3rd Grade Summer Reading

3rd Grade Summer Reading PDF


Wishtree                                         J Fic Applegate

Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, this is Katherine Applegate at her very best writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view.

Waste of Space                                        J Fic Gibbs

Moon Base Alpha was supposed to be an exciting place to live, but Dash didn’t expect for it to be this exciting. After solving a murder and rescuing the moon base commander, he just wants to have a calm, quiet thirteenth birthday.

Dragon of Doom                          J Fic Coville

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.

Fly High, Fly Guy                                       ER A

Mom and Dad won’t let Fly Guy go along on the family road trip. They’re afraid he’ll get lost. But when Dad accidentally shuts him in the trunk, Fly Guy goes along for the ride!

Flora and Ulysses                  J Fic DiCamillo

New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters  a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences .

Ivy Takes Care                                                   J Fic Wells

Brokenhearted after her best friend leaves for the entire summer, Ivy rallies and finds herself something new and exciting to do: she hires herself out to look after people’s farm animals and pets while they’re away.

Loser                                                                  J Fic Spinelli

From renowned Newberry-winning author Jerry  Spinelli comes an incredible story about how not fitting in might just lead to an incredible life.

Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk       J Fic Shurtliff

Relates the tale of Jack who, after trading his mother’s milk cow for magic beans, climbs a beanstalk to seek his missing father in the land of giants.

One and Only Ivan                                   J Fic Applegate

This unforgettable novel celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated book is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.

You Go First                                                              J Fic Kelly

Charlotte, twelve, and Ben, eleven, are highly-skilled competitors at an online Scrabble and that connection helps both as they face family issues and the turmoil of middle school.

Egg                                             J Fic Spinelli

Mourning the loss of his mother, nine-year-old David forms an unlikely friendship with independent, quirky thirteen-year-old Primrose, as the two help each other deal with what is missing in their lives.


Fiction Series

Amelia Bedelia                   J Series Amelia Bedelia

Bad Kitty                              J Series Bad Kitty

Diary of a Wimpy Kid     J Series Diary of A Wimpy Kid

Dragonbreath                    J Series Dragonbreath

Galaxy Zack                       J Series Galaxy Jack

Geronimo Stilton              J Series Stilton

Great Mouse Detective   J Series Great Mouse Detective

Ellie Engineer                    J Series Ellie Engineer

Here’s Hank                       J Series Here’s Hank

Horrible Harry                 J Series Horrible Harry

How to Train your Dragon        J Series How to Train Your Dragon

Ivy and Bean                     J Series Ivy and Bean

Junie B. Jones                   J Series Junie B. Jones

Just Grace                          J Series Just Grace

Lulu                                      J Series Lulu

Magic Tree House          J Series Magic Tree House

My Weird School            J Series My Weird School

Never Girls                        J Series Never Girls

Puppy Place                      J  Series Puppy Place

Spiderwick Chronicles    J Series Spiderwick Chronicles

The World According to  Humphrey          J Series Humphrey



Barnum’s Bones                                   J 560.92 Fer

As a paleontologist for the American Museum of Natural History, PT Barnum discovered the first document-ed skeleton of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, as well as most of the other dinosaurs on display there today.

Choose to Reuse                                       J 363.72 Bul

We all throw away too much stuff! Watch Tyler find ways to reuse his old things. Can you think of new uses for items you would have tossed? Do your part to be a planet protector!

Clara and Davie                                     J Biog Barton

Clara Barton became one of the most famous medical practitioners of all time, and founded the American Red Cross.

Team Moon                                             J 629.45 Thi

The true story of the sheer magnitude of this feat but also the dedication, ingenuity, and perseverance of the greatest team ever-the team that worked to first put man on that great gray rock in the sky.

Hachiko: the True Story of a Loyal Dog                       J 636.7 Tur

Imagine walking to the same place every day, to meet your best friend. Imagine watching hundreds of people pass by every morning and every afternoon. Imagine waiting, and waiting, and waiting. For ten years. This is what Hachiko did.

Here Come the Girls Scouts                     J Biog Low

The amazing, all-true story of the first Girl Scouts and their visionary founder.

Aliens are Coming!                                  J 791.447 McC

The True account of the 1938 War of the Worlds radio broadcast. A picture-book account of one of the most famous pieces of radio history!

Martina, the Beautiful Cockroach    J 390.209 Dee

After reading this sweet and witty retelling of the Cuban folktale, you’ll never look at a cockroach the same way again.

My Family and Me                                          J929.1 Pet

Provides a beautifully simple introduction to the concept of family ancestry.

Fly Guy Presents Space                     ER 520 Arn

During a visit to a space museum, Fly Guy and Buzz learn all about planets, space crafts, space suits, and even dirty snowballs. With straightforward fun facts, humorous illustrations of Fly Guy and Buzz, and vivid photographs throughout, this book is sure to be a hit with budding astronauts.

Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei                                         J Biog. Galileo

Describes the life and work of the courageous man who changed the way people saw the galaxy, by offering objective evidence that the earth was not the fixed center of the universe.

Reaching for the Moon                                    J Biog. Aldrin

This picture book is Buzz Aldrin’s story, in his words. Wendell Minor’s gorgeous paintings evoke the wonder of space exploration for young readers.

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