3rd Grade Suggested Reading List
Brown, Peter. Curious Garden
Kirby, Stan. Captain Awesome #1
Barkley, Callie. Critter Club
Coven, Wanda. Heidi Heckelbeck
Grimes, Nikki. Almost Zero
Abbott, Tony. Underworlds #1
Holub, Joan. Heroes in Training
Scaletta, Kurtis. Topps Baseball
Holm, Jennifer. Squish #1
Kessler, Liz. Emily Windsnap
Bad Kitty for President- Bruel, Nick
Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Furious Fry- Lewis, Josh
Oliver Moon and the Monster Mystery- Mongredien, Sue
Tuesdays at the Castle- George, Jessica Day
Zack Power- Larry, H.I.
Oggie Cooder- Weeks, Sarah
Brixton Brothers- Barnett, Mac
There’s an Owl in the Shower- George, Jean Craighead
Enola Holmes- Springer, Nancy
Please Write in This Book- Mary Amato
Dragonbreath- Ursula Vernon
Toys Go Out- Emily Jenkins
Daisy Dawson on Her Own – Steve Voake
George Brown Class Clown – Nancy Krulik
Happy Birthday Bad Kitty – Nick Bruel
Ballpark Mysteries #1 The Fenway Foul-Up- David A. Kelly
Night Fairy – Laura Shiltz
Ook and Gluk – Dav Pilkey
Dessert First – Hallie Durand
Thomas and the Dragon Queen- Shutta Crum
Raymond and Graham Rule the School- Mike Knudson
As a school we try to encourage and develop a love for reading in each of the children in hopes of creating lifelong readers! In keeping with this tradition, we want the students to continue reading during the summer. Each student is required to read over the summer. Students may also choose books that do not appear on the list.
Becoming regular readers helps students see how effective stories are put together and gives them a foundation to build on for their own writing. Every student is required to write about one of the books read over the summer. Each child should write a letter to the teacher. The letter should include four parts.
Part 1: Introduce him/herself
Part 2: Talk about his or her summer
Part 3: Discuss why the author wrote the book.
What was his or her purpose or message to be shared?
Part 4: Closing paragraph of his or her letter and his or her plans and hopes for the school year ahead
*All letters should be brought to school and given to the homeroom teacher on the first day of school, Wednesday, September 4, 2013.
On Friday, September 6, Waldron Mercy will host a school-wide event, Snack with Summer Reading! Every teacher and student will participate in a book talk, sharing favorite stories read over the summer. We hope that the excitement about literature is contagious!
Thank you for your support and enthusiasm. Together we can provide a positive experience by reading and responding to literature, building lifelong readers, and creating a storehouse of language experiences.