Mrs. Archer's Book Notes

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2012 3rd Grade Summer Reading

Mrs. Archer’s 2012 Recommended Summer Reading List

3RD Grade

(This list is a combination of books that fall under incoming and outgoing 3rd Grade Reading Levels and 3rd Grade Interests.)

Third grade is an excellent time to start introducing children to fairy tales, tall tales, and Caldecott winning books.  A few Caldecott winners are listed below.  For a complete list see  ALA’s Caldecott page.


Allison, Jennifer          Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator

Buckley, Michael        The Sisters Grimm series (aka The Fairy Tale Detectives)

Blume, Judy                Soupy Saturdays with the Pain and the Great One

Brett, Jan                     Hedgie’s Surprise

Cannon, Janell             Stellaluna

Clements, Andrew       Frindle

Cleary, Beverly             The Ramona books

The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Ralph S. Mouse


Cronin, Doreen              The Trouble With Chickens

DiCamillo, Kate           Because of  Winn-Dixie

Gifford, Peggy             Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little

Grindley, Sally             Dear Max

Haddix, Margaret Petterson      Dexter the Tough

124 Comments to

“2012 3rd Grade Summer Reading”

  1. August 19th, 2012 at 12:35 pm      Reply Amber Says:

    Ramona The HedgeHog Is SOOOOO Cute!

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I am returning this year as the librarian for Academy Endeavour Elementary. I am a complete and total bookworm. I love talking books with students and parents. If you ask me what my favorite book is I will tell you that it changes every day. I hope you will stop by this blog often and discuss books with me. Or drop into the library and see what our wonderful students are learning.

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