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Leveled Reading Lists for DRA 30-38

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Leveled Book Lists for Third Grade


DRA Levels 30-38


Below, you will find suggestions of books for your child to read organized by DRA level.  It is so important for your child to be reading year round.  If you need additional suggestions, please visit the websites noted at the end of the list. 


3rd Grade - DRA 30    
Title First Name Last Name
Andy and Tamika David Adler
Ivy + Bean and the Ghost that Had to Go Annie Barrows
Ivy + Bean Doomed to Dance Annie Barrows
Judy Moody and Stink: The Holly Joliday Annie Barrows
Germs Make Me Sick Melvin Berger
The Pain and the Great One Judy Blume
The Winged Colt of Casa Mia Betsy Byars
Julian, Dream Doctor Ann Cameron
Julian, Secret Agent Ann Cameron
Julian's Glorious Summer Ann Cameron
More Stories Huey Tells Ann Cameron
More Stories Julian Tells Ann Cameron
Stellaluna Jannell Cannon
Chocolate Touch Patrick Catling
Did you Carry the Flag Today, Charley? Rebecca Caudill
Jake Drake: Bully Buster Andrew Clements
Antarctica Helen Cowcher
Enormous Crocodile Roald Dahl
The Magic Finger Roald Dahl
Amber Brown Goes Fourth Paula Danziger
Amber Brown is Not a Crayon Paula Danziger
Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit Paula Danziger
Forever Amber Brown Paula Danziger
You Can't Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown Paula Danziger
26 Fairmount Avenue Tomie dePaola
Legend of Old Befana Tomie dePaola
Legend of the Indian Paintbrush Tomie dePaola
Strega Nona Tomie dePaola
The Titanic:  Lost…and Found Judy Donnelly
The Gadget War Betsy Duffey
Millions of Cats Wanda Gag
The Milk Makers Gail Gibbons
Green Thumbs, Everyone Patricia Reilly Giff
Ho, Ho Benjamin, Feliz Navidad Patricia Reilly Giff
The Mystery of Pony Hollow Lynn Hall
Pioneer Cat William Hooks
My Great Aunt Arizona Gloria Houston
Busybody Nora Johanna Hurwitz
Blackberries in the Dark Mavis Jukes
Butterflies and Moths Bobbie Kalman
Johnny Appleseed Steven Kellogg
Martin Bridge: Ready For Takeoff Jessica Kerrin
Camping Catastrophe (Ready Freddy) Abby Klein
Help! A Vampire's Coming (Ready Freddy) Abby Klein
Herbie Jones Suzy Kline
Horrible Harry and the Ant Invasion Suzy Kline
Horrible Harry and the Green Slime Suzy Kline
Horrible Harry and the Kickball Wedding Suzy Kline
Horrible Harry in Room 2B Suzy Kline
Song Lee (series) Suzy Kline
What's the Matter With Herbie Jones? Suzy Kline
Catwings Ursula LeGuin
Striped Ice Cream Joan Lexau
Stage Fright Ann Martin
Key to the Treasure Peggy Parish
Chicken Sunday Patricia Polacco
Absent Author Ron Roy
The Bald Bandit Ron Roy
The Canary Caper Ron Roy
The Deadly Dungeon Ron  Roy
The Goose's Gold Ron Roy
The Boy Who Ate Dog Bicsuits Betsy Sachs
Grandfather's Journey Allen Say
Summer Reading is Killing Me Jon Scieszka
The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates Susan Shreve
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein
Encyclopedia Brown (series) Donold  Sobol
The Amazing Bone William Steig
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters John Steptoe
Giving Thanks Chief Jake Swamp
The Polar Express Chris Van Allsburg
Enemy Spy (Shredderman series) Wendelin Van Draanan
The Biggest Bear Lynd Ward
Scaredy Squirrel Melanie Watts
Scaredy Squirrel At Night Melanie Watts
Hannah Gloria Whelan
Next Spring an Oriole Gloria Whelan
Shadow of the Wolf Gloria Whelan
Silver Gloria Whelan
Bunny Trouble Hans Wilhelm
The Mountains of Quilt Nancy Willard
Don't Call Me Beanhead Susan Wojciechowski
The Ghost of Popcorn Hill Betty Ren Wright
Curse of the Squirrel Laurence Yep
The Man Who Tricked a Ghost Laurence Yep


