Third Grade Books
3rd Grade Picture Books
Miss Nelson is Missing! By Harry G. Allard
Misbehaving students regret their wicked ways
when their teacher is replaced with the witchy Viola Swamp.
I Yam a Donkey! By Cece Bell
Sloppy pronunciation and poor grammar
causes misunderstanding and giggles.
The Princess Who Had No Kingdom By Ursula Jones
Though the princess lacked worldly possessions,
she made up for it in kindness.
The Highest Number in the World By Roy MacGregor
Young hockey player considers giving up
when she isn’t given her hero’s jersey number.
Finding Winnie By Lindsay Mattick
In 1914, a veterinarian on his was to tend
horses in World War I rescues a baby bear
and the rest is literary history.
How I Learned Geography By Uri Shulevitz
A young boy explores his father's world
map to escapes the realities of refugee life.
3rd Grade Chapter Books
Magic in the Mix By Annie Barrows
Twins Miri and Molly go on a time-traveling
adventure due to their magical house.
Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist: Frantastic Voyage By Jim Benton
How do you retrieve a Doomsday Device
swallowed by your dog? Shrink yourself and go
in and get it!
Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet By Nick Bruel
It’s not easy to get a bad kitty to the vet, especially when she must get the most dreaded thing of all…a shot.
No Dogs Allowed By Stephanie Calmenson
Two girls who can’t have dogs in their
apartments find a magical way to enjoy
Welcome to the Bed and Biscuit By Joan Carris
Dr. Bender’s animals aren’t happy about
the newest bundle he brings home.
Frindle By Andrew Clements
What could be so wrong with renaming
things? Why can’t pens be called frindles?
The Lemonade War By Jacqueline Davies
Two siblings go to war with their
dueling lemonade stands.
The Tale of Despereaux By Kate DiCamillo
Despereaux the mouse loves music, stories, and
a Princess named Pea, but is that enough to be a hero?
The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse By Bruce Hale
Chet’s classmate asks him to look for her
missing brother and promises him a stinkbug
pie in return.
Charlie Bumper Vs. The Squeaking Skull By Bill Harley
Nothing beats trick-or-treating and sleepovers,
but scary movies might ruin Charlie’s night.
The Year of Billy Miller By Kevin Henkes
Billy starts the school year on the wrong foot,
but by year end he and his parents learn many
Bunnicula By Deborah & James Howe
The Monroe’s have a new pet, but their current
dog and cat aren’t sure if it’s a rabbit…or vampire!
Captain Awesome to the Rescue By Stan Kirby
Bad guys beware, Eugene McGillicudy is
the most awesome superhero ever.
Judy Moody Was in a Mood By Megan McDonald
Judy is not looking forward to third
grade and everyone knows it.
Dragon Slayers' Academy By Kate McMullan
Book 1: The New Kid at School
How do you become a dragon slaying hero
when you can’t even stand the sight of blood?
Sideways Stories from Wayside School By Louis Sachar
Humorous stories from a classroom on the
thirtieth floor of a school accidentally built
The Time Warp Trio By Jon Scieszka
Joe, Sam, and Fred are trapped inside their
summer reading list, battling well-known
children’s book characters.
Horrid Henry By Francesca Simon
Henry ruins his dance recital, forces his
brother to eat glop, and causes mischief on a
Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom By Eric Wight
Frankie's latest adventure persuades him
that his room really is too messy.
Little House in the Big Woods By Laura Ingalls Wilder
First book in the Little House series,
four-year-old Laura tells of her life as a
pioneer with Pa, Ma, her sisters, and trusty dog, Jack.
Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse By Tamera Will Wissinger
Sam loves fishing with his dad, but when his little sister horns in on their fishing trip, he's not too happy about it.
3rd Grade Graphic Novels
The Flying Beaver Brothers & The Evil Penguin Plan By Maxwell Eaton III
Ace and Bub’s tropical island is threatened
by penguins hoping to freeze their paradise.
Babymouse Goes For Gold By Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm
Will hard work and determination earn
Babymouse a gold medal in swimming?
The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza By James Kochalka
The Glorkian Warrior and his talking backpack
deliver a clams and peanut butter pizza.
Mr. Pants: Camping Catastrophe! By Scott McCormick
Mr. Pants and his sisters test their survival
skills in their hilarious 4th book.
Giants Beware! By Jorge Aguirre
Claudette sets out to become a giant slayer,
but can she pull it off before her parents
find out she’s gone?
Gabby & Gator By James Burks
They don’t fit in with their own kind,
but find acceptance in each other.
3rd Grade Nonfiction
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down 323.119 Pinkney
Four young black men took a stand
against the injustice of segregation in
Heart On Fire 324.623 Malaspina
On November 5, 1872, Susan B. Anthony
voted in the U.S. Presidential election
and broke the law.
Separate Is Never Equal 379.263 Tonatiuh
An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican
heritage and her parents helped end segregation
Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella 398.2 Fleischman
The stories of Cinderella from Mexico, Ireland,
Zimbabwe, and more are woven together
into one global tale.
Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands 597.3 Roy
Learn about the life-cycle and hunting
habits of these awesome creatures.
Roller Derby Rivals 796.21 Macy
The skaters are ready to roll
and so are the cameras.
The President's Stuck in the Bathtub: Poems About The Presidents 811.54 Katz
Playful political poems about president
penchants and peccadilloes.
Trombone Shorty 921 Andrews
The story of a six-year-old New Orleans
trombone prodigy who grew into a
Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller 921 Keller
An introduction to the impressive
life of a determined woman.
Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova 921 Pavlova
The most famous prima ballerina of all time
was hooked from the first ballet she visited
with her mother.
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus 921 Roget
Learn about Peter Mark Roget, the joy
of learning, and the power of words.
Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos 921 Sagan
Learn about the curious boy who brought
the cosmos into homes across America.