50 Must Read Books for Third Grade

  1. Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne
  2. Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
  3. Judy Moody by Megan McDonald
  4. Many Moons by James Thurber
  5. Miss Nelson is Missing! by Harry Allard
  6. Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary
  7. Stuart Little by E.B. White
  8. The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
  9. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
  10. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  11. Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  12. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  13. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  14. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  15. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
  16. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  17. Frindle by Andrew Clements
  18. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  19. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  20. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  21. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo
  22. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  23. Ramona Quimby by Beverly Cleary
  24. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  25. Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
  26. Mr Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater
  27. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  28. The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
  29. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
  30. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  31. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  32. Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
  33. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
  34. The Borrowers by Mary Norton
  35. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  36. Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
  37. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look
  38. The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
  39. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  40. The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin
  41. Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg
  42. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
  43. Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  44. School Drool, and Other Daily Disasters by Rachel Vail
  45. 2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow’s Kids by Amy Zuckerman and Jim Daly
  46. A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats
  47. Jake Drake, Teacher’s Pet by Andrew Clements
  48. Falling Up by Shel Silverstein
  49. If Dogs were Dinosaurs by David M. Schwartz
  50. The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman

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