• Manasquan Elementary School

    Suggested 2019 Summer Reading List

    - Incoming 3rd Grade-


    Directions:  Pick any book to read over the summer. Then complete the incoming 3rd grade level assignment for the book.  All students must read one book and complete one assignment.  It will be counted as a quiz grade.  If the child reads more books and completes more assignments they will be rewarded.

    There is a nonfiction form and a fiction form. Complete the proper one depending on the book you read.


    Click on the link for the assignment Grade 3 Fiction Assignment or Grade 3 Nonfiction Assignment


    These books are only suggestions. Please feel free to pick any books that your children will be interested in.


    • Hello Ocean by Pam Munoz Ryan

    • Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch by Cynthia Rylant

    • Mr. Putter and Tabby Write the Book by Cynthia Rylant

    • Be the Change: A Grandfather Ghandi Story by Arun Gandhi, Bethany Hegedus & Evan Turk

    • Pond by Jim LaMarche

    • Anna, Banana, and Friends by Anica Mrose Rissi & Meg Park

    • Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus & Paul Galdone

    • You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen by Carole Boston Weatherford & Jeffrey Boston Weatherford

    • Into the Wild: Yet Another Misadventure by Doreen Cronin & Stephen Gilpin

    • Firefly Hollow by Alison McGhee & Christopher Denise

    • Hamstersaurus Rex by Tom O’Donnell & Tim Miller

    • Nothing But Trouble by Jacqueline Davies

    • Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere by Elise Gravel

    • Chester and Gus by Cammie McGovern

    • The Next New Year by Janet S. Wong

    • Arthur Writes a Story by Marc Brown

    • Author: A True Story by Helen Lester

    • My Family Plays Music by Judy Cox

    • A Picture Book of Louis Braille by David Adler

    • Lili at Ballet by Rachel Isadora

    • Yoko’s Paper Cranes by Rosemary Wells

    • First Year Jitters  by Julie Danneberg

    • I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff

    • North Pole, South Pole by Nancy Smiler Levinson

    • Emma’s Strange Pet by Jean Little


    Suggested popular series:


    Junie B. Jones                    Arthur                                 Magic Tree House                    Nate The Great                    

    Cam Jansen                       Boxcar Children             Henry and Mudge                            Flat Stanley

    Fancy Nancy                   Matt Christopher          Diary of a Wimpy Kid                   DK Readers

    Sport Biographies          Young Penguin Classics           Nancy Drew                

    National Geographic Readers                                              Time Warp

    I Survived Series               Hank the Cowdog                  Judy Moody                                                          


    *These books are only suggestions. Please feel free to pick any books that your children will be interested in.