Third Grade Summer Reading Recommendations

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The Sasquatch Escape, by Suzanne Selfors and Dan Santat

Click here to access a digital version through Annie Wright’s ebook collection.

When Ben Silverstein is sent to the rundown town of Buttonville to spend the summer with his grandfather, he’s certain it will be the most boring vacation ever. That is, until his grandfather’s cat brings home what looks like . . . a baby dragon?

Amazed, Ben enlists the help of Pearl Petal, a local girl with an eye for adventure. They take the wounded dragon to the only veterinarian’s office in town — Dr. Woo’s Worm Hospital. But as Ben and Pearl discover once they are inside, Dr. Woo’s isn’t a worm hospital at all — it’s actually a secret hospital for imaginary creatures.

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The Storm, by Cynthia Rylant and Preston McDaniels

Click here to access a digital version through Annie Wright’s ebook collection.

Life with only the sea can be lonely. Just ask Pandora and Seabold. They’ve lived most of their lives with the sea — Pandora in a lighthouse and Seabold on a boat — and they’re each quite used to being alone. Or they were.

But one day, the sea did something extraordinary: It brought Pandora and Seabold together! And even better, the sea gave them the ingredients for an adventure that neither of them had considered before-an adventure called “family.”

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A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans, by Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder

Click here to access a digital version through Annie Wright’s ebook collection.

Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough, Winnie seems to think Miss Drake is her pet—a ridiculous notion!

Unknown to most of its inhabitants, the City by the Bay is home to many mysterious and fantastic creatures, hidden beneath the parks, among the clouds, and even in plain sight. And Winnie wants to draw every new creature she encounters: the good, the bad, and the ugly. But Winnie’s sketchbook is not what it seems. Somehow, her sketchlings have been set loose on the city streets! It will take Winnie and Miss Drake’s combined efforts to put an end to the mayhem . . . before it’s too late.

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El Deafo, by Cece Bell

Click here to access a digital version through Annie Wright’s ebook collection.

Starting at a new school is scary, even more so with a giant hearing aid strapped to your chest! At her old school, everyone in Cece’s class was deaf. Here she is different. She is sure the kids are staring at the Phonic Ear, the powerful aid that will help her hear her teacher. Too bad it also seems certain to repel potential friends.

Then Cece makes a startling discovery. With the Phonic Ear she can hear her teacher not just in the classroom, but anywhere her teacher is in school–in the hallway…in the teacher’s lounge…in the bathroom! This is power. Maybe even superpower! Cece is on her way to becoming El Deafo, Listener for All. But the funny thing about being a superhero is that it’s just another way of feeling different… and lonely. Can Cece channel her powers into finding the thing she wants most, a true friend?

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Binky the Space Cat, by Ashley Spires

Click here to access a digital version through Annie Wright’s ebook collection.

Binky’s blast-off into outer space (outside) to battle aliens (bugs) is delayed when he realizes he’s left something behind – and it’s not the anti-gravity kitty litter.

Other Recommendations

Fake Mustache, by Tom Angleberger | Click here to access a digital version

The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo | Click here to access a digital version

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer, by Kelly Jones and Katie Kath (illus.) | Click here to access a digital version

Big, Bad Ironclad, by Nathan Hale | Click here to access a digital version

My Fox Ate My Homework, by David Blaze

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