(going into 3rd) Rising Third Graders
Reading for Summer
Read, Read, Read! Children entering third grade may read any books they like. If you need some suggestions, here are listed series of books rising third graders have read in the past, and some new series enjoyed by second and third graders. Rising third graders still love to have books read to them. Two super websites for children and their parents to learn more about books, take quizzes, and play games are: http://www.bookadventure.com/ and http://www.kidsreads.com/.
A TO Z MYSTERIES by Ron Roy, illustrated by John Steven Gurney Ages: 9-12
Why read the A to Z Mysteries? Its no secret: Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose are the funniest and quickest thinking detectives around.
American History sound like a boring topic? It sure doesn't have to be, not with cool books like the American Girls Collection from Pleasant Company.
Andrew Dubble is a curious boy who enjoys acquiring knowledge. Andrew's curiosity leads him to make major mistakes that put him and his friends in very unusual and, at times, scary situations. Learn about these books and the busy woman who wrote them, take a fun quiz and more
ARTHUR by Marc Brown Ages: 8-up
Have you been introduced to Arthur and the gang? If you have, then you know what great adventures can be found between the pages of the Arthur Adventure series by Marc Brown. Now the author has come out with a brand new series all about sports.
ALEX RIDER by Anthony Horowitz Ages: 8-12
Following the untimely death of his beloved uncle, teenager Alex Rider is recruited by
RAMONA Series by
BOXCAR MYSTERIES by Gertrude Chandler Warner Ages: 7-12
The Boxcar Children --- those same lovable orphans that have entertained generations of young readers --- are still discovering new adventures after 60 years!
BUNNICULA Series by James Howe
DRAGON SLAYERS' ACADEMY by Kate McMullan Ages: 7-10
When a traveling minstrel foretells that he is to become a hero, Wiglaf sets out to fulfill his destiny: he signs up at the Dragon Slayers' Academy. But how can he ever hope to be a dragon slayer when he can't even stand the sight of blood? Follow Wiglaf's adventures in this series when he learns more about his past and what the future holds for him!
DRIPPING FANG SERIES by Dan Greenburg Ages: 8-12
Nobody wants to adopt the Shluffmuffin twins. Wally's feet stink something awful, and
GREGOR THE OVERLANDER by Suzanne Collins Ages: 9-12
When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.
HANK THE COWDOG Series
HORRIBLE HARRY Series
LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
JUDY MOODY by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter Reynolds Ages: 6-10
Meet Judy Moody, a third grader with plenty of attitude and a mood to fit every occasion. This delightful series is loaded with laughs and moments of wisdom as readers follow Judy through her oddball adventures.
Junie B. Jones just can't help herself! No matter how hard she tries, she keeps getting into all kinds of scrapes. But no matter how much trouble she gets into, Junie B. will make you laugh as you follow her adventures through kindergarten and first grade.
Meet Katie Carew (nicknamed Kazoo by a class bully), a third grader who has an incredible secret. One day, she wished she could be anybody but herself. Well, her wish did come true but it's not exactly what she had in mind. Now, she keeps turning into other people when she least expects it.
MAGIC TREE HOUSE by Mary Pope Osborne Ages: 4-8
Travel through time with Jack and Annie --- just step into their magic tree house filled with books.
MATT CHRISTOPHER SPORTS Ages: 4-12
Spring is arriving and everyone is heading outdoors to play their favorite sport --- baseball, soccer, swimming, skateboarding --- have fun in the sun!
NATE THE GREAT by Marjorie Sharmat, illustrated by Marc Simont Ages: 6-9
It's no mystery that Nate the Great is the coolest kid detective ever!
THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black Ages: 7-up
Jared Grace, his twin brother Simon, and their older sister Mallory have a legitimate reason to worry. Their lives are being turned upside down by faeries. These small, mischievous creatures cause quite a ruckus in the Grace's new house.
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