Chapter Books (3rd Grade)
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  • Adler chapter books
  • Adler, David: Cam Jansen series
  • Aliki: Mummies Made in Egypt
  • American Girl books by Adler, Porter, Shaw, Tripp
  • Armstrong, Jennifer: Patrick Doyle is Full of Blarney
  • Atwater, Richard: Mr. Popper's Penguins
  • Avi: S.O.R. Losers (some of Avi's other titles might be good too!)
  • Babbit, Natalie: Tuck Everlasting
  • Ballard, Robert: Exploring The Titanic
  • Beatty: Be Ever Hopeful,Hannalee
  • Beatty: Turn Homeward Hannalee
  • Berenstain, Stan and Jan: The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Missing Merit Badges (Berenstain Bear Scouts Merit Badge Mystery)
  • Betancourt, Jeanne: Pony Pals series
  • Blume, Judy: Superfudge
  • Blume, Judy :Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing
  • Blume, Judy: Freckle Juice
  • Bonsell, Crobsy: The Private Eyes Club
  • Brink, Carol: Caddie Woodlawn
  • Brown, Jeff: Flat Stanley
  • Brown, Marc: Arthur Accused! (Arthur Adventures Series , No 5)
  • Bryant: Pony Tails
  • Buck, Pearl S.: The Wave
  • Bulla, Robert Clyde
  • Bunting, Eve: The In-Between Days
  • Burnett, Francis: The Secret Garden
  • Butterworth: The Enormous Egg
  • Byars, Betsy: Especially Trouble River and the Blossom Family Series (starting with The Not Just Anybody Family
  • Cameron, Ann: Stories Julian Tells, Julian, Dream Doctor and other Julian books
  • Cameron, Eleanor: Flight to the Mushroom Planet
  • Catling, Patrick: The Chocolate Touch
  • Charbonnet, Gabrielle: Snakes Are Nothing to Sneeze At
  • Chew, Ruth
  • Choe, Sook Nyul: The Best Older Sister
  • Christopher, Matt: many sports fiction books
  • Christopher, Matt: The Captain Contest (Soccer Cats, #1.)
  • Christopher, Matt: The Catcher's Mask (Peach Street Mudders Story)
  • Cisneros, Sandra: Woman Hollering Creek
  • Cleary, Beverly: Ramona the Pest (funny)
  • Cleary, Beverly: Dear Mr.. Henshaw
  • Cleary, Beverly: Henry Huggins
  • Clifford, Eth: Help! I'm A Prisoner In The Library
  • Coerr, Eleanor: Sadako And The Thousand Paper Cranes
  • Conford, Ellen: Nibble, Nibble, Jenny Archer (and other Jenny Archer books)
  • Cosgrove, Stephen: Serendipity Series
  • Coville, Bruce: Space Brats
  • Cuyler, Margery: Weird Wolf and others
  • Clymer, Eleanor: The Spider, the Cave and the Pottery Bowl
  • Dadey, Debbie: Bailey School Kids series
  • Dadey, Debbie: Triplet Trouble
  • Dahl, Roald: George's Marvelous Medicine, Esio Trot, and The Magic Finger are some of his books for younger readers
  • Dahl, Roald: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • Dahl, Roald: James And The Giant Peach
  • Dahl, Ronald: Matilda
  • Dalgliesh, Alice: The Courage of Sarh Noble and also The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
  • Danziger, Paula: Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon and other Amber Brown books
  • Deary, Terry: Calamity Kate and The Lambton Worm
  • DeClements, Barthe
  • DeFelice,Cynthia: Devil's Bridge
  • Delton, Judy: Pee Wee Scouts series
  • Dixon, Frank: Hardy Boy series
  • Duffey, Betsy: Math Wiz, Gadget War, and most of her other books
  • Duffey, Betsy: The Camp Knock Knock Mystery
  • Erickson, John: Hank the Cowdog series
  • Estes, Eleanor: The Hundred Dresses
  • Fleischman, Sid: The Thirteenth Floor
  • Fleischman, Paul: Joyful Noise (poetry)
  • Fritz, Jean: The Cabin Faced West
  • Fritz, Jean: George Washington's Breakfast
  • Gannett, Ruth Stiles: My Father's Dragon
  • Gardiner, John: Top Secret and Stone Fox
  • George, Jean: My Side of the Mountain
  • Giff, Patricia Reilly
  • Giff, Patricia Reilly: Kids of Polk Street School (December secrets etc.)
  • Greenburg, Dan: The Zach Files series
  • Greenfield, Eloise: African Dream
  • Greenfield, Eloise: Childtimes
  • Gutman, Dan: Honus and Me and The Million Dollar Shot
  • Gutman, Dan: Tales From the Sandlot series
  • Hahn, Mary Downing: Anna All Year Round
  • Herman, Charlotte: the "Max Malone" titles
  • Hesse, Karen: Sable
  • Hilert, Margaret
  • Hiller: Rent a Third Grader
  • Hinton, S. E.: The Puppy Sister. It's not standard fare, but it is great for laughs.