3rd Grade - DRA 34    
Title First Name Last Name
Cat Crazy Ben Baglio
Chick Challenge Ben Baglio
Guinea Pig Gang Ben Baglio
Hamster Hotel Ben Baglio
Lamb Lessons Ben Baglio
Mouse Magic Ben Baglio
Pony Parade Ben Baglio
Puppy Puzzle Ben Baglio
Rabbit Race Ben Baglio
Pony Pals (series) Jeanne Betancourt
Invisible Stanley Jeff Brown
Once a Mouse… Marcia Brown
Squanto Friend of the Pilgrims Clyde Robert Bulla
A Blossom Promise Betsy Byars
Cross Country Cat Mary Calhoun
Beezus and Ramona Beverly Cleary
Henry and Beezus Beverly Cleary
Henry and Ribsy Beverly Cleary
Henry and the Clubhouse Beverly Cleary
Henry and the paper route Beverly Cleary
Henry Huggins Beverly Cleary
Mitch and Amy Beverly Cleary
The Mouse and the Motorcycle Beverly Cleary
Muggie Maggie Beverly Cleary
Otis Spofford Beverly Cleary
Ralph S. Mouse Cleary, Beverly Cleary
Ramona and Her Father Cleary, Beverly Cleary
Ramona and Her Mother Cleary, Beverly Cleary
Ramona Forever Cleary, Beverly Cleary
Ramona Quimby: Age 8 Cleary, Beverly Cleary
Ramona the Brave Cleary, Beverly Cleary
Ramona the Pest Cleary, Beverly Cleary
Ribsy Beverly Cleary
Runaway Ralph Beverly Cleary
Socks Beverly Cleary
Make a Wish, Molly Barbara Cohen
Space Brat (series of 5 books) Bruce  Coville
The BFG Roald Dahl
Germany Michael Dahl
Matilda Roald Dahl
The Netherlands Michael Dahl
The Courage of Sarah Noble Alice Dalgliesh
Angel's Mother's Boyfriend Judy Delton
Backyard Angel Judy Delton
Legend of the Blue Bonnet Tomie dePaola
Hundred Dresses Eleanor Estes
The Whipping Boy Sid Fleischman
What's the Big Idea Benjamin Franklin Jean   Fritz
Bats Gail Gibbons
Look Out Washington, D.C. Patricia Reilly Giff
Oh Boy Boston Patricia Reilly Giff
Watch Out! Ronald Morgan Patricia Reilly Giff
My Weird School (series) Dan Gutman
Chet Gecko (series) Bruce Hale
Bunnicula James Howe
Adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein Johanna Hurwitz
Aldo Ice Cream Johanna Hurwitz
Aldo Peanut Butter Johanna Hurwitz
Baseball Fever Johanna Hurwitz
Class Clown Johanna Hurwitz
Class President Johanna Hurwitz
Hot and Cold Summer Johanna Hurwitz
Hurray For Ali Baba Bernstein Johanna Hurwitz
Much Ado About Aldo Johanna Hurwitz
Teacher's Pet Johanna Hurwitz
Martin Bridge: On the Lookout Jessica Kerrin
The Pumpkin Elf Mystery (Ready Freddy) Abby Klein
Liar, Liar Pants on Fire Gordon Korman
Pippi Goes On Board Astrid Lindgren
Pippi In the South Seas Astrid Lindgren
Pippi Longstocking Astrid Lindgren
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Farm Betty MacDonald
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic Betty MacDonald
Sarah, Plain and Tall Patricia   MacLachlan
Seven Kisses in a Row Patricia MacLachlan
The Seven Chinese Brothers Margaret Mahy
Babysitter's Club (Mystery Series) Ann Martin
Judy Moody Around the World in 8 1/2… Megan McDonald
Judy Moody Megan McDonald
Judy Moody Declares Independence Megan McDonald
Judy Moody Gets Famous Megan McDonald
Judy Moody Goes to College Megan McDonald
The Secret Soldier Ann McGovern
Shark Lady Ann McGovern
Good Grief, Third Grade Colleen McKenna
Sam, Bangs and Moonshine Evaline Ness
Almost Starring Skinnybones Barbara Park
Skinny Bones Barbara Park
I Am Rosa Parks Rosa Parks
The King's Equal Katherine Paterson
Amos Binder, Secret Agent Gary Paulsen
Legend of Scarface Robert San Souci
  Abiyoyo Pete Seeger
Chocolate Fever Robert Smith
Meet the Gecko (Shredderman series) Wendelin Van Draanan
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible… Judith Viorst
Alexander Who Was Rich Last Sunday Judith Viorst
Kickers (soccer series) Rich  Wallace
The Boxcar Children (series) Gertrude  Warner
Owl Moon Jane Yolen
Lon Po Po Ed Young


