Good Reading for Third Grade

Start with these recommended books just for your grade.

The Hungry Coat: A Tale from Turkey

By Demi

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After being forced to change to a fancy new coat to attend a party, Nasrettin Hoca tries to feed his dinner to the coat, reasoning that it was the coat that was the invited guest.

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The Field Guide: Book 1 of the Spiderwick Chronicles

By Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

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When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences.
 

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The Absent Author

By Ron Roy

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Dink Duncan and his two friends investigate the apparent kidnapping of famous mystery author Wallis Wallace. The first book in the A-Z Mystery series.

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Tarzan

By Robert San Souci

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The famous story of a boy raised by apes, who never saw a human until he was grown.

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Molly Bannaky

By Alice McGill

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Relates how Benjamin Banneker's grandmother journeyed from England to Maryland in the late seventeenth century, worked as an indentured servant, began a farm of her own, and married a freed slave.

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Mailing May

By Michael O. Tunnell

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In the early 1900s, because her family cannot afford a train ticket for her, 5-year-old May gets mailed for 53 cents in postage so she can ride the train across the mountains to visit her grandmother.

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Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express

By Margaret Wetterer

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Fifteen-year-old Kate risks her life in a storm to prevent a train disaster.

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Blueberries for the Queen

By Katherine Paterson, ohn Paterson, and Susan Jeffers (Illustrator)

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In the summer of 1942, when Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands lives down the road from his family's house in Massachusetts, young William decides to take her some of the blueberries he has picked. Based on a true story.

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Bill Pickett, Rodeo Ridin' Cowboy

By Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)

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The story of one of the most daring African-American cowboys who developed the rodeo act of bulldogging, his unique form of steer wrestling, in the late 1800s.

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Berta, a Remarkable Dog

By Celia Barker Lottridge and Elsa Myotte (Illustrator)

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Berta the dachshund is a tender and watchful foster mother to a newborn lamb
and other young animals in her farmyard - just as she plans to be with her
own puppies.

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