Tom R. Ellisor Elementary School

Mobile Menu
Christina Ely » Coming to 3rd Grade? - Summer Reading List

Coming to 3rd Grade? - Summer Reading List

Hello!  Headed to 3rd grade?  Make sure to keep a book around this summer!  This is the best way to be prepared for 3rd grade. Spend some time reading each day!  Here are some great books to consider!

Book Recommendations

If you like funny books, you'll love:

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series) by Jeff Kinney • Big Nate (series) by Lincoln Pierce • The Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja (series) by Marcus Emerson • Doodle Adventures: The Search for Slimy Space Slugs!  (series) by Mike Lowery • The Terrible Two (series) by Mac Barnett and Jory John • Myth-O-Mania (series) by Kate McMullan • Lunch Lady (series) by Jarrett J. Krosoczka • Zeke Meeks (series) by D.L. Green • Wayside School (series) by Louis Sachar • Galactic Hot Dogs: Cosmoe’s Wiener Getaway  (series) by Max Brallier

If you like friendship stories, you'll love:

  • Never Girls (series) • The Year of . . . (series) by Andrea Cheng • The Vanishing Coin (Magic Shop Series) by Kate Egan and Mike Lane • Almost Home by Joan Bauer • Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble (series) by Megan McDonald

If you like adventure and mystery books, you'll love:

  • I Survived (series) by Lauren Tarshis • Secret Agent Jack Stalwart (series) by Elizabeth Singer Hunt • The Haunted Library  (series) by Dori Hillstad Butler • The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg

If you like animal books, you'll love:

  • Jenny and the Cat Club (series) by Esther Averill • The Critter Club (series) by Callie Barkley and Marsha Riti • The Rescue Princesses (series) by Paula Harrison • Rainbow Street Shelter (series) by Wendy Orr • Puppy Place (series) by Ellen Miles • Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door (series) by Hilary McKay

If you like fantasy books, you'll love:

  • The Familiars (series) by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson • Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird (series) by Eleanor Hawken • Tuesdays at the Castle (series) by Jessica Day George • Of Giants and Ice (series) by Shelby Bach • The Olympians (series) by George O'Connor • The Princess Academy (series) by Shannon Hale • Whatever After (series) by Sarah Mylnowski • Faeries' Promise (series) by Kathleen Duey • The Imaginary Veterinarian (series) by Suzanne Selfors • Spiderwick Chronicles (series) by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi