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Parent picks: What second- and third-graders are reading for the holidays

Whether it's reading about ever-exciting elementary school life or getting as far away from it as possible through elaborate fantasy worlds, there are a whole host of options for curious second- and third-graders this season. Here are some of the standouts.

By GreatSchools Staff

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Duck! Rabbit!

Duck! Rabbit!

Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Chronicle Books (March 2009), $17

Is it a duck? Is it a rabbit? Were those duck sounds or rabbit sounds? “It’s totally a duck.” “It’s for sure a rabbit.” In this unusual book, Amy Krouse Rosenthal uses an ambiguously drawn animal to play with our expectations. It’s imaginative, full of humor, and almost as amusing for adults as it is for children. Exercise your eyes with this visually witty book.