Recommended Readings for Third Grade

    Adventure & Survival

    American Girls Collection Kit Saves the Day! A Summer Story, 1934.
    Baillie, Allan Adrift.
    Ball, Duncan Emily Eyefinger and the Lost Treasure.
    Bledsoe, Lucy Tracks in the Snow.
    Blumberg, Rhoda Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy
    Casanova, Mary Moose Tracks.
    Clifford, Eth Just Tell Me When We're Dead!
    Fleischman, Sid The Whipping Boy.
    Hill, S. Kirkpatrick Toughboy and Sister.
    Mayhar, Ardath Medicine Walk.
    Norby, Lisa Treasure Island.
    Osborne, Mary Pope Tigers at Twilight.

    Animal Stories

    Banks, Kate The Bunnysitters.
    Broome, Errol Tangles.
    Byers, Betsy My Dog. My Hero.
    Charbonnet, Gabrielle Snakes are Nothing to Sneeze At.
    Clifford, Eth Harvey's Horrible Snake Disaster.
    Cooper, Ilene Absolutely Lucy.
    Davis, Deborah The Secret of the Seal.
    DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn-Dixie.
    Duffey, Betsy Lucky on the Loose.
    George, Jean Craighead There's an Owl in the Shower.
    Goodall, Jane My Life with the Chimpanzees.
    Granger, Michele The Summer House Cat.
    Grover, Wayne Dolphin Freedom.
    Haas, Jesse Runaway Radish.
    Hesse, Karen Sable.
    Hiser, Constance Dog on Third Base.
    Hurwitz, Johanna A Llama in the Family.
    Hutchins, Pat Rats!
    Kenah, Katherine Eggs Over Easy
    King-Smith, Dick Animal Stories.
    Knight, Dawn Mischief, Mad Mary and Me
    Miles, Miska Pony in the Schoolhouse.
    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Shiloh.
    Orgel, Doris Whiskers, Once and Always.
    Porte, Barbara Ann Ruthann and Her Pig.
    Rodowsky, Colby F. Not My Dog.
    Schlein, Miriam The Year of the Panda.
    Smith, Susan The Booford Summer.
    Stowe, Cynthia Not-So-Normal Norman.
    Thiele, Colin Rotten Egg Paterson to the Rescue.
    Waggoner, Karen Partners.
    Wallace, Bill Watchdog and the Coyotes.


    Ada, Alma Flor Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba.
    Brill, Marlene Targ Margaret Knight: Girl Inventor
    Cheng, Chen-Sun A Young Painter: The Life and Paintings of Wang Yani-China's Extraordinary Young Artist.
    Fritz, Jean What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?
    Gish, Lillian An Actor's Life for Me.
    Golenbock, Peter Teammates.
    Henry, Joanne Log Cabin in the Woods.
    Krull, Kathleen Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman.
    Kulling, Monica Vanished! The Mysterious Disappearance of Amelia Earhart.
    Moss, Marissa Brave Harriet: The First Woman to Fly the English Channel.
    Polacco, Patricia Betty Doll.
    Quackenbush, Robert Don't You Dare Shoot That Bear! A Story of Theodore Roosevelt.
    Rumford, James Seeker of Knowledge: The Man who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs.
    Stanley, Fay Last Princess: The Story of Princess Kaiulani.


    Auch, Mary Jane I was a Third Grade Science Project.
    Bauer, Marion Dane Touch the Moon.
    Bond, Michael Paddington at Large.
    Bulla, Clyde My Friend the Monster.
    Catling, Patrick The Chocolate Touch.
    Chetwin, Grace Friends in Time.
    Coombs, Patricia The Magician and McTree.
    Coville, Bruce The Monster's Ring.
    Cuyler, Margery Weird Wolf.
    Dadey, Debbie Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots.
    Dicks, Terrance Enter T.R.
    Dillon, Barbara The Teddy Bear Tree.
    Erickson, Russell A Toad for Tuesday.
    Evans, Douglas Apple Island or, The Truth About Teachers.
    Gannett, Ruth My Father's Dragon.
    Griffith, Helen V. Caitlin's Holiday
    Gutman, Dave Virtually Perfect
    Hinton, S. E. The Puppy Sister.
    Hiser, Constance Night of the Werepoodle.
    Hoban, Russell Monsters.
    Jocelyn, Marthe The Invisible Harry.
    Lawson, Robert Ben and Me.
    Le Guin, Ursula Catwings.
    Levine, Gail Carson The Princess Test.
    Maguire, Gregory Seven Spiders Spinning.
    Martin, Ann M. The Doll People.
    Mayne, William Hob and the Goblins.
    Murphy, Jill The Worst Witch.
    Nabb, Magdalen The Enchanted Horse.
    Paterson, Kathrine The King's Equal.
    Quindlen, Anna Happily Ever After.
    Rossbach, Jean Bernie, the Beagle who Liked German Cooking.
    Scieszka, Jon Summer Reading is Killing Me!
    Seidler, Tor Mean Margaret.
    Snicket, Lemony The Bad Beginning.
    Venokur, Ross The Amazing Frecktacle.
    Whybrow, Ian Little Wolf's Book of Badness
    Yolen, Jane Wizard's Hall.

