CRRL Kids: Good Reading for 3rd Grade 2012 - Now Try These

Bless This Mouse
Bless This Mouse By Lowry, Lois Book - 2011 FICTION Low Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 14 copies

Annotation:Mouse Mistress Hildegarde musters all her ingenuity to keep a large colony of church mice safe from the exterminator and to see that they make it through the dangerous Blessing of the Animals.

Clementine By Pennypacker, Sara Paperback - 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Clementine is having not so good of a week. On Monday she’s sent to the principal’s office for cutting off Margaret’s hair. Tuesday, Margaret’s mother is mad at her. Wednesday, she’s sent to the principal&again. Thursday, Margaret stops speaking to her. Friday starts with yucky eggs and gets worse. And by Saturday, even her mother is mad at her. Okay, fine. Clementine is having a DISASTROUS week. Part of a series.

Cloud Tea Monkeys
Cloud Tea Monkeys By Peet, Mal Oversize Book - 2010 FICTION Pee Available in some locations

Annotation:When her mother becomes too ill to harvest tea on the nearby plantation, Shenaz is too small to fill in, but when she tells the monkeys she has befriended why she is sad, they bring her a basket filled with rare and valuable wild tea.

Moving Day
Moving Day By Cabot, Meg Book - 2008 FICTION Cab Available in some locations

Annotation:When nine-year-old Allie Finkle's parents announce that they are moving her and her brothers from their suburban split-level into an ancient Victorian in town, Allie's sure her life is over. She's not at all happy about having to give up her pretty pink wall-to-wall carpeting for creaky floorboards and creepy secret passageways-not to mention leaving her modern, state-of-the-art suburban school for a rundown, old-fashioned school just two blocks from her new house. Part of a series.

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little
Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little By Gifford, Peggy Elizabeth Book - 2007 FICTION Gif Available in some locations

Annotation:With summer coming to an end, Moxy Maxwell does a hundred different things to avoid reading her assigned summer reading book. Part of a series.

Nikki & Deja
Nikki & Deja By English, Karen Book - 2007 FICTION Eng Available in some locations

Annotation:When an arrogant new girl comes to school, best friends Nikki and Deja decide to form a club that would exclude her but find the results not what they expected. Part of a series.

Sidekicks By Santat, Dan Book - 2011 741.5973 Sa Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 15 copies

Annotation:When Captain Amazing feels he's getting too old to be a reliable superhero, he tries to hire a new sidekick, but his pets have different ideas.

Snook Alone
Snook Alone By Nelson, Marilyn Book - 2010 FICTION Nel Available in some locations

Annotation:Through the power of faith, a monk named Abba Jacob and his loyal rat terrier, Snook, are reunited after being separated by a ferocious storm.

Summer According to Humphrey
Summer According to Humphrey By Birney, Betty G. Book - 2010 FICTION Bir Available in some locations

Annotation:When Humphrey hears that school is ending, he can't believe his ears. What's a classroom hamster to do if there's no more school? It turns out that Mrs. Brisbane has planned something thrilling for Humphrey and Og the frog: they're going to Camp Happy Hollow with Ms. Mac and lots of the kids from Room 26! Camp is full of FUN-FUN-FUN new experiences, but it's also a little scary. There are fur-raising wild sounds and smells, and there's something called the Howler to watch out for. Humphrey is always curious about new adventures, but could camp be too wild even for him? Part of a series.

The Day-Glo Brothers
The Day-Glo Brothers The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-new Colors By Barton, Chris Book - 2009 535.352 Ba Available in some locations

Annotation:The story of Joe and Bob Switzer who experimented with ultraviolet lights and flourescent paints and invented a new kind of color called Day-Glo.

The Night Fairy
The Night Fairy By Schlitz, Laura Amy Book - 2010 FICTION Sch Available in some locations

Annotation:When Flory the night fairy's wings are accidentally broken and she cannot fly, she has to learn to do everything differently.

The Secret Chicken Society
The Secret Chicken Society By Cox, Judy Book - 2012 FICTION Cox Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 21 copies

Annotation:When his class raises baby chicks for a project, Daniel worries he won't get one and then is surprised that he takes home five. But there are more surprises ahead for Daniel and his family!

Wishworks, Inc
Wishworks, Inc By Tolan, Stephanie S. Book - 2009 FICTION Tol Available in some locations

Annotation:If wishes were dogs, every kid would have one . . . but when Max asks for a dog from Wishworks, Inc., he gets more than he expected! Max is handling his parents' divorce, his new home and school, and a big bully named Nick the only way he knows how: by running away. In his mind, he and his beautiful dog King have thrilling adventures in the woods; they conquer aliens and slay dragons; they embarrass Nick so he never comes near Max again. Then Max happens upon a store called Wishworks, Inc., which promises his wish will come true in real life, "guaranteed." He wishes for a real dog to fulfill all his dreams. And then a real dog named Goldie appears on his doorstep . . . but she may be a little more real than Max expects!

Zita the Spacegirl
Zita the Spacegirl Book One, Far From Home By Hatke, Ben Book - 2010 741.5973 Ha Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 15 copies

Annotation:When young Zita discovers a device that opens a portal to another place, and her best friend is abducted, she is compelled to set out on a strange journey from star to star in order to get back home. Part of a series.

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