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Accelerated Reader (ATOS Level: 3.0-3.9)

Description: A collection of popular middle grades books that have quizzes on Accelerated Reader for levels 3.0- through 3.9. ATOS Book Levels are reported using the ATOS readability formula and represent the difficulty of the text. #kids #teachers


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Little Bear

by Else Holmelund Minarik

In one story, "Birthday Soup," Little Bear cannot find his mother and presumes she has forgotten his birthday. With the prospect of guests arriving and no cake in sight, he sets out to make birthday soup (all his friends like soup). Just as the gathering is sitting down for soup, Mother Bear shows up with a big, beautiful birthday cake.

"I never did forget your birthday, and I never will," she says to her son as he hugs her leg. In "Little Bear Goes to the Moon," Little Bear declares that he will fly to the moon in his new space helmet. Mother Bear tells him to be back by lunch, and he is.

[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.7

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Commander Toad and the Big Black Hole

by Jane Yolen

From the Author's Website: I began the COMMANDER TOAD books because I saw an article in the local newspaper about a boy and his frog who had just won a jumping-frog contest. The frog's name was "Star Warts." I thought it would be funnier if the frog had been a toad, since the old superstition is that toads gives you warts. (It isn't true, of course.) So I invented frog and toads in space on a ship called "Star Warts." Every book is riddled with puns. (I love puns!) There are seven Commander Toad books altogether, though I have been thinking about possibly writing an eighth. A half-hour television show was made with puppets about Commander Toad but it wasn't very successful. For some reason, several of the characters were changed--Jake into a human boy and Doc Pepper into a turtle--and the ship's name was changed as well to "Stella." Also all the puns were missing. All the Commander Toad books were on Reading Rainbow. A PaperStar edition is in print.

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.1

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Ivy and Bean

by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall

The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to hide, quick! Ivy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other. Vibrant characters and lots of humor make this a charming - and addictive - introduction to a new series.

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.1

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Commander Toad and the Space Pirates

by Jane Yolen

It's been a long trip, and Commander Toad and the crew of the Star Warts are bored. They've played all the games and watched all the movies and read all the books on the ship .Then, suddenly, the alarm goes off. Before they know what is happening, the Star Warts has been boarded by pirates, led by Commander Salamander, Scourge of the Skies and Goon of the Galaxies. He's ugly, green and very mean, and he likes to make his captives play Hop the Plank--an extremely dangerous game in outer space. Can Commander Toad and his crew escape?

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.5

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

The Class Election From The Black Lagoon

by Mike Thaler

Everyone has to run for something in the class election. But you’d rather run for your life! Even worse, you’re running against Doris, who’s bought whole class’s votes with ice cream. And if you lose the election, they might vote you out of school!

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.3

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Arthur's Thanksgiving

by Marc Brown

Arthur the Aardvark finds it's hard to direct the Thanksgiving play. His classmates forget what to say, their costumes don't fit, and they're going to quit if he can't find someone to be the turkey. Ages 4-8. The pictures are described. A short fun read aloud or alone book. Read more about Arthur, his sister D. W. and his Friends. Bookshare has: Arthur Goes to Camp, Arthur Helps Out, Arthur Loses A Friend, Arthur Lost and Found, Arthur lost in the Museum, Arthur Tells A Story, Arthur Tricks The Tooth Fairy, Arthur and the Dog Show, Arthur to the Rescue, Arthur's April Fool, Arthur's Birthday, Arthur's Chicken Pox, Arthur's Eyes, Arthur's Family Vacation, Arthur's Halloween, Arthur's Mystery Babysitter, Arthur's Reading Race, Arthur's TV Trouble, Arthur's Teacher Moves In, Arthur's Teacher Trouble, Arthur's Tree House, Arthur's Underwear, D. W.'s Guide To Good Manners, D. W. Flips, D. W. Go To Your Room, Glasses for D. W. and more.

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.1

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

The Magic Finger

by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake

What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted?To the Gregg family, hunting is just plain fun. To the girl who lives next door, it's just plain horrible. She tries to be polite. She tries to talk them out of it, but the Greggs only laugh at her. Then one day the Greggs go too far, and the little girl turns her Magic Finger on them. When she's very, very angry, the little girl's Magic Finger takes over. She really can't control it, and now it's turned the Greggs into birds! Before they know it, the Greggs are living in a nest, and that's just the beginning of their problems....

