Good Reading for Third Grade

Start with these recommended books just for your grade.

Marvin Redpost: A Flying Birthday Cake

By Louis Sachar

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Was that really a flying saucer Marvin saw? And who is this new kid, Joe Normal, who seems so strange?
 

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Little Wolf's Book Of Badness

By Ian Whybrow

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Little Wolf is sent to Uncle Bigbad's Cunning College For Brute Beasts ("Our Motto: The Badder the Better") to learn the Nine Rules of Badness.

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Kidnapped at the Capital

By Ron Roy

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KC's mother and the clone of the President of the United States are kidnapped by disgruntled astronauts who want to take over the International Space Station. One in a mystery series by Ron Roy.

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Jake Drake, Bully Buster

By Andrew Clements

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Jake has always been a bully-magnet, but when Link, the SuperBully, moves into town, Jake will be the one to stop him.

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If You Ever Get Lost: the Adventures of Julia and Evan

By Barbara Ann Pote

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Join Julia and Evan as they get lost, catch some thieves, and learn to speak Spanish.

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Gooney Bird Greene

By Lois Lowry

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Gooney Bird Greene arrives in second grade full of improbable stories that mesmerize her classmates. Her tales turn out to be "absolutely true" in this funny chapter book with much to say about the art of storytelling and writing.

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Georgie Lee

By Sharon Phillips Denslow and Lynne Rae Perkins (Illustrator)

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Georgie Lee is like no other cow you've ever seen - smart, sweet, funny. J.D. is about to find out that a summer on Grandmother's farm with Georgie Lee is full of adventure, hiking, haunted houses, swimming, riddles, and fun!

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Feathers, Flaps & Flops: Fabulous Early Fliers

By Bo Zaunders

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Meet some of the lesser-known heroes of flying, spanning history from 1500 B.C. (eagle-powered flight) to 1938 ("Wrong-Way" Corrigan's flight to Ireland).

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Clementine

By Sara Pennypacker and Marla Frazee (Illustrator)

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Irrepressible third-grader Clementine always has an ingenious idea “sproinging up” in her brain, each leading to a series of humorous mishaps. Followed by "The Talented Clementine.”

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A Handful of Beans: Six Fairy Tales

By Jeanne Steig and William Steig (Illustrator)

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This collection of six traditional fairy tales is much more than a handful of entertainment, with its droll text and humorous illustrations. Don’t let the small size deceive you—this book packs a big dose of fun.

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