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Books for Boys: Reluctant Readers Grades 3-5

These fun and entertaining stories are perfect for struggling boy readers.
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Three of Diamonds
by Anthony Horowitz
Fans of the "Diamond Brothers Mystery" series will enjoy this trio of stories. In "The Blurred Man," Nick and Tim Diamond must determine who killed philanthropist Lenny Smile. A trip to France becomes a near-death experience when they find themselves in t
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Revolutionary War on Wednesday
Series: 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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Mrs. Kormel Is Not Normal!
Series: My Weird School, Book #11
by Dan Gutman Illustrated by Jim Paillot
In the eleventh book of the "My Weird School" series, bus driver Mrs. Kormel has the worst day ever when Principal Klutz sends her to pick up the new boy.
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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: Secrets of Droon, Book #11
by Tony Abbott , Tim Harris 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
by R.L. Stine Illustrated by Trip Park
If you believe fourth grader Bernie Bridges, Nyce House at Rotten School is haunted. Does the ghost really hate students named Joe, or is Bernie trying to get revenge for Joe's bullying? All is revealed in R.L. Stine's book seven of the "Rotten School" ser
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Double Team
by Amar'e Stoudemire Illustrated by Tim Jessell

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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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