February 16, 2016 | jonesw
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.
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.
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.
February 12, 2016 | Michelle
Apollo and Brownie are unaware that the apocalypse is at hand, but when their owners do not return and they run out of food and water, the dogs venture into the world, where they team up with a police dog, a flea that quotes Sun Tzu's "The Art of War," and others in an attempt to survive.
Ariol knows he's just like his hero in every way: brave, er . . . handsome, and . . . um . . .tall? Well, maybe Ariol has a ways to go, but that's not going to stop him from doing everything he can to grow up and become just like the guardian of the stars!
Seven bears return home to find Snow White on their doorstep after she flees the kingdom and decide they must find her a prince to marry in order to get her to leave.
Binky is a space cat - at least in his own mind. He's really a house cat who has never left the family space station. Unlike other house cats, Binky has a mission: to blast off into outer space (outside), explore unknown places (the backyard) and battle aliens (bugs). Binky must undergo rigorous training so he can repel the alien attacks that threaten his humans. As he builds his spaceship, he must be extremely careful with his blueprints - the enemy is always watching.
January 26, 2016 | jonesw
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.
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.
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.
In this fourth adventure, the heroes take a trip to the beach and do some digging, only to discover something terrifying and better off buried.
January 26, 2016 | visnawj
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' 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? .
January 19, 2016 | visnawj
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 14, 2016 | Marianne
Check out these great sports-themed titles. Books are suggested for Third Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
While Ellie loves the Journey of the Mind club, she struggles to keep from failing miserably on her soccer team, but when both groups have tournaments the same day, she musters her team spirit and tries to succeed at both.
Fourth-grader Sylvie Scruggs is old enough to join her town's new junior ice-hockey team, and she is a really good skater, even if she does have a tendency to close her eyes when she shoots, but fifth-grader Jamie Redmond does not like younger kids on the team, and when someone starts pulling pranks on Sylvie she is convinced that Jamie is responsible--and she enlists the help of her friends to prove it and get even.
After McKenna suffers an injury that causes her to worry about her place on the Shooting Star competitive gymnastics team, she tries to help her tutor, Josie, overcome her fear of horseback riding, but as McKenna and Josie become closer friends, one of McKenna's teammates gets jealous..
January 14, 2016 | visnawj
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.
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.
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.
January 13, 2016 | visnawj
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 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.
On a trip to the snake park with his Uncle Peter, Akimbo has an adventure involving a deadly green mamba snake.
January 12, 2016 | strande
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 probably won't find many dragons or wizards or outer space adventures here. 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.
Julie's passion for animals takes over her life - and her family's life. The more pets she has, the more she desires - but what she wants most of all, she can't have. She will not be allowed to own a dog before she is old enough to walk it by herself on the city streets, which is a year and a half away. That is far too long to wait.
When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.
January 8, 2016 | strande
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.
Presents the life and accomplishments of the first female doctor in the United States who served on the Union side in the Civil War and was awarded the Medal of Honor for her service.
Offers insight into the life and accomplishments of African American Olympic high-jump champion Alice Coachman.
Presents a visual narrative of Ernest Shackleton's voyage to Antarctica during which his ship, the Endurance, became trapped in ice, forcing the crew on a desperate trek to seek rescue.