3rd Grade Summer Reading List (Ages 8 – 9)

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What kind of books does your 3rd grader enjoy reading? Here are my recommendations for ages 8 and 9 (third grade) summer reading.

Find funny books, fantasy books, friendship stories, adventure stories, and books about animals. These books will get your kids engaged and reading all summer long!

Don’t forget that a summer reading program can be awesome motivation. Download my free printable summer reading packet to help your kids set goals and stay on track.

Make sure the book is at the “just right” reading level with the 5 Finger Test.

For book reviews, visit Best Books for 8-Year Olds Book Reviews.

More book lists:

2nd grade summer reading list
4th grade summer reading list
All reading lists by grade level

3rd Grade Summer Reading List (Ages 8 – 9)

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3rd Grade Graphic Novels

3rd grade graphic novels

If you like graphic novels, read these fantastic books:

3rd Grade Funny Books

If you like funny books, you’ll love:

3rd Grade Realistic Books

If you like realistic stories, you’ll love:

3rd Grade Adventure & Mystery Books

If you like adventure and mystery books, you’ll love:

3rd Grade Fantasy Books


If you like fantasy books, you’ll love:

3rd Grade Animal Books


If you like animal books, you’ll love:

3rd Grade Nonfiction Books

3rd grade nonfiction Summer Book List

If you like nonfiction books, you’ll want to read:

3rd grade summer book list

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  1. Is there a 3rd grade printable summer reading list? I printed the rest of them but couldn’t find the 3rd grade printable list. Thanks!!

  2. Hi Melissa!
    I sent in to get the 3rd grade summer reading list printable version. I am an elementary librarian and would love your Picture book through 6th grades lists if possible?
    Thanks for your great lists!!