Good Books

Adler, David -
"Cam Jansen" Mysteries (
Click here for the Cam Jansen website), "A Picture Book About..." Biography Series
(and others) Third graders enjoy Adler's many picture book biographies and mysteries. Click here to visit David Adler's website.

Christopher, Matt
Wow! He's got books about all kinds of sports. Good fiction stories!
Sports stories

Cole, Joanna - "Magic School Bus " Books Click here to visit the Magic School Bus Website.
My students love these books.
Dadey, Debbie - Leprechauns Don't Play Basketball, Werewolves Don't Go To Summer Camp, "Bailey School Kids" Books Click here to visit Debbie Dadey's website.
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A Little Princess

by Frances Hodgson Burnett  Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's London school, is left in poverty when her father dies, but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.

My students love reading about dogs!

Ellen Miles - Puppy Place

Osborne, Mary Pope-
"Spider Kane" Books, "Magic Tree House" Books, "Magic Tree House Companion" Books,
and others Click here to visit Mary Pope Osborne's website.
Park, Barbara - "Junie B. Jones" Books Click here for a website about Junie B. Jones.

Sobol, Donald J. - "Encyclopedia Brown" Books
Tripp, Valerie - "Molly" Books (American Girls Collection), "Samantha" Books (American Girls Collection), "Felicity" Books (American Girls Collection), "Kit" Books (American Girls Collection)
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Wilder, illustrated by Garth Williams (HarperCollins Children's Books, 2007).
Little House In The Big Woods is a classic reborn with great illustrations by Garth Williams. New readers and those familiar with Laura Ingalls and her family will love following along as Laura takes them through a year in the life of the little family of pioneers. This story is a straightforward, fun read with a child's look into the life of a pioneer. It's great to see Laura and her sisters take simple pleasure in playing with their dolls, making homemade goodies and listening to their father's stories. Laura Ingalls is a kid who loves to help her family, is afraid of wolves and hates her "boring" brown hair. She lives in a little house in the big woods where she and her siblings work hard at their many chores, mind their ma and pa, go to school all in one room and have lots of frontier adventures. 256 pages.
Read the
complete review on the Common Sense Media Web site.
Read Aloud: Ages 9-12. Read Alone: Ages 9-12.
Common Sense Media

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