3rd Grade - DRA 38    
Title First Name Last Name
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears Verna Aardema
Who Stole the Wizard of Oz   Avi
Five Chinese Brothers Claire Bishop
Tales of Olga da Polga Michael Bond
Trouble With Trolls Jan Brett
Wild Christmas Reindeer Jan Brett
Stanley and the Magic Lamp Jeff Brown
Fly Away Home Eve Bunting
Someday a Tree Eve Bunting
Turkey For Thanksgiving Eve Bunting
The Wall Eve Bunting
Wanted - Mud Blossom Betsy Byars
Tough to Tackle Matt Christopher
Ellen Tebbits Beverly  Cleary
Emily's Runaway Imagination Beverly  Cleary
Jake Drake: Know-It-All Andrew Clements
The Magic School Bus (series) Joanna Cole
Rain Forest Helen Cowcher
Fantastic Mr. Fox Roald Dahl
George's Marvelous Medicine Roald Dahl
The Twits Roald Dahl
Nana Upstairs, Nana Downstairs Tomie dePaola
The Matchlock Gun Walter D. Edmonds
The Story About Pink Marjorie Flack
Stone Fox John Gardiner
One Day in the Alpine Tundra Jean Craighead George
One Day in the Desert Jean Craighead George
One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest Jean Craighead George
One Day in the Woods Jean Craighead George
Poopsie Pomerantz, Pick Up Your Feet Patricia Reilly Giff
Baseball's Best, Five True Stories Andrew Gutelle
Come On, Rain Karen Hesse
The Pagemaster Jordan Horowitz
Return to Howliday Inn James Howe
Martin Bridge: In High Gear Jessica Kerrin
Martin Bridge: Out of Orbit Jessica Kerrin
Martin Bridge: Sound the Alarm Jessica Kerrin
The Bear the Heard Crying Natalie  Kinsey-Warnock
The Canada Geese Quilt Natalie  Kinsey-Warnock
Baseball's Greatest Pitchers S.A. Kromer
Postcards From Pluto Loreen Leedy
Strawberry Girl Lois Lenski
Frederick Leo Lionni
Matthew's Dream Leo Lionni
Time Cat Alexander Lloyd
All About Sam Lois Lowry
Attaboy, Sam Lois Lowry
Through Grandpa's Eyes Patricia MacLachlan
Knots on a Counting Rope Bill Martin
One Morning in Maine McCloskey, Robert McCloskey
Mirette on the High Wire Emily Arnold McCully
Judy Moody: Girl Detective Megan McDonald
Judy Moody Saves the World Megan McDonald
The Worst Witch Jill Murphy
Wump World Bill Peet
The Talented Clementine Sara Pennypacker
Clementine:  Friend of the Week Sara Pennypacker
The Adventures of Captain Underpants Dav Pilkey
Babushka's Doll Patricia Polacco
Tar Beach Faith Ringgold
The Best School Year Ever Barbara  Robinson
Riding Freedom Pam Munoz Ryan
The Relatives Came Cynthia Rylant
Sideways Stories From Wayside School Louis Sachar
Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger Louis Sachar
Wayside School Is Falling Down Louis Sachar
The Bicycle Man Allen Say
The Frog Prince, Continued Jon Scieszka
Time Warp Trio (series) Jon Scieszka
Horton Hatches the Egg Dr. Seuss
Horton Hears a Who Dr. Seuss
If I Ran the Circus Dr. Seuss
The Lorax Dr. Seuss
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories Dr. Seuss
Amos and Boris William Steig
Jumanji Chris Van Allsburg
Battle for the Castle Elizabeth Winthrop
The Storm Book Charlotte Zolotow


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