Summer Reading Grade 3

Below is a list of titles and authors that incoming third graders may enjoy. This is not a required list but a guide to help you find good books.  Hope to see you this summer at the public library.  Happy Reading!
 

Fantasy Books
Atwater, Richard.  Mr. Popper's Penguins
Brett,  Jan.  The Trouble With Trolls
Butterworth, Oliver.  The Enormous Egg
Dahl, Roald.  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Howe,  James.  Bunnicula
MacDonald, Betty.  Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
Marshall, James.  Rats on the Roof and Other Stories
Prelutsky, Jack.  A Pizza the Size of the Sun (Poetry)
White, E.B.  Charlotte's Web
Van Allsburg, Chris.  Jumanji
Van Allsburg, Chris. The Polar Express

Folktales
Anderson, H.C.  The Wild Swans
Demi.  The Empty Pot
Kimmel, Eric.  Iron John
Kellogg, Steven.  Mike Fink:  A Tall Tale
Mahy, Margaret.  The Seven Chinese Brothers
McDermott, Gerald.  Zomo the Rabbit
McDermott, Gerald. Anansi the Spider
McKissack, Patricia.  Flossie and the Fox
San Souci, Robert D.  Young Merlin
Scieszka, Jon.  The Stinky Cheese Man and Othe Fairly Stupid Tales
Scieszka, Jon.  The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Young, Ed.  Lon Po Po

Books in Series (check out other books in the series, too!)
Adler, David A.  Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Monster Movie
Allard, Harry.  Miss Nelson is Missing
Cole,  Joanna.  The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth
Christopher, Matt.  Centerfield Ballhawk
Cleary, Beverly.  Ramona Quimby, Age 8
Cleary, Beverly.  Henry Huggins
Dadey, Debbie.  Martians Don't Take Temperatures (Bailey School Kids)
Danziger, Paula.  Amber Brown is Not a Crayon
DePaola, Tomie.  Strega Nona Meets Her Match
Giff, Patricia Reilly.  Fish Face
Haywood, Carolyn.  B is For Betsy
Kline, Suzy.  Horrible Harry and the Green Slime
Martin, Ann M.  Kristy's Worst Idea (Babysitter's Club)
Osborne, Mary Pope.  Midnight on the Moon (Magic Tree House)
Peterson, John.  The Littles
Tripp, Valerie.  Meet Felicity:  An American Girl
Warner, Gertrude Chandler.  The Yellow House Mystery (The Boxcar Children)
Wilder, Laura Ingalls.  The Little House in the Big Woods

Other Great Books
Blume,  Judy.  Freckle Juice
Polocco, Patricia.  I Can Hear the Sun
Polocco, Patricia. The Keeping Quilt
Rockwell, Thomas.  How to Eat Fried Worms
Smith, Robert Kimmel.  Chocolate Fever

There's always time for a book:
Take a book when you know you'll be waiting.
Take a book to the doctor's office.
Take a book when you travel.
Read a book instead of watching TV.
Get a public library card.
READ!  READ!  READ!