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Books for Boys: Reluctant Readers Grades 1-2

These fun and entertaining stories are perfect for struggling boy readers.
 
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The Boy with the Helium Head
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Illustrated by Kay Chorao
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Commander Toad in Space
Series: Commander Toad
by Jane Yolen Illustrated by Bruce Degen

Can Commander Toad Save the Day?

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Grandpa's Teeth
by Rod Clement Illustrated by Rod Clement

Grandpa's teeth, which were handmade by the finest Swiss craftsmen, have been stolen! Officer Rate arrives on the crime scene to investigate. He puts up "Wanted" posters for the missing teeth and rounds up the usual subjects. Grandpa even goes on the famous TV show Unsolved Crimes. But the crime remains unsolved.

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Jimmy Zangwow's Out-Of-This-World Moon-Pie Adventure
by Tony DiTerlizzi Illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi
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Porkenstein
by Kathryn Lasky Illustrated by David Jarvis

Dr. Smart Pig is a famous inventor, but tonight he is terribly lonely. A year ago, both of his brothers were eaten by the Big Bad Wolf, and tomorrow is Halloween. What fun trick-or-treating when you're all alone? Suddenly, Dr. Smart Pig has a brilliant idea.

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Poultrygeist
by Mary Jane Auch , Herm Auch
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The Toy Brother
by William Steig Illustrated by William Steig
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