Saturday, June 10, 2017

Recommended Reading from Room 301

The school year just ended and I have some things I need to write about, but I'm still processing the school year that was.  For today, I've decided to share the titles my third graders have designated as "must reads." Here for you, in no particular order, are their favorite books from this year.  If they are books I've written about over at NextBestBook, I've included the link.


  • Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger
  • Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe  and Cody and the Fountain of Happiness by Tricia Spring Stubb
  • The Nancy Drew books by Carolyn Keene
  • I Could Not Keep Silent: The Life of Rachel Carson by Clare Meeker
  • The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh
  • Honey by Sarah Weeks
  • Mr. Pants by Scott McCormick
  • Upside Down Magic by E. Lockhart, Lauren Myracle, and Sarah Mlynowski
  • Book Scavengers by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
  • Firefly Hollow by Alison McGhee
  • Close to Famous by Joan Bauer
  • One for the Murphys by Lynda Mulally Hunt
  • The Baby Sitters Club graphic novels by Raina Telemeier
  • The Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi
  • The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
  • The Great Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
  • Adventure According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney
  • Pie by Sarah Weeks
  • Jack  by Liesl Shurtlif
  • The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt
  • The Kindness Club  by Courtney Sheinmel
  • Wish by Barbara O'Connor
  • Gabby & Gator by James Burks
  • Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast and The Case of the Stinky Stench by Josh Funk
  • Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
  • Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
  • Moo by Sharon Creech
  • A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
  • The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
  • The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney
  • Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Steinberg
  • Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks
  • The Dork Diaries by Renee Russel
  • Drita, My Homegirl by Jenny Lombard
  • How to Speak Dolphin by Ginny Rorby
  • The Anna,Banana series by Anica Mrose Rissi
  • When I Grow Up: Misty Copeland by Lexi Ryles
  • When I Grow Up: Sonya Sotomayor by AnnMarie Anderson
  • Swindle by Gordon Korman
  • Charlotte's Web by EB White
  • We Are All Wonders by RJ Palacio
  • Wonder by RJ Palacio
  • Auggie & Me by RJ Palacio
  • I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
  • 11 Birthdays, 12 Finally, 13 Gifts, and The Last Present by Wendy Mass
  • Graceful  by Wendy Mass
  • A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass
  • Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass
  • The Candymakers and The Candymakers and the Chocolate Chase by Wendy Mass
  • The Happily Ever After series by Wendy Mass
  • Fish in a Tree by Linda Mulally Hunt