Chelmsford Public Library's
Books for Third Graders

Adventure Stories | Animals | Biography | Fantasy | Funny | Ghosts and Scary Stories | Graphic, Comics and Wordless Books |
| Historical Fiction | Mysteries| Non-fiction | Poetry | School, Family and Friends | Science Fiction | Sports

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Adventure and Survival

Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy by Rhoda Blumberg

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Grk and the Pelotti Gang by Joshua Doder

The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Tigers at Twilight by Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House series)

Highway Robbery by Kate Thompson

Kit Saves the Day! A Summer Story, 1934 by Valerie Tripp (American Girls series)

Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg

Animal Stories

Snakes are Nothing to Sneeze At by Gabrielle Charbonnet

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

My Father's Dragon by Ruth S. Gannett

There's an Owl in the Shower by Jean Craighead George

Runaway Radish by Jesse Haas

How to Save Your Tail: if you are a rat nabbed by cats... by Mary Elizabeth Hanson

Sable by Karen Hesse

Dog on Third Base by Constance Hiser

Lady Lollipop by Dick King-Smith

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Ruthann and Her Pig by Barbara Ann Porte

Not My Dog by Colby F. Rodowsky

Gator on the Loose! by Sue Stauffacher (Animal Rescue Team series)

LaRue for Mayor by Mark Teague

Partners by Karen Waggoner

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White

Deep in the Jungle by Dan Yaccarino

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Margaret Knight: Girl Inventor by Marlene Targ Brill

A River of Words: the story of William Carlos Williams by Jen Bryant

A Young Painter: The Life and Paintings of Wang Yani - China's Extraordinary Young Artist by Chen-Sun Cheng

What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? by Jean Fritz

Teammates by Peter Golenbock

The Young Hans Christian Andersen by Karen Hesse

Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull

Brave Harriet: The First Woman to Fly the English Channel by Marissa Moss

Betty Doll by Patricia Polacco

Seeker of Knowledge: The Man who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs by James Rumford

Last Princess: The Story of Princess Kaiulani by Fay Stanley

My Brothers' Flying Machine: Wilbur, Orville and Me by Jane Yolen

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I Was a Third Grade Science Project by Mary Jane Auch

Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

The Magician's Boy by Susan Cooper

Weird Wolf by Margery Cuyler

Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots by Debbie Dadey (Bailey School Kids series)

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Edwards

Three Tales of My Father's Dragon by Ruth Gannett

Caitlin's Holiday by Helen V. Griffith

Ben and Me by Robert Lawson

Catwings by Ursula Le Guin (series)

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Seven Spiders Spinning by Gregory Maguire (Hamlet Chronicles series)

The Doll People by Ann M. Martin

The King's Equal by Katherine Paterson

Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz

Summer Reading is Killing Me! by Jon Scieszka (Time Warp Trio series)

Little Wolf's Book of Badness by Ian Whybrow

Wizard's Hall by Jane Yolen

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Funny Books

Parachuting Hamsters and Andy Russell by David Adler

Don't Swap Your Sweater for a Dog (Roscoe Riley series) by Katherine Applegate

The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer

Diary of a Fly by Doreen Cronin

The BFG by Roald Dahl

The Giggler Treatment by Roddy Doyle

Emily and the Enchanted Frog by Helen Griffith

The Trolls by Polly Horvath

Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery by Deborah Howe (series)

Why Did the Underwear Cross the Road? by Gordan Korman

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long

Punished by David Lubar

Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman by Dav Pilkey (series)

The New Kid on the Block: poems by Jack Prelutsky

The Thumb in the Box by Ken Roberts

How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar (series)

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

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Ghost and Scary Stories

Pleasing the Ghost by Sharon Creech

Lucy Dove by Janice Del Negro

Ghosthunters and the Totally Moldy Baroness! by Cornelia Funke

In a Messy, Messy Room by Judith Gorog

Kate Culhane: A Ghost Story by Michael Hague

The Doll in the Garden: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn

The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe by Tony Johnston

The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia McKissack

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

If You Want to Scare Yourself by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg

Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night edited by Alice Low

Man Who Tricked a Ghost by Laurence Yep

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Graphic, Comic and Wordless Books

The Black Book of Colors by Menena Cottin

The Adventures of Tintin by Herge (series)

Baby Mouse: Queen of the World by Jennifer Holm

Amelia Rules! What Makes You Happy? by Jimmy Gownley (series)

The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard by Gregory Rogers

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Historical Fiction

Come to the Castle by Linda Ashman

Sleds on Boston Common by Louise Borden

Toliver's Secret by Esther Brady

Molly's Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen

Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh

Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by D.B Johnson

A Tournament of Knights by Joe Lasker

Addie Across the Prairie by Laurie Lawlor

New Dawn on Rocky Ridge by Roger MacBride

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (and sequels)

Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki

Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Munoz Ryan

Patrick and the Great Molasses Explosion by Marjorie Stover

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The Mystery of Mr. Nice by Bruce Hale (Chet Gecko series)

Meg MacKintosh and the Mystery in the Locked Library by Lucinda Landon (series)

The Detective Stars and the Case of the Super Soccer Team by Caroline Anne Levine

The Mysterious Cases of Mr. Pin by Mary Elise Monsell

The Lucky Lottery by Ron Roy (A to Z Mysteries series)

Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Dectective by Donald Sobol (series)

Pigginsby Jane Yolen

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Living Sunlight: how plants bring the earth to life by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm


The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry by Bill Martin, Jr.

School, Friends and Family

The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney

Memory String by Eve Bunting

Summer Wheels by Eve Bunting

The Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron

The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson

Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary (series)

Chicken Feathers by Joy Cowley

Amber Brown is Not a Crayon by Paula Danziger (series)

Albertina the Practically Perfect by Susi Fowler

A Girl, a Boy and a Monster Cat by Gail Gauthier

Nicholas by Rene Goscinny (series)

The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse by Bruce Hale (series)

Just Grace by Charise Mericle Harper (series)

Martin Bridge: Ready for Take Off! by Jessica Kerrin

Horrible Harry and the Drop of Doom by Suzy Kline (series)

Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry (series)

Judy Moody by Megan McDonald (series)

Stink and the Incredible Super-galactic Jawbreaker by Megan McDonald (series)

Amelia's Notebook by Marissa Moss (series)

Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear by Lensey Namioka

The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis by Barbara O'Connor

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker (series)

Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins

The Sub by P.J. Petersen

Marvin Redpost: Kidnapped at Birth? by Louis Sachar (series)

The Ghost, The White House, and Me by Judith St. George

Cowboy & Octopus by Jon Scieszka

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli

Gator on the Loose! by Sue Stauffacher (Animal Rescue Team series)

The Gardener by Sarah Stewart

Benny and the No-Good Teacher by Cheryl Zach

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Science Fiction

The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle by David Elliott

Jason and the Aliens Down the Street by Gery Greer

Captain Raptor and the Space Pirates by Kevin O'Malley

Stinker from Space by Pamela Service

Be First in the Universe by Stephanie Spinner

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Soccer Hero by Matt Christopher (similar books for many sports)

Lucky in Left Field by Betsy Duffey

The Million Dollar Shot by Dan Gutman

Dog on Third Base by Constance Hizer

The Longest Season by Cal Ripken, Jr.

Make-Believe Ball Player by Alfred Slote

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