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2012 Summer Reading List: Third Grade

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Look to the Stars

Look to the Stars
By Buzz Aldrin

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin traces the history of air and space exploration from Isaac Newton to the International Space Station and Mars using personal insights and conversational text.

Magical Mrs. Plum

The Magical Ms. Plum
By Bonny Becker

Each of the students in Ms. Plum’s third grade classroom receives a visit from a magical creature that comes out of her supply closet just for them.

Summer Accordinng to Humphrey

Summer According to Humphrey
y Betty Birney

Humphrey the classroom hamster does not know what will happen to him at the end of the school year, but he is excited when he finds himself at summer camp with some of his favorite teachers and human classmates.


NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society
y Michael Buckley

Fifth grader Jackson, a former bully, is sucked through a school locker into the National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society on a mission with a group of superhero nerdy kids to save the continents of the world from being moved by the evil Dr. Jigsaw.

How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon
By Cressida Cowell

In this silly chapter book, the Viking boy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, son of the chief, finds himself having to find and train a dragon and also becomes an unlikely hero in the process.


By Roald Dahl

Matilda applies her mental powers to rid the school of the evil headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore Miss Honey, her nice teacher, to financial security.

Dear Max

Dear Max
By Sally Grindley

Written in letter format between a nine-year-old boy and a published author, this book deals sensitively with loss within a family, disease, and bullying.

Flight of hte Phoenix

Flight of the Phoenix
By R.L. La Fevers

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, but danger mounts when he is brought on an expedition to the Arabian desert, gets lost, and must protect a newly hatched phoenix egg and rescue his guardian.

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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