However, we challenge you to read as many as you can. How did the peasants feel about the royals once they met them? 1st Grade; 2nd Grade; 3rd Grade; 4th Grade; 5th Grade; 6th Grade; More Suggested Lists; Web Resources; Resources for Parents; Resources for Teachers; Children's Room Photo Gallery; Book Buddies; 1,000 Books Program; Saratoga Reads Jr. Additional information about animal coloration and the particular species pictured is found at the end of the book. Newman’s touching story can’t be read or heard without tears and a true understanding of the word ‘loyalty’. Both stories end happily â especially when Jason’s dad and classmates get a taste of his signature sandwich, the Amazin’ Jason. In this installment of the Andrew Lost series, Andrew and Judy must save their Uncle Al â a top-secret scientist and inventor of the Time-A-Tron time-travel machine â from the Ice Age. Is Homeschool Testing Required and Necessary? Lloyd Alexander - (Henry Holt & Company, 2007) 306 pages. A prequel to The Quiltmaker’s Gift. Able to identity character traits 4. Give him five objects and he’ll work them all into a story of his own creation. Roald Dahl, illustrated by: Quentin Blake - (Knopf/Random House, 1975) 224 pages. Children will relate to Judy’s constant dilemmas and will laugh their way through the book as Judy comes up with the most intriguing solutions to problems such as having to sit next to a kid who eats paste and a toad that pees on her! Try combining it with a movie about growing up, such as Wide Awake, or one about not growing up, such as Peter Pan. The more reading they do, the easier school in general will be for years to come. Sally Cook and James Charlton, illustrated by: Ross MacDonald - (M.K. Saviour Pirotta, illustrated by: Emma Chichester Clark - (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry, 2006) 128 pages. Find The McElderry Book of Grimmsâ Fairy Tales at your local library. A DVD entitled Cartoon Sea stresses the importance of keeping oceans free from pollution. The vivid, intricately designed watercolor illustrations add drama and life to the story of a young wealthy child who, one night, steps out of a walled city to find the world beyond. Unfortunately, trouble occurs when Sadie leaves the pan in the hands of her younger brothers. And those for the very young — especially for young girls — are few and far between, but gaining a foothold. Meanwhile, in Jason’s day-to-day life, he has to take flak from his classmates when they find out that he loves to cook. Jean Fritz, illustrated by: Margot Tomes - (Penguin Putnam, 1975) 48 pages. Find Summer Reading is Killing Me at your local library. This version of the familiar story allows girls to connect with Cinderella as they dive deep into the life of a fairy-tale princess. by: The story deals with death and poverty in a real and positive way with a loving solution. by: Helen Lester - (Houghton Mifflin/Walter Lorraine Books, 1997) 32 pages. Cardigan Jones, clumsy new moose in town, finds himself in the middle of the case of a missing apple pie. by: Classic Nancy Drew sleuthing ensues and makes for a perfect, cozy winter’s night read. In this fifth book in the new Nancy series, “Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew,” a mystery unfolds in a wintry setting. Some examples include: Are you searching for a third grade reading list to supplement your childâs other studies? Amy Zuckerman and Jim Daly, illustrated by: John Manders - (Dutton, 2009) 32 pages. The hook: With the movie release of Chris Van Allsburg’s book, Zathura, children of all ages will be eager to read the book version. Five men and one woman claim they were the first to combine tasty waffles, shaped into a cone, with yummy ice cream. by: The children in Molly’s class learn one of life’s most valuable lessons – pilgrims, like people, come in all denominations, and to this day they are still coming to America in hopes of finding freedom. Just a note to let you know that we do not receive any compensation from publishers or authors for placement of any books listed here. Find 365 Ways to Live Green for Kids: Saving the Environment at Home, School, or at Play â Every Day! Before she returns with her little stranger, Wayside School gets a little stranger. by: at your local library. Minna grows up with some odd friends and relatives. Shel Silverstein - (HarperCollins Children's Books, 2005) 96 pages. Basic understanding of simile and metaphor 5. These are good choices for teaching your student how to understand the messages behind a story. Find The