Incoming Third Grade

Dear Parents and Shining Rising 3rd Graders,
Ciao! Welcome to 3rd grade at St. Mark’s! Summer is a wonderful time to read for pleasure and strengthen your basic addition and subtraction facts. We would like to include some selections to help guide your reading and math practice.

Our class read is from the hilarious Dory Fantasmagory series. As the youngest in her family, Dory really wants attention, and more than anything she wants her brother and sister to play with her. But she is too much of a baby for them, so she is left to her own devices—including her wild imagination and untiring energy. Her siblings may roll their eyes at her childish games, but Dory has lots of things to do: outsmarting the monsters all over the house, escaping from prison (aka time-out), and exacting revenge on her sister’s favorite doll. And when they really need her, daring Dory will prove her bravery, and finally get exactly what she has been looking for.

Each student is asked to read this book this summer: Dory Fantasmagory #1 by Abby Halon and one book of your choice from the Bluebonnet or HASLIN list

Please use a spiral notebook (8 ½” x 11”) of your child’s choice to be used as his or her St. Mark’s summer reading assignment journal.

Dory Fantasmagory Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780147510679
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Puffin Books - July 7th, 2015


2020-2021 Bluebonnet Award Book Choices


A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation Cover Image
By Barry Wittenstein, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443314
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Neal Porter Books - August 27th, 2019

If I Built a School Cover Image
By Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525552918
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Dial Books - August 13th, 2019

No More Poems!: A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse Cover Image
By Rhett Miller, Dan Santat (By (artist))
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316416528
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019


2020 HAISLN Book Choices


Ben Franklin's in My Bathroom! (History Pals) Cover Image
By Candace Fleming, Mark Fearing (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781101934067
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 26th, 2017

Sideways Stories from Wayside School Cover Image
By Louis Sachar, Adam McCauley (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380698714
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: HarperCollins - March 26th, 2019

The Truth of Me Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061998591
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 25th, 2013

Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (Heroes in Training #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781442452633
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Aladdin - August 7th, 2012

Sparks! (Sparks #1) Cover Image
By Ian Boothby, Nina Matsumoto (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338029468
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Graphix - February 27th, 2018

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