Grades 3 and 4

Welcome Message

A Message to the Parents of Incoming 3rd & 4th Graders

Welcome 3rd and 4th graders! You know how to choose “just right” books from many fiction and nonfiction genres and have built stamina for reading at least 30 minutes at a time. We hope you will continue talking about reading with your friends and adults during the summer.

The Scranton Library is an invaluable resource to help you connect your child with books, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and opportunities to spend time with other readers.

This suggested summer reading list contains some of our favorite authors for second graders, student picks, and the 2018 Nutmeg Nominees.

You are free to read whatever you enjoy! Readers read what they love!

Please fill out a Summer Reading Recording Sheet and hand it in to your teacher in September.

Happy Reading!


Fiction Authors

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Nonfiction Authors

David Adler

A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson by David Adler

Nic Bishop

Snakes by Nic Bishop

Sneed Collard
Lizards by Sneed Collard

Steve Jenkins

The Animal Book by Steve Jenkins

David MacCaulay

The Way Things Work by David MacCaulay

Ordinary People Change the World

I am George Washington

April Pulley Sayre
Tiny Creatures by Nicola Davies

Seymour Simon

Extreme Oceans by Seymour Simon

Melissa Stewart

Amphibians by Melissa Stewart

Who Was...

Who Was Harry Houdini?

Who Would Win...

Who Would Win? Killer Whale vs Great White Shark

Student Picks

Student Recommendations

Grade 3

National Geographic Weird but True Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick Big Nate by Lincoln Pierce Sidney and Sydney by Michelle Jakubowski Unlikely Friendships by Jennifer S. Holland

Smile by Raina Telgemeier Sisters by Raina Telgemeier Who Was Babe Ruth by Joan Holub I Survived...the sinking of the Titanic by Lauren Tarshis Amulet Series by Kabu Kibuishi

Grade 4

Jack Stalwart Series by Elizabeth Singer Hunt Genius Files by Dan Gutman Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper Walls Within Walls by Maureen Sherry

Wonder by R.J. Polacio The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer Treasure Hunters by James Patterson Warriors series by Erin Hunter

Nutmeg Nominees Grades 4-6

Nutmeg Nominees Grades 4-6

Nutmeg Nominee Website Grades 4-6


Recommended Series

Ivy & Bean
Ivy and Bean Series by Annie Barrows

The PenderwicksThe Penderwicks Series by Jeanne Birdsall

Jake Maddox booksJake Maddox Series

Ballpark MysteriesBallpark Mysteries Series by David A. Kelly

Secret Agent JackSecret Agent Jack Stalwart Series by Elizabeth Singer Hunt

The Lemonade WarsThe Lemonade War Series by Jacqueline Davies

I Survived...
I Survived Series by Lauren Tarshis

Dragon Slayer AcademyDragon Slayers Academy Series by Kate McMullan

Nutmeg Nominees Grades 2-4

Nutmeg Nominees Grades 2-4