3rd Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 3rd Graders from the Weber County Library

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All Stations! Distress!: April 15, 1912, the Day the Titanic Sank
Artist/Author/Cast:
Brown, Don
Call Number:
J910.91634 B8775 2008
Description:

Provides the captivating story of this amazing vessel, the people who built it, and its tragic demise during its maiden voyage across the Atlantic as told through first-hand accounts and detailed illustrations of the events as they happened.

Amber Brown Is Not A Crayon
Artist/Author/Cast:
Danziger, Paula; Ross, Tony (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Danziger
Description:

Third grader Amber's best friend Justin is getting ready to move to a distant state.

Andy Shane and the Queen of Egypt
Artist/Author/Cast:
Carter, Abby (Illustrator); Jacobson, Jennifer Richard
Call Number:
JF Jacobson
Description:

Andy Shane selects Egypt as the topic of his first-ever Culture Fair project, but the very bossy Dolores Starbuckle declares that she is the Queen of Egypt and does not give him a moment's peace until he agrees to let her work with him.

Arrow to the Sun
Artist/Author/Cast:
McDermott, Gerald; BookSource Staff (Compiled by)
Call Number:
J398.208997 M1342ar
Description:

An adaptation of the Pueblo Indian myth which explains how the spirit of the Lord of the Sun was brought to the world of men.

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bruel, Nick (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Bruel
Description:
Ben Franklin's Big Shock
Artist/Author/Cast:
Jango-Cohen, Judith; Lepp, Kevin (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J537.078 J3346b 2006
Description:

Read about the famous experiment in electricity and its importance.

Big Anthony and the Magic Ring
Artist/Author/Cast:
dePaola, Tomie
Call Number:
JP De Paola
Description:
Bink & Gollie
Artist/Author/Cast:
DiCamillo, Kate; McGhee, Alison; Fucile, Tony (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF DiCamillo
Description:

Two roller-skating best friends--one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures.

Black Cowboy, Wild Horses
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lester, Julius; Pinkney, Jerry (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Lester
Description:

The story of Bob Lemmons, who was a cowboy with a legendary ability to track and capture wild mustangs.

The Chocolate Touch
Artist/Author/Cast:
Catling, Patrick Skene; Apple, Margot (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Catling
Description:
Chrysanthemum
Artist/Author/Cast:
Henkes, Kevin (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Henkes
Description:
Cinderella Smith
Artist/Author/Cast:
Barden, Stephanie; Goode, Diane (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Barden
Description:
Clementine
Artist/Author/Cast:
Pennypacker, Sara; Frazee, Marla (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Pennypacker
Description:

If you liked Junie B. Jones and Ramona Quimby, get to know eight-year-old Clementine.

Crankee Doodle
Artist/Author/Cast:
Angleberger, Tom; Bell, Cece (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Angleberger
Description:
The Day the Crayons Quit
Artist/Author/Cast:
Daywalt, Drew; Jeffers, Oliver (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Daywalt
Description:
Dinosaurs in Your Backyard
Artist/Author/Cast:
Base, Graeme; Barnard, Alan; Brewster, Hugh
Call Number:
J567.9097 B8468d 2009
Description:

Discusses species of dinosaurs found on the continent of North America 70 million years ago.

The Dragon of Doom
Artist/Author/Cast:
Coville, Bruce; Coville, Katherine (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Coville
Description:

Life in the village of Pigbone is boring until an aspiring magician and his talking toad come to town and ask Edward to help them slay the Dragon of Doom.

Dust Devil
Artist/Author/Cast:
Isaacs, Anne; Zelinsky, Paul O. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Isaacs
Description:

Having moved to Montana from Tennessee in the 1830s, fearless Angelica Longrider--also known as Swamp Angel--changes the state's landscape, tames a wild horse, and captures some desperadoes.

Each Kindness
Artist/Author/Cast:
Woodson, Jacqueline; Lewis, E. B. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Woodson
Description:

When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.

The First Drawing
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gerstein, Mordicai
Call Number:
JP Gerstein
Description:

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