    Funny Books

    Adler, David Parachuting Hamsters and Andy Russell.
    Carris, Joan Just a Little Ham.
    Dickinson, Peter Chuck and Danielle
    Doyle, Roddy The Giggler Treatment.
    Duffey, Betsy The Gadget War.
    Ferguson, Alane The Practical Joke War.
    Griffith, Helen Emily and the Enchanted Frog.
    Heide, Florence Parry Tales for the Perfect Child.
    Hornick, Laurie Miller The Secrets of Ms. Snickle's Class.
    Horvath, Polly The Trolls.
    Howe, Deborah Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery
    Korman, Gordan Why Did the Underwear Cross the Road?
    Napoli, Donna Jo The Prince of the Pond: Otherwise Known as De Fawg Pin.
    Peet, Bill Capyboppy.
    Pilkey, Dav Captain Underapants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman.
    Pinkwater, Daniel Fat Camp Commandos.
    Proimos, James The Many Adventures of Johnny Mutton: Stories and Pictures.
    Quigley, James Johnny Germ Head.
    Roberts, Ken The Thumb in the Box.
    Spinelli, Eileen Lizzie Logan Gets Married.

    Ghost & Scary Stories

    Carlson, Natalie The Ghost in the Lagoon.
    Carusone, Al Don't Open the Door After the Sun Goes Down.
    Creech, Sharon Pleasing the Ghost.
    Del Negro, Janice Lucy Dove.
    Goode, Diane Diane Goode's Book of Scary Stories and Songs.
    Gorog, Judith In a Messy, Messy Room.
    Hague, Michael Kate Culhane: A Ghost Story.
    Hahn, Mary Downing The Doll in the Garden: A Ghost Story
    Hoffman, Mary The Four-Legged Ghosts.
    Johnston, Tony The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe.
    Lindgren, Astrid The Ghost of Skinny Jack.
    Mahy, Margaret The Horribly Haunted School.
    McKissack, Patricia The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural.
    Morgan, Helen The Witch Doll.
    Patschke, Steve The Spooky Book.
    Pinkwater, Daniel The Phantom of the Lunch Wagon.
    Schwartz, Alvin Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
    Selznick, Brian The Boy of a Thousand Faces.
    Sommer-Bodenburg, Angela If You Want to Scare Yourself.
    Spinner, Stephanie Dracula.
      Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night.
    Whitcher, Susan Real Mummies Don't Bleed: Friendly Tales for October Nights.
    Wright, Betty Ren Christina's Ghost

    Historical Fiction

    Bishop, Claire Twenty and Ten.
    Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker One-of-a-Kind Mallie.
    Brady, Esther Toliver's Secret.
    Buchanan, Jane Gratefully Yours
    Cohen, Barbara Molly's Pilgrim.
    Dalgliesh, Alice The Courage of Sarah Noble.
    Dorris, Michael Morning Girl.
    Fleishman, Paul Lost! A Story in String.
    Hazen, Barbara Amelia's Flying Machine.
    Howard, Ellen The Chickenhouse House.
    Isaacs, Anne Treehouse Tales.
    Lasker, Joe A Tournament of Knights.
    Lawlor, Laurie Addie Across the Prairie.
    Levinson, Riki Dinnie Abbie Sister-r-r!
    Love, D. Anne Dakota Spring.
    MacBride, Roger New Dawn on Rocky Ridge.
    MacLachlan, Patricia Sarah, Plain and Tall.
    Mayerson, Evelyn The Cat Who Escaped from Steerage.
    Mochizuki, Ken Baseball Saved Us.
    Park, Linda Sue Seesaw Girl.
    Pevsner, Stella Sing for Your Father, Su Phan.
    Ransom, Candice F. Ladies and Jellybeans.
    Rubalcaba, Jill A Place in the Sun.
    Ryan, Pam Muñoz Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride.
    Schaeffer, Edith Mei Fuh: Memories from China.
    Stanley, Diane Elena.
    Stover, Marjorie Patrick and the Great Molasses Explosion.
    Turner, Ann Nettie's Trip South.
    Vos, Ida Hide and Seek.
    Waddell, Martin Little Obie and the Flood.
    Whelan, Gloria Night of the Full Moon.


