Grade 3 Reading Recommendations

Bad Kitty Series by Nick Bruel

Kitty is not happy hen she's told that her favorite foods are all gone and all that's left are asparagus, beets, cauliflower, dill, and 22 other equally unappealing vegetables. So she ate my homework, bit grandma, clawed the curtains, damaged the dishes, and so on, through Z. Only when tastier things arrive, an assortment of anchovies, buffalo burritos, chicken cheesecake, does she apologize to grandma. (Roaring Brook Press)

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Thea Stilton and the Dragon’s Code by Thea Stilton

While teaching at Mouseford Academy Geronimo Stilton's sister and fellow journalist, Thea, and her five amazing students (Thea Sisters) investigate the recent rash of disappearances among the student body. (Scholastic)

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Frankie Sparks and the Class Pet by Megan Frazer Blackmore

The best thing EVER is happening in Frankie Sparks’s third grade class: They are getting a class pet! Their teacher, Miss Cupid, tells them they will vote on their pet, but it has to meet some “parameters.” Their pet must:

1. Fit in aquarium.
2. Cost less than $50.
3. Be easily portable.
4. Be able to be left alone for the weekend.

Frankie thinks that a rat—just like the rats in her beloved Aunt Gina’s lab—would be the perfect fit. But her best friend, Maya, doesn’t think a rat would be great at all. They are kind of gross and not as cool as a hermit crab, which is Maya’s top choice. Using her special workshop, can Frankie find a way to convince her teacher and her best friend that Team Rat is the way to go? (Aladdin)

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I Survived: True Stories by Lauren Tarshis

The New York Times bestselling I Survived series expands to include this thrilling nonfiction exploration of five true stories, from the Titanic to the Henryville Tornadoes.

I Survived is the New York Times bestselling historical fiction series that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. Now author Lauren Tarshis brings them 5 true stories in a narrative nonfiction companion that explores the real names behind history's greatest disasters. Including:

  • Into the Black Water: The Titanic, 1912

  • The Wave: The Japanese Tsunami, 2011

  • Out of the Tornado: Henryville, Indiana, 2013

  • The Great Molasses Flood of 1919

  • In the Path of the Avalanche!

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Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier's #1 New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir based on her childhood!

Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly. (Graphix)

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The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.

The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.

But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought. (Little, Brown and Company)

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Rainbow Magic: Ambre la fée orange de Daisy Meadows

Pour les punir de ne pas l'avoir invité au grand bal de l'été, le terrible Jack Frost a plongé le pays des fées dans la grisaille en envoyant les sept fées de l'arc-en-ciel dans le monde des mortels. En vacances sur l'île de Magipluie, Zoé et Léa rencontrent ainsi Capucine, la première d'entre elles, qui les convainc de l'aider à retrouver ses sœurs. Chaque titre de la collection relate la libération de l'une de ces créatures fantaisistes. (Hachette Jeunesse)

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Le Club des Baby-Sitters : N° 1 - L'idée géniale de Kristy de Ann M. Martin

Peu importe la situation, on peut toujours compter sur Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia et Stacey, co-fondatrices du Club des Baby-Sitters et grandes amies. Qu'il s'agisse de bambins malcommodes, de chiens énormes, de voisins étranges ou de parents trop sévères, rien n'est à leur épreuve lorsqu'il est question de garder des enfants! (Scholastic)

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