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Looking for superheroes like Wonder Woman and Spider-Man? Try checking out one of these super-powered stories. Books are suggested for Kindergarten, but remember that each reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

As imaginary superhero Bumblebee Boy, Sam rejects his pesky little brother's help in defeating pirates, dragons, and saber-toothed lions, but when Sam comes up against some scary aliens, he discovers the advantage of having a sidekick.

Bad weather! by Frank Berrios

Batman and Superman join the Super Friends to stop Mr. Freeze from using his weather control machine.

 

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

While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life.

The disappearing by Jennifer Torres

Tim, Max, Emily, Luke, and Nina, learn that their quiet town of Briny Deep isn't as safe as they once thought. With children vanishing, they need to find answers before all their friends disappear.

 

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

Alien in a bottle by Kathy Mackel

With the help of a star-gazing classmate and an unusual assortment of aliens from outer space, teenager Sean Winger tries to find a way to convince his parents to let him pursue his dream of becoming a glass blower.

Always Neverland by Zoe Barton

Ashley is whisked away from her home by Peter Pan to help the Lost Boys with spring cleaning, but her love of adventure brings changes that are not enjoyed by all of Neverland's inhabitants.

 

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

Discover tales of Sir Lancelot, the bravest knight in King Arthur's court.

At Camp Whatsitooya, twins Joules and Kevin and new friend Nelson face off against large, rabbit-like creatures from the Mallow Galaxy who thrive on sugar but are not above hypnotizing and eating human campers.

 

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.

 

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

The Green Lantern Bug Corps spring into action to defend a baseball game and the planet from an invasion of the evil Sinestro Bug Corps.

Cosmo and the robot by J. Brian Pinkney

Cosmo, a boy living on Mars, must come up with a quick solution when his malfunctioning robot Rex threatens his sister Jewel.

 

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

Alice the fairy by David Shannon

Alice, who claims to be a Temporary Fairy, still has a lot to learn, such as how to make her clothes put themselves away in the closet.

Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman

A boy and a robot strike up a friendship despite their differences.

 

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.

 

Looking for stories with aliens, magic, or other qualities that break the bounds of reality? Try checking out one of these fantastic tales. Grade levels are suggested, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level. Under each grade is a link for even more titles.

Kindergarten

Land before Prime by John Sazaklis

When the Transformers Rescue Bots team discovers dinosaurs on Wayward Island, they head out to investigate.

Thorndyke Thoughts: Leaping to Chapter Books

Hey Kids,

You may have noticed some new spots on our J READER collection. These colored dots should help you find books at similar reading levels. If you're reading the hardest Easy Readers (the ones with Blue Dots), you might be ready to find some easy chapter books in J FICTION or KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS. Try some of these suggestions, many are part of a series. Happy Reading!

 

Bear Hugs,

 

Thorndyke

 

The princess in black by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham

 

Mercy Watson to the rescue by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris van Dusen

Nate the Great on the Owl Express by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat ; illustrated by Martha Weston in the style of Marc Simont — There are also Nate the Great titles available as eBooks.

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