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by Barbara Park (2001)
Afternoon kindergarten is having a field day, and Junie B. Jones is team captain. Only one problem. Room Eight keeps on winning too many events. And so how will Room Nine ever become the kindergarten champions? As Captain Field Day, will Junie B. find a way to lead her team to victory? Or will it be up to someone else to save the day?

By Mike Thaler (2008)
Field Day is one week away, and everyone has to go. But you'd rather go home because crazy Coach Kong is making up all the events. You might leap over lions, hop over hippos, skip through snakes, and tiptoe around tigers. Will it be a Field Day of Dreams or a Field Day of Screams? There's only one way to find out -- run for it!

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by Robin Pulver (2007)
From the authors of Punctuation Takes a Vacation. Hunting for nouns and verbs is a daily routine in Mr. Wright's classroom. When the students go outside for Field Day, the envious words come to life, determined to have their own good time. Teams are formed; verbs stick with verbs and proper nouns, long nouns, and pronouns pair off, yet these exclusive groups prove ineffective. In order to have fun and to form sentences, they will have to mingle with new partners, an arrangement that proves so successful that the nouns and verbs have their own uproarious Field Day. (School Library Journal

by Claudia Mills
When Ziggy's class goes out for track-and-field day at school, Ziggy knows that he is supposed to do his best. Unfortunately, he knows he will probably end with an envelope full of "gray" (silver) ribbons instead of the blue, red, and gold. He's right, but Ziggy, the class artist, really shines at drawing brightly colored pictures, and the other kids happily barter their blue ribbons for his work. Mills offers a simple but heartening story for kids who don't excel on the playing field but have other talents. A great choice to read aloud on field day. (Booklist)

by Gail Herman
When Ms. Frizzle announces that the class will be taking part in a Color Day relay, Ralphie is disappointed. He knows that a relay is all about speed, and he is always late for everything. His partners, Arnold and D.A., are smart, but they take their time to figure things out. Still, Ralphie soon realizes that his team can compete with the best and the brightest. Everyone has a chance to shine when the Friz is teaching about light and color. Get ready for a brilliant adventure with the Friz's colorful class. Part of the Magic School Bus series.

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