Teacher Helpline: My Classroom Library Needs a Makeover!

Teacher Divya writes in to our Teacher HELPLINE: “Although I’m not new to teaching, I’m new to third grade this year. What are some great books I can add to my classroom library that my students will love?” Welcome to […]

Teacher Divya writes in to our Teacher HELPLINE:

“Although I’m not new to teaching, I’m new to third grade this year. What are some great books I can add to my classroom library that my students will love?”

Welcome to third grade, Divya! Here are our helpliners’ favorite bookshelf picks. Happy browsing!

  • Stone Fox. It’s an emotional book, so it’s a good lesson on the different feelings books can make you have. Chocolate Fever and Frindle are fun too! —Jessica L.
  • The Magic School Bus, Magic Tree House and June B. Jones series. —Tanya C.
  • The A to Z Mystery series. —Ashley F.
  • Dan Gutman all the way! —Jennifer C.
  • Remember to include books for your higher-level readers, like Number the Stars and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. Try well-loved authors like Scott O’Dell, Lois Lowry and Gary Paulsen. —Helen C.
  • Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary, Roald Dahl, maybe Diary of a Wimpy Kid and the Goosebumps series. —Farrah C.
  • The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill. —Erin F.
  • My third graders will fight over the I Survived series. Even the kids who I just can’t get to read love those! They also love Magic Tree House and National Geographic books. —Rachel S.
  • Anything by Roald Dahl. —Fred C.
  • Beverly Cleary, the Who Was…? biography series and the I Survived series. Don’t forget, they still love picture books too! —Annabel M.

What’s your favorite book to share with your students? Join the conversation in the comments below. 

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