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Subject: Non Fiction Books for 3rd Grade Boy
Date Posted: 10/12/2020 1:05 PM ET
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This year my son's teacher has said that they need to not only read fiction books but nonfiction so I am looking for good nonfiction books for a 3rd grade boy.  Anyone have any good recommendations?

Theresa

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Date Posted: 10/28/2020 4:50 AM ET
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Theresa, give me some idea what your boy is like. Does he like cars and mechanical things, numbers or funny jokes. Maybe music, drawing or dance. Is he introspective or a social butterfly etc. Does he go with the flow or frustrates easily. Maybe he loves animals and nature. I know kids like just about anything at this age, but it's nice to zero in on what they like the most. This way I might be able to match him up with books he likes.

Hope I'm not too late.

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Date Posted: 11/3/2020 8:02 PM ET
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Here are some suggestions but this would be easier to do if I knew what he's interested in:

  • Building Manhattan by Laura Vila (2010)
  • Buzz by Caroline Bingham (2007)
  • The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees by Sandra Marble (2013)
  • Claude Monet: The Painter Who Stopped the Trains by P.I. Maltbie (2010)
  • El Deafo by Cece Bell (2014)
  • Houdini: The Handcuff King by Jason Lutes (2007)
  • It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad (2019)
  • The Kid's Guide to Digital Photography by Jenni Bidner (2004)
  • The Mushroom Fan Club by Elise Gravel (2018)
  • The Road to Oz by Kathleen Krull (2008)
  • Strange Mr. Satie by M.T. Anderson (2007)
  • Superlative Birds by Leslie Bulion and Robert Meganck (2019)
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Date Posted: 11/4/2020 9:39 AM ET
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Thanks for the reply both of you.  I am not sure what he is into because for the most part we have only ever read fiction.

Theresa

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Date Posted: 11/5/2020 8:21 PM ET
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What are his favorite fiction stories? I bet I can find some nonfiction ones to pair with them.

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Date Posted: 11/6/2020 2:30 AM ET
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Sarah, he likes Cam Jansen and  Junior B. Jones. I am still trying to find fiction books that he really likes as well.  

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Ah, he likes Mysteries!  I think I can find some non-fiction books with the subjects of how things are solved.
 

There are plenty of fuuny books on all sorts of non-fiction subjects. 

Some questions. Does he like?

Science: there are books on inventors or discoveries and how things are made

Math: Books on how things are calculated, like clocks, money, 

History: books on war, prehistory, religions, American history, you name it. 

Or any other subject. 
Let know what you think he may be into. 
 

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Date Posted: 11/6/2020 9:05 PM ET
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He might be interested in secret messages and code breaking. For example: Ciphers and Codes by Karen Price Hossell (2002)

 

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