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.1

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Nate the Great and the Snowy Trail

by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Marc Simont

Nate the Great, super sleuth, has his work cut out for him when Rosamond loses his birthday present. He and his faithful dog Sludge must face snow, ice, and ferocious-looking Fang, Annie's dog, to solve the case. But how can Nate find his missing present when Rosamond won't tell him what it is?

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.0

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Nate the Great and the Fishy Prize

by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Marc Simont

Nate the Great is about to enter his dog, Sludge, in the smartest pet contest. But when the prize disappears, it looks as if the contest will flop.It's a tough case for Nate and Sludge as they search for clues leading to the missing prize. In more ways than one, it's a very fishy business. Can Nate and Sludge find the prize in time?

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.1

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet

by Jane O'Connor

Fancy Nancy is ready for the spotlight!

Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, couldn't be more excited about their upcoming dance show. After all, it's all about mermaids--and who knows how to be a fancy, glamorous mermaid better than Fancy Nancy herself? But when another ballerina wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree.

Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted? And when disaster strikes right before the big ballet, who will step in to steal the spotlight?

From bestselling duo Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser comes a fancy, frilly ballet story with a lot of heart. Tiny fans will shout "Encore!" Picture descriptions present.

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.1

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Owl Moon

by Jane Yolen and John Schoenherr

Late one winter night a child and father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Wordlessly the two companions walk along, for when you go owling you don't need words. You don't need anything but hope. Sometimes there isn't an owl, but sometimes there is.

Distinguished author Jane Yolen has created a gentle, poetic story that lovingly depicts the special companionship of a child and father as well as humankind's close relationship to the natural world.

Images and image descriptions available.

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.2

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Commander Toad In Space

by Jane Yolen

The intrepid crew of the spaceship "Star Warts" lands on a water-covered planet inhabited by the Deep Wader, a horrible hungry monster.

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.5

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Commander Toad and the Dis-asteroid

by Jane Yolen

Young fans of Star Wars and silliness will toad-ally love Commander Toad! When Commander Toad and the crew of the Star Warts learn that a disaster has struck an asteroid, they race across the galaxy to the rescue. But it's hard to figure out just what is wrong, especially when there is a language barrier between the Star Warts' crew and the pigeon inhabitants of the dis-asteroid. A hero is needed, but is even intrepid Commander Toad brave enough to save the day?

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.1

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Mercy Watson

by Kate DiCamillo and Chris Dusen

"Youngsters are sure to delight in the exploits of this butter-loving pig, savoring the ‘wonky in the extreme’ text and energetic, innocent art. " -School Library Journal Some may find it wonky to take a pig to the drive-in. But not the Watsons, who think the movie’s title, When Pigs Fly, is inspirational. And not their beloved Mercy, who is inspired by the scent of real butter from the theater’s Bottomless Buckets of popcorn. As they pull up in their convertible, Mercy lifts up her snout and becomes a pig on a mission, leading a delirious chase that’s trailed by hapless rescuers reunited from Mercy’s earlier adventures.

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.2

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

The Berenstain Bears Go To School

by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain

Sister Bear is worried about going to school until she meets her teachers and finds out how many fun things she will do in her classroom. When Brother Bear decides that school isn't so good, she encourages him, too.

Includes picture descriptions.

This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.2

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

The Berenstain Bears Go To School

by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain

Illus. in full color. A sympathetic story about Sister Bear, who conquers her fear of starting kindergarten.

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.2

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Arthur Turns Green

by Marc Brown

Arthur is full of ideas when it comes to doing his part to save the planet. But is he actually turning green? Arthur comes home from school and begins sneaking around the house, taking notes and talking about a Big Green Machine. D.W. is suspicious of her brother's weird behavior, and when Arthur shows up late for dinner with green hands, she really gets the creeps! Will the Big Green Machine get her, too? Find out how Arthur's secret project convinces his entire family to turn green! Get to know your favorite aardvark all over again in the first new Arthur Adventure in nearly a decade!

