3rd grade booklist

Free Reading:

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (and the rest of the Percy Jackson series)

Jazmin’s Notebook by Nikki Grimes

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski

Ben and Me by Robert Lawson

Samir and Yonatan by Daniella Carmi

Out of Darkness by Russell Freedman

The Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

Harry Potter series (books 1-3) by J.K. Rowling

Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer 

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Incredible Journey by Shelia Burnford

The Ramona Series by Beverly Cleary

The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Francie by Karen English

Bambi by Felix Salten

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

Lupita Mañana by Patricia Beatty

Journey of the Sparrows by Fran Leeper Buss

The PInballs by Betsy Byars

The Black Pearl by Scott O’Dell

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick

The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit

The Enchanted Castle by Edith Nesbit

Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

Eva’s Journey by Hava Ben Zvi

Guardians of Ga’hoole series by Kathryn Lasky

Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle

The Hardy Boys Series

Half Magic

The Trouble with Magic

The BFG by Roald Dahl

The Secret School by Avi

George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl

The Young Merlin Trilogy (books 1-3) by Jane Yolen

The 68 Rooms by Marianne Malone

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Dicamillo

The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds

Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander

Harry Potter series (books 4-6)

The Borrowers by Mary Norton

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

Shoeshine Girl by Clyde Robert Bulla

Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard

The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

The Adventures of TinTin by Hergé


Ambleside Online Year 3 books:

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley

The Bears of the Blue River by Charles Major

Parables of Nature by Margaret Gatty

Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children by Charles Kingsley

Children of the New Forest by Captain Frederick Marryat

Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare by Edith Nesbit

Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock

Secrets of the Woods by Willaim J. Long

The Story of Inventions by Michael J. McHugh and Frank P. Bachman

Back of the North Wind by George Macdonald

Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock

Secrets of the Woods by William J. Long

Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare by Edith Nesbit

An Island Story by H.E. Marshall

A Child’s History of the World by Virgil Hillyer

The Discovery of New Worlds by M.B. Synge

The Awakening of Europe by M.B. Synge

Story of Mankind by Van Loon

Trial and Triumph by Richard Hannula

Michelangelo by Diane Stanley

Bard of Avon by Peter Vennema and Diane Stanley

Good Queen Bess by Diane Stanley

Landing of the Pilgrims by James Daugherty

American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenburg

The Heroes by Charles Kingsley

English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs



Sara Teasdale and Hilda Conkling

William Blake

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow