Sample Book List

In addition to BookShark’s Proprietary Instructor’s Guides, each BookShark full-grade package comes with a collection of invaluable books curated by BookShark’s leading educational experts and proven over decades with homeschool families.

As you’ll see in the list below, for Third Grade, BookShark’s curated book lists include a wide range of content, perspective, style, and award-winning titles, including the coveted Newbery Award. BookShark’s book-based programs will help you cultivate creative, expansive thinking by your children.

Here is the third-grade reading list (also see Third Grade Full Grade Package):

Reading with History

History 3

  • History 3 Instructor's Guide
  • If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution
  • Pedro's Journal
  • The Landmark History of the American People, Volume 1
  • North American Indians
  • Children's Encyclopedia of American History
  • The Lewis & Clark Expedition
  • Timeline Figures - 3
  • Beginner's History of America

Read-Alouds 3

  • The Sign of the Beaver
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Johnny Tremain
  • Toliver's Secret
  • Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
  • Walk the World's Rim
  • Justin Morgan Had a Horse
  • The Journeyman
  • Swift Rivers
  • Child's Introduction to Poetry
  • Secret of the Sealed Room

Grade 3 Readers Regular

  • Pocahontas and the Strangers
  • The Matchlock Gun
  • Meet Thomas Jefferson
  • Phoebe the Spy
  • Meet George Washington
  • Robert Fulton, Boy Craftsman
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall
  • The Courage of Sarah Noble
  • Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims
  • The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
  • A Lion to Guard Us
  • The Skippack School
  • Om-kas-toe

Required Resources

  • D-Ring 3-inch Binder with Tabs
  • Markable Map
  • Markable Map Markers
  • The Timeline Book

Language Arts

  • 3rd Grade Language Arts Instructor's Guide


  • Non-Consumable Science Supplies Kit
  • Real Science 4 Kids: Biology, Level 1
  • The Usborne First Encyclopedia of Seas and Oceans
  • Usborne Science Encyclopedia
  • The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body
  • Mysteries and Marvels of Nature
  • Discover & Do Level 3 DVD
  • TOPS 38-Green Thumbs: Radishes
  • TOPS 39-Green Thumbs: Corn & Beans
  • Listening to Crickets
  • Science 3 Instructor's Guide
  • Science Supplies Kit 3


  • Teaching Textbooks Math 3 CD Combo
  • Teaching Textbooks Math 3 Workbook


  • Lined Paper for Handwriting Without Tears Level 2 and 3
  • Handwriting Without Tears: Cursive Handwriting
  • Handwriting Without Tears: Cursive Alphabet Desk Strips


  • Sequential Spelling, Volume 1