Wheel on the School at your local library. Written as a simple children’s story, this irresistible autobiography boasts lots of funny drawings, including favorite Disney characters. ), predict words using letter clusters, vowel patterns and more, understand unfamiliar words by sounding out words, using picture clues and context, use phonics to pronounce unfamiliar words, find smaller words within larger ones in order to determine meaning, use headings, italics and bold print in organizing documents, revise and edit their own original writing, improve ability to read aloud with confidence and clarity. The still-enchanting Disney classic contains some dated stereotypes but may prompt great discussions about how movies have changed since 1953. by: by: Lauren Mills - (Little, Brown Young Readers, 1991) 32 pages. Iâll admit there is a part of me that has been hesitant because our 3rd grade â¦ Finally all the lessons are put to use in the playing of two complete games. The tales are imaginative, fun and a great depiction of a loving family in everyday situations. Jan Brett - (Putnam Juvenile, 2000) 32 pages. Find Freddy the Detective at your local library. by: Edward Eager - (Oxford University Press, 1954) 208 pages. Night after night, Victor watches this same strange yet addictive show…that apparently doesn’t even exist. by: So you should have no problem finding a variety of reading material which your third grader will find interesting and engaging â but which youâll also find educational. by: at your local library. Perfect for: Kids who like to learn about cultures. The artwork is warm and subtle and the message is timeless: Love is always more fun than war. Third Grade Recommended Reading. Find Are We There Yet? Find our favorites at your local library: Camp Babymouse, Queen of the World, Puppy Love, The Musical. Adult supervision will be necessary for completing the recipes, but this book would be a great way for the whole family to share a reading and eating experience. Readers will learn about grog, hardtack, buccaneers, the dead man’s chest, and who Blackbeard was in this outstanding book that really is a treasure. Get ready to giggle at the absurd text and detailed illustrations. The colorful illustrations add to the fun, and margin notes provide additional information on main ingredients and the stories and their origins. You might recognize some of these titles. Chris Van Allsburg - (Houghton Mifflin, 2002) 32 pages. Naomi Howland - (Clarion Books, 1999) 32 pages. Find Bill Peet: An Autobiography at your local library. This is based on the journey of a California humpback whale, “wrong way” Humphrey, who finds his way back to the sea with the help of many people. Diane Stanley - (Morrow Junior Books, 1996) 44 pages. Texts are both fiction and non-fiction and are typically 350-450 words long. This year, there is an emphasis on learning about additional types of writing including poetry, fairy tales, folklore and more. Perfect for a parent-child book club. This book has it all: adventure, humor and a super-smart robot named Thudd who peppers the story with true facts about the Ice Age. Want to watch the movie? There is mild fairytale violence and of course, budding romance. If thereâs one idea you want your child to understand this year, itâs that reading is thinking. Jeff Smith - (Graphix, 1996) 192 pages. Kate Waters, illustrated by: Russ Kendall - (Scholastic, 1993) 40 pages. Newbery Medal Books. Colonial dress, food, chores, family relations, friendships, religion and play are all part of Sarah’s day. The best compliment for a book is that you hope it will never end. On the first day of school, he lashes out when he trips and the other kids laugh at him. Families can talk about being grateful and what the characters learned about the responsibilities that come with privilege. Families can talk about the popular literary theme of setting out into the world to find one’s fortune. Children will be enchanted by the lush illustrations. by: Third graders are ready to jump into the deep end and start reading awesome series and chapter books. This would be the perfect book for kids fascinated by all things magical. Third grade reading focuses on teaching kids how to think and talk about what they read in deeper and more detailed ways. If you still have a struggling reader, I suggest reading â¦ by: Base has created a universe where music, or the lack thereof, separates the planets and gives them their distinct personalities. The third grade reading curriculum is more about learning specific concepts