• 2020 Entering 3rd Grade Summer Reading List

    This list, compiled by Learning Media Services, includes suggested authors and titles to assist parents in choosing books that reflect their child’s reading level, interests, and family values.

    Many reading levels appear among students in the same grade.  These suggestions include concept books, pre-primers and primers for developing readers, picture books enjoyed by a wide audience, series for developing readers, chapter books suitable for more advanced readers, and books to encourage a variety of nonfiction interests. 

    Book lists with current popular titles are also widely available on the Internet.  Check these sites for titles that may interest your student:

    All Grade LevelsChildren’s Book Council - Children’s Choice Awards

    Kindergarten - 3rd GradeDallas ISD - Luminarias list, PK-3rd grade, Bilingual and Spanish. Many authors listed below also publish in Spanish.

    3rd - 5th GradeTexas Library Association Bluebonnet Reading Lists for grades 3-6

    Tumblebooks and World Book eBooks may be accessed through the Plano ISD Webdesk Library Digital Resources tile and links to more eBooks and Audiobooks are available on the Plano ISD Library Page

  • Picture Books and Early Readers

    Miss Nelson is Missing (and other "Miss Nelson" titles), by Allard, Harry

    Togo, by Blake, Robert J.

    Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood, by Campoy, F. Isabel & Theresa Howell

    The Day the Crayons Quit (and other titles by this author), by Daywalt, Drew

    Last Stop on Market Street, by De la Peña, Matt & Christian Robinson

    Strega Nona (and other titles), by dePaola, Tomie

    Mercy Watson (and other titles), by DiCamillo, Kate

    Imogene's Last Stand, by Fleming, Candace

    Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus, by Grandits, John

    Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear, by Mattick, Lindsay

    Bad Boys, Piggie Pie, by Palatino, Margie

    Dog Breath, The Hallo-Wiener, by Pilkey, Dav

    Chicken Sunday (and other titles by this author), by Polacco, Patricia

    Punctuation Takes a Vacation, by Pulver, Robin

    Creepy Carrots (and other titles), by Reynolds, Aaron

    When Marian Sang, by Ryan, Pam Munoz

    Grandfather's Journey (and other titles ), by Say, Allen

    Quinny & Hopper, by Schanen, Adriana

    The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (and other titles ), by Scieszka, Jon

    John, Paul, George, and Ben, by Smith, Lane

    The Gym Teacher from the Black Lagoon (and other titles), by Thaler, Mike

    The Mystery of Eatum Hall, by Tincknell, Cathy

    The Princess and the Warrior, by Tonatiuh, Duncan

    Jumanji (and other titles ), by Van Allsburg, Chris

    Tuesday (and other titles), by Wiesner, David

  • Novels

    Tornado, by Byars, Betsy

    Ramona the Pest (and other titles), by Cleary, Beverly

    Frindle (and other titles), by Clements, Andrew

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (and other titles), by Dahl, Roald

    The Rhino in Right Field, by Dekeyser, Stacy

    Because of Winn-Dixie, Flora & Ulysses, The Tale of Despereaux, by DiCamillo, Kate

    Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School (and other titles), by Falatko, Julie

    Gooney Bird Greene, by Lowry, Lois

    Woof!, by Quinn, Spencer

    Wedgie and Gizmo, by Selfors, Suzanne

  • Series

    Cam Jansen Mysteries, by Adler, David

    Ivy & Bean, by Barrows, Annie

    Humphrey, by Birney, Betty

    Arthur chapter books, by Brown, Marc /Stephen Krensky

    Lola Levine, by Brown, Monica

    How to Train Your Dragon, by Cowell, Cressida

    Amber Brown, by Danziger, Paula

    The Zack Files, by Greenburg, Dan

    My Weird School, My Weirder School, My Weirdest School, by Gutman, Dan

    Zita the Spacegirl (graphic novel), by Hatke, Ben

    Babymouse, by Holm, Jennifer

    Heroes in Training, by Holub, Joan

    Ready Freddy, by Klein, Abby

    Platypus Police Squad, by Krosoczka, Jarrett

    Sports series, by Maddox, Jake

    Judy Moody and Stink, by McDonald, Megan

    Dragon Slayers' Academy, by McMullan, Kate

    Rainbow Magic Fairies, by Meadows, Daisy

    Juana & Lucas, by Medina, Juana

    Franklin School Friends, by Mills, Claudia

    Whatever After, by Mlynowski, Sarah

    The Kicks, by Morgan, Alex

    Galaxy Zack, by O'Ryan, Ray

    The Magic Treehouse, by Osborne, Mary Pope

    Clementine (and other titles), by Pennypacker, Sara

    Fairy Realm, by Rodda, Emily

    A to Z Mysteries, by Roy, Rob

    Marvin Redpost, by Sachar, Louis

    Encyclopedia Brown, by Sobol, Donald

    Geronimo Stilton, by Stilton, Geronimo

    American Girls, by Various Authors

  • Nonfiction

    Now and Ben, by Barretta, Gene

    Rocket to the Moon (Graphic Novel), by Brown, Don

    The Magic School Bus (various titles), by Cole, Joanna

    How to Talk to Your Dog, by George, Jean Craighead

    There's a Frog in my Throat! 440 Animal Sayings..., by Leedy, Loreen

    Ancient Egypt (Blast Back!), by Ohlin, Nancy

    Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot, by Raven, Margo Theis

    How Much is a Million? (and other titles), by Schwartz, David

    From an Idea to (Disney, Google, Lego), by Sichol, Lowey B.

    So You Want to Be President?, by St. George, Judith

    "You Wouldn't Want to Be"" -series, by various authors

    Who Was ...?/ What Was"? - series of biographies and events, by various authors

    The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really!), by Wittenstein, Barry

  • Poetry

    Dogku, by Clements, Andrew

    If You're Not here Please Raise Your Hand (and other titles), by Dakos, Kalli

    How to Draw a Dragon (and others by this poet), by Florian, Douglas

    Good Dog, by Gottfried, Maya

    A Kick in the Head, by Janeczko, Paul

    Take Me Out of the Bathtub, by Katz, Alan

    Dogs Rule!, by Kirk, Daniel

    No More Poems: A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse, by Miller, Rhett

    Any by this author (the U.S.A.'s 1st Children's Poet Laureate), by Prelustky, Jack

    Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, by Rex, Adam

    Almost Late to School, by Shields, Carol Diggory

    A Light in the Attic, Where the Sidewalk Ends (and other titles), by Silverstein Shel

    Feel the Beat, by Singer, Marilyn

    Lunch Box Mail, by Whitehead, Jenny

  • Ebooks

    Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs, by Claflin, Willy

    Mercy Watson (and other titles), by DiCamillo, Kate

    The Mystery of Eatum Hall, by Tincknell, Cathy

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