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Third Grade Summer Reading Book List

from the Maintaining Motherhood Blog

Need some great books for your Third Grader to read and enjoy this summer? Look no further! Get your Third Grade Summer Reading Book List here!

Are you participating in summer reading programs this year? Need some great books to read? Look no further! I have poured over book list after book list to perfect the summer reading lists for my own kids this year. The book lists I have compiled are sorted by grade. Here is the Third Grade Summer Reading Book List. (this post contains affiliate links) To help my kids choose great literature to read over the summer, I have compiled Book Lists by grade level for them. It can be overwhelming trying to find a good book to read, but with a list in hand, you can embark on all sorts of adventures and discover new authors.

Every one of these books is found at our small Library, so the hope is that they are books that are found in nearly every Library. Unfortunately, many books didn’t make the cut simply because our Library didn’t have them. The list I was able to come up with seems pretty comprehensive though. I have read many of the books on these lists, but not every single one. I took the books that were listed most often on the many book lists I reviewed. Please offer suggestions as to other books your kids love near the same level so we can expand our list!

Third Grade Summer Reading Book List

The Third Grade Reading List is where things start getting really fun in my opinion. Lots of Historical Fiction and beginner biographies make an entrance. I tried to include a good mix of the classics as well as some of the newer books that are surfacing. Also, to make your search easier, I have put a star by our absolute favorites!

Sounder Mr. Popper’s Penguins* Freckle Juice Through My Eyes Masterpiece Adventures Series Shakespeare’s Secret Odd Boy Out NERDS Series The Apple and the Arrow The Enormous Egg Summer of the Swans Tornado Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls Series Henry Huggins Series* Ramona Series* Runaway Ralph About Average Frindle* The Cat Who Went to Heaven Abraham Lincoln Benjamin Franklin Columbus Bears on Hemlock Mountain* Fourth of July Story The Courage of Sarah Noble* The Thanksgiving Story Door in the Wall Because of Winn-Dixie* The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane* The Tale of Despereaux The Matchlock Gun The Moffats Series The Great Brain Series Igraine the Brave Odd and the Frost Giants Tuesdays at the Castle Series Belly Up Series Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Series Zita the Spacegirl Series True…Sort of Roller Girl From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler* Rabbit Hill Ben and Me Ella Enchanted* Pippi Longstocking The Willoughbys A Corner of the Universe Rain Reign Snowflake Bentley Little White Duck Homer Price* 7×9=Trouble The Knights Adventures Series Mailing May* Where the Red Fern Grows Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone* When I Was Young in the Mountains Holes Stargirl* Flipped* Charlotte’s Web* Stuart Little* The Trumpet of the Swan* Follow the Drinking Gourd

How We are Using the List

My kids are encouraged to read 10 books off this list, I hope they will choose to continue to read off this list throughout the school year. There are so many good lessons to learn from these books rather than just an entertaining story to keep a kid reading. Get your free Third Grade Book List checklist here!

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