3rd grade Book Lists by Grade Books to Read

3rd Grade Books

Looking to find the really good books your 3rd grader should be reading amidst the thousands and thousands that fill your libraries shelves? Here is an amazing collection of over 30 books your kids will love reading! Includes free printable  book list.
3rd Grade Books - A GREAT list with tons of really good books kids and parents alike will like!

The main goal with 3rd graders is to

  1. Encourage them to read a lot (practice makes perfect)
  2. Help them Learn to LOVE reading (by sharing captivating stories)
  3. Learn rich vocabulary and expand their horizons


So to help you accomplish those three goals, here is our list of more than 30 fantastic 3rd grade books!

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3rd Grade Books

  A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla (2.9)
Salamander Room by Anne Mazer (3.0)
  The Titanic Lost & Found by Judy Donnelly (3.0)
  Mouse Tales by Arnold Lobel (3.0)
  Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina (3.1)
  The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone (3.2)
  Owl Moon by Jane Yolen (3.2)
  The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla (3.2)
  The Three Little Pigs by Paul Galdone (3.2)
  A Gift for Tia Rosa by Karen T. Taha (3.2)
  Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (3.4)
  Red Sails to Capri by Ann Weil (3.4)
  Gulliver’s Stories by E. Dolch (3.4)
  Stellaluna by Janell Cannon (3.5)
  The Three Bears by Paul Galdone (3.5)
  Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag (3.5)
  A New Coat for Anna by Harriet Ziefert (3.5)
  Thunder at Gettysburg by Patricia Gauch (3.5)
  The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner (3.5-4.2)
  When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant (3.6)
  Mad About Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans (3.6)
  Mailing May by Michael O. Tunnell (3.6)
  Andy and the Lion by James Daugherty (3.6)
  Billy And Blaze by C.W. Anderson (3.7)
Sam Samurai by Jon Scieszka (3.8)
 Cross Country Cat by Mary Calhoun (3.9)
  The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh (3.9)
  Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran (4.0)
  Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner (4.0)
  Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale by Verna Aardema (4.0)
  Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey (4.1)
  Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol – series (4.1)
  Raft by Jim LaMarche (4.1)
  Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham  (4.1)
  The Happy Hollisters by Jerry West (4.3)
  Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter (4.3)

  Three Young Pilgrims by Cheryl Harness (4.4)
  Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (4.4)
  Angelo by David Macaulay (4.4)
  One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey (4.4)
  Grass Sandals by Dawnine Spivak (4.4)
  Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary – series (4.7)



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To make it easies to pick out books at the library I made a printable from this list. Just pick the style you like and print that page. Fold in half and laminate for a convenient bookmark. Use a dry erase markers to cross off books you finish.
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