Saturday, 23 January 2016

Our 3rd Graders Reading List

I wanted to share with you the books my son has enjoyed reading the first half of the school year. He is a 2nd grader but reads about a 3rd to 4th grade level.

He loves to read and can go through books quite fast. So for this reason I try to lean him towards a series of books. So that I am not constantly running to the library or purchasing books.

The first series he really got into is the A to Z Mysteries. He really enjoyed this set of book, they had enough mystery and excitement to hold his attention.

For the second half of the school year he is reading through a collection of Roal Dahl books. I read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to both the boys and he has been hooked ever since. He reread Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and is working through the others.

 This set was gifted to us by a wonderful friend of mine and we are so thankful for wonderful, supportive homeschooling friends.

Read Alouds:

I do not do seperate read alouds for the boys. Since they are close in age and enjoy similar books it makes my job easier. Most of our read alouds are based on whatever we are studying in history, science or geography. I just rotate between those subjects.

So far we have read;
  • The Tale of Despereaux
  • Little House in the Big Woods
  • The Witches
  • The Mystery of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Magic School Bus Food Chain Frenzy
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • The BFG
  • Mummies in the Morning
  • Good Morning Gorillas

After the boys are done with a book I set up a basket to store all the books. This helps me keep track of the books and to make a note who read what.

I am always in search of a new series for the boys to enjoy, if you have books that your boys have enjoyed please do share with us :)



  1. not boys but my 7 yo girl has enjoyed the neil flambe series. recommended for ages 8-12. first book is marco polo murders.

  2. Thanks Jill for the suggestion I'll look into that series :)

  3. Erin Hunter.. the Warrior cat series. Don't waste your time on the other two.. the cats are a good series. :) Also Mousehunter and Fish Finelli.

  4. oh.. I forgot the wings of fire series.... which is the dragonets of prophecy. GREAT series.

  5. Thank you Annette I will check those out :)

  6. Many of these are ones we've enjoyed. And I can remember reading Charlie and the Chocolate factory as a read aloud for the first time. It's always a fun one!

    Thank you for linking up with Favorite Books Friday!


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