3rd Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 3rd Graders from the Weber County Library

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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.

A Picture Book of Harry Houdini
Artist/Author/Cast:
Adler, David A.; Adler, Michael S.; Collins, Matt (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J92 Houdini 2009
Description:

The story of how Harry Houdini astounded audiences around the globe as he freed himself from ropes, handcuffs, and prison cells.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

The Year of Billy Miller
Artist/Author/Cast:
Henkes, Kevin (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Henkes
Description:
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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