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    Recommended Books for 3rd Graders
    I love to read and read aloud to the kids as much as possible. Introducing them to authors and books that they would never even think about reading and then seeing their eyes light up with the adventures they're able to go on brings me so much joy.  I believe when you surround children with books and reading, they will naturally gravitate towards them. :)
     Many of these authors have written multiple books so please check them out.  They include books from all reading levels.
     
    • Alvin Ho series - Leonore Look
    • Amber Brown series - Paula Danziger
    • American Girl series
    • A to Z mystery series - Ron Roy 
    • Babymouse - Jennifer Holm
    • Because of Winn-Dixie - Kate DiCamillo 
    • The BFG - Roald Dahl 
    • Big Nate series - Lincoln Peirce
    • Black Lagoon series - Mike Thaler
    • Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson
    • Bunnicula - Deborah and James Howe
    • Cam Jansen series - David A. Adler
    • Charlotte's Web - E.B. White
    • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
    • Clementine - Sara Pennypacker
    • Clues Brothers series - Franklin Dixon
    • Crash - Jerry Spinelli
    • Cricket in Times Square - George Selden
    • Dyamonde Daniel series - Nikki Grimes
    • Diary of a Wimpy Kid series - Jeff Kinney
    • Dragon Masters series - Tracey West
    • Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine
    • Encyclopedia Brown series - Donald J. Sobol
    • Flat Stanley series - Jeff Brown
    • Freckle Juice - Judy Blume 
    • Frindle - Andrew Clements 
    • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Franweller
    • Ginger Pye - Eleanore Estes
    • George's Secret Key to the Universe - Lucy and Stephen Hawking
    • Geronimo Stilton series
    • Gregor the Overlander series - Suzanne Collins
    • Hardy Boys series - Franklin W. Dixon
    • Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling
    • Hiroshima - Laurence Yep
    • Horrible Harry series- Suzy Kline
    • Heroes of Olympus series - Rick Riordan
    • How to Train Your Dragon - Cressida Cowell
    • Holes - Louis Sachar
    • In a Blink - Kiki Thorpe
    • Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O'Dell
    • Ivy and Bean series - Annie Barrows
    • Judy Moody series - Megan McDonald
    • Junie B Jones - Barbara Park
    • Just Grace - Charlotte Mericle Harper
    • Land of Stories series - Chris Colfer
    • Little House on the Prarie series - Laura Ingalls Wilder
    • Loser - Jerry Spinelli
    • Lunch Lady series - Jarrett J. Krosoczka
    • Magic Treehouse series - Mary Pope Osborne
    • Maniac Magee - Jerry Spinelli
    • Marley: A Dog Like No Other - John Grogan
    • Mary Poppins - P.L. Travers
    • Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - Kate DiCamillo
    • Mr. Popper's Penguins - Richard Atwater
    • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH - Robert C. O'Brien
    • My Teacher is an Alien series - Bruce Coville
    • My Weird School series - Dan Gutman
    • Nate the Great series - Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
    • National Geographic Kids: Almanac (annual)
    • Out of My Mind - Sharon M Draper
    • Percy Jackson series - Rick Riordan 
    • Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgren
    • Rainbow Magic series - Daisy Meadows
    • Ramona Quimby series - Beverly Cleary 
    • Reddy Freddy series - Abby Klein
    • Ruby Lu, Brave and True - Leonore Look
    • Sarah, Plain and Tall - Patricia MacLachlan
    • Savvy - Ingrid Law
    • Secrets of Droon series - Tony Abbott
    • Series of Unfortunate Events series - Lemony Snicket
    • Shiloh - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
    • Smile - Raina Telgemeier
    • Stellaluna - Janelle Cannon
    • Stink series - Megan McDonald
    • Stone Fox - John Reynolds
    • Stuart Little - E.B. White
    • Tales of Fourth Grade Nothing - Judy Blume
    • The Book with No Pictures - B.J. Novak
    • The Borrowers - Mary Norton
    • The Boxcar Children series - Gertrude Chandler Warner
    • The Chocolate Touch - Patrick Skene Catling
    • The City of Amber - Jeanne DuPrau
    • The Hundred Dresses - Eleanor Estes 
    • The Indian in the Cupboard series- Lynne Reid Banks
    • The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick
    • The Lemonade Wars - Jacqueline Davies
    • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
    • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - Kate DiCamillo
    • The Moffats - Eleanor Estes
    • The Mysterious Benedict Society series - Trenton Lee Stewart
    • Theodore Boone series - John Grisham
    • The One and Only Ivan - Katherine Applegate
    • The Penderwicks series - Jeanne Birdsall
    • The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster
    • The Rough Face Girls - Rafe Martin
    • The Secrets of Droon series - Tony Abbott
    • The Sign of the Beaver - Elizabeth George Speare
    • The Tale of Despereux - Kate DiCamillo
    • The Twits - Roald Dahl
    • The View from Saturday - E.L. Konigsburg
    • Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbitt
    • Warriors series - Erin Hunter
    • Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein
    • Who Was _______? - nonfiction series
    • Wonder - Raquel J. Palacio
    • A Wrinkle in Time - Madeline L'Engle
    • 39 Clues series - authors vary