Reading response 3rd Grade (Click Here for Response Form)

Note: The following books are only suggestions. Please feel free to add any books that are appropriate for your reader.

Research has shown that the single greatest factor in predicting reading success is whether a child is read to when young. Please note that the reading level of the books suggested varies. Each student is expected to read at least 4 books and complete the corresponding writing assignment (one writing assignment should be completed for each book). Total of 4

School Stories

• Kirsten Learns a Lesson: A School Story by Janet Beeler Shaw

• Ramona Quimby Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

Animal Stories

• The Adventures of Paddington by Michael Bond (book and tape series)

• Babe: The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith

• Catwings by Ursula K. Le Guin

• The Lion’s Whiskers: An Ethiopian Folktale by Nancy Raines Day

• Rats on the Roof and Other Stories by James Marshall

Books About Friends

• The Candy Corn Contest by Patricia Reilly Giff

• Pinky and Rex by James Howe

Historical Fiction

• Ben and Me by Robert Lawson

• Changes for Addy by Connie Rose Porter (and other American Girl books)

• If You Grew Up with George Washington by Ruth Belov Gross

• Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express by Margaret K. Wetterrer

• Kibitzers and Fools: Tales My Zayda Told Me by Simms Taback

• Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco

• Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

• Teammates by Peter Golenbock


• Iktomi and the Berries: A Plains Indian Story by Paul Goble

• Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia C. McKissack

• Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Northwest by Gerald Mc- Dermott

• The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci

Great Series Books

• Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy Parish

• American Girl series

• Arthur series by Marc Brown

• Berenstain Bears series by Jan and Stan Berenstain

• Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

• Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol

• Eyewitness Science Explorers

• Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant

• Horrible Harry series by Suzy Kline

• Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

• Nancy Drew Notebooks by Carolyn Keene early series

• Pee Wee Scouts by Judy Delton

• Polk Street School by Patricia Reilly Giff

Award Winners

• The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Jane Coat sworth

• Doctor De Soto by William Steig

• How Much Is a Million? by David M. Schwartz

• Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

• Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo

• Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully

• Prehistoric Pinkerton by Steven Kellogg

• Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson

• The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi