Available Holds

Busy week? Our staff is here to help you! Patrons with a Canton or Plymouth Library card can place holds on available items. Simply browse our on-line catalog for books, DVDs, CDs, video games - we have over 300,000 items to request. Our catalog is available 24 hours a day, so you can browse at your convenience. We will pull the item you request, put it on our hold shelf and notify you when it is ready, usually within 12 hours! And you don’t have to come right in, once you are notified, you have four days to pick up your item.  

Is the item you’re looking for checked out to someone else? No problem, again place a hold and you will be next on the list to receive the item. Even if we don’t have the item, you may be able to request it from another library using the MeLCat system in our catalog. We will have the item delivered and waiting for you.

Realistic Fiction for Third Graders

Like to keep your fiction firmly grounded in the real world? Try this list of realistic fiction titles.


Ramona the pest by Beverly Cleary — Begins a series of tales about Ramona and her family. In this story, Ramona is in Kindergarten, but further adventures take place as she gets older.

Yang the youngest and his terrible ear by Lensey Namioka

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker  The beginning of a series. For more stories about Clementine, head to JFICTION PENNYPACKER. 

Dexter the tough by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Biographies for Third Graders

Looking for true stories about real people? Try some of these. Suggestions are geared toward third graders, but may appeal to everyone.

The house Baba built: an artist's childhood in China by Ed Young, text as told to Libby Koponen

Queen of the track: Alice Coachman: Olympic high-jump champion by Heather Lang; illustrated by Floyd Cooper

The mad potter: George E. Ohr, eccentric genius by Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan

Mary Walker wears the pants: the true story of the doctor, reformer, and Civil War hero by Cheryl Harness; illustrated by Carlo Molinari

Read Aloud Nights during March is Reading Month

"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child" (Dr. Seuss).

In this case, join us during March is Reading Month while we pick up a book and read with you. We'll celebrate our love of reading by sharing some of our favorite picture books for older children and a few chapter book excerpts.

All ages are encouraged to stop by for a listen.

Tuesday, March 17 from 7:00-7:30 PM
Tuesday, March 31 from 7:00-7:30 PM

Historical Fiction for Third Graders

Third Grade

Night boat to freedom by Margot Theis Raven; pictures by E.B. Lewis

Morning Girl by Michael Dorris

Pedro's journal: a voyage with Christopher Columbus, August 3, 1492-February 14, 1493 by Pam Conrad; illustrated by Peter Koeppen

Twenty and ten by Claire Huchet Bishop, as told by Janet Joly; illustrated by William Pène du Bois

Sarah, plain and tall by Patricia MacLachlan


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