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TOP Zillion Best Books: Grades 2-4

By Jackie Burrell
Sunday, May 31st, 2009 at 12:24 am in Books.

Shredderman by Wendelin Van Draanen This morning’s A&E section featured a Top 10 list of great summer reads, compiled by 24 Bay Area book clubs of all ages, from kids to adults. But we got so many awesome suggestions from the Storyteller’s book clubs for kids, we just had to share more. So far, we’ve posted book recommendations for teens, tweens and older elementary school kids. Today, we’ve got books for grade schoolers, ages 7-9. Take a look, then click “comments” and add your faves too!

The “Shredderman” series by Wendelin Van Draanen features fifth-grader and uber nerd Nolan Byrd who decides to get his revenge on the school bully by creating a cyber superhero alter ego. Introducing: Shredderman.

Also on the list…
"Ivy & Bean" by Annie Barrows The “Ivy and Bean” series by Annie Barrows introduces young readers to a bewitching, utterly contradictory pair of best friends.

The “Kenny and the Dragon” series by Tony DiTerlizzi. Kenny Rabbit has a problem – his best friend has just been declared a scourge of the countryside, and now it’s up to him to save his dragon buddy.

The World According to Humphrey” series by Betty Birney. Ah, school life … narrated by a hamster.

The “Clementine” series by Sara Pennypacker offer more classroom tales, this time narrated by a spunky third grader who says, “Spectacularful ideas are always sproinging up in my brain.”

And especially for younger readers, the “Stink” series by Megan McDonald gives us the hilarious antics of little Stink, who will win the hearts of children – especially those who have to put up with the know-it-all bossiness of big sibs.

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