3rd Grade Reads

humphreyThe World According to Humphrey
Humphrey, pet hamster at Longfellow School, learns that he has an important role to play in helping his classmates and teacher.

By: Betty G. Birney
Call Number: J BIR


Bad Kitty Gets a Bath
Takes a humorous look at the normal way cats bathe, why it is inappropriate for humans to bathe that way, and the challenges of trying to give a cat a real bath with soap and water.

By: Nick Bruel
Call Number: J BRU


Ramona Quimby, Age 8
The further adventures of the Quimby family as Ramona enters third grade.

By: Beverly Cleary
Call Number: J CLE


51lWQW6uCSL._SX349_BO1,204,203,200_Toys Go Out
Six stories relate the adventures of three best friends, who happen to be toys.

By: Emily Jenkins
Call Number: J JEN

mountainmoonWhere the Mountain Meets the Moon
Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.

By: Grace Lin
Call Number: J LIN

Alvin Ho Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things
A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.

By: Lenore Look
Call Number: J LOO


Sarah Plain and Tall
When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.

By: Patricia MacLachlan
Call Number: J MACL


Judy Moody
Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage.

By: Megan McDonald
Call Number: J MCD


7 x 9 = Trouble!
Third-grader Wilson struggles with his times-tables in order to beat the class deadline.

By: Claudia Mills
Call Number: J MIL


While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.

By: Sara Pennypacker
Call Number: J PEN

Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie
When nine-year-old Eleanor's beloved babysitter Bibi moves away to care for her ailing father, Eleanor must spend the summer adjusting to a new babysitter while mourning the loss of her old one.

By: Julie Sternberg
Call Number: J STE


No Girls Allowed (Dogs Okay)
Fearless nine-year-old "Scab" McNally tries to get his twin sister's help in convincing their parents to let them get a dog, but when he embarrasses her in school with a particularly obnoxious invention, it looks like he has lost her cooperation forever.

By: Trudi Trueit
Call Number: J TRU


The Boxcar Children
Four orphaned children run away and live in a boxcar, until they are found by their grandfather.

By: Gertrude Chandler Warner
Call Number: J WAR

Charlotte's Web
Wilbur, a pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend Charlotte decides to help him.

By: E.B. White
Call Number: J WHI

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