  • Hoban, Lillian: series about Arthur
  • Hoobler, Dorothy: My Next Stop, Freedom
  • Howe, James: Bunnicula books
  • Hughes The Iron Giant (grades 3-4)
  • Hurwitz - Aldo books
  • Hurwitz, Johana Class President
  • Hurwitz, Johanna
  • King-Smith, Dick. Genius, the Amazing Guinea Pig
  • King-Smith, Dick. Babe
  • Kline, Susy
  • Kline, Suzy - Herbie Jones and Horrible Harry books
  • Kline, Suzy. Horrible Harry series.
  • Korman, Gordon
  • Korman, Gordon. Nose-Pickers from Outer Space
  • Landon, Lucinda. Meg Mackintosh series;
  • Leverich, Kathleen. Best Enemies series
  • Levy, Elizabeth. "Something Queer" series, as well as her other short chapter
  • Levy, Elizabeth. The monster series (Dracula is a pain in the neck- Gorgonzola Zombies in the Park...etc.)
  • Lewis, The Cul-de-sac Kids
  • Lindgren, Astrid: Pippi Longstocking
  • Lobel, Arnold (Frog and Toad)
  • Lord, Betty: In The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
  • Lowry, Lois Number The Stars
  • Lowry, Lois. Anastasia Krupnick books, particulary the ones about her brother Sam.
  • MacDonald, Betty. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series
  • MacLachlan, Patricia Sarah Plain And Tall
  • Manes, Stephen. Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days and others; MacLachlan, Patricia Seven Kisses in a Row
  • Martin, Ann Babysitters Club
  • Martin, Ann, Baby-Sitters Younger sister series
  • Mathis, Sharon Bell Hundred Penny Box
  • McCloskey, Robert Homer Price
  • McGovern Shark Lady
  • Miller, Sara Swan. Better Than TV
  • Moskin Day of the Blizzard
  • Myers, Earthquake in the Third Grade
  • Naidoo, Beverly Journey To Jo'burg
  • Naylor, Phyllis. the Shiloh books
  • Osborne, The Magic Treehouse Series
  • Parish, Peggy (Amelia Bedilia books)
  • Park Operation Dump the Chump
  • Park, Barbara. Junie B. Jones & the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake #5
  • Park, Barbara. The Junie B. Jones series
  • Paterson Katherine The Great Gilly Hopkins
  • Paulsen, Gary Nightjohn
  • Peterson, The Littles series
  • Pilkey - The Adventures of Captain Underpants
  • Pinkwater Blue Moose and Return of the Moose
  • Poploff, Michelle. Bat Bones and Spider Stew
  • Prelutsky, Jack Pizza The Size Of The Sun (poetry)
  • Reid Banks, Lynn: The Indian in the Cupboard
  • Rockwell: How to Eat Fried Worms
  • Roy, Ron. A to Z Mysteries Series
  • Rylant, Cynthia (her Henry and Mudge books are a favorite)
  • Rylant, Cynthia Missing May
  • Sachar - Wayside School Series
  • Sachar, Louis: Holes, Theres a boy in the girls bathroom.
  • Sachar, Louis. Marvin Redpost series (probably 6-10 titles)
  • Sargent, Dave and Pat. a series of animal stories
  • Scieszka, Jon. Time Warp Trio
  • Sewell, Anna: Black Beauty
  • Sharmat, Nate the Great
  • Shemin The Little Riders
  • Shreve, Susan: The Flunking Of Joshua T. Bates
  • Silverstein, Shel: The Light In The Attic (poetry)
  • Skurzynski Lost in the Devil's Desert
  • Smith: Jelly Belly (funny)
  • Smith, Janice Lee. Adam Joshua series beginning with The Monster in the Third Dresser Drawer
  • Sobol, Donald: Encyclopedia Brown series
  • Spedden Polar the Titanic Bear
  • Spinelli, Jerry: The Bathwater Gang
  • Steptoe, John: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
  • Stine, R.L.: Goosebumps
  • Strange Case of the Elevator Duck
  • Strasser, Todd: Help I'm trapped in... series
  • Taylor, Mildred: Mississippi Bridge
  • Walter: Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World
  • Warner, Gertrude: The Boxcar Children series
  • White, E.B.: Charlotte's Web
  • White: Stuart Little
  • Wilder, Laura Ingalls: The Little House On The Prairie
  • Williams: Velveteen Rabbit
  • Wilson, Nancy Hope. Old People, Frogs & Albert
  • Wisler, Mr. Lincoln's Drummer
  • Woodruff: George Washington's Socks
  • Wright, Betty Ren: The Ghost Witch
  • Yolen: Letting Swift River Go (one sitting, historical fiction)