3rd Grade

 

The following titles may be enjoyed by Third Graders. All readers are at different levels and have different interests, so not all titles will appeal to, or be appropriate for, all readers. For additional recommendations ask at the Children's Reference Desk.

Fiction

Fiction books for Third Graders can be found in a variety of locations, including J READER, KIDS GRAPHIC NOVEL, and J FICTION. Click on each title for location and availability.

 

Sometimes we just want to read about what's familiar or what's possible. Here are some suggestions for books that feature a high level of realism. You won't find many dragons or wizards or outer space adventures here, but you will find stories about things that really could happen. Books are suggested for Third Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

Eight-year-old Ruby Booker is headed to a new school where her older brothers rule.  However, Ruby has big plans to change that.

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Also available in: audiobook

While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.

 

Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. Explore these fascinating stories about real people. Books are suggested for Third Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

This illustrated telling of the story of Ada Byron Lovelace chronicles her early creative fascination with mathematics and science, her devastating bout with measles, and the ground-breaking algorithm she wrote for Charles Babbage's analytical engine.

This picture-book biography explains how Farnsworth held on to his dream to develop television and the scientific concepts behind it.

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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