Books Every Third Grader Should Know
Annotation:From the day Paddington was discovered on a railway platform in London, he was seldom far from imminent disaster, but it always seemed to turn into hilarious fun.
Annotation:Maggie resists learning cursive writing in the third grade, until she discovers that knowing how to read and write cursive promises to open up an entirely new world of knowledge to her.
Annotation:A retelling of the Comanche Indian legend of how a little girl’s sacrifice brought the flower called bluebonnet to Texas.
Annotation:Herbie’s experiences in the third grade include finding bones in the boy’s bathroom, wandering away from his class on their field trip, and being promoted to a higher reading group.
Annotation:Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey–but without any parents–at the edge of a Swedish village.
Annotation:In the winter of 1856, a storm delays the lighthouse keeper’s return to an island off the coast of Maine, and so his daughter Abbie must keep the lights burning by herself.
Annotation:A Southern folktale in which kind Blanche, following the instructions of an old witch, gains riches, while her greedy sister makes fun of the old woman and is duly rewarded.
Annotation:When Miata leaves the skirt she needs for a dance performance on the school bus, she needs all her wits to get it back without her parents finding out that she has lost something yet again.
Annotation:Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game.
Annotation:Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny are orphans. Determined to make it on their own, they set out to find a safe place to live. They discover an old, red boxcar that provides shelter from a storm and become the Boxcar Children.
Annotation:Debonair mouse Stuart Little sets out into the world, trying to find his dearest friend, a little bird he met in his family’s garden.