I have received some comments and messages asking me if I plan to continue with the reading lists for voracious readers. I do! I have shared three lists so far: 5th grade, 6th grade, and 7th grade. I am close to finishing 4th grade and 8th grade, so hopefully those will be coming soon along with some other posts about kids who love to read.
Here is the 3rd grade reading list. Happy Reading!
Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat
The Dog Who Wouldn't Be by Farley Mowat
Key to the Treasure by Peggy Parish
The Children of Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren
The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald
More Adventures of the Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald
Me and My Little Brain by John D. Fitzgerald
The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet by Eleanor Cameron
Stuart Little by E. B. White
Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
The BFG by Roald Dahl
Mouse Called Wolf by Dick-King Smith
The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds
Skippack School by Marguerite de Angeli
Toliver's Secret by Esther Wood Brady
Twenty and Ten by Claire Huchet Bishop
Sarah Whitcher’s Story by Elizabeth Yates
The Corn Grows Ripe by Dorothy Rhoads
A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla
The Little Riders by Margaretha Shemin
The Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz
The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleischman
Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
you may want to discuss some of the negative language in this book; Simon and I used it as a read aloud instead of an independent reader
The Peterkin Papers by Lucretia P. Hale
The Backward Bird Dog by Bill Wallace
The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright
The Four Story Mistake by Elizabeth Enright
Then There Were Five by Elizabeth Enright
Spiderweb for Two: A Melendy Maze by Elizabeth Enright
Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan
Justin Morgan Had a Horse by Marguerite Henry
Mountain Born by Elizabeth Yates
The Moffats by Eleanor Estes
The Middle Moffat by Eleanor Estes
The Moffat Museum by Eleanor Estes
Rufus M by Eleanor Estes
Biography and Nonfiction
Extreme Animals: The Toughest Creatures on Earth by Nicola Davies
Shark Lady: The True Adventures of Eugenie Clark by Ann McGovern
Childhood of Famous Americans
Used in 2nd-3rd grades; my boys each read 25+ books in this series
The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
*Elijah went on to read and re-read every Lang Fairy Book (starting in 2nd grade and stopping around 5th grade)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Series by L. Frank Baum
I read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz aloud to Elijah in 2nd grade. On a field trip in 3rd grade he learned it was a series. He went on to read and re-read the rest of the books in the original series: The Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Road to Oz, The Emerald City of Oz, The Patchwork Girl of Oz, Tik-Tok of Oz, The Scarecrow of Oz, Rinkitink in Oz, The Lost Princess of Oz, The Magic of Oz, and Glinda of Oz. Simon is enjoying this serires now as a 3rd grader. I am glad I added them to his 3rd grade reading list.
Do you have a voracious reader?
What books would you add to this 3rd Grade Reading List?
If you are looking for more lists for kids who love to read, please check out my Reading Lists for Voracious Readers page.
I do have a list, but it is not published yet. I am trying to determine how to handle it because one of my sons read it in K and the other in 2nd. I may publish a list for K-2nd graders who love to read. 🙂 Thanks so much.
Love your lists! We also enjoyed “The Enormous Egg” (a boy finds an odd egg on his farm; dinosaur hatches; adventures ensue) and the Tumtum and Nutmeg series (two mice in residence in an English cottage secretly help care for the children who live there; they live quaint yet surprisingly sophisticated and adventurous lives for rodents; many adventures). Both are wonderfully charming. I also just finished reading “The Neverending Story” with my daughter–it was so good! It’s a bit advanced for the 3rd grade set to read alone, but perfect to read together.