Year 3 Reading List

Please look at the lists below to see suggestions of books suitable for Year 3 children, either to read independently or to share with an adult. We have aimed to link the books to the learning in each term in Year 3. 

Remember to complete your reading journal in order to receive certificates and prizes!

 

Year 3

Reading List

Autumn Term

 

 

Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

The Fox and the Star

Coralie Bickford-Smith

Picture Book

The Green Ship

Quentin Blake

Adventure

A Bear Called Paddington

Michael Bond

Classic

The Julian Stories

Ann Cameron

Short stories

Mr Majieka (Series)

Humphrey Carpenter

Fantasy

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book?

Lauren Child

Picture book

The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems

June Crebbin

Poetry

The Roman Beanfeast

Gillian Cross

Historical

The Twits

Roald Dahl

Humour

Fly, Eagle, Fly!

Christopher Gregorowski

Picture Book

The Invisible Boy

Trudy Ludwig

Picture Book

The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths

Saviour Pirotta

Short Stories

Harry the Poisonous Centipede (Series)

Lynne Reid Banks

Humour

 

Non-Fiction

 

We Are All Born Free

Amnesty International

PSHCE

What Makes a Magnet?

Franklyn Branley & True Kelly

Science

The Battle of Hastings

Gillian Clements

History

Food Like Mine

DK

Cookery

Eye on the Wild: Cheetah

Suzi Eszterhas

Science & Nature

My Head-to-Toe Body Book

Okido

Science

Insect Detective

Steve Voake

Science & Nature

The Romans

Marcia Williams

History

 

 

Year 3

Reading List

Spring Term

 

 

Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

A Necklace of Raindrops

Joan Aiken

Short Stories

The World According to Humphrey (Series)

Betty G. Birney

Fantasy,  Humour

Flat Stanley

Jeff Brown

Fantasy

The Princess and the Pea

Lauren Child

Picture book, classic

The Beasts in the Jar

Lucy Coats

Myths & Legends

The Legend of Spud Murphy

Eoin Colfer

Humour

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl

Classic, Fantasy

George’s Marvellous Medicine

Roald Dahl

Classic, Fantasy

Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears

Emily Gravett

Picture book

All Because of Jackson

Dick King-Smith

Fantasy

The Sheep-Pig

Dick King-Smith

Classic

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C. S. Lewis

Fantasy

The Giving Tree

Shel Silverstein

Poetry

 

Non-Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

The Solar System

Emily Bone

Science

100 People Who Made History

DK

Historical

How the World Works

Christiane Dorion

Science & Nature

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 1 Tales of Extraordinary Women

Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo

Short Stories

A Street Through Time

Steve Noon

Historical

Plants (Science Skills Sorted)

Angela Royston

Science & Nature

A Walk in London

Salvatore Rubbino

Geography

Everything Rocks and Minerals

Steve Tomecek

Science & Nature

 

Year 3

Reading List

Summer Term

 

 

Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat (Series)

Pamela Butchart

Humour

The Wrong Pong (Series)

Steven Butler

Humour

The BFG

Roald Dahl

Classic

The Spiderwick Chronicles (Series)

Tony DiTerlizzi

Fantasy

Monster Poems (Series)

John Foster

Poetry

Azzi In Between

Sarah Garland

Graphic Novel

The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame

Classic

The Abominables

Eva Ibbotson

Fantasy

The Hodgeheg

Dick King-Smith

Classic

Captain Underpants (Series)

Dav Pilkey

Humour

Tales Told in Tents: Stories from Central Asia

Sally Pomme Clayton

Short Stories

Ottoline (Series)

Chris Riddell

Mystery

A Series of Unfortunate Events (Series)

Lemony Snicket

Mystery

Unusual Day

Sandi Toksvig

Humour

 

Non-Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

Ancient World: Egypt, Rome and Greece

Stephen Biesty

Historical

Historopedia

John & Fatti Burke

Picture Book,  Historical

What’s Eating You?

Nicola Davies

Science & Nature

The Measly Middle Ages (Horrible Histories)

Terry Deary

Historical

See Inside World Religions

Alex Frith

Religion

Discover Science: Light and Sound

Mike Goldsmith

Science

If the World Were a Village

David J. Smith

Science & Nature