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Subject: Reading list for 3rd graders?
Date Posted: 8/11/2007 6:52 PM ET
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What books would you recommend a third grader to read for school?  I'm trying to put together dd's reading list for this school year and I need some suggestions.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 6:59 PM ET
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Some of these sites have age specific lists:


Date Posted: 8/11/2007 7:17 PM ET
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Even if you aren't using the Charlotte Mason style of education, the reading lists (shown as literature and free reading selections) at the Ambleside Online site are always great reads. Year three equals third grade, but some of the year one and two would be fine as well. www.amblesideonline.com

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 10:24 PM ET
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Thank you!

Date Posted: 8/12/2007 10:56 AM ET
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I like everything in the Sonlight Catalog!  Have not found a book in the catalog that we did not just LOVE! 

Date Posted: 8/12/2007 12:56 PM ET
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This is the list from our son's 2nd grade literature curriculum.  As I understand it, the curriculum we use is about one school year ahead of the average school, so this would be comparable to 3rd grade, I guess.

  • A Weed Is a Flower by Aliki (Aladdin, 1988)

  • Buddy the First Seeing Eye Dog by Eva Moore (Scholastic, 1996)

  • Chang's Paper Pony by Eleanor Coerr (HarperCollins, 1993)

  • Clara and the Bookwagon by Nancy Levinson (HarperCollins, 1988)

  • Crow Boy by Taro Yashima (Puffin Books, 1983)

  • George the Drummer Boy by Nathaniel Benchley (HarperCollins, 1987)

  • Knights of the Round Table (“Bullseye Step into Classics” edition) by Gwen Gross (Random House, 1985)

  • Long Way to a New Land by Joan Sandin (HarperCollins, 1981)

  • Peter Pan (“Bullseye Step into Classics” edition) by J.M. Barrie, retold by Cathy East Dubowski (Random House, 1994)

  • Robin Hood (“Bullseye Step into Classics” edition) by Annie Ingle (Random House, 1993)

  • Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine by Evaline Ness (Henry Holt, 1966)

  • Sam the Minuteman by Nathaniel Benchley (HarperCollins, 1987)        

  • The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh (Simon & Schuster, 1991)

  • The Josefina Story Quilt by Eleanor Coerr (HarperCollins, 1986)

  • The Long Way Westward by Joan Sandin (HarperCollins, 1992)

  • Tye May and the Magic Brush by Molly Garrett Bang (Mulberry Books, 1981)

  • Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner (HarperCollins, 1993)



Date Posted: 8/13/2007 12:50 PM ET
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Here's the one we use. It lists by grade and reading level:


Date Posted: 8/13/2007 1:29 PM ET
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Thank you!

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 4:25 PM ET
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I use the same curriculum as Jori F. - K12.

Book Adventure is a great place to get recommendations.  They have a "book finder" on the site.  Plus, the quizzes are fun to do, too!  DS loves earning points and getting prizes (theirs or our own).


Date Posted: 8/16/2007 9:37 PM ET
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Honey for a Child's Heart is full of recommendations and explainations :)  !