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
  • America’s Champion Swimmer: Gertrude EderleDavid A. Adler
  • Ancient Rome and PompeiiMary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
  • Ant CitiesArthur Dorros
  • Bat Loves the Night*Nicola Davies
  • Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs!*Kathleen V. Kudlinski
  • Coming Home: From the Life of Langston HughesFloyd Cooper
  • The Disappearing Mountain and Other Earth MysteriesLouise & Richard Spilsbury
  • Elizabeth Leads the WayTanya Lee Stone
  • Escape North! The Story of Harriet TubmanMonica Kulling
  • George Washington CarverAndy 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 WagonEllen Levine
  • If You Were There When They Signed the ConstitutionElizabeth Levy
  • The Magic School Bus at the WaterworksJoanna Cole
  • The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar SystemJoanna Cole
  • The Man Who Walked Between the TowersMordicai Gerstein
  • A Medieval Feast*Aliki
  • Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11*Brian Floca
  • The Museum Book: A Guide to Strange and Wonderful Collections*Jan Mark
  • Pablo PicassoLinda Lowery
  • Pink Snow and Other Weird Weather Jennifer Dussling
  • Shh! We’re Writing the ConstitutionJean Fritz
  • Smart About the PresidentsJon Buller, Susan Schade, and Jill Weber
  • Snowflake BentleyJacqueline Briggs Martin
  • Titanic: The Disaster That Shocked the World! Mark Dubowski
  • To the Top! Climbing the World’s Highest MountainS. A. Kramer
  • The Train of StatesPeter Sis
  • What Makes a Magnet? Franklyn M. Branley
*Common Core State Standards informational exemplar title