Book Monster is sharing our favorite chapter books for those readers in 3rd grade that are beginning to read silently most of the time and are fluent with oral reading.

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1. Andrew Clements

Keepers of the School A new book that the kids really like!

Fear Itself The kids have been waiting for this book that comes out Jan 4, 2011.

Frindle This is an old favorite about a little boy that creates a new word for a pencil.

2.  Secrets of Droon Series, by Tony Abbott and Tim Jessell

There are approximately 18 books in this series. You need to at least read the  first book before going to any of the others in the series. These are an excellent series!!

This book came out in Feb. 2010. I think it is the newest addition to the series.

3.      Backyard Sports: Double Team by Michael Teitelbaum and Ron Zalme

There are several books in this series, and they all are at the same reading level, with an excellent story line about learning how to be a friend and team member.

4.   2030 A Day in the Life of Tomorrows Kids, by Amy Zuckerman

A new book that even the older children enjoy.

5.       Ottoline and the Yellow Cat, by Chris Riddell

There are three books in this series, but this one is my favorite. A fun and quirky book filled with details that seem to draw the reader into the story.

6. Meg Mackintosh and the Mystery at the Medieval Castle,by Lucinda Landon

A solve it yourself mystery series that hooks the students quickly. These are great books that both boys and girls really enjoy.

7. The Candy Corn Contest ,by Patricia Reilly Giff and Blanche Sims

This book is part of   The Kids of the Polk Street School series. These are good books especially for the struggling reader.

8.    A Mouse Called Wolf, by Dick King-Smith

Giggles abound though out this book.  A fun read!

9. Kate DiCamillo

Because of Winn Dixie This is one of my all time favorites, but you might want to wait until your child is reading closer to 4th grade. This would be a wonderful read aloud.


10. Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story, by Wendy Tokuda, Richard Hall, and Hanako Wakiyama

This just a precious story. I like to use this story to introduce nonfiction to students.

11. Beverly Cleary Ramona’s World Ribsy

This author has written many books that fall into this reading level. As you look at her books any of the Ramona books are at the same level.