Books & Reading

Books for Kids in 3rd Grade

J428.2Bruno   A Punctuation Celebration!
Learn about the proper uses of punctuation with a simple introduction through a cheerfully illustrated collection of poems.

JB Cousteau Y    The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau
This biography describes Cousteau s lifelong fascination with the sea, filmmaking, and invention, beginning with depictions of the scientist as a young boy, tinkering with cameras and swimming in the ocean to recover from chronic illness.

J/Fic/Fleischman    The Dunderheads
When Miss Breakbone confiscates Junkyard's crucial find, Wheels, Pencil, Spider, and the rest of the Dunderheads plot to teach her a lesson.

J/811.54/F    A Foot in the Mouth: Poems to Speak, Sing, and Shout  selected by Paul B. Janeczko
A collection of lively rhymes and tricky tongue twisters, poems for more than one voice, bilingual poems -- from classic Shakespeare and Lear to anonymous rhymes to contemporary riffs on everything under the sun.

J/Fic/Greene    Owen Foote, Money Man
Ingenious eight-year-old Owen wants to make money for the things he absolutely needs, such as plastic vomit, but he tries to come up with some alternatives to earning an allowance, which sounds like too much work.

J/Fic/Hannigan    Emmaline and the Bunny
Everyone and everything in the town of Neatasapin is tidy, except Emmaline who likes to dig dirt and jump in puddles, and wants to adopt an untidy bunny.

J/Fic/Harper    Just Grace Goes Green
Grace can do a lot of things ... but can she save the planet? Or at the very least, can she help her best friend Mimi get her favorite stuffed animal back?

J/Fic/Kelly   Lucy Rose Big on Plans
Lucy Rose records in her diary her special summer plans--to make a keychain for her mother, to help decorate the living room, to prevent her parents' divorce, to vanquish some squirrels, and to enjoy a ninth birthday adventure with her father.

J/Fic/Kline    Horrible Harry and the Dungeon
It's almost summer vacation and the students in room 2B are having trouble concentrating on their butterfly project, until a frightening-looking new teacher comes to supervise the Suspension Room and Harry is sent there as punishment for unruly behavior.

J/Fic/Krensky    Louise, Soccer Star?
Louise has been practicing, planning, and even dreaming about this year's soccer season. So how can it be that, from the very first practice, she's thrown so completely off her game?

J/Fic/Lindgren   Pippi Longstocking
Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any parents--at the edge of a Swedish village.

J/Fic/Look   Alvin Ho:Allergic to Girls,School,and Other Scary Things
A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.

Illus/J/Fic/Macdonald   Galileo's Leaning Tower Experiment : A Science Adventure
In Italy, 1589, Massimo drops lunch to his uncle from a bridge, so the food falls into his uncle's boat. One day, Galileo notices that the bread and wheel of cheese land in the boat at the same time. But Aristotle had said that heavy things fall at a faster rate than light ones. Will Galileo and Massimo be able to prove Aristotle's theory wrong.

J/Fic/McDonald    Stink and the World's Worst Super-stinky Sneakers
A class visit to the Gross-Me-Out exhibit at the science museum inspires Stink Moody to create a variety of terrible smells to put on the sneakers he plans to enter in the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneaker contest.

J/Fic/McKenna    Third Grade Stinks!
Gordie loves his third grade teacher, but sharing a locker with a girl instead of his best friend and trouble with a school bully may ruin his best year ever.

J/M/Mitchelhill   The Graffiti Mystery
Vandals have struck at Damian's school--someone has been spray-painting graffiti in the boys' bathroom! To make matters worse, the vandals can't even spell. If the crooks aren't stopped, the whole school will be on cleaning duty.  Damian knows he's the school's only hope of solving this bad spell of crime!

J/Fic/Murray   Henrietta : There's No One Better
In Henrietta's world, anything can happen.  She has a baby brother, two white mice, a chocolate-colored dog, a woolly mammoth, two long green socks with toes, one pickle-eating best friend, a bathtub for sailing in and a huge, HUGE amount of discoveries to discover. But she also has a big, bad habit of making things up.

J/Fic/Seuling >  Robert and the Happy Endings
Pirate problems plague Robert as the class rehearses a pirate play, his bike is pirated away, and bossy Susanne Lee invites only half the class to a pirate party.


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