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District List: BCPS Social Studies - Grade 3

Description: Baltimore City Public Schools Social Studies book list for students in 3rd Grade. #bcps

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Miss Rumphius

by Barbara Cooney

Alice made a promise to make the world a more beautiful place, then a seed of an idea is planted and blossoms into a beautiful plan. This beloved classic and celebration of nature—written by a beloved Caldecott winner—is lovelier than ever!

Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation. The countless lupines that bloom along the coast of Maine are the legacy of the real Miss Rumphius, the Lupine Lady, who scattered lupine seeds everywhere she went. Miss Rumphius received the American Book Award in the year of publication.

Date Added: 10/16/2019

The Pickle Patch Bathtub

by Frances Kennedy

Complaining of legs grown too long for the kitchen washtub, a farm family's children set out to earn enough money for a real bathtub

Date Added: 10/01/2019

Perry's Baltimore Adventure

by Peter E. Dans

When an inquisitive peregrine falcon is born on a ledge of a Baltimore skyscraper, his father takes him on a tour of the city to satisfy his curiosity

Date Added: 10/01/2019


by Kristina Henry

Sam, the carefree rockfish, grows big and fat from all the food he eats and begins to worry after he is caught by a fisherman.

Date Added: 09/23/2019

The Lorax

by Seuss

Celebrate nature with Dr. Seuss and the Lorax in this classic picture book about protecting the environment!

I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.

Dr. Seuss’s beloved story teaches kids to speak up and stand up for those who can’t. With a recycling-friendly “Go Green” message, The Lorax allows young readers to experience the beauty of the Truffula Trees and the danger of taking our earth for granted, all in a story that is timely, playful, and hopeful. The book’s final pages teach us that just one small seed, or one small child, can make a difference.

Date Added: 09/20/2019

Can a Coal Scuttle Fly

by Tom Miller and Camay Calloway Murphy

Tom Miller tells us about his journey to becoming an artist.

Date Added: 09/19/2019

Osprey Adventure

by Jennifer Curtis

Osprey Adventure describes the heroics of a boy and his biologist father who save a young osprey from certain death. Young Pete is concerned when he spies a trash bag in an osprey nest. He and his dad boat around the bird's channel marker and learn that, not only does the raptor's home contain trash, but one of the fish hawks has become tangled in fishing line and is gravely ill.

Date Added: 08/30/2019

Charlie Needs a Cloak

by Tomie DePaola

A Shepherd shears his sheep, cards and spins the wool, weaves and dyes the cloth, and sews a beautiful new red cloak.

Date Added: 07/15/2019

Managing Your Money

by Barbara Simons

Managing Your Money: Be a Wise Consumer by Barbara Brooks Simons.

Date Added: 07/12/2019

Common Ground

by Molly Bang

From the Caldecott Honor author Molly Bang, author-illustrator of the critically acclaimed Sunlight Series, this is a simple story of our planet's natural resources. Through the example of a shared village green and the growing needs of the townspeople who share it, Molly Bang presents the challenge of handling our planet's natural resources. With jewel-like paintings and simple text, Bang impresses upon us the urgency of conserving and preserving our earth's limited bounty.

Date Added: 07/08/2019

Mama Panya's Pancakes

by Julia Cairns and Richard Chamberlin and Mary Chamberlin

Mama Panya is alarmed at the market when her son Adika invites all of their friends to come over for pancakes. However will she feed them all? This clever and heart-warming story about village life teaches children the benefits of sharing as well as introducing simple Swahili phrases.

Date Added: 07/05/2019

Where Does the Garbage Go? [Grade 3]

by Paul Showers and Randy Chewning

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 06/26/2019

Uncle Jed's Barber Shop

by Margaree King Mitchell

In the segregated South of the 1920s, Uncle Jed was the only black barber in a county of sharecroppers. He always dreamed of owning his own barbershop, but his generous heart and some bad luck during the Depression forced him to defer that dream for years. Finally, on his 79th birthday, Uncle Jed opened the doors of his new shop.

Date Added: 05/10/2019

Isabel's Car Wash

by Judy Stead and Sheila Blair

The Nelly Longhair doll, the object of Isabel's desire, is on sale at Murphy's Toys for ten dollars. But Isabel has only fifty cents. Isabel decides to start a car wash business; she's sure she can make money. But at the hardware store she learns that her supplies will cost five dollars! She thinks long and hard and comes up with a plan. If five of her friends will give her one dollar each, she'll have enough. She tells her friends she'll work very hard and believes she'll be able to pay them back, plus extra. Her friends agree. Will Isabel be able pay them back and have enough left over for the Nelly doll? This clever story is sure to get kids thinking about how people invest in businesses. The book includes a note on investing in a business and buying stocks. Sheila Bair also wrote Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock. Judy Stead's brightly colored artwork complements the story.

Date Added: 05/10/2019

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

by Marjorie Priceman

Illus. in full color. An apple pie is easy to make...if the market is open. But if the market is closed, the world becomes your grocery store. This deliciously silly recipe for apple pie takes readers around the globe to gather ingredients. First hop a steamboat to Italy for the finest semolina wheat. Then hitch a ride to England and hijack a cow for the freshest possible milk. And, oh yes! Don't forget to go apple picking in Vermont! A simple recipe for apple pie is included. "Libraries should consider purchasing multiple copies since every preschool and primary-grade teacher in town will want a copy to read."--(starred) Booklist. From the Hardcover edition.

Date Added: 05/10/2019

Charlie Needs a Cloak

by Tomie DePaola

A Shepherd shears his sheep, cards and spins the wool, weaves and dyes the cloth, and sews a beautiful new red cloak

Date Added: 05/10/2019

Journey to Ellis Island

by Carol Bierman

After trekking across Europe and making it to Ellis Island on the Rotterdam in 1922, young Yehuda Weinstein, his mother, and his younger sister are almost turned away by immigration because he is wearing a sling, when fate intervenes.

Date Added: 05/10/2019

The Keeping Quilt

by Patricia Polacco

[FROM THE BOOK JACKET] “We will make a quilt to help us always remember home,” Anna's mother said. “It will be like having the family in backhome Russia dance around us at night.” And so it was. From a basket of old clothes, Anna's babushka, Uncle Vladimir's shirt, Aunt havalah's nightdress and an apron of Aunt Natasha's bcome The Keeping Quilt, passed along from mother to daughter for almost a century. For four generations the quilt is a Sabbath table- cloth, a wedding canopy, and a blanket that welcomes babies warmly into the world. In strongly moving pictures that are as heartwarming as they are real, Patricia Polacco tells the story of her own family, and the quilt that remains a symbol of their enduring love and faith. Patricia Polacco comes from a family of storytellers, poets, dirt farmers, teachers and artists. They came from many parts of the world, but mainly Russia. She grew up to be an illustrator, a designer, and a writer of children's books. She now lives in Oakland, California with her husband and two children, and she is the present caretaker of the quilt.

Date Added: 05/10/2019

Coming to America

by Betsy Maestro and Susannah Ryan

With clearly written prose and warm, child-friendly illustrations, this picture book is a wonderful first introduction to the moving story of the history of immigration to the United States--a story that belongs to all Americans. Full-color.

Date Added: 05/10/2019

Me on the Map

by Annette Cable and Joan Sweeney

Illustrated in full color. In this playful introduction to maps and geography, step by simple step, a young girl shows readers herself on a map of her room, her room on the map of her house, her house on the map of her street--all the way to her country on a map of the world. Once the reader is familiar with the maps, she demonstrates how readers can find their own country, state, and town--all the way back to their room--on each colorful map. Easy-to-read text, bright artwork, and charming details give children a lot to search for and will have them eager to help navigate on the next family vacation From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.

Date Added: 05/10/2019

The Great Kapok Tree

by Lynne Cherry

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 05/10/2019

The Great Kapok Tree

by Lynne Cherry

Exhausted from his labors, a man chopping down a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rain forest puts down his ax, and, as he sleeps, the animals who live in the tree plead with him not to destroy their world. "This modern fable with its urgent message contains an abundance of information. "--The Horn Book

Date Added: 05/10/2019

Falcons Nest on Skyscrapers

by Priscilla Belz Jenkins and Megan Lloyd

Not only can falcons dive at 200 miles per hour and build nests atop skyscrapers, but the peregrine falcon has fought its way back from near extinction in parts of the United States. With a ban on DDT and the help of dedicated ornithologists, the peregrine has made a phenomenal comeback. This book tells the inspiring story of Scarlett, a peregrine falcon who lived on a Baltimore skyscraper. It also includes a list of the best places to falcon-watch.

Date Added: 05/10/2019

Just a Dream

by Chris Van Allsburg

Walter is a litterbug who does not appreciate the beauty of nature, or understand his role in keeping the planet healthy . . . until a fantastic journey shows him the tragic fate that could befall Earth if humans like him are not more careful. Are Walter’s actions really helping his planet along the road to destruction, or is it all just a dream?Chris Van Allsburg’s classic story of environmental responsibility is now available in this special paperback edition with french flaps.

Date Added: 05/10/2019

Recycle! A Handbook for Kids

by Gail Gibbons

Explains the process of recycling from start to finish and discusses what happens to paper, glass, aluminum cans, and plastic when they are recycled into new products.

Date Added: 05/10/2019

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