Juvenile Easy Readers, Level 3

This list is designed to help you find beginning reading material for your young reader. Level 3 titles, which are geared towards students reading on a 1st to 2nd grade level, contain longer sentences and phrases. Some are divided into short, simple chapters. Stories at this level help develop comprehension and fluency.

If your child finds these books too easy to read, ask library staff for help in locating transitional books in the juvenile fiction area.

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The 18 Penny Goose
Artist/Author/Cast:
Walker, Sally M.; Beier, Ellen (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Walker
Description:

Letty tries to save her pet goose from soldiers fighting in the Revolutionary War. Based on a true story. 

Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day
Artist/Author/Cast:
Van Leeuwen, Jean; Schweninger, Ann (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Van Leeuwen
Description:

Amanda Pig tries everything she can think of to keep cool.

Amelia Bedelia
Artist/Author/Cast:
Parish, Peggy; Siebel, Fritz (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Parish
Description:

A literal-minded housekeeper causes a ruckus in the household when she attempts to make sense of some instructions.

The Bookstore Valentine
Artist/Author/Cast:
Maitland, Barbara; LaRochelle, David (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Maitland
Description:

Valentine's Day is coming, and Mr. Brown's bookstore is so busy that he decides to hire someone to help out.

Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express
Artist/Author/Cast:
Coerr, Eleanor; Bolognese, Don (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Coerr
Description:

A story about Buffalo Bill and his adventures as a pony express rider.

Commander Toad in Space
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yolen, Jane; Degen, Bruce (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Yolen
Description:

The crew of the space ship "Star Warts" lands on planet inhabited by Deep Wader, a horrible hungry monster.

Dirk Bones and the Mystery of the Missing Books
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cushman, Doug (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Cushman
Description:

Investigative reporter Dirk Bones sets out to discover who is stealing books in the town of Ghostly.

Fox on Wheels
Artist/Author/Cast:
Marshall, Edward; Marshall, James (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Marshall
Description:

Fox babysits for his sister Louise, learns to climb a tree for grapes, and wins a shopping cart race.

Frog and Toad All Year
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lobel, Arnold (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Lobel
Description:

Two friends share experiences in each season of the year.

Ghosts!: Ghostly Tales from Folklore
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schwartz, Alvin; Chess, Victoria (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Schwartz
Description:

Presents seven easy-to-read ghost stories based on traditional folk tales and legends from various countries.

The Golly Sisters Go West
Artist/Author/Cast:
Byars, Betsy Cromer; Truesdell, Sue (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Byars
Description:

May-May and Rose, the singing, dancing Golly sisters, have several adventures while traveling west by covered wagon.

Good Night, Good Knight
Artist/Author/Cast:
Thomas, Shelley Moore; Plecas, Jennifer (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Thomas
Description:

A Good Knight helps three little dragons who are having trouble getting to sleep.

Harry and the Lady Next Door
Artist/Author/Cast:
Zion, Gene; Graham, Margaret Bloy (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Zion
Description:

Harry the dog goes to fantastic lengths to make his neighbor stop singing.

Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rylant, Cynthia; Stevenson, Suçie (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Rylant
Description:

Henry, feeling lonely on a street without any other children, finds companionship and love in a big dog named Mudge.

I Am the Turkey
Artist/Author/Cast:
Spirn, Michele Sobel; Allen, Joy (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Spirn
Description:

Mark does not want to play the turkey in the Thanksgiving play, but then he ends up saving the day.

King and Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats
Artist/Author/Cast:
Butler, Dori Hillestad; Meyers, Nancy (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Butler
Description:

King the dog must find the culprit when some dog treats that his human Kayla has baked go missing.

Little Bear
Artist/Author/Cast:
Minarik, Else Holmelund; Sendak, Maurice (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Minarik
Description:

Little Bear has a big imagination and some funny adventures.

Minnie and Moo and the Haunted Sweater
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cazet, Denys (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Cazet
Description:

Minnie and Moo want to give special presents to the Farmer for his birthday, but knitting him a sweater goes awry.

Mr. Putter & Tabby Take the Train
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rylant, Cynthia; Howard, Arthur (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Rylant
Description:

Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, are going for a train ride with their neighbors. 

Nate the Great
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman; Simont, Marc (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Sharmat
Description:

Pancake-lover Nate the Great solves the mystery of the missing picture.

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