Suggested Reading List for Students Entering 3rd Grade


The Eleventh Hour : a Curious Mystery - Base, Graeme. Abrams, 1989.
 An elephant's eleventh birthday party is marked by eleven games preceding the banquet to be eaten at the eleventh hour; but when the time to eat arrives, the birthday feast has disappeared. The reader is invited to guess the thief.

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret Pitch - Sobol, Donald J., 1924- Bantam skylark Book, 1994, c1965.
 Idaville's ten-year-old "Sherlock Holmes" solves ten mystery cases.

The Enormous Crocodile - Dahl, Roald. Puffin Books, 1993, c1978.
 The enormous crocodile devises secret plans and a few clever tricks to secure his lunch only to have them foiled by his neighbors.

The Funny Little Woman - Mosel, Arlene. Puffin, 1986, c1972.
 While chasing a dumpling, a little lady is captured by wicked creatures from whom she escapes with the means of becoming the richest woman in Japan.

The Ink Drinker - Le buveur d'encre - Sanvoisin, Eric. Delacorte, c1998.
 A boy who hates books discovers an ink-drinking vampire in his father's bookshop and follows him to his underground vault.

Judy Moody - McDonald, Megan. Candlewick Press, 2000.
 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.

Maria's Story, 1773 - Nixon, Joan Lowery. Delacorte Press, c2001.
 In Williamsburg, Virginia, two years before the start of the American Revolution, nine-year-old Maria worries that her mother will lose her contract to publish official reports and announcements of the British government because she prints anti-British articles in their family-run newspaper.

Marvin Redpost : Kidnapped at Birth? - Sachar, Louis, 1954- Random House, c1992.
 Red-haired Marvin is convinced that the reason he looks different from the rest of his family is that he is really the lost prince of Shampoon.

Owen Foote, Money Man - Greene, Stephanie. Clarion, c2000.
 Ingenious eight-year-old Owen wants to make money for the things he absolutely needs, such as plastic vomit, but he tries to come up with some alternatives to earning an allowance, which sounds like too much work.

Stella Louella's Runaway Book - Ernst, Lisa Campbell. Aladdin Paperbacks, 2001, c1998.
 As she tries to find the book that she must return to the library that day, Stella gathers a growing group of people who have all enjoyed reading the book.

There's a Zoo in Room 22 - Sierra, Judy. Harcourt, Inc, c2000.
 Each of twenty-six poems describes the antics and habits of a zany classroom pet whose name begins with a different letter of the alphabet.

The Wish Master - Wright, Betty Ren. Holiday House, c2000.
 Certain that his grandfather doesn't want him around, Corby is unhappy when he and his mother go to spend the summer in Wisconsin to help take care of his ailing grandmother, until a local boy takes him to the Wish Master.