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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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3rd Grade Chapter Books
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

them anyways.  

Welcome to the Bed and Biscuit

By Joan Carris

Dr. Bender’s animals aren’t happy about

the newest bundle he brings home.


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.

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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

important lessons.


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.

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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

family vacation.

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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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3rd Grade Graphic Novels
3rd Grade Nonfiction
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

in California.

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.

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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


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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.

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