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Great Books for 3rd Grade
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Great Books for 3rd Grade

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J APP

Doggo and Pupper

Applegate, Katherine

91p.

        Doggo, an older dog, learns how to welcome and accept a young puppy into the household.


J BOW

Aven Green, Sleuthing Machine

Bowling, Dusti

119p.

Third-grader Aven Green has been solving mysteries for a whole month, cracking such cases as The Mystery of the Cranky Mom. But can this perceptive detective solve two cases at the same time? First her teacher's lunch bag disappears. Then Aven's great-grandma's dog goes missing. Fortunately, since Aven was born without arms, all the "arm" cells went to her super-powered brain instead. (That's her theory.)


J BUT

The Haunted Library

Butler, Dori Hillestad

126p.

When ghost boy Kaz's haunt is torn down and he is separated from his ghost family, he meets a real girl named Claire, who lives above the town library with her parents and her grandmother. Claire has a special ability to see ghosts when other humans cannot and she and Kaz quickly form a friendship.


J DAV

Sydney and Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World

Davies, Jacqueline

80p.

Sydney is a skunk and Taylor is a hedgehog, but no matter how odd the pairing may seem, their friendship comes naturally. They live happily in their cozy burrow . . . until the day Taylor gets his Big Idea to go see the Whole Wide World. From mountains taller than a hundred hedgehogs, valleys wider than a thousand skunks, to the dangers that lie in the human world, Sydney and Taylor wanted to see it all. With a map and a dream, they bravely set off, soon discovering that the world is much bigger than they realized . . .


J DOM

Stella Diaz Dreams Big

Dominguez, Angela

188 p.

Stella is happy as a clam in fourth grade. She's the president of the Sea Musketeers conservation club, she starts taking swim lessons, and she joins a new art club at school. But as her schedule fills up, school gets harder, too. Suddenly the tides have turned, and she is way too busy!


J JOH

Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker

Johannes, Shelley

154p.

        Beatrice is afraid she is losing her best friend so she uses her topsy-turvy way of thinking to get things looking up.


J KEL

Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey

Kelly, Erin Entrada

145p.

Marisol, who has a big imagination and likes to name inanimate objects, has a tree in her backyard named Peppina...but she's way too scared to climb it. Will Marisol find the courage to climb Peppina? Maybe


J KRU

I Want My Mummy

Krulik, Nancy

138p.

Learning is an adventure in Ms. Frogbottom's class, because she's got a magic map - one that takes her students all over the world to battle with mythical monsters no one believes are real. All Ms. Frogbottom has to do is take out the map, tap a country, and - SHAZAAM! - off they go to a place somewhere far, far away. When Ms. Frogbottom whisks the class away to Egypt, they not only come face to face with a mummy, but have to solve the riddle of his ancient curse! This book approaches geography in a new way, as kids learn about the places they visit while fighting, fleeing, or in some cases rescuing monsters.



GRAPHIC J MIL

Click

Miller, Kayla

191p.

When a school variety show leaves Olive stranded without an act to join, she wonders why all of her friends have already formed their own groups without her.



J PAR

Ship of Dolls
Parenteau, Shirley
258p.

        It's 1926, and the one thing eleven-year-old Lexie Lewis wants more than anything is to leave Portland, where she is living with her strict grandparents, and rejoin her mother, a carefree singer in San Francisco. But Mama's new husband doesn't think a little girl should live with parents who work all night and sleep all day. Lexie's class has been raising money to ship a doll to the children of Japan in a friendship exchange, and when Lexie learns that the girl who writes the best letter to accompany the doll will be sent to the farewell ceremony in San Francisco, she knows she just has to be the winner.


J QUI

Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-Be Best Friend
Quigley, Dawn

62p.

Jo Jo Makoons Azure is a spirited seven-year-old who moves through the world a little differently than anyone else on her Ojibwe reservation. It always seems like her mom, her kokum (grandma), and her teacher have a lot to learn — about how good Jo Jo is at cleaning up, what makes a good rhyme, and what it means to be friendly. Even though Jo Jo loves her #1 best friend Mimi (who is a cat), she’s worried that she needs to figure out how to make more friends. Because Fern, her best friend at school, may not want to be friends anymore...