3rd Grade Read Alouds


I was moved to third grade this year, so I needed a fresh batch of read alouds.  After all, I have some former students in my class, and I didn't want to reread any chapter books to them!

After thinking back on books I loved as a kid and asking other teachers for recommendations, I purchased the following books for my classroom:

How to Be Cool in the Third Grade

Judy Moody is in a Mood

The One and Only Ivan

Because of Winn Dixie

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

The Witches


Those may last me through this semester, but I already have some great options lined up for the spring semester! The following books were recommended to me by other 3rd grade teachers that I totally trust. (A * denotes books I have read and completely approve of!)

How to Eat Fried Worms*

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory*

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy

Lemonade Wars

Lone Bean

The Wild Robot

Third Grade Angels

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing*


Did I leave any of your favorites off of my list?! Let me know in a comment below!






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  1. I love Third Grade Angels! I'd add Matilda and the wayside school books. I'm switching from third to second this year. Any second grade recommendations?

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    1. Hi! Thanks! To my second graders, I always read the Wayside School series, LuLu Walks the Dog, Holes, Skinnybones, and Fudge-a-Mania. I also enjoyed reading Junie B books around the holidays. They are quick (and hilarious) reads for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Valentine's Day!

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