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Palmer Catholic Academy - 2nd-8th Grade Book Lists

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*There are two pages for your school.  One page is for 1st grade only.  The other page is for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades.  Please click on the link that you need for your student(s).

FOR 2nd GRADE: Two books are required, one fiction and one non-fiction; all other 2nd grade books are suggestions from PCA.  To find other titles by an author or in a series, simply use the SEARCH bar.

FOR 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th GRADES: BOTH books listed are REQUIRED.  

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Henry and Mudge and the Tall Tree House (Henry & Mudge) Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator), Suçie Stevenson (Other primary creator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780689834455
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon Spotlight - December 2003

2nd Grade REQUIRED Fiction

When Uncle Jake arrives with a trunk full of boards, Henry can hardly wait to start climbing. But when it's all finished, there's a major problem: Mudge can't climb. How can Mudge share the fun?


What If You Had An Animal Tail? (What If You Had... ?) Cover Image
By Sandra Markle, Howard McWilliam (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338208788
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Inc. - June 26th, 2018

2nd Grade REQUIRED Non-Fiction

The next imaginative book in this series explores what might happen if a kid looked in the mirror and saw that he had an animal tail. From a peacock's showstopping tail to a scorpion's dangerous stinger, readers discover what it would be like to have one of these special tails.


Frog and Toad Are Friends (I Can Read Level 2) Cover Image
By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780064440202
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Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2003

2nd Grade Fiction Option #1

This Caldecott Honor and Newbery Honor book features the endearing pair in five enchanting stories, describing how these close friends look for lost buttons, greet the spring, and wait for mail.

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Henry and Mudge and the Big Sleepover (Henry & Mudge) Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Suçie Stevenson (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780689834516
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Published: Simon Spotlight - May 22nd, 2007

2nd Grade Fiction Option #2

The final book of Rylant and Stevenson's bestselling series is now in a Ready-To-Read format. Henry and his dog Mudge are invited to their first sleepover in Patrick's attic. From monster movies to buckets of popcorn, it promises to be full of fun.

Use the SEARCH bar for more HENRY AND MUDGE books.


By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142408476
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Published: World of Eric Carle - May 10th, 2007

2nd Grade Option #3

Set in the lush world of the tropical rain forest, this classic picture book about a slow moving sloth who is smarter than he looks is an exquisite showcase for Carle's colorful collage art with a meaningful message.

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Poppleton Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780590847834
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Published: Blue Sky Press - October 1997

2nd Grade Fiction Option #4

Meet Poppleton, the new pig in town, who lives in a charming house and goes to the library every Monday to read good books.

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Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Harold & Hog Pretend For Real! Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781368027168
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - May 7th, 2019

2nd Grade Fiction Option #5

The latest installment of this early reader series created by Willems. Harold and Hog are best friends. But can Harold and Hog's friendship survive a game of pretending to be Elephant and Piggie? 

Use the SEARCH bar for more MO WILLEMS books.


Click, Clack, Surprise!/Ready-to-Read (A Click Clack Book) Cover Image
By Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781534413825
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon Spotlight - May 14th, 2019

2nd Grade Fiction Option #6

The beloved story about Little Duck's birthday from "New York Times"-bestselling duo Cronin and Lewin is now available as a Level 2 Ready-to-Read. This paperback edition comes with two sheets of stickers. 

Use the SEARCH bar for more DOREEN CRONIN books.


When Spring Comes Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Laura Dronzek (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062741677
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 12th, 2019

2nd Grade Fiction Option #7

Animals and children alike watch as the world transforms from the dark and dead of winter to a full and blooming spring in this gorgeous collaboration by the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind "Birds" and "In the Middle of Fall.

Use the SEARCH bar for more KEVIN HENKES books.


Freckle Juice Cover Image
By Judy Blume, Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781481411028
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 27th, 2014

3rd Grade REQUIRED Fiction

Andrew wants freckles so badly that he buys Sharon's freckle recipe for fifty cents

 


What If You Had An Animal Nose? Cover Image
By Sandra Markle, Howard McWilliam (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780545859226
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Inc. - December 27th, 2016

3rd Grade REQUIRED Non-Fiction

If you could have any animal's nose, whose would you choose? If you chose a cottontail rabbit's nose, your nose would twitch when you got excited. If you had a giant anteater's nose, you could use your long nose as a snorkel when you swim underwater! And if you had an elephant's nose, you could pick up tiny peanuts with your long trunk. The animal kingdom has tons of amazing noses, but yours is pretty great, too!

 


Frindle Cover Image
By Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689818769
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 1998

4th Grade REQUIRED Fiction

Of all Nick's ideas, the frindle is his most successful. It's a pen, or what used to be called a pen. Soon, much of the nation is crazy about frindles--except for Mrs. Granger, Nick's teacher, who, although she doesn't realize it, was the inspiration for the idea.


So You Want to Be an Inventor? Cover Image
By Judith St. George, David Small (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780142404607
Availability: Special Order
Published: Puffin Books - September 8th, 2005

4th Grade REQUIRED Non-Fiction

This newest installment in the series that began with the Caldecott Medal-winning "So You Want to Be President?" looks at some of the world's most renowned--and some not so well-known--explorers. 


Ungifted Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780061742675
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 18th, 2014

5th Grade REQUIRED Fiction

Due to an administrative mix-up, troublemaker Donovan Curtis is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students, after pulling a major prank at middle school.


What Was the Titanic? (What Was?) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780515157260
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Published: Penguin Workshop - March 6th, 2018

5th Grade REQUIRED Non-Fiction

For more than 100 years, people have been captivated by the disastrous sinking of the "Titanic" that claimed over 1,500 lives. Now young readers can find out why the great ship went down on April 15, 1912, and how its wreckage was discovered 75 later


Stargirl (Stargirl Series) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440416777
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Published: Laurel Leaf - May 11th, 2004

6th Grade REQUIRED Fiction

In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever.


Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780375810497
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 12th, 2000

6th Grade REQUIRED Non-Fiction

Armstrong vividly describes how 28 men sailed from England in 1914 on the "Endurance" to become the first team of explorers to cross Antarctica. She continues the incredible story of their survival on the ship after encountering ice, storms, and remote islands.


Al Capone Does My Shirts (Tales from Alcatraz #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142403709
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Published: Puffin Books - April 20th, 2006

7th Grade REQUIRED Fiction

Set in 1935, when guards actually lived on Alcatraz Island with their families, Choldenko's second novel brings humor to the complexities of family dynamics.


Back from the Brink: Saving Animals from Extinction Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544953437
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 24th, 2018

7th Grade REQUIRED Non-Fiction

The acclaimed author of "Sniffer Dogs" delves into the threats to seven species and details the successful efforts of scientists to bring threatened animals back from the brink of extinction.


The Five People You Meet in Heaven Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781401308582
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Published: Hachette Books - March 2006

8th Grade REQUIRED Fiction

One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?"

 


Chasing Lincoln's Killer Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780439903547
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 2009

8th Grade REQUIRED Non-Fiction

An introduction to the life of John Wilkes Booth, the man who assassinated the sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln