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Reading List for Grades 3 & 4

Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep’s
Summer Reading Program Book List
for Students Entering Grades 3 & 4

Alexander, Lloyd – Taran Wanderer; Time Cat
Betz, Eva – Freedom Drums; Priest on Horseback; Victory Drums; Young Eagles
Biographies of saints at the student’s level
Dixon, Charlotte – Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (from Tales from the Arabian Knights);
Grahame, Kenneth – Wind in the Willows
Henry, Marguerite – Misty and others
Lamb, Charles and Mary – Tales from Shakespeare
Lewis, C.S. – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; The Horse and His Boy; The Magician’s Nephew; The Last Battle; all*
The Little Flowers of St. Francis (Ignatius Press)
Lofting, Hugh – Doctor Doolittle (series)
Mac Donald, George – At the Back of the North Wind; The Princess and the Goblin; The Princess and Curdie
Christopher, Matt – Sports Series
Noyes, Alfred – The Secret of Pooduck Island
Pyle, Howard – Otto of the Silver Hand*
Selden, George – The Cricket in Times Square
Speare, Elizabeth – The Bronze Bow*
Thurber, James – The Thirteen Clocks
Tolkien, J.R.R. – Farmer Giles of Ham
Vision Books – Saints’ lives
Wallace, Imelda – Outlaws of Ravenhurst
White, E.B. – Charlotte’s Web; Stuart Little
Wilde, Oscar – The Happy Prince; The Selfish Giant
Any age-appropriate title from Kolbe’s Recommended Reading List
*Titles excellent for adults to read to children.
Some of these books can be found in the library and you are welcome to check them out—see Toni Williams for assistance.

Read many other good books approved by your parents—only one in a series will count toward the Summer Reading Program.

To order Ignatius Press books using your credit card call toll free: 1-800-651-1531; or you may obtain an Ignatius Press catalog from the school office.  You can also order online at