3rd Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 3rd Graders from the Weber County Library

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Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid
Artist/Author/Cast:
McDonald, Megan; Reynolds, Peter H. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF McDonald
Description:

Every morning, Judy Moody measures Stink and it's always the same: three feet, eight inches tall. Stink feels like even the class newt is growing faster than he is. Then, one day, the ruler reads-can it be?-three feet, seven and three quarters inches! Is Stink shrinking?

Tales From the Waterhole
Artist/Author/Cast:
Graham, Bob (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Graham
Description:

During the dry season, Morris the crocodile and his animal friends enjoy playing in and near the water hole.

The Chocolate Touch
Artist/Author/Cast:
Catling, Patrick Skene; Apple, Margot (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Catling
Description:
The Day the Crayons Quit
Artist/Author/Cast:
Daywalt, Drew; Jeffers, Oliver (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Daywalt
Description:
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.

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

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.

The Matchbox Diary
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fleischman, Paul; Ibatoulline, Bagram (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Fleischman
Description:
The Secret Cave: Discovering Lascaux
Artist/Author/Cast:
McCully, Emily Arnold
Call Number:
J944.72 M1337s 2010
Description:

Recounts the true story of how four boys looking for buried treasure in the south of France in 1940 stumbled upon something much more valuable.

The Stinky Cheese Man
Artist/Author/Cast:
Scieszka, Jon; Smith, Lane (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J398.2 S4165s
Description:
The Stories Julian Tells
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cameron, Ann; Strugnell, Ann (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Cameron
Description:

Meet seven-year-old Julian and his younger brother Huey in these delightful short chapters.

The Sword in the Tree
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bulla, Clyde Robert; Bowles, Bruce (Illustrator); Bulla
Call Number:
JF Bulla
Description:

After his father is reported dead and his wicked uncle takes over the castle, eleven-year-old Shan hides his father's precious sword and, makes his way to King Arthur's court to seek help.

The Year of Billy Miller
Artist/Author/Cast:
Henkes, Kevin (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Henkes
Description:
Who's That Stepping on Plymouth Rock?
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fritz, Jean; Handelsman, J. B. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J974.482 F9199w 1998
Description:

A colorful story about the significance of Plymouth Rock in American history.

Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fritz, Jean; Hyman, Trina Schart (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J92 Hancock
Description:

A biography of the first signer of the Declaration of Independence outlining all that he did for himself as well as what he did for Massachusetts and his new nation.

You Are the First Kid on Mars
Artist/Author/Cast:
O'Brien, Patrick (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
J919.92304 O1356y 2009
Description:

In the spirit of books that once imagined colonies on the moon, Patrick O'Brien has created a unique look at your first trip to Mars.

Zoom
Artist/Author/Cast:
Banyai, Istvan
Call Number:
JP Banyai
Description:

Hang on as pictures zoom in, and then out. Just when you think you know where you are, guess again.

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