Grade 3 Nonfiction Library

Grade 3 Nonfiction Library


The Grade 3 Nonfiction Library contains 30 high-quality nonfiction texts chosen by Great Books Foundation editors. The set also includes:

  • Common Core informational exemplar texts
  • A teacher's guide with optional activities for student response and sharing
  • Social studies and science books
  • Books at various levels of difficulty
  • A bin and stickers for each book to keep your library organized

Note: A substitution may be made if one of the titles below becomes unavailable. Substitute books are also chosen by Great Books editors.

14 Cows for America*
Carmen Agra Deedy
Alexander Graham Bell: Inventor of the Telephone
Editors of Time for Kids with John Micklos, Jr.
America’s Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle
David A. Adler
Ant Cities
Arthur Dorros
Bat Loves the Night*
Nicola Davies
Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs!*
Kathleen V. Kudlinski
Coming Home: From the Life of Langston Hughes
Floyd Cooper
The Disappearing Mountain and Other Earth Mysteries
Louise & Richard Spilsbury
Elizabeth Leads the Way
Tanya Lee Stone
Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman
Monica Kulling
George Washington Carver
Andy Carter and Carol Saller
How Do Apples Grow?
Betsy Maestro
How Do You Lift a Lion?
Robert E. Wells
If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon
Ellen Levine
The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks
Joanna Cole
The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System
Joanna Cole
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Mordicai Gerstein
A Medieval Feast*
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11*
Brian Floca
The Museum Book: A Guide to Strange and Wonderful Collections*
Jan Mark
Pablo Picasso
Linda Lowery
Pink Snow and Other Weird Weather
Jennifer Dussling
Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution
Jean Fritz
Smart About the Presidents
Jon Buller, Susan Schade, and Jill Weber
Snowflake Bentley
Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Thomas Edison: A Brilliant Inventor
Editors of Time for Kids with Lisa DeMauro
Titanic: The Disaster That Shocked the World!
Mark Dubowski
To the Top! Climbing the World’s Highest Mountain
S. A. Kramer
The Train of States
Peter Sis
What Makes a Magnet?
Franklyn M. Branley
*Common Core State Standards informational exemplar title