than reading specific books. Pirotta’s retellings are straightforward and colloquial without soft-pedaling the darker aspects of the stories (evil witches get burned at the stake, trusting rodents get eaten and a handsome prince in the guise of a frog winds up in the bed of a princess). For a homework assignment, she decides to make a map of her dog Penny’s world. For just the right child between the ages of 8 and 12 this book will be a treasure trove, but many children may need a bit of parental help to make sense of the book’s design and give a context for the bountiful amount of information. Cannon’s award-winning illustrations convey the nocturnal world beautifully. Find Thatâs What Friends Are For at your local library. Susan V. Bosak - (TCP Press, 2004) 40 pages. Real pirates weren’t flashy dressers, seldom carried pistols, swords, or cutlasses, did wear earrings, and were experts with a needle and thread. If your child enjoys this book, introduce her to other stories in this series including A Birthday for Frances. When magic words are spoken, the pan fills with delicious latkes. Perfect for: Kids who like making friends. The story is set in the year 1627. Sharon Creech, illustrated by: David Diaz - (Joanna Cotler Books, 2007) 336 pages. Instead they get food falling from the sky three times a day, at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Young Francisco prepares himself for English-only first grade, without knowing a word of this new language. When the kids receive an assignment to create a newspaper expose, Nolan thinks that this is the perfect chance to truly expose Bubba. She becomes a quiltmaker after her elders reject her idea of helping the needy. Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by: Terry Widener - (Atheneum, 2003) 40 pages. As the third grader begins to understand how to retain knowledge from reading, all sorts of doors begin to open up. The illustrations are as fun and humorous as ever, in the familiar black, white and pink. Patrick Henry’s childhood and career are described in simple sentences, using a clever plot device (the date in the title); both the black-and-white and color illustrations are very simple. by: by: A simple switch in the beginning letters of certain words makes language fun and the resulting sounds smile-crackingly funny. by: Jane Yolen retells familiar fairy tales in a brief and lively style, while her daughter, co-author Heidi Stemple, pairs them with at least one kid-friendly recipe that connects with the story’s theme or references. We hate SPAM too. The book begins with three boys celebrating a birthday. by: by: First in a series, your child will occupy many enjoyable hours with this engaging “tail.”. Author of many wonderful books, including the award-winning Make Way for Ducklings and Blueberries for Sal, Robert McCloskey was truly inspired by his funny bone when he wrote these stories. You will find fiction chapter books featuring a diverse group of characters as well as a few nonfiction choices at the end of the list â¦ Liz Kessler, illustrated by: Sarah Gibb - (Orion Children's Books, 2004) 208 pages. by: Find Ramona the Pest at your local library. What begins as a classroom duel over the usage of the word “frindle,” escalates into a national word craze. 32 pages. To her surprise, Gloria makes a good friend, but can she ever be a best friend? Readers will be enchanted by this book with its messages of acceptance, friendship and a mothers’ love. Find The Tree of Life: A Book Depicting the Life of Charles Darwin: Naturalist, Geologist & Thinker at your local library. The climax comes when a dapperly dressed but hungry fox comes for a new gold tooth, and the quick-witted dentist saves himself from ingestion by means of his professional skills. Only Charlie is worthy. Readers learn tantalizing tidbits about the history of the game, like the facts that in the early days teams had no specific uniforms and that base running was once a contact sport. by: She was taunted by classmates and plagued with her own self-doubt until a teacher finally recognized that she couldn’t read and gave her the assurance and help she needed to succeed. VocabularySpellingCityâs third grade reading practice and literature lists support all of the students in your classroom with vocabulary word lists to help them understand what they are reading. The team is equipped with only two things to help them: a mysterious rhyme from the Ice Wizard and a magical rope. Eleven-year-old Victor is up way past bedtime when he sees something very unusual on