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Selected Books for Third Grade

Second - Third Grade

Literature: Stories, Drama, Poetry "Who Has Seen the Wind?" Christina G. Rossetti
Charlotte's Web E. B. White
Sarah, Plain and Tall Patricia MacLachlan
Top and Bottoms Janet Stevens
Poppleton in Winter Cynthia Rylant

Informational Texts: Literary Nonfiction and Historical, Scientific, and Technical Texts
A Medieval Feast  Aliki
From Seed to Plant  Gail Gibbons
The Story of Ruby Bridges  Robert Coles
A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder  Walter Wick
Moonshot:  The Flight of Apollo 11  Brian Floca

Digestive and excretory systems.
What Happens to a Hamburger  Paul Showers
The Digestive System  Rebecca L. Johnson
The Digestive System  Kristin Petrie

Taking care of your body:
Healthy eating and nutrition.
Good Enough to Eat  Lizzy Rockwell
Showdown at the Food Pyramid  Rex Barron

Muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems.
The Mighty Muscular and Skeletal Systems  Crabtree Publishing
Muscles  Seymour Simon
Bones  Seymour Simon
The Astounding Nervous System  Crabtree Publishing
The Nervous System  Joelle Riley

Books Listed Alphabetically by Author
Alexander, Beatrice    Famous Myths of the Golden Age
Atwater, Richard    Mr. Popper's Penguins
Bleeker, Sonia    The Cherokee Indians
                              The Chippewa
                              The Delaware
                              The Sioux
Blume, Judy    Freckle Juice
Buff, Mary    Dancing Cloud
Butterworth, Oliver    The Enormous Egg
Clark, Ann    In My Mother's House
Cleary, Beverly    Henry Huggins
                              Ramona the Pest
Coatsworth, Elizabeth    The Cat Who Went to Heaven
d'Aulaire, I. and E.    Abraham Lincoln
                                   Benjamin Franklin
                                   George Washington
                                   Leif the Lucky
Dalgliesh, Alice    Bears on Hemlock Mountain
                               Fourth of July Story
                               The Courage of Sarah Noble
                               The Thanksgiving Story
De Angeli, Marguerite    Door in the Wall
                                          Thee, Hannah!
Holling, H. C.    Paddle to the Sea
Hurwitz, Johanna    Aldo Applesauce
Kipling, Rudyard    Just So Stories
Lawson, Peter    Rabbit Hill
                             Ben and Me
Petersham, Maud    The Silver Mace
Sasek, M.  This is Greece
                    This is London
White, E. B.    Charlotte's Web
Zim, Herbert    Dinosaurs
                         Little Cats