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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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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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