3rd Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 3rd Graders from the Weber County Library

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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:
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:
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.

My Haunted House
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sage, Angie; Pickering, Jimmy (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Sage
Description:
My Rows and Piles of Coins
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mollel, Tololwa M.; Lewis, E. B. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Mollel
Description:

A Tanzanian boy saves his coins to buy a bicycle so that he can help his parents carry goods to market, but then he discovers that in spite of all he has saved, he still does not have enough money.

Owl Moon
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yolen, Jane; Schoenherr, John (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Yolen
Description:

A little girl goes owling with her father on a winter's night.

Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum
Artist/Author/Cast:
McCarthy, Meghan (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J664.6 M1235p 2010
Description:

Full of fun historical facts, this book is the true story of how bubble gum was invented.

Redwoods
Artist/Author/Cast:
Chin, Jason (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J585.5 C53922r 2009
Description:

A young city boy, riding the subway, finds an abandoned book about redwoods. He finds himself in the very forest described in the book. After finishing the book, he leaves it for someone else to read.

Shiver Me Timbers: Pirate Poems and Paintings
Artist/Author/Cast:
Florian, Douglas; Neubecker, Robert (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J811.54 F6354s 2012
Description:
Stanley, Flat Again!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Brown, Jeff; Nash, Scott (Illustrator); Pamintuan, Macky (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Brown
Description:

It has been nearly forty years since a bulletin board first fell on Stanley Lambchop, an ordinary boy, and transformed him into a flat hero. Finally, here is the long-awaited sequel.

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