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Books for 3rd Grade & 4th Grade

New Books for Third Grade and Fourth Grade

These are the book recommended by my library. It skews a little young so you can use this for Going into 3rd grade if your child loves to read. This list is from my public library (Newton Free Library) and the books are newly published this year. Check to see if they are at your library.

There is a nice mix of easy chapter books, chapter books, non-fiction, mysteries, folk tales, poetry, magazines and audio books. The range of topics also should appeal to even hard to please reluctant readers. Can you please add any books that are your or your child’s favorites? Thank you!

I have more lists here:

Great Reading List of New Books: Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Great Reading List of New Books: 2nd and 3rd Grade

Great Reading List of New Books: 4th and 5th Grade

Great Reading List of New Books: 5th and 6th Grade

Mr. Putney’s Quacking Dog by Jon Agee

There’s a Princess in the Palace by Zoe Alley 

The Unforgettable Season by Phil Bildner

 Zombiekins by Kevin Bolger

We the Children by Andrew Clements

The Memory Bank by Carolyn Coman

Can You Find It? America by Linda Falken

Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream by Jenny Han

 Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

Peaceful Pieces: Poems and Quilts about Peace by Anna Grossnickle Hines 

Danger & Diamonds: A Mystery at Sea by Elizabeth Levy

The Birthday Ball by Lois Lowry

 School! Adventures at the Harvey N. Trouble Elementary School by Kate McMullan

Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player put Women’s Hoops on the Map by Sue Macy

Hatch! by Roxie Munro

The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O’Connor

Jack’s Path of Courage: The Life of John F. Kennedy by Doreen Rappaport

No Such Things as Dragons by Philip Reeve

Fearless: The Story of Racing Legend Louise Smith by Barb Rosenstock

Spaceheadz by Jon Sciezska

Someone Used My Toothbrush! And Other Bathroom Poems by Carol Diggory Shields

Henry Knox: Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot by Anita Silvey

What Happened on Fox Street by Tricia Springstubb

The Rooster Prince of Breslov by Ann Redisch Stampler

Gator on the Loose! (Animal Rescue Team #1) by Sue Stauffacher

Hot Diggity Dog: The History of the Hot Dog by Adrienne Sylver

Letters to Anyone and Everyone by Toon Tellegen

Hamster and Cheese by Colleen A. F. Venable

Me and Rolly Maloo by Janet S. Wong

Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story by Thomas Yezerski

Cricket or Dig Magazines

To view any book more closely at Amazon, please click on image of book.

By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Genevieve

    This is a fabulous list and one to print-out for the holidays. I have a few nephews and nieces in this age range and I love to buy books as gifts but never quite sure if I’m buying titles in the right age range for them. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Kim Lanier

    Thanks for all your book lists. I have forwarded your information and blog info to friends. Great stuff!
    I appreciate your hard work. 🙂

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