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.1

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine

by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Marc Simont

Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! Nate the Great hates mushy stuff. He spies a big red paper heart taped to Sludge's doghouse. Who left Nate's dog a secret valentine? Nate will solve the case, and then there will be no more mushy stuff. At least that's what he thinks. . . .Check out the Fun Activities section in the back of the book! Visit Nate the Great and Sludge!NatetheGreatBooks.com"Nate makes a great narrator, his clipped prose mimicking that of the hard-boiled detective genre, providing short, simple sentences for beginning readers, and setting up the deadpan humor. Simont's expressive drawings, tinted with watercolor washes, illustrate the characters and the action with finesse and restraint. A most appealing choice."--Booklist, Boxed ReviewFrom the Trade Paperback edition.xed ReviewFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.0

Award: AR POINTS: 0.5

Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth

by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser

Nancy Clancy is growing up and ready for a whole new adventure . . . in her chapter book debut!

Nancy and her best friend, Bree, have everything they need to solve a mystery, from their totally professional trench coats to their top-secret code.

But when crime strikes in their classroom, will these super sleuths be able to crack the case?

Find out in the glamorous start to an all-new chapter book series featuring everyone's favorite fancy girl!

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.3

Award: AR POINTS: 1.0

The Littles Go Exploring

by John Peterson

The Littles venture into the land beyond the Dark Woods, an area unknown to small people. Reissue to celebrate the Littles' 25th anniversary.

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.5

Award: AR POINTS: 1.0

The Littles and the Great Halloween Scare

by John Peterson

It's almost Halloween and Tom and Lucy Little are going to scare the adults! But before they can come up with a plan, their Uncle Nick retires from the army and comes to live with the rest of the Little clan. The Littles don't know about Nick's pet Mus Mus, a White House mouse, and they are caught off guard and scared silly when the mouse appears in their home. But before Halloween is over, Tom and Lucy will have the last laugh as they play the best prank ever on their family.

The Littles are tiny people no more than six inches tall who have tails and live inside the walls of a house where the big people don't even know they are there. Read many more books about the little children, ten-year-old Tom and his sister 8-year-old Lucy in the Bookshare collection including The Littles and the Big Storm, The Littles and the Surprise Thanksgiving, The Littles Give a Party, The Littles Have A Happy Valentine's Day and at least ten more.

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.3

Award: AR POINTS: 1.0

Marvin Redpost

by Louis Sachar

The president of the United States is coming to visit Marvin's class. He's even going to answer one question from each kid. Plus everything is going to be on TV! Marvin is nervous. What if someone steals his question?

What if he can't speak when it's his turn? How will that look to the president and everyone watching on TV? Marvin learns how to be a good citizen and that he may grow up to be president of The United States.

But Marvin may not get a chance to see himself on TV. He's late. He forgot his mom was taking him to shop for shoes after school.

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.4

Award: AR POINTS: 1.0

Class President

by Louis Sachar and Amy Wummer

It's no ordinary Thursday for Marvin Redpost and his class...It's "hole day," and even Mrs. North and Principal McCabe are wearing their very worst clothes. It seemed like a fun idea that morning, but now they're expecting company. The president -- of the United States! -- is on his way. And there's no time to change! Marvin must do math on the blackboard with television cameras pointed at him. And the day is just beginning!

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.4

Award: AR POINTS: 1.0

Marvin Redpost

by Louis Sachar

Botched bike races and broken noses...Suicide Hill is the stuff of legends. Many have tried to master the slippery slopes on their bikes, but few have succeeded. The word at school is that Marvin will be taking on the hill with his new mountain bike.

But the truth is, he can barely climb onto the seat! And shifting gears-forget about it. How did he suddenly become a daredevil? Does he have to ride down Suicide Hill to prove himself? If Marvin makes it, he'll be a hero. If not, his friends and family will catch the biggest wipeout in history!

As Marvin counts down to the dreaded day, his classmates have a hilarious discussion about toes, and a visiting policewoman scares Nick who didn't raise his hand before he asked a question.

Sachar conveys the funny and worrisome elements of childhood. Though this book is written with easy vocabulary , is will be fun, satisfying reading for upper as well as lower elementary age students.

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.6

Award: AR POINTS: 1.0

The Tower Of The Elf King

by Tony Abbott and Tim Jessell

A hidden door. A magical staircase. Discover the world of Droon!

Somebody has robbed the Lumpies' village! And it can't be Lord Sparr - because he has mysteriously disappeared. The rumor is that a terrible beast is behind the crime.

So Eric, Julie and Neal set off with Khan and Princess Keeah to find the creature. Instead they find a big surprise!

Date Added: 04/09/2020


Category: ATOS LEVEL: 3.1

Award: AR POINTS: 1.0


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