I'm going to be a mystery reader at my nephews school. I have a 30 minute window to read a book to the 3rd grade class. Anyone have a great book????

  • Javier Zairick
    Sep 01, 2017

    Charlottes's Web

  • Anne
    Sep 01, 2017

    Does the whole book have to be over in 30 minutes? If so, maybe you want a short story of some kind?

  • April
    Sep 01, 2017

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar or The Pokey Little Puppy

  • Elle
    Sep 01, 2017

    The BFG,,,such fantastic made up words and just a little scary!

  • Lauren
    Sep 01, 2017

    It doesn't have to be. I was trying to think of something to be interactive or hand out goodies

  • Margaret
    Sep 01, 2017

    Here's a list of 3rd grade books. I bet a chapter from any of them would be fun! https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/3rd-grade-reading-list

  • April
    Sep 01, 2017

    Charlotte's Web is one of my favorites. ❤🐖🐀

  • April
    Sep 01, 2017

    Mary Poppins is good too.... Or Little House on the Prairie...

  • Anonymous
    Sep 01, 2017

    3rd graders can enjoy picture books too! On what date are you reading? Something seasonal might be fun. And don't choose anything "too heavy," as those are best for a snuggle session with mom/dad, not a classroom reading. The Daddy Read website might help you find some good options: http://www.daddyread.com/ To gauge how long a reading will take, look for audiobook versions or try searching for YouTube videos of someone reading the book. Look at the timestamp, and then double that. :) Your book will take longer because it'll take you a few minutes beforehand to get settled, then you'll read deliberately slowly and pause between sentences (that makes it easier for listeners of any age -- reading too fast and never pausing with punctuation ruins any book!). There will be innocent interruptions (possibly obnoxious interruptions too!). You'll want to stop sometimes to ask questions ("Where do you think they're going?"), point out something unique in the illustrations ("Look at this guy's face -- how do you think he feels about what just happened?"), etc. I personally would hate to be read a single chapter from a chapter book, at any age. That sounds like a method of torture! Please don't do that unless you're going to come back 20 more times to finish the book, or gift every child a copy of the book to read on their own.

  • Jenn
    Sep 02, 2017

    Ada Twist the Scientist

  • Randi
    Sep 04, 2017

    Check out storyline online on youtube. It has a lot of good ones for that age group.

  • Scott
    Sep 20, 2017

    The Book With No Pictures is the best kids book around. The most interactive book for kids that I have seen. My kids can't stop asking me to read it to them. They laugh so hard at it

  • April
    Sep 20, 2017

    OP- What did you choose? How did it go?

  • Lauren
    Sep 21, 2017

    Ha! Due to hurricane Irma the reading was cancelled '

  • April
    Sep 21, 2017

    That sucks. 😕