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​Graded Lists: 3rd Grade

By 3rd grade, children are reading independently. Take your child to the library regularly to select new titles.

James and the giant peach          
Wonderful adventures abound after James escapes from his fearsome aunts by rolling away inside a giant peach.
Zapato power : Freddie Ramos takes off          
Freddie finds a mysterious package outside his apartment containing sneakers that allow him to run faster than a train, and inspire him to perform heroic deeds.
Charlotte's web          
In this endearing story, a little girl and Charlotte, a beautiful grey spider, struggle to save Wilbur the pig from being butchered.  
Relates episodes in seven-year-old Julian's life which include getting into trouble with his younger brother Huey, planting a garden, what he did to try to grow taller, losing a tooth, and finding a new friend.
Doug discovers that though being Harry's best friend in Miss Mackle's second grade class isn't always easy, as Harry likes to do horrible things, it is often a lot of fun.
Toys go out : being the adventures of a knowledgeable Stingray, a toughy little Buffalo, and someone called Plastic          
Six stories relate the adventures of three best friends, who happen to be toys.
When sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.
The Phantom tollbooth          
In this wise and witty fantasy, a boy travels through time and space to the Lands Beyond.
The Absent author          
Dink and his two friends investigate the apparent kidnapping of famous mystery author Wallis Wallace.
The Girl who loved wild horses          
Though she is fond of her people, a girl prefers to live among the wild horses where she is truly happy and free.
Nikki & Deja          
When an arrogant new girl comes to school, third-graders and best friends Nikki and Deja decide to form a club that would exclude her but find the results not what they expected. Book #1.
Stuart Little          
After being adopted by a human family, a tiny mouse sets out to win over his resentful new brother and the family feline, while fending off a gang of cats who want him out of the house.  
Lost treasure of the Emerald Eye          
Thea discovers a treasure map and drags Geronimo and Trap into a treasure hunt adventure. Book #1.
Sharks and other predators          
Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #53: Shadow of the Shark, they had lots of questions. How many teeth do sharks have? What is their favorite food? What are some other top predators? How do they keep life in balance? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about sharks and other predators. Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the nonfiction Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.   
Hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, a child in Hiroshima races against time to fold one thousand paper cranes to verify the legend that by doing so a sick person will become healthy.
So you want to be president          
This book presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton.