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Classroom DIY Suggested Summer Reading for Your New 3rd Grader

Summer vacations are the perfect time to enjoy a good short read. More when the young minds have so much time to explore their kind of read, whether mystery, fantasy, comedy, fiction, historical fiction, biographies, or even animal stories. 

We have listed a selection of books that caters to different reading levels for a diverse group of children. Give it a quick look to know which one appeals to your kid and will be the perfect read during their summer vacay.

1. Fantastic Mr. Fox:

This is a book about Fantastic Mr. Fox stealing from three mean farmers and the farmers, even after knowing who the thief is cannot do anything because it is not just any fox but Mr. Fox. The farmers have teamed up with Fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean to deal with Mr. Fox, and they have surrounded the fox family; only a master plan can get them out now. 

2. How to be Cool in the Third Grade

You want to look cool in your class, but you know it is not an easy job as your whole class knows about how you are called pet names by your mom or kissed goodbye at the bus stop and that superhero cartoon underwear. This book features Robbie York, who is set on being cool by getting rid of his name, avoiding bullies, and wear jeans. Let’s see how simple or challenging it is for him. 

3. I Was a Third-Grade Spy

The fascinating story of a dog named Arful who can talk. Yes, you read it right. The book tells us a story about Josh’s dog Arful, who can speak and make it easier for Josh and his friends to win the school talent contest. The dog would spy on the girls’ team and know what they are planning on for the school fest and inform Josh’s group. 

4. Chocolate Fever

An unputdownable storybook for your kid would also definitely reduce his/her chocolate consumption after reading this. The story of a boy named Henry Green, obsessed with chocolates more than a normal human being can imagine and turns out to be the first person ever in medical history to get Chocolate Fever. Soon after, he is caught up in a crazy chase and a hijacking. How exciting will that be to read!

5. Trapped in a Video Game

Jesse Rigsby does not like video games. In the book, a video game character is set to kill him. After being awful within the game Full Blast alongsideEric, Jesse starts to ascertain the vaporizing giant mantis’ appeal while voyaging around by jet pack. Soon after, a strange figure starts following Eric and Jesse. They discover they are trapped in the game.

6. Magic Tree House

The book introduces us to Jack and his younger sister Annie who are just regular kids. But one day, they discover a treehouse, and magic happens. They are thrown back to the dinosaur age, medieval castles, ancient pyramids, and tressure seeking pirates. 

7. The Clue of The Left-Handed Envelope

From where did this anonymous letter arrive at Amber Lee? The new teacher Mr. Merlin, a spy and knows about all secret codes and the strange ways of how the police solve mysteries, is loved by all. Noelle and Todd from the class want to solve the mystery of the anonymous letter sent to Amber Lee but the first need to decode Mr. Merlin’s clues.

8. Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland

This evergreen picture book is available in a large paperback format as well as a board book. St. Patrick is regarded as the perfect introduction to Irish legends and best as a St. Patrick’s Day gift. The beloved children author Tomie Depaola talks about the life of St Patrick, starting from his birth in Britain to his imprisonment in Ireland to the visions that led him to return.

9. The Hero of Third Grade

When a young boy moves to a new place and starts afresh with a new school, friends everything. To add to the agony, his parents are separated. He wants to become the third-grade hero so much that the movie The Scarlet Pimpernel has inspired.

10. Key to the Treasure

The story revolves around Lisa, Bill, and Jed, who visits their grandparents every summer and get to know about sketches hung above the mantel, including exciting clues. It will indeed be a fun ride to dive into this book and understand how they solve the mystery.

11. Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express

This is the true story of a young girl’s ingenious and fearlessness in the time of great treachery. It is almost inspiring how young Kate Shelley overcomes her fear and courageousness while also saving hundreds of lives.

12. Hurricanes

This nonfiction book is a superb option to share during homeschooling, especially for youngsters ages 6 to eight. 

Wrapping Up

Reading has always been an essential part of growing up for kids. So, why not give them something that intrigues and engages their young minds. I hope it was helpful for all parents looking for a good read for their 3rd graders.

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