What chapter books for third grade??

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  1. *STARPOLISHER*

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    I am seeking some fresh ideas for chapter books to read to my third graders. I usually read-- Because of Winn Dixie, James and the Giant Peach. Both are wonderful read alouds. I want something the kids haven't seen the movie for that usually spoils it.
     
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    What about The Mouse and the Motorcycle,Runaway Ralph, or ANYTHING by Beverly Cleary? I've heard 3rd grade enjoys them. I always did.
     
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    My third grader along with my kinder, first, second and fourth loved these books last year.
     
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    books

    Muggie Maggie is great - especially if you are teaching/reviewing cursive. My kids love Judy Moody. Later in the year I read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. They love the "Fudge" books!
     
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    I student taught in a 3rd grade room, and they LOVED the Wayside School stories.
     
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    Some of Kate DiCamillo's other books would be great to read to the class. My favorites are The Tale of Desperaux, or The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.
     
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    My students love Judy Moody Books and Amber Brown Books.
     
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    Chapter Books

    We use:
    26 Fairmount Avenue
    The Stories Julian Tells
    Charlottes Web
    The Most Beautiful Place in the World
    Bunnicula (a mix between Bunny and Dracula-the kids LOVE it!)
    The Wolfs Book of Badness
     
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    As mentioned, Ramona is BIG in 3rd and even 2nd and 4th grade. :)
     
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    :2up: YES. I LOVE Kate DiCamillo.
     
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    I have read the entire Bunnicula series before and the kids LOVED them! I tried to only read 1 or 2, but they insisted on hearing them all!
     
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    Last year I read Mr. Popper's Penguins and the kids loved it. This year I am also going to read Frindle and I might read the Chocolate Touch.
     
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    I love There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom (I think it is by Louis Sachar), Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key and The Chalk Box Kid. All are great for teaching character ed.
     
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    Wayside School books are great because the chapters seem the perfect length for a read aloud. I LOVED the BFG (Roald Dahl) when it was read aloud to me in 3rd grade.
     
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    My kids LOVED Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. I decided not to read the other Fudge books aloud, but they all were scrambling for copies from the library. The next book order after finishing that book, I think I had like 8 or 9 kids order the Fudge books boxed set! They also really liked Wayside schools books and Roald Dahl.
     
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    I love the series of books by Avi about Poppy and the other mice.

    Poppy
    Ragweed
    Ereth's Birthday

    There are a few others as well. Fabulous books!
     
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    There's a new series called The Sisters Grimm that's fabulous. I also read aloud The Indian in the Cupboard which the kids loved. I'm also thinking of reading Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH as well as Shiloh.
     
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    3rd grade read aloud

    Hi. Our favorite read-aloud last year was Danny Champion of the World by Roald Dahl. It's absolutely wonderful and my favorite title by Dahl.
     
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    We read Flat Stanley (a good one to start out with since it is a small book), The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Charlotte's Web, and Stone Fox.
     
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    These are the chapter books I read:
    Ramona Quimby, Age 8
    Sarah, Plain and Tall
    Stone Fox
    Muggie Maggie (when I begin cursive)
    Mouse and the Motorcycle
     
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    I had a 5th grader last year who loved these books-he read one and then realized there was others about Ralph and he asked me to buy them for our classroom.
     
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    How about:
    All About Sam (Laugh out loud funny)
    The City of Ember (Later in the year)
    Peter and the Starcatchers (Later in the year)
    Bunnicula
    Math Rashes and other Funny Stories
    The Classroom at the End of the Hall
    The War with Grandpa
    Thunder Cave (we study Africa)
    The Great Chicken Debacle
    Searching for Candlestick Park (or anything by Peg Kehret)

    Hope this helps!
     
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    WEll, Ramona Quimby Age 8 is great! Also, I love Number the Stars and even Dr. Henshaw.
     
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    The Hundred Dresses is a great older book -my kids love to hear it.
     
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    I agree that The Tale of Desperaux is a wonderful read-aloud. I always read The Trumpet of the Swan, Little House in the Big Woods, and Sideways Stories from Wayside School.
     
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    I'm a new third grade teacher this year, but my students have loved the books by Beverly Cleary that I've been reading to them and keep asking for more!
     
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    I read aloud A Wrinkle in Time and most of them loved it. Now I'm reading The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles and it is going over well. I had not read it before.
     
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    I really love A Series of Unfortunate Events...
     
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    I just read "No Talking" by Andrew Clements and I heard "The School Story" also by Clements is well worth the read. It goes great with teaching the writing process and writing in general.
     
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    read alouds

    I read Sideways stories from wayside school by louis sachar...my student's loved it. They love the silly humor. It is a crazy mixed up school. there are also 2 other books in the series. also i have read my dog ate it, and help i'm trapped in my sister's body. My student's love my read alouds. hope this helps.
     
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    Love Sideways Stories!
     

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