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summer reading: baseball books for kids *great list
Reading Level: 6 Tips for Choosing Just Right Books (LOVE # 4)
List of books in this post that are great for kiddos to draw what they are hearing while you read the stories, then have them retell what they drew/remember. Great discussion method.
3rd Grade Chapter Books from my 3rd Grade Son. He recommends and reviews these books he's read so far :: PragmaticMom