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2013 Summer Reading List: Grade 3

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Go Long
By Tiki & Ronde Barber

After Coach Spangler leaves their junior high, 13-year-old twins Tiki and Ronde wonder if his replacement, history teacher Mr. Wheeler, can coach the Eagles to another winning football season.



How to Train Your Dragon
By Cressida Cowell

This silly chapter book tells the story of Viking boy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, son of the chief. Hiccup finds himself needing to find and train a dragon, and he becomes an unlikely hero in the process.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
By Roald Dahl

Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his or her own way.

Annie and Helen
By Deborah Hopkinson

Expressive and inspired illustrations combine with poetic text in this poignant story of the relationship between Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, with personal citations by Annie from her letters home.

Flight of the Phoenix
By R.L. LaFevers

Ten-year-old Nate is sent to live with a family cousin, the world's last beastologist, after his parents are declared lost at sea. Danger mounts when he is brought on an expedition to the Arabian Desert, gets lost, must protect a newly hatched phoenix egg and rescue his guardian!


Sarah, Plain and Tall
By Patricial MacLachlan

This sweet prairie tale of a family's experiences with Sarah, a mail-order bride from Maine, begins with children Anna and Caleb worried that their new mother might not like being away from the sea.

Bad to the Bone
By Lucy Nolan

Neighboring dogs Down Girl and Sit are discovering that their owners are very hard to train.

The Keeping Quilt
By Patricia Polacco

Follow the author's family's quilt through several generations, from its creation by the first-generation immigrant family all the way to the present generation.


This list was compiled from sources including The Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network and The Parkway (MO) Summer Reading List Committee.

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