3rd Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 3rd Graders from the Weber County Library

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Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wight, Eric (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Wight
Description:

Franklin Piccolini, also known as Frankie Pickle, is thrilled when he doesn't have to clean his room ever again.

The Gadget War
Artist/Author/Cast:
Duffey, Betsy; Wilson, Janet (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Duffey
Description:

Kelly Sparks is the gadget whiz of her third-grade class--and already has 43 inventions under her belt to prove it. Then Albert Einstein Jones walks into Kelly's class. Albert's determined to prove who the real gadget whiz is. It's sure to be a mastermind fight to the finish.

Ghosts: A Nonfiction Companion to A Good Night For Ghosts
Artist/Author/Cast:
Osborne, Mary Pope; Boyce, Natalie Pope; Murdocca, Sal (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J133.1 O8136g 2009
Description:
Heckedy Peg
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wood, Audrey; Wood, Don (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Wood
Description:
Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rappaport, Doreen; Tavares, Matt (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J92 Keller 2012
Description:

An introduction to the life and legacy of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan.

Horrible Harry and the Ant Invasion
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kline, Suzy; Remkiewicz, Frank (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Kline
Description:

This is one of four stories in this book about Horrible Harry and his classmates in Room 2B.

Ivy + Bean
Artist/Author/Cast:
Barrows, Annie; Blackall, Sophie (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Barrows
Description:

When seven-year-old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor, who is less boring than Bean first suspected.

Klondike Gold
Artist/Author/Cast:
Provensen, Alice (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Provensen
Description:

A fictionalized account of William Howell, a young prospector who braved the arduous journey from Boston to the Yukon Territory in search of gold in the Klondike River valley.

Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country)
Artist/Author/Cast:
Krull, Kathleen; Innerst, Stacy (Illustrator); Brewer, Paul
Call Number:
J973.7092 K944L 2010
Description:

A biography of one of America's greatest presidents, focusing on his use of wit and humor, and his love of language.

Little Red Writing
Artist/Author/Cast:
Holub, Joan; Sweet, Melissa (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Holub
Description:
Locomotive
Artist/Author/Cast:
Floca, Brian (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J385 F6282L 2013
Description:
Looking for Bigfoot
Artist/Author/Cast:
Worth, Bonnie; Nelson, Jim (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J001.944 W932L 2010
Description:

Explores the history and folklore surrounding the ape-like creature known as Bigfoot and includes information on possible sightings and theories.

Lulu and the Duck in the Park
Artist/Author/Cast:
McKay, Hilary; Lamont, Priscilla (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF McKay
Description:
Lunch Walks Among Us
Artist/Author/Cast:
Benton, Jim (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Benton
Description:
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gerstein, Mordicai (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J791.34092 G3855m
Description:

A lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers.

The Many Troubles of Andy Russell
Artist/Author/Cast:
Adler, David A.; Hillenbrand, Will (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Adler
Description:

Fourth-grader Andy Russell has troubles! His gerbils escaped in the house, he's late for school, and now his mom is going to have another baby.

Martin's Big Words
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rappaport, Doreen; Collier, Bryan (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J323.092 R2214m
Description:
Marvin Redpost: Super Fast, out of Control!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sachar, Louis; Wummer, Amy (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Sachar
Description:
The Matchbox Diary
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fleischman, Paul; Ibatoulline, Bagram (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Fleischman
Description:
Mercy Watson to the Rescue
Artist/Author/Cast:
DiCamillo, Kate; Van Dusen, Chris (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF DiCamillo
Description:

After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with the Watsons, all three awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor.

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