I LOVE book clubs in my third grade classroom. I love watching kiddos all read the same book together and discuss what they are reading. It is one of my favorite parts of reading instruction in third grade!
Whenever I share about book clubs many teachers ask me what books would be best for their kiddos. I am going to share a list of 20 books at different ranges and levels.
I typically am not leveling books for my kids, but during book clubs I try to group similarly levels kids and give them a book that fits their level. You don’t want them to be overwhelmed or underwhelmed because then they will not stay engaged or enjoy the book clubs.
Easy To Read Novels
Cam Jansen and The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds – By David A. Adler
Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark- By Mary Pope Osborn
The World According to Humphrey – By Betty G. Birney
The Mysterious Makers of Shaker Street – By Stacia Deusch
Meet Yasmin! – By Saadia Farugi
Average Reader Novels
I Survived Series- By Lauren Tarshis
Frindle- By Andrew Clements
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The BFG by Roald Dahl
My Weird School Books by Dan Gutman
The Sasquatch Escape- By Suzanne Selfors
Front Desk by Kelly Yang