television: a band of giant lizards performing wild music! You can enjoy these tales all over again as you read and discuss them with your child. Tim Egan - (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004) 32 pages. by: Robert McCloskey - (Puffin, 1943) 160 pages. While second grade focused on chapter books, in third grade we expand upon these longer reading materials by introducing literary, informative and practical reading materials. Learn how your comment data is processed. Plus, these include a lot of information about other cultures and history. How did these two glaring mistakes even happen?? Able to compare literary seleâ¦ “Rapunzel” (you don’t learn her real name until the end of the book) comes home one day to find the lights off and her father curled up in his favorite red chair, crying. The animated adventures How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) are loosely based on the book series. There’s a fair amount of violence here, some rather brutal, though none graphically described. by: Use the lists to print 3rd grade â¦ James Marshall - (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1972) 48 pages. Check out the family-friendly 2005 adaptation. by: by: They trek through woods (grass) and survive a thunderstorm (the sound of crickets combined with dropping dew drops and the light of a passing firefly). A Caldecott Medal author, Van Allsburg takes us into the world of ants. Beverly Cleary, illustrated by: Tracy Dockray - (William Morrow and Company, 1968) 208 pages. Find Dream: A Tale of Wonder, Wisdom & Wishes at your local library. by: Some of the titles included in the treasury are “The Mitten” and “Christmas Trolls.” Jan Brett’s signature illustrations adorn each story, filling it with bright, festive colors. Fanciful cartoon drawings show a lively and appealing world full of new and intriguing activities that correspond neatly to modern equivalents. Half Magic was the Magic Tree House of its day. Familiar with literary, informational and practical texts 2. In Time Cat, a young boy discovers that his cat, instead of having nine lives, has the ability to travel through time nine times. The artwork lends itself to the sense of mystery, all bold lines and earth tones. Provide daily opportunities to read and evaluate both narrative and expository texts. Chris Van Allsburg - (Houghton Mifflin, 1988) 32 pages. FindÂ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at your local library. Ramona fans will also enjoy Beezus and Ramona and Ramona Quimby, Age 8. This nine-part story was inspired by the life of Alta Weiss, a girl who pitched for a semi-pro men’s baseball team in 1907. Nolan is tired of Bubba Bixby’s bullying! Answering your youngster’s questions about plants, animals, water, and just about anything else having to do with nature is easy with this reference book in hand. Sam, Fred and Joe happen to have in their possession a bona fide time traveling book. Find Best Friends for Frances at your local library. The book’s message, to embrace your dreams, is told through poetic verse and the beautiful artwork of 15 celebrated illustrators. at your local library. Cynthia Chin-Lee, illustrated by: Megan Halsey and Sean Addy - (Charlesbridge Publishing, 2005) 32 pages. (shelved 7 times as 3rd-grade-reading-list) avg rating 3.90 â¦ Perfect for: Kids who like humor stories. He writes about how he got his unusual nickname (from his sister), his favorite movie hero (the Lone Ranger), how he almost drowned one summer, his military life, and his training and missions as an astronaut. You must read to find out. Two of the biggest topics are what it means to be human and what it means to grow up. The mother bird accepts Stellaluna as long as she acts like a bird, not a bat. A young baker travels the world to find the finest ingredients for her apple pie. I can think of no better lesson for a child to learn — feelings come out, one way or another — and finding a healthy way to sort them out is important. Some have historical settings like ancient Egypt, and some explain quirky dog behavior. He learns to express his emotions because of a gifted teacher and a writing assignment. Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May? Steve Jenkins - (Houghton Mifflin, 2007) 32 pages. Will his friends’ advice help him solve his problem, or does he need something more? by: Yes! I’m guessing this must be confused with another book called the Nightingale, although the Kristin Hannah one IS a great book, just not for third graders. Molly’s Pilgrim is a heart-wrenching story that illustrates the true meaning of Thanksgiving. She doesn’t like the great outdoors, but that fact shouldn’t get in the way of her having fun, right? Please select another grade. Find our favorites at your local library: Judy Moody Was in a Mood, Judy Moody Gets Famous!, Judy Moody Saves the World! Want to see the movie? Want to see the movie? by: Last Stop on Market Street. Wendelin Van Draanen, illustrated by: Brian Briggs - (Random House, 2004) 144 pages. Find So You Want to Be President? Check out these third grade favorites, picked by our panel of children's book experts to enthrall, challenge, and delight your child. The poor little bat is knocked out of her mother’s grasp and lands in a birds’ nest. Find My Curious Uncle Dudley at your local library. This fun story will also help your child learn about the important features of maps. Jan Brett - (Putnam Juvenile, 2001) 256 pages. Louis Sachar - (Morrow Junior Books, 1995) 169 pages. by: How we chose what to read in 3rd-Grade My main focus when choosing our 3rd-grade reading list (and every grade for that matter) is for each book to provide a positive impact on my â¦ Graphic novels are incredibly popular with tweens and teens, so it follows that younger kids want them as well. Easy to Be Green: Simple Activities You Can Do to Save the Earth, Garbage and Recycling (Young Discoverers: Environmental Facts and Experiments), Polar Bears and the Arctic (Magic Tree House Research Guides). Your email address will not be published. Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Stemple, illustrated by: Philippe Beha - (Crocodile Books, 2006) 197 pages. As the days pass, he becomes more and more uncertain if he will ever learn English, learn to read or find a friend. by: Able to infer the moral lesson in fairy tales, fables, legends, myths, etc. by: If you are not able to view these links to the word listsâ¦ at your local library. MacLachlan’s stories are a rarity in today’s children’s books — simple, gentle tales of children who manage to be reasonably nice kids without being insipid. Alison Lester - (Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 2005) 32 pages. Find The Castle Corona at your local library. by: Children will relate to this story’s themes, and Ezra Jack Keats’s collage illustrations will intrigue children and parents alike. This list of 3rd grade books is a great mix â with classic books that you probably grew up readingâ¦ A storyteller tells a story in which parents and siblings die and thieves are killed; the killings are shown as unjust. Many deaths occur by a variety of weapons and methods, and a major character is beaten unconscious. Find 2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow’s Kids at your local library. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, Sarah, Plain and Tall (Sarah, Plain and Tall Saga Book 1) by Patricia MacLachlan, Skylark (Sarah, Plain and Tall Saga Book 2) by Patricia MacLachlan, Caleb’s Story (Sarah, Plain and Tall Saga Book 3) by Patricia MacLachlan. In a second or third grade classroom there can be a variety of reading levels, ranging from kids who are sounding out words to those flying through the final book in the Harry Potter series.. Students often get assigned a reading level based on assessment tools like Lexile, DRA, or Guided Reading â¦ Frances can’t imagine being friends with her little sister Gloria until she is excluded from the all-boys baseball game. In spring our thoughts turn to flowers, baseball, and ICE CREAM! Patricia Polacco - (Philomel, 1988) 40 pages. Rabbit Hill is a time-honored book about a family of rabbits and the meaning of community. This 1978 story is a fun read-aloud for all ages and a good challenge for young readers. Jon Tremaine - (Scholastic Inc., 2006) 48 pages. Before they know it the boys are swept up in a nail-biting, outer-space adventure. Four of the visiting children are nasty brats who will get exactly what they deserve. by: Schools are now made from plasticized blocks that snap together, for example, while recess features virtual batting practice and a “smart trampoline.” Recreational activities include magnetized hovering skateboards and a virtual-reality “Fanta-trek Center.” Some social changes are briefly noted, such as new career paths and the increase of marriages between different ethnicities. Perfect for: Kids who like adventure stories. Mike owes his success in baseball to his advisor, his dog Harry. Emphasize correct spelling, grammar and form in written assignment. Sam, Fred and Joe happen to have in their possession a bona fide time traveling book. In third grade, students continue to expand their reading and writing skills. by: Find Houdini: World’s Greatest Mystery Man and Escape King at your local library. Do you expect to one day? Nancy Drew continues to march into the 21st century with its ubiquitously pen-named writer, Carolyn Keene. 