Grade 3

Fall 2019

As Quiet as a Mouse

From the Series Early Bird Readers — Purple (Early Bird Stories ™)

Edgar keeps waking up his new baby sister, but he can't help being noisy. Luckily, his friend Ruby has an idea! Can Edgar learn to be as quiet as a mouse? This story about Edgar the elephant… Read More →

  • Lexile: 460
  • ATOS: 2.0
  • Dewey: 428.6/2

Asteroid Hunters

From the Series Get to Work with Science and Technology

A powerful telescope has discovered a giant object speeding through our solar system. Is it an asteroid? Will its orbit bring it close to Earth? Is there a chance it could one day collide… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 629

A Story to Tell: Traditions of a Tlingit Community

From the Series We Are Still Here: Native Americans Today

Frances Nannauck Kraus takes her eleven-year-old granddaughter, Marissa, to Kake, Alaska--the place of much of their family history. On one of their walks, they climb up a hill to the tallest… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 979.8'004972

Astrological Signs: Facts, Trivia, and Quizzes

From the Series Mind Games

What's your astrological sign? Could it influence your decision-making, your personality, or your future? Horoscopes, birth charts, and other zodiac tools can tell you a lot about who you… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • Dewey: 133.5/4

Astronaut and Physicist Sally Ride

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever dreamed of going to outer space? When Sally Ride was a little girl, she watched on TV as astronaut John Glenn launched into space. Twenty years later, she became the first… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 629.45/0092 [B]

Astronaut Ellen Ochoa

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

When Ellen Ochoa was young, male American astronauts walked on the moon. But girls were not allowed to be astronauts. Girls didn't often study science either—but Ochoa didn't let that stop… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 629.450092 [B]

Astronaut: Life as a Scientist and Engineer in Space

From the Series Get to Work with Science and Technology

Imagine working in a laboratory that's 200 miles above Earth. You perform experiments on microbes, radiation, new types of metals, and even your own body. You travel to work on a spacecraft… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 629

Astronaut Mae Jemison

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

While watching Star Trek on television as a child, Mae Jemison was certain she would one day visit space. As an adult, she made this dream a reality when she became the first black female… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 629.450092

Astrophysicist and Space Advocate Neil deGrasse Tyson

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever stared into the night sky, full of stars and planets? As a kid, Neil deGrasse Tyson was star-struck when he first visited a planetarium. The universe was calling him. Tyson… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 523.01092

A Style All Her Own

Isabelle Ashley Parker McBride has a style all her own. She wears special outfits for every event, from going to the dentist to having tea, and everyone admires her unique sense of style… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: [E]

A Summer of Sundays

A sweet middle-grade title about getting lost in a big family and unlikely friendship. Almost-twelve-year-old Sunday Fowler is a middle-of-the-middle child, and it's the absolute worst. Her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 4.3
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Fall 2020

A Super Sticky Mistake: The Story of How Harry Coover Accidentally Invented Super Glue!

Everyone makes mistakes, and Harry Coover is no different. A brilliant scientist, Harry keeps making the same extra-sticky mistake, but he begins to wonder whether it's not such a mistake… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • Dewey: [E]

A Tale of Two Seders

When her parents get divorced, a little girl is worried about many things, including how she will celebrate the Jewish holidays in two different households. The holiday of Passover gives her… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: [E]

A Temperate Forest Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure in North America

From the Series Follow That Food Chain

Welcome to a North American temperate forest! As you walk along a shady trail, the forest seems cool and quiet. But it is full of life, from a butterfly flitting over a flower to a gray wolf… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 577.3097

A Thousand Theos: Doubling

From the Series Math Matters ®

Jordan’s young neighbor has lost his new puppy, Theo. Will the help of all the neighborhood kids be enough to find the puppy? Jordan thinks so—and she has a plan! Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • Dewey: 500

A Tiger Cub Grows Up

From the Series Baby Animals

Tara is a tiger cub. What is it like to grow up in a wild animal park? If you look closely, you will discover how Tara grows from a tiny newborn cub to a pouncing, full-grown tiger there… Read More →

  • ATOS: 1.8
  • Dewey: 599.756

A Tiny Beak and Spiky Feathers (Cockatiel)

Cozy in his nest, a tiny chick waits for his parents to arrive with food. With his tiny pink beak and sparse, spiky feathers, who does this adorable little baby belong to? With stunning… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 598
Fall 2019

A Trick of the Light

From the Series Optical Illusions

This title in the series looks at how light, color, and shade can mess with your mind! Learn how contrast, assimilation, and after-image can make things change color in front of your eyes… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1030

Attack on Circuit City (Statistics)

From the Series Mission Math

Under attack by bugs, bots, and viruses, your computer needs your help. Sucked into the data system you must thwart the Attack on Circuit City—using your statistical knowledge. Read More →

  • Lexile: 610

Attack on Pearl Harbor

From the Series Heroes of World War II (Alternator Books ® )

Early on the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese aircraft and ships attacked the US military base at Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii. Following the attack, the United States would officially… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 940.54/26693

Attract and Repel: A Look at Magnets

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Physical Science

A colorful magnet holds a drawing to a fridge. Paperclips stick to a magnet. Magnetic forces are at work all around you. But what exactly is a magnet? And how do magnets work? Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • Dewey: 538

A Tundra Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure in the Arctic

From the Series Follow That Food Chain

Welcome to the arctic tundra! As you hike along the frozen ground of this cold, dry region, the tundra may seem quiet and empty. But it is full of life, in the spring when migrating lemmings… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 577.5'8616

Auma's Long Run

Auma loves to run. In her small Kenyan village, she's a track star with big dreams. A track scholarship could allow her to attend high school and maybe even become a doctor. But a strange new… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 5.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Aunt Clara Brown: Official Pioneer

From the Series On My Own Biography

As a successful former slave, Clara Brown used her money to help other freed slaves get a new start in life. In 1859 Clara bought her own freedom and headed west to Colorado to find her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 978.8'00496073'0092