    Adler, David Cam Jansen and the School Play Mystery.
    Bailey, Linda How Come the Best Clues Are Always in the Garbage?
    Bunting, Eve The Skate Patrol.
    Clifford, Eth Flatfoot Fox and the Case of the Bashful Beaver.
    Giff, Patricia Reilly Kidnap at the Catfish Café
    Hale, Bruce The Mystery of Mr. Nice
    Hiser, Constance Scoop Snoops.
    Landon, Lucinda Meg Mackintosh and the Mystery in the Locked Library.
    Levine, Caroline Anne The Detective Stars and the Case of the Super Soccer Team.
    Levy, Elizabeth A Mammoth Mix-Up: A Brian and Pea Brain Mystery.
    Levy, Elizabeth Something Queer in the Cafeteria.
    Monsell, Mary Elise The Mysterious Cases of Mr. Pin.
    Osborne, Mary Pope Spider Kane and the Mystery Under the May-Apple
    Parish, Peggy Key to the Treasure.
    Quackenbush, Robert Evil Under the Sea: A Miss Mallard Mystery.
    Roy, Ron The Lucky Lottery.
    Simon, Seymour The On-Line Spaceman and Other Cases.
    Smith, Dona Footprints in the Fog.
    Sobol, Donald Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective.
    Stanley, George E. The Clue of the Left-Handed Envelope.
    Warner, Gertrude Mystery Ranch.
    Yolen, Jane Piggins.

    School, Friends and Family

    Baker, Barbara Third Grade is Terrible.
    Bunting, Eve Summer Wheels.
    Cameron, Ann The Stories Julian Tells.
    Carlson, Natalie Savage The Family Under the Bridge.
    Caudill, Rebecca Did You Carry the Flag Today, Charley?
    Chaikin, Miriam Aviva's Piano.
    Cleary, Beverly Ramona's World.
    Cox, Judy Butterfly Buddies.
    Creech, Sharon Love that Dog.
    Cutler, Jane Spaceman.
    Danziger, Paula Amber Brown is Not a Crayon.
    Delton, Judy Angel's Mother's Boyfriend.
    Dragonwagon, Crescent Margaret Ziegler is Horse Crazy.
    Duffey, Betsy Hey, New Kid!
    Fowler, Susi Albertina the Practically Perfect.
    Freeman, Martha Fourth Grade Weirdo.
    Gilson, Jamie Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub.
    Greenwald, Sheila Give Us a Great Big Smile, Rosy Cole.
    Hall, Lynn In Trouble Again, Zelda Hammersmith?
    Havill, Juanita It Always Happens to Leona.
    Herman, Charlotte Millie Cooper, 3B.
    Hill, Kirkpatrick The Year of Miss Agnes.
    Honeycutt, Natalie Granville Jones: Commando.
    Hurwitz, Johanna The Just Desserts Club.
    Joosse, Barbara Anna, the One and Only.
    Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie In the Language of Loons.
    Klein, Robin Enemies.
    McDonald, Megan Judy Moody.
    McKenna, Colleen Too Many Murphys.
    Mead, Alice Junebug.
    Moss, Marissa Amelia's Notebook.
    Myers, Laurie Earthquake in the Third Grade.
    Namioka, Lensey Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear.
    Napoli, Donna Jo When the Water Closes Over My Head.
    Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds The Boys Start the War.
    Petersen, P.J. The Sub.
    Porte, Barbara Ann If You Ever Get Lost: The Adventures of Julia and Evan.
    Sachar, Louis Marvin Redpost: Kidnapped at Birth?
    Sachs, Marilyn JoJo & Winnie: Sister Stories.
    Schnur, Steven The Koufax Dilemma.
    Scribner, Virginia Gopher Draws Conclusions.
    Smith, Janice Lee The Monster in the Third Dresser Drawer and Other Stories About Adam Joshua.
    Soto, Gary The Skirt.
    Spinelli, Jerry Fourth Grade Rats.
    Spurr, Elizabeth Mamá's Birthday Surprise
    Stowe, Cynthia Not-So-Normal Norman.
    Strasser, Todd Kidnap Kids.
    Warner, Sally Dog Years.
    Willner-Pardo, Gina Jumping Into Nothing.
    Wilson, Jacqueline The Suitcase Kid.
    Zach, Cheryl Benny and the No-Good Teacher.


    Duffey, Betsy Lucky in Left Field.
    Gutman, Dan The Million Dollar Shot.
    Hall, Donald When Willard Met Babe Ruth.
    Herman, Gail Just Like Mike.
    Herzig, Alison The Boonsville Bombers.
    Hiser, Constance Dog on Third Base.
    Joosse, Barbara The Losers Fight Back: A Wild Willie Mystery.
    Kline, Suzy Molly Gets Mad.
    Lord, Beman The Perfect Pitch.
    Marzollo, Jean The Pizza Pie Slugger.
    Napoli, Donna On Guard.
    Slote, Alfred Make-Believe Ball Player.
    Stout, Glenn On the Halfpipe with ... Tony Hawk
    Tamar, Erika Soccer Mania!
    Van Leeuwen, Jean Benjy the Football Hero.
Last Modified on March 19, 2018