May We Suggest

 

Explore this selection of great sci-fi and fantasy reads. Books are suggested for Second Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

The Green Lantern Bug Corps spring into action to defend a baseball game and the planet from an invasion of the evil Sinestro Bug Corps.

Cosmo and the robot by J. Brian Pinkney

Cosmo, a boy living on Mars, must come up with a quick solution when his malfunctioning robot Rex threatens his sister Jewel.

 

Explore this selection of great sci-fi and fantasy reads. Books are suggested for Kindergarten, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

Alice the fairy by David Shannon

Alice, who claims to be a Temporary Fairy, still has a lot to learn, such as how to make her clothes put themselves away in the closet.

Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman

A boy and a robot strike up a friendship despite their differences.

 

The following titles may be enjoyed by Third Graders. All readers are at different levels and have different interests, so not all titles will appeal to, or be appropriate for, all readers. For additional recommendations ask at the Children's Reference Desk.

Fiction

Fiction books for Third Graders can be found in a variety of locations, including J READER, KIDS GRAPHIC NOVEL, and J FICTION. Click on each title for location and availability.

 

Looking for stories with aliens, magic, or other qualities that break the bounds of reality? Try checking out one of these fantastic tales. Grade levels are suggested, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level. Under each grade is a link for even more titles.

Kindergarten

Land before Prime by John Sazaklis

When the Transformers Rescue Bots team discovers dinosaurs on Wayward Island, they head out to investigate.

Thorndyke Thoughts: Leaping to Chapter Books

Hey Kids,

You may have noticed some new spots on our J READER collection. These colored dots should help you find books at similar reading levels. If you're reading the hardest Easy Readers (the ones with Blue Dots), you might be ready to find some easy chapter books in J FICTION or KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS. Try some of these suggestions, many are part of a series. Happy Reading!

 

Bear Hugs,

 

Thorndyke

 

The princess in black by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham

 

Mercy Watson to the rescue by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris van Dusen

Nate the Great on the Owl Express by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat ; illustrated by Martha Weston in the style of Marc Simont — There are also Nate the Great titles available as eBooks.

Picture Books on Bundling Up

The temperatures outside have dropped, so it's time to get out our warm winter clothing. Think coats, sweaters, hats, mittens, and boots. Keep cozy by reading these picture books about bundling up.

 

Lucille's snowsuit by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Marylin Hafner

 

The jacket I wear in the snow by Shirley Neitzel ; pictures by Nancy Winslow Parker

 

Little lamb, have you any wool? by Isabel Minhós Martins ; [illustrations by] Yara Kono

 

Under my hood I have a hat by Karla Kuskin ; illustrations by Fumi Kosaka

 

The Great Outdoors @ the Movies

The bear [videodisc] by Price Entertainment ; a Tri-Star release

 

 

Eight below [videodisc] by presented by Walt Disney Pictures ; in association with Spyglass Entertainment ; a Mandeville Films production

 

 

Fly away home [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures presents a Sandollar production

 

 

 

Into the wild [videodisc] by Paramount Vantage and River Road Entertainment present a Square One C.I.H./Linson Film production

 

Jeremiah Johnson [videodisc] by Warner Bros. presents a Sydney Pollack film

 

 

 

More Movies About Sports

The bad news Bears [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures Corp.

 

 

Bobby Deerfield [videodisc] by Columbia pictures and Warner Bros presents

 

 

 

 

Chariots of fire [videodisc] by Allied Stars presents an Enigma production

 

 

 

 

The color of money [videodisc]

 

 

 

 

Eight men out [videodisc] by Orion Pictures Corporation

 

 

 

 

Surviving Pregnancy and Parenthood

Online and Around the World

Have you ever been to another country? Would you like to go? Explore these great websites and databases we offer at the Canton Public Library! Travelling online is a great way to earn your Around the World eLectrified Badge.
 

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