Suggested Fantasy and Science-Fiction for Third Grade

 

Explore this selection of great sci-fi and fantasy reads. Books are suggested for Third Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

Aliens for dinner by Stephanie Spinner

Aric the alien returns to Earth to help Richard Bickerstaff save the world from an invasion of Dwilbs, pollution-loving aliens who want to turn the planet into a toxic theme park.

When Nalu, the Prince of the Merpeople, is kidnapped by Laverna's henchmen, Elina and Nori must try to save Nalu before the henchmen poison the waters of Mermaidia.

Centaur rising by Jane Yolen

In 1965, a year after Arianne thinks she sees a shooting star land in the fields surrounding her family's horse farm, a baby centaur is born and the family, already under scrutiny because Arianne's six-year-old brother has birth defects, struggles to keep the colt a secret.

The Dragon of Doom by Bruce Coville

Life in the village of Pigbone is boring until an aspiring magician and his talking toad come to town and ask Edward to help them slay the Dragon of Doom.

When Jessie searches for her ill grandmother's missing charm bracelet, she is led to a magical world and finds she has a reason and right to be there.

Zack and Drake venture to Gluco, the candy planet, for some Easter fun.  While competing in such activities as an egg toss and a three-legged race, Zack is so determined to come in first that he considers cheating to win.

King Arthur by Jane B. Mason

In the center of the courtyard of a medieval church stands a single block of marble. On top of the marble lies a heavy black anvil. Struck deep through them both is a glittering sword. Whoever can remove the sword from the stone is the rightful king of Britain.

After Joe receives a magic book, he and his friends are transported to a time when evil knights, fire-breathing dragons and vile-smelling giants roamed the land.

When his father buys a SIMON Robot, advertised as "the perfect son," Chip decides that he can't compete with his new brother, but in the end, the whole family learns that perfection may not be so great after all.

Spaceheadz: SPHDZ. bk.1 by Jon Scieszka

On his first day at Brooklyn's P.S. 858, fifth-grader Michael K. is teamed with two very strange students, and while he gradually comes to believe they are aliens who need his help, he has trouble convincing anyone else of the truth.

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