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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 , Salvatore 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
Something weird is going on! First the school bus gets a flat tire, and then Mrs. Kormel is totally lost in the middle of nowhere! Mrs. Kormel is the weirdest bus driver in the history of the world, and she's driving everyone crazy!
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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 Illustrated by Tim Jessell

When Neal's dog Snorky slips into the magical closet, the kids have no choice but to follow him to Droon. It's a lucky thing they do, though, because a strange thing has just occurred in the land of the Oobja.

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Dudes, the School Is Haunted!
Series: Rotten School, Book #7
by R.L. Stine Illustrated by Trip Park
Joe Sweety is the worst kind of bully -- big, mean, and always ready to use his fists. Chipmunk is the shiest, clumsiest kid at Rotten School. When Chipmunk is paired with Joe on the class trip, things get ugly -- and fast! Chipmunk spills his apple juice on Joe, he barfs on Joe, and he pulls down Joe's pants.
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Double Team
by Amar'e Stoudemire Illustrated by Tim Jessell

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Aliens for Breakfast
Series: Stepping Stone
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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