3rd Grade

Interested in reading a story that takes place in a different time period? Try checking out one of these historic tales. Books are suggested for Third Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

Abe Lincoln at last! by Mary Pope Osborne

The magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie to Washington D.C. in the 1860s where they meet Abraham Lincoln and collect a feather that will help break a magic spell.

All-of-a-kind family by Sydney Taylor

The adventures of five sisters growing up in a Jewish family in New York in the early twentieth century.

Eight-year-old Henry and nine-year-old Chin love to read about heroes in popular "penny dreadful" novels, until they both witness real courage while trying to survive the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

Looking for action, adventure, or survival? Try checking out one of these daring tales. Books are suggested for Third Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

A boring homework assignment involving knot tying proves invaluable when the student pirates help Captain Stinky Beard foil an attack by a rival pirate ship.

Balto of the Blue Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne

"Jack and Annie travel back in time to 1925 Nome, Alaska, where they meet Balto, the famous sled dog, and help save the town from illness"--.

Breakout by Tracey West

Ninja of Earth, Cole, and Zane the titanium ninja help the other captured Elemental Masters break out of Chen's palace, where they've been stripped of their powers and have been forced to work in a noodle factory.

Anyone but me by Nancy E Krulik

Third-grader Katie Carew gains insight into the thinking of the class bully when she is magically transformed into a hamster--an animal the bully fears.

Over the summer, Andrea and A.J. are sent to Camp Ockatollyquay, a camp to get kids ready for school! But not to worry—Andrea and A.J. rally the Ella Mentry School gang to end their summer on a note they'll never forget.

Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary

Beezus' biggest problem was her 4 year old sister Ramona. Even though Beezus knew sisters were supposed to love each other, with a sister like Ramona, it seemed impossible.

Is the strange new cookie chef at the ice rink really the Bride of Frankenstein? .

Attack of the cheetah by Jane B Mason

When a cheetah exhibit opens at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., Princess Diana (alias Wonder Woman) arrives to witness the event. When the rare cats suddenly escape, it's up to Diana to capture the cats and figure out why they are behaving strangely.

Battle of the Blue Lanterns by Michael Vincent Acampora

After helping Green Lantern Hal Jordan against the Manhunters, members of the Blue Lantern Corps want him to give up his green ring and join the Blue Lanterns...or suffer the consequences.

Bat-Mite's big blunder by Paul Kupperberg

When Gotham City's greatest super-villains escape from Arkham Asylum, Batman must quickly capture the rogues.  He gets some extra help from a his biggest, little fan ― the Bat-Mite, a mischievous imp from another dimension.

Bok! Bok! Boom! by Cyndi Marko

Superheroes Gordon Blue and his brother Benny must rescue an opera star from the evil Dr. Screech before he turns her super high voice into a supersonic weapon.

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 charm bracelet by Emily Rodda

When Jessies 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.

Fiction

Akimbo and the snakes by Alexander McCall Smith

On a trip to the snake park with his Uncle Peter, Akimbo has an adventure involving a deadly green mamba snake.

Amelia's notebook by Marissa Moss

The hand-lettered contents of a nine-year-old girl's notebook, in which she records her thoughts and feelings about moving, starting school, and dealing with her older sister, as well as keeping her old best friend and making a new one.

The bad beginning by Lemony Snicket
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After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.

Third Grade Books

Location Author Title
J Easy Fiction ADLER Adler Cam Jansen Mysteries
J Series B Berenstain Berenstain Bears Big Chapter Books
J Paperback B Blume Fudge-a-Mania
J Paperback B Byars Beans on the Roof
J Paperback C Catling Chocolate Touch
J Easy Fiction CHRISTIAN Christian Sebastian (Super Sleuth) Books
J Paperback C Christopher Dog that Pitched a No-Hitter
J Paperback C Cleary Mouse and the Motorcycle
J Paperback C Cleary Ramona and Henry Books
J Easy Fiction COHEN Cohen
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