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Third Grade Reading List

Here is the list of books Hedgie recommends for Third Grade.  Click on the title to see the book and any reviews by teachers and students.   You can also search on the title for different versions of the books (paperback, hardcover, audio cassette, etc).

If there is no link, Hedgehog does not carry the book and it may no longer be published.  You might find these books in your library or in a used bookstore.

 

 

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret UFO

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret UFO
by Donald J. Sobol

Mem. Ed. $3.99

Pub. Ed. $16.99

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Ages 6-9; Fun filled reading for third graders

Everyone's favorite gumshoe is back on the case to solve all-new mysteries in Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret UFO. No case is too small for the Brown Detective Agency. For 25¢ a day Encyclopedia Brown collects the clues, protects the innocent and thwarts the bad guys. Whether it comes to tracking down lost cookies or cracking a case involving eggs! Since the solutions to all the mysteries are in the back of the book, readers can figure out whodunit, too.

   

 

Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers Of The School: We The Children

Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers Of The School: We The Children
by Andrew Clements

Mem. Ed. $11.99

Pub. Ed. $14.99

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Ages 6-9; Fun filled reading for third graders

Benjamin Pratt's harbor-side school is going to be bulldozed to make room for an amusement park. Sounds like a dream come true…or is it more like a nightmare? Something about the plan seems fishy and Ben and his friend Jill are determined to find out what. Luckily, a gold coin inscribed with a mysterious message from a centuries-old secret society points them in the right direction. Can they find the answers they need to save their school from total destruction?

If anyone knows how to write books that kids love, it's New York Times bestselling author Andrew Clements! We the Children, the first book in his exciting new Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers for the School series, is every bit as captivating as his wildly popular Frindle!

   

 

Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Ramona Quimby, Age 8
by Beverly Cleary

Mem. Ed. $8.99

Pub. Ed. $11.99

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Ages 6-9; Fun filled reading for third graders

The spunky character created by Beverly Cleary is as popular today as she was over 50 years ago.Ramona feels quite grown-up taking the bus by herself, helping big sister Beezus make dinner, and trying hard to be nice to pesky Willa Jean after school. Turning eight years old and entering the first grade can do that to a girl. So how can her teacher call her a nuisance?

   

 

Spaceheadz: Sphdz, Book #1

Spaceheadz: Sphdz, Book #1
by Jon Scieszka

Mem. Ed. $3.99

Pub. Ed. $14.99

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Ages 6-9; Fun filled reading for third graders

What if aliens invaded your classroom and informed you that you had to help them save the planet? That's what happens to Michael K. He finds out his new friends are aliens disguised as children and a hamster. Their mission? Convince 3.14 million kids to say they are SPHDZ or else Earth gets turned off.

   

 

Don't Bump the Glump!

Don't Bump the Glump!
by Shel Silverstein

Mem. Ed. $13.49

Pub. Ed. $18.99

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Ages 6-9; Fun filled reading for third graders

While Shel Silverstein was planting The Giving Tree in our hearts and long before he took us to Where the Sidewalk Ends and switched on A Light in the Attic, he tickled our funnybones with a menagerie of most unusual creatures in Don't Bump the Glump! The illustrations are absolutely marvelous! This is a must-have for every Silverstein fan. After all, where else are you going to find the Wild Gazite, the Flying Festoon, and the Squishy Squashy Staggitall?

   

 

Gooney Bird on the Map

Gooney Bird on the Map
by Lois Lowry

Mem. Ed. $12.99

Pub. Ed. $15.99

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Ages 6-9; Fun filled reading for third graders

Everyone's favorite chic and totally unique third grader Gooney Bird Greene is back in an all-new hilarious chapter book adventure from two-time Newbery Award winner Lois Lowry. Kids are sure to love Gooney Bird on the Map! It's February and Mrs. Pidgeon's third graders are studying and celebrating Presidents' Day and Valentine's Day. It's difficult for the students to concentrate on their school work though, since Barry, Beanie and Ben can't stop talking about how much fun they're going to have over school vacation. Of course, those who don't have special plans are feeling down. Luckily, Gooney Bird has a great idea that's sure to cheer everyone up and teach them a thing or two about U.S. history and geography.

   

 

Cam Jansen and the Wedding Cake Mystery

Cam Jansen and the Wedding Cake Mystery
by David A. Adler

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Ages 6-9; Fun filled reading for third graders

When the senior center holds a talent show, everyone enjoys Cam's memory tricks and cookies from Ken's Bake Shop. But during the show, a wedding cake goes missing from Ken's truck just hours before the wedding. Will the police find the cake in time? Or can Cam use her amazing photographic memory to solve this sweet mystery? Perfect for beginning chapter book readers.

   

 

Easter Bunny Blues

Easter Bunny Blues
by Carol Wallace

Mem. Ed. $4.99

Pub. Ed. $14.95

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Ages 6-9; Fun filled reading for third graders

Did you know that the Easter Bunny is just a plain old rabbit most of the year? And that a week before Easter, this common cottontail gets magical powers so he can do all the things he needs to do to make this special holiday fun for children around the world? It's true! But sometimes, even the Easter Bunny could use a helping hand. Easter Bunny Blues is a totally fun tale about all of the animals who save the day when the Easter Bunny gets the flu and loses his magical powers. With large type, simple vocabulary, short chapters and illustrations with lots of razzle dazzle, this chapter book is a great way to get readers excited about reading!

   

 

Jeff Corwin: Your Backyard Is Wild

Jeff Corwin: Your Backyard Is Wild
by Jeff Corwin

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Pub. Ed. $13.98

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Ages 6-9; Fun filled reading for third graders

Have you ever had your teeth cleaned by a live shrimp? Wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin has. In fact, he's traveled to some pretty exotic places and done some pretty amazing things in his exciting career as the host of popular nature shows on Animal Planet®, Disney® and the Discovery® Network. But how did his interest in animals begin? Learn all about his journey from child nature enthusiast to celebrity in A Wild Life—his first-ever authorized biography. Then, Corwin takes you on a safari in an unexpected place in book one of his Junior Explorer Series. If you love a good read, if you love exploring the natural wonders in your own backyard, you'll love all the fun ways Corwin mixes fact with fiction in Your Backyard is Wild!

   

 

Nubs

Nubs
by Major Brian Dennis

Mem. Ed. $4.99

Pub. Ed. $17.99

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Ages 6-9; Fun filled reading for third graders

If there's ever a story that reminds us why dogs really are man's best friend, it's this one. This is a true Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle and will capture your heart! When Marine Major Brian Dennis was stationed in Iraq he met a gentle stray dog and named him Nubs. The two formed a fast bond, but Dennis didn't realize just how strong it was until his team was relocated 70 miles away without Nubs. Dennis thought he'd never see the pup again, but, fortunately, Nubs had other plans. And so began a remarkable journey. Filled with wonderful photographs, this book puts you in Nubs' pawprints as he treks across Iraq to reunite with his friend.

 

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