New 3rd Graders’ Reading Ideas
Summer Reading Program at the Bedford Library

“Skinny Chapter Books” to read or listen to
You’ll find most of these on the round blue and red shelves near the windows

Funny Books
The Woman Who Won Things   – J Chapter/Ahlberg
Roscoe Riley Rules (series) – J Chapter/Applegate
Uh Oh Cleo (series) – J Chapter/Harper
Gooney Bird Greene (series) – J Chapter/Lowry
Stink, The Incredible Shrinking Kid (series) – J Chapter/McDonald
Jake Drake, Bully Buster (series) – J Chapter/Clements

Sports Stories
Soccer Cats (series) – J Chapter/Christopher
Lucky in Left Field – J Chapter/Duffey
Gym Shorts (series) – J Chapter/Hicks
The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth – J Chapter//Patrick
Kickers (series) – J Chapter/Wallace

Books About Friends
Ling and Ting, Not Exactly the Same – J Chapter/Lin
Houndsley and Catrina (series) – J Chapter/Howe
Mouse and Mole, Fine Feathered Friends – J Chapter/Yee
Ivy and Bean (series) – J Chapter/Barrows
Down Girl and Sit (series) – J Chapter/Nolan
Nikki and Deja (series) – J Chapter/English
Bink and Gollie – J Chapter/DiCamillo

Cam Jansen (series) – J Chapter/Adler
The Buddy Files (series) – J Chapter/Butler
Flatfoot Fox (series) – J Chapter/Clifford
Damian Drooth, Supersleuth (series) – J Chapter/Mitchelhill
Sly the Sleuth (series) – J Chapter/Nolan
Doyle and Fossey, Science Detectives (series) – J Chapter/Torrey
The Boxcar Children (series) – J/Warner
Third Grade Detectives (series) – J Paperback/Stanley
Nancy Drew, the Clue Crew (series) – J Paperback/Keene

Paperback Series
American Girl – J Paperback/A
The Bailey School Kids – J Paperback/D
My Weird School – J Paperback/G
Ready Freddy – J Paperback/K
Horrible Harry – J Paperback/K
Magic Tree House – J Paperback/O
A-Z Mysteries – J Paperback/R

Nonfiction for Curious Kids
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Military Alphabet – J 355/Dem
Once Upon a Starry Night: A Book of Constellation Stories – J 523.8
Boy Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! – J 567.91/Kud
Sharkabet: A Sea of Sharks – J 597.31/Tro
Skunks Do More Than Stink – J 599.76/Sou
Interrupted Journey: Saving Endangered Sea Turtles – J 639.97/Las
So You Want to be President? – J 973.0922/ StG
The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to be Dr. Seuss – J 92/Seuss
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers – J 92/Petit
Amazing Magic Tricks: Beginner Level – J 793.8/Bar


Prepared by: Sharon McDonald, Children’s Librarian
Bedford Free Public Library
June, 2012

“Dream Big – READ!” is sponsored by the Friends of the Bedford Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.