Douglas County Library System (Oregon)

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Great Books for Third Graders

Fiction Graphic Novels

Amelia Rules Series by Jimmy Gownley

An Isabel Soto Series by Marc Tyler Nobleman

Around the World in 80 Days by Rod Espinosa

Babymouse Series by Jennifer L. Holm

Graphic Guide Adventure Series by Liam O'Donnell

Max Axiom, Super Scientist Series by Agnieszka Biskup

Robin Hood by Joe Dunn

Sidekicks by Dan Santat

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain/ David Morvan

The Secret Science Alliance and the Copy Crook by Eleanor Davis

Ug: The Genius of the Stone Age by Raymond Briggs

Nonfiction Graphic Novels

The First Moon Landing by Thomas K. Adamson

Trickster, Native American Tales by Matt Dembicki


Cam Jansen series by David Adler

Poppy by Avi 

Freckle Juice by Judy Blume 

Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary 

Bailey School Kids,by Debbie Dadey 

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl 

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo 

Hank the Cowdog series by John Erickson 

Bunnicula by Deborah Howe 

Alvin Ho series by Lenore Look 

Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry 

Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald 

Fairy Realm series by Emily Rodda 

A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy 

Wayside School series, by Louis Sachar 

American Girls series, written by multiple authors (Megan McDonald, Connie Rose Porter, Janet Beeler Shaw, and Valerie Tripp, etc.) 

Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Warner 

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White 

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Cheesie Mack is not a Genius or Anything by Steve Cotler

Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger

Floors by Patrick Carman

Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver

Nerds Series by Micael Buckley

One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street by Joanne Rocklin

The Magic Cake Shop by Meika Hashimoto

Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm

Cupcake Diaries by Coco Simon

Just Grace series by Charise Harper