Third Grade: Now Try These

Zita the Spacegirl: Far from Home

By Ben Hatke

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When young Zita discovers a device that opens a portal to another place, and her best friend is abducted, she is compelled to set out on a strange journey from star to star in order to get back home.
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Wishworks, Inc.

By Stephanie S. Tolan

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If wishes were dogs, every kid would have one . . . but when Max asks for a dog from Wishworks, Inc., he gets more than he expected! Max is handling his parents' divorce, his new home and school, and a big bully named Nick the only way he knows how: by running away. In his mind, he and his beautiful dog King have thrilling adventures in the woods; they conquer aliens and slay dragons; they embarrass Nick so he never comes near Max again. Then Max happens upon a store called Wishworks, Inc., which promises his wish will come true in real life, "guaranteed." He wishes for a real dog to fulfill all his dreams. And then a real dog named Goldie appears on his doorstep . . . but she may be a little more real than Max expects!

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Summer According to Humphrey

By Betty G. Birney

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When Humphrey hears that school is ending, he can't believe his ears. What's a classroom hamster to do if there's no more school? It turns out that Mrs. Brisbane has planned something thrilling for Humphrey and Og the frog: they're going to Camp Happy Hollow with Ms. Mac and lots of the kids from Room 26! Camp is full of FUN-FUN-FUN new experiences, but it's also a little scary. There are fur-raising wild sounds and smells, and there's something called the Howler to watch out for. Humphrey is always curious about new adventures, but could camp be too wild even for him?
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Snook Alone

By Marilyn Nelson

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Through the power of faith, a monk named Abba Jacob and his loyal rat terrier, Snook, are reunited after being separated by a ferocious storm.
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Sidekicks

By Dan Santat

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When Captain Amazing feels he's getting too old to be a reliable superhero, he tries to hire a new sidekick, but his pets have different ideas.

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The Secret Chicken Society

By Judy Cox

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When his class raises baby chicks for a project, Daniel worries he won't get one and then is surprised that he takes home five. But there are more surprises ahead for Daniel and his family!

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Nikki and Deja

By Karen English

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When an arrogant new girl comes to school, best friends Nikki and Deja decide to form a club that would exclude her but find the results not what they expected.
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The Night Fairy

By Laura Amy Schlitz

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When Flory the night fairy's wings are accidentally broken and she cannot fly, she has to learn to do everything differently.

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Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little

By Peggy Elizabeth Gifford

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With summer coming to an end, Moxy Maxwell does a hundred different things to avoid reading her assigned summer reading book.
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Moving Day

By Meg Cabot

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When nine-year-old Allie Finkle's parents announce that they are moving her and her brothers from their suburban split-level into an ancient Victorian in town, Allie's sure her life is over. She's not at all happy about having to give up her pretty pink wall-to-wall carpeting for creaky floorboards and creepy secret passageways-not to mention leaving her modern, state-of-the-art suburban school for a rundown, old-fashioned school just two blocks from her new house.
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