Summer Reading

Grade 3

We welcome your child to third grade! We all know the value of reading. It is imperative that your child continue reading throughout the summer. Reading comprehension will be a major focus of your child's third grade year.  Building strong reading basics, through daily summer reading, will encourage confidence and success in your child's future reading abilities. The LCA summer reading goal for students entering third grade is 10 hours.

Beginning Readers

Cam Jansen, David Adler
Cinderella and Stone Soup, Marcia Brown
Pee Wee Scouts, Judy Delton
Frog and Toad Together, Arnold Lobel
Always Inventing: The True Story of Thomas A. Edison, Frank Murphy
Magic Tree House series, Mary Pope Osborne
Amelia Bedelia, Peggy Parrish
Chicken Squad series, Doreen Cronnin 

Intermediate Readers

Jigsaw Jones series, Marc Arthur Brown
Cul-de-sac Kids series, Beverly Lewis
Three Detectives Club, Elspeth Murphy
A to Z Mysteries, Ron Roy
Boxcar Children, Gertrude Warren
Dog Diaries series
Horse Diaries series

Advanced Readers 

Matt Christopher (sports series)
Animal Ark series, Ben Baglio 
Ralph S. Mouse, Beverly Cleary
A Case for Jenny Archer, Ellen Conford
Hardy Boys, Franklin Dixon
The Little House series, Laura Ingalls 
Clementine, Sara Pennypacker
Marvin Redpost series, Louis Sachar 
Encyclopedia Brown series, Donald J Sobol
Crenshaw, Katherine Applegate 
Terrible Two, Mac Barnett
Big Nate series, Lincoln Pierce 


Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems, Marilyn Singer and Josee Massee
Joyful Noise, Paul Fleischmann
My Dog May Be a Genius, Jack Prelutzsky
Winter Poems, Barbara Rogasky 

Crown Books (Award Nominated Books for 20-21)

Students will have the chance to vote for the award winner at the end of the school year if they have read five of the following.

Because of the Rabbit, Cynthia Lord
Best Family Ever, Karen Kingsbury
Carter Reads the Newspaper, Deborah Hopkinson
Code Word Courage, Kirby Larson
Life According to Og the Frog, Betty G. Birney
Louisiana's Way Home, Kate DiCamillo
Love Does for Kids, Bob Goff and Lindsey Goff Viducich
Saving Winslow, Sharon Creech
Who Are You Calling Weird, Marilyn Singer
The Friendship War, Andrew Clements
Squirrel's Family Tree, Beth Ferry
What is Given from the Heart, Patricia McKissack
The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon, Dean Robbins
The Boo-Boos That Changed the World, Barry Wittenstein

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We read            hours and            minutes this summer!

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