2020 Summer Reading List- Third Grade Directions: Each student is required to read three books. To help your 3rd grader pick some good quality books with great character development, story lines, rich language, and more â Iâve gathered this list of must read books for 3rd â¦ Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, writes this autobiographical work as page-long vignettes of highlights from his life. The 3rd grade reading comprehension activities below are coordinated with the 3rd grade spelling words curriculum on a week-to-week basis, so both can be used together as part of a comprehensive program, or each part can be used separately. Jerry Spinelli - (Joanna Cotler Books, 2002) 218 pages. Find So You Want to Be an Explorer? Simon carefully explains how storms form and describes the havoc they wreak on humans who are still fascinated with the power of weather. The builders built a 30-story school sideways with the rooms piled one on top of another – except for the 19th floor where Miss Zarves teaches class. If you enjoy adventure and fantasy this is a must read! Find Ultimate Chess at your local library. The women came from different ethnic groups and countries. Recipes and crafts ideas are also included. Perfect for: Kids who like nonfiction and animals. Yes, Judy is a third-grade girl but she is very much the tomboy and boys love this series as much as girls. Jane Yolen, illustrated by: Raul Colon - (Harcourt, 2003) 128 pages. Mary Pope Osborne - (Random House, 2004) 128 pages. Florence Parry Heide and Sylvia Van Clief, illustrated by: Holly Meade - (Candlewick, 2003) 40 pages. Why was the princess so unhappy? by: The Wild Old Days of Baseball, The Nature Treasury: A First Look at the Natural World. at your local library. Lensey Namioka - (Joy Street Books, 1992) 144 pages. Come join Geronimo and his sister as they travel to a faraway island in search of the Emerald Eye. Elaine Greenstein - (Arthur A. Levine Books, 2003) 32 pages. by: McElderry Books, 2007) 48 pages. He punches another kid in the bathroom. Want to see the movie? by: Hip language and vocabulary, cultural references, multi-colored fonts, colorful illustrations and maps are both eye catching and motivating factors for young readers. â¦ Its story of materialism verses charity addresses the value of giving and encourages children to reach out to help others. Curated especially for third grade classrooms, this book list spans a wide range of reading levels and can be used in group and individualized reading â¦ Your child will be surprised to learn how her friend Hedgie helps Henny scare off the bothersome elf once and for all. They use their creative problem-solving skills to escape from saber-toothed tigers and make friends with a group of Ice Age people, all while avoiding the clutches of the evil Doctor Kron-Tox. Rose is resourceful and fearless, and no challenge defeats her, not stampeding cattle, drought, tornadoes, hooligans nor desperadoes. Children's Stories and Reading Worksheets. While I managed to put together a reading list for our 5th grader, 7th grader, and 9th grader, I somehow forgot to share our 3rd grade homeschool reading list! Whether you need picture books for ELA strategy lessons and curriculum tie-ins, a series to motivate independent reading, or compelling chapter books to mull over as a small group or whole class, here are 60 new (and new-ish) 3rd grade â¦ Lisa’s class is learning how to make maps in school. by: Discovering one another, the two develop a bond that will be tested under severe conditions. As a teacher youâll want to incorporate the following into your lesson plans for third grade: Of course, youâre not just the teacher. Alison Lester, an Australian-born author and illustrator, has written a lovely introduction to Australia for young readers. by: It only took 108 years and a lawsuit for girls to get to play Little League and Hopkinson honors all the women along the way who insisted that a woman’s place was on the field. Most third grade students should be reading fairly well at this stage. Find Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Batutta 1325-1354 at your local library. Familiar with poetry including the concepts of stanza and rhyme 3.