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Division I (grade 3-4)

Nebraska Reading Classic

-promotes reading
-encourages students to become life-long readers
-recognizes teams of outstanding young readers in Nebraska
-grades 3-9 students read award winning books such as Caldecotts, or Newberys, or Golden Sowers to compete at local, county, and state competitions
-Competition will include questions on books on reading list + questions on current events.
Reading Classics program book lists are available on May 1st and additional books are updated as of Aug., 2015. County contests will be March, 2016 (dates determined by counties). State contest will be Sat., April 2, 2016 at Fairbury.

Billy and Blaze Anderson, C. W.
The 100-year-old secret Barrett, Tracy
Job wanted Bateman, Teresa
The bear and the piano Litchfield, David,
Finding Winnie: the true story of the world’s most famous bear Mattick, Lindsay
Ada Twist, scientist Beaty, Andrea
Dandelions Bunting, Eve
The man with the red bag Bunting, Eve
Titanicat Crisp, Marty
The legend of Rock Paper Scissors Daywalt, Drew
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! Deedy, Carmen Agra
Gaston DiPucchio, Kelly S
Duncan the story dragon Driscoll, Amanda
Wolfie the bunny Dyckman, Ame
Last stop on Market Street de la Peła, Matt
The matchbox diary Fleischman, Paul
Ninja Red Riding Hood Schwartz, Corey Rosen
We forgot Brock! Goodrich, Carter
The invisible boy Ludwig, Trudy
Arbor Day square Galbraith, Kathryn Osebold
Janey and the famous author Hahn, Mary Downing
Anna’s blizzard Hart, Alison
Going north Harrington, Janice N
Mother Bruce Higgins, Ryan T
Escaping the giant wave Kehret, Peg
Mousetronaut: based on a (partially) true story Kelly, Mark E
Marilyn’s monster Knudsen, Michelle
Bless this mouse Lowry, Lois
Basketball belles: how two teams and one scrappy player put women’s hoops on the map Macy, Sue
Thirsty, thirsty elephants Markle, Sandra
Rolling Thunder Messner, Kate
New shoes Meyer, Susan Lynn
Simpson’s sheep won’t go to sleep! Arant, Bruce,
If You Plant a Seed Nelson, Kadir
The orange shoes Noble, Trinka Hakes
We’re all wonders Palacio, R. J
No pirates allowed! said Library Lou Greene, Rhonda Gowler
Miss Hazeltine’s Homefor Shy and Fearful Cats Potter, Alicia
School’s first day of school Rex, Adam
Testing the ice: a true story about Jackie Robinson Robinson, Sharon
The Adventures of Beekle: the Unimaginary Friend Santat, Dan
The hawk of the castle: a story of medieval falconry Smith, Danna
A sick day for Amos McGee Stead, Philip Christian
If I built a car Van Dusen, Chris
Freedom in Congo Square Weatherford, Carole Boston
Meanwhile, back at the ranch Isaacs, Anne
Each kindness Woodson, Jacqueline
Elsie’s bird Yolen, Jane
A boy called Bat Arnold, Elana K
Spring according to Humphrey Birney, Betty G
Fenway and Hattie Coe, Victoria J
Darling, mercy dog of World War I Hart, Alison
The year of Billy Miller Henkes, Kevin
Savvy Law, Ingrid
Kindred souls MacLachlan, Patricia
The first case: Detective Gordon Nilsson, Ulf
Brave like my brother Nobleman, Marc Tyler
One plastic bag: Isatou Ceesay and the recycling women of the Gambia Paul, Miranda
Locomotive Floca, Brian
Lon Po Po: a Red-Riding Hood story from China Young, Ed
Over and under the pond Messner, Kate
Nubs: the true story of a mutt, a Marine & a miracle Dennis, Brian
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Steptoe, Javaka
The man who walked between the towers Gerstein, Mordicai
Who was Henry Ford? Burgan, Michael
A timeto act: John F. Kennedy’s big speech Corey, Shana
Preaching to the chickens Asim, Jabari
One thousand tracings: healing the wounds of World War II Judge, Lita
My grandfather’s coat Aylesworth, Jim
Emmanuel’s dream: the true story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah Thompson, Laurie Ann
Ivan: the remarkable true story of the shopping mall gorilla Applegate, Katherine
Roller girl Jamieson, Victoria
Dash Larson, Kirby