with angry astrologers are only a few of the adventures that await the reader in this fun and interesting book.

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Horrible Harry Cracks the Code
Series: Horrible Harry
by Suzy Kline Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz
Horrible Harry thinks he's the world's second-best detective (second to Sherlock Holmes, of course), but the rest of the kids in Room 3B aren't as sure. So he's determined to prove himself by solving the latest mystery at South School: a cafeteria contest has just begun, and Harry wants to figure out how to win it.
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The Hawk Bandits of Tarkoom
Series: The Secrets of Droon, Book #11
by Tony Abbott Illustrated by Tim Jessell
Tony Abbott is the author of more than ninety books for young readers, including THE SECRETS OF DROON series; middle-grade novel KRINGLE; and THE HAUNTING OF DEREK STONE series. He was the recipient of the 2006 Golden Kite Award, as well as the 2009 Edgar Award.
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Dudes, the School Is Haunted!
Series: Rotten School, Book #7
Illustrated by Trip Park
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Double Team
Series: STAT, Book #2
by Amar'e Stoudemire Illustrated by Tim Jessell
Eleven-year-old Amar'e Stoudemire starts competing in basketball tournaments with his two best friends, Deuce and Mike, and they are winning. After a few big wins, Amar'e starts getting attention from some of the older, more elite players in Lake Wales.
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Aliens for Breakfast
Series: Stepping Stones
by Stephanie Spinner , Jonathan Etra Illustrated by Steve Björkman

Richard Bickerstaff knows he's not in for an ordinary day when Aric, a tiny, wisecracking alien freedom fighter, climbs out of his cereal bowl. Richard joins the extraterrestrial in a fight to save Earth from the Dranes, one of whom is masquerading as a student in Richard's class.

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Mrs. Kormel Is Not Normal!
Series: My Weird School, Book #11
by Dan Gutman Illustrated by Jim Paillot
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Attack of the Dragons
Series: Geronimo Stilton Micekings, Book #1
by Geronimo Stilton

The micekings are in a panic. The village's best cook is ill, and until she recovers, there's no delicious stew to eat! Geronimo Stiltonord departs immediately in search of a cure for her. But on the way, he ends up snout-to-snout with terrifying dragons! Can he make it back with his fur intact?

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Deep Dive #1: Cephalox the Cyber Squid
Series: Deep Dive, Book #1
by Adam Blade

Max's home, the floating city of Aquora, is attacked by Cephalox the Cyber Squid, and his father is carried away by the Robobeast. Max and his robodog, Rivet, set off on a rescue mission. Along the way, they meet Lia, a princess of an ancient race of Merryns who live underwater.

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Rain Forest Relay
Series: Race the Wild, Book #1
by Kristin Earhart

On a once-in-a-lifetime race through the animal kingdom, it takes smarts, strength, and skill to win!

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The Lizard War
Series: Battle Bugs, Book #1
by Jack Patton Illustrated by Brett Bean

Bug Island is under attack! The lizard army is invading and the Battle Bugs are losing. Their only hope against the intruders is a strange creature they”ve never seen before — a human being named Max.

Max doesn”t know how he ended up on Bug Island — but he does know the Battle Bugs need his help!

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Attack of the Kraken
Series: Yeti Files, The
by Kevin Sherry Illustrated by Kevin Sherry

Something smells fishy in the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. The merfolk claim the mighty Kraken is attacking their city and threatening their safety. They have called yeti Blizz Richards and his team of cryptozoologists to track and capture the beast. But something about their story isn't holding water...

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The Bad Guys in The Furball Strikes Back
Series: The Bad Guys, Book #3
by Aaron Blabey Illustrated by Aaron Blabey
The Bad Guys are about to have a very BAD day!

Mr. Wolf and his bad buddies have messed with the wrong guinea pig, one who is secretly an evil mad scientist. And the nasty little furball wants revenge! Will they survive? Will they be heroes?
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The Stonekeeper
Series: Amulet, Book #1
by Kazu Kibuishi Illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi creates a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, a giant robot --- and two ordinary children on a life-or-death mission.

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Book of the Dead
Series: TombQuest, Book #1
by Michael Northrop

From the team that brought you The 39 Clues and Spirit Animals comes a brand new epic Egyptian adventure!

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Foxcraft #1: The Taken
Series: Foxcraft, Book #1
by Inbali Iserles

The first book in a thrilling fantasy trilogy starring one of the animal kingdom's most hunted heroes. Foxcraft is full of excitement and heart, and a touch of magic.

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Shark Attack!
Series: Listo, Calixto!, Book #24
by Abby Klein Illustrated by John McKinley

Freddy's dream has come true: he's about to see a real live shark. His first-grade class is taking a field trip to the aquarium, and Freddy can't wait. The aquarium even has a Shark Quiz. If he can answer all the questions correctly, Freddy will win a prize for his shark knowledge!

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Volcano Blast
by Marlane Kennedy Illustrated by Erwin Madrid

When disaster strikes, the only thing you can count on is yourself!

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Frankie vs. the Mummy's Menace
by Frank Lampard

Frankie and his soccer team travel to fantastic lands to play some of the wildest soccer matches ever!

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The Field Day from the Black Lagoon
Series: Black Lagoon Adventures, Book #6
by Mike Thaler Illustrated by Jared D. Lee
When Hubie hears his school is going to involved in a field day, his mind starts racing. Would he have to have an operation to get a third leg for the three-legged race? And how would he become strong and fast in time to help his team win the day?
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Star Wars: Jedi Academy
Series: Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Book #1
by Jeffrey Brown Illustrated by Jeffrey Brown
New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown takes readers to a middle school in a galaxy far, far away....
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Double Down
Series: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book #11
by Jeff Kinney Illustrated by Jeff Kinney
The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. The only thing he's good at is playing video games, but his parents want him to broaden his horizons by doing something — anything!
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Trophy Night
Series: Little Rhino, Book #6
by Ryan Howard , Krystle Howard Illustrated by Erwin Madrid
It's been a great season, so Coach Ray hosts a Mustangs party to celebrate how well the team has been playing together. Rhino is worried that he's not going to get any of the awards. But after showing he can be a great teammate on and off the field, he receives the MVP.
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