SAA Grade 3 Summer Reading

All orders placed between April 19 and May 2 will be delivered to your son before the end of school. Any purchases made at the store during the same dates will benefit SAA.

Order summer reading or anything else from The Twig Book Shop and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the San Antonio Academy Library! When shopping in the store, be sure to alert the Twig associate to attribute your sale to the San Antonio Academy. When shopping online please put SAA in the order notes.

Orders may be submitted online 24/7 or by phone between 10am and 6 pm daily (210-826-6411).

Orders placed after May 2 can either be mailed to your home (shipping charges apply) or picked up at The Twig for no extra charge.

Please be sure to choose "Pick up at store" as the delivery option if you do not wish to pay for shipping!

Thank you for supporting local, independent bookselling! 

Cam Jansen: Cam Jansen and the Summer Camp Mysteries: A Super Special Cover Image
By David A. Adler, Joy Allen (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780142407424
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Published: Puffin Books - April 5th, 2007

No mystery is too great for super-sleuth Cam Jansen and her amazing photographic memory!


The Good Dog Cover Image
By Avi
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689838255
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2003

When the Wild Calls

McKinley, a malamute, is a good dog -- he's reliable and trustworthy. Whether it's watching over the other dogs of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, or taking care of his human pup, Jack, McKinley never even thinks of letting anyone down -- until he meets Lupin.


The World According to Humphrey Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780142403525
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - May 5th, 2005

The first book in the series about everyone's favorite classroom pet!


Perfect Game (Fred Bowen Sports Stories: Baseball) Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781561456253
Availability: Special Order
Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - March 1st, 2013

Baseball and basketball action abound in this Sports Story Series book from Washington Post KidsPost columnist and author Fred Bowen - perfect for fans of Mike Lupica and Tim Green.

"Perfect Game is about the important lessons sports can teach: How to play for the love of the game." ―Tim Shriver, Chairman of the Board, Special Olympics


Freckle Juice Cover Image
By Judy Blume, Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781481411028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 27th, 2014

What’s a guy gotta do to get some freckles? This perennial bestselling favorite from Judy Blume has a fresh new look!

More than anything in the world, Andrew Marcus wants freckles. His classmate Nicky has freckles—they cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck. But when Andrew asks Nicky where he got them, Nicky just says he was born with them.


The Case of the Lost Boy (The Buddy Files #1) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780807509326
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 2010

"My name is King. I am a dog. I am also a detective."



King has a very big mystery to solve. His family is missing, and he's been put in the P-O-U-N-D. Why doesn't his beloved human (Kayla) come to get him? When King is adopted by Connor and his mom, things get more confusing. The new family calls him Buddy!



Because of Mr. Terupt Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780375858246
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - October 11th, 2011

Seven students are about to have their lives changed by one amazing teacher in this school story sequel filled with unique characters every reader can relate to.


Strider Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380712366
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - August 8th, 2000

This sequel to Beverly Cleary's beloved Newbery Medal-winning classic, Dear Mr. Henshaw, stars Strider, a dog who loves to run.

Can a stray dog change the life of a teenage boy? It looks as if Strider can.


Space Brat Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780671745677
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin - August 1st, 1992

The Secret Chicken Society Cover Image
By Judy Cox, Amanda Haley (Illustrator)
$8.39
ISBN: 9780823427659
Availability: Backordered
Published: Holiday House - January 15th, 2013

When Daniel finds out that his class is going to hatch chicks as a science project, he is thrilled. He's sure that his parents will let him adopt Peepers, who is his favorite. But who ever guessed that chicks could run amok and get into so much trouble?!


Fantastic Mr. Fox Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142410349
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - August 16th, 2007

Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox!


The Enormous Crocodile Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140365566
Availability: Usually Ships in to Twig 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - June 1st, 1993

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG, featuring a full-color interior! 


The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781591881018
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Maverick Books (TX) - October 15th, 2011

The popular Hank the Cowdog series is based on the humorous antics of the canine Head of Ranch Security. In this first book, Hank and his little buddy, Drover, set out to solve a series of baffling murders on the ranch. Is Hank a suspect? An Outlaw? Can he clear his good name?


Hamster Magic (Magical Mix-Ups #1) Cover Image
By Lynne Jonell, Brandon Dorman (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780375866166
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2012

From Lynne Jonell, the popular author of Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat, comes a high-spirited story of mixed-up magic and wishes gone awry.


Horrible Harry Moves up to the Third Grade Cover Image
By Suzy Kline, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780140389722
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - July 10th, 2000

Third grade brings lots of surprises, but one thing hasn't changed a bit--Harry and Sidney are still sworn enemies. And their relationship only gets worse when Sidney accidentally kills Harry's pet spider. But Harry comes up with a horribly funny way to get revenge during a class trip to a creepy copper mine.


Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things Cover Image
By Lenore Look, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780375849305
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Published: Yearling - May 12th, 2009

The first book in a hilarious chapter book series that tackles anxiety in a fun, kid-friendly way. Perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers, and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid!


Waiting for the Magic Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781416927464
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2012

People may drift apart, but love can hold them together. A touching tale of pets and family told in the “venerable spare and moving style” of Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan, author of Sarah, Plain and Tall (Booklist).

When William’s father leaves, his mother promptly goes out and adds four dogs and a cat to their lives.


Touchdown Triumph (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9781496504968
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Published: Stone Arch Books - August 1st, 2015

Oliver Jeffries is used to moving around. His dad is in the Army, and moving is just part of life. But it finally looks like they'll be staying in one place, and Oliver decides to join Jackson Middle School's football team. Things couldn't be going better: he's the starting wide receiver, his team is undefeated, and he's actually starting to make friends.


Point Guard Prank (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) Cover Image
By Jake Maddox, Sean Tiffany (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781434242075
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Published: Stone Arch Books - July 1st, 2012

Someone keeps playing pranks on Ryan and it is starting to affect how he plays basketball. Who is the big prankster and why is he or she out to get Ryan? Part of the Jake Maddox series of books, this story is sure to hook young sports fans.


Batter Up! (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) Cover Image
By Jake Maddox, Sean Tiffany (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781434205155
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Published: Stone Arch Books - January 1st, 2008

Caleb has always batted with the same wood bat--until the other team accuses Caleb of cheating by tampering with the bat Now Caleb is forced to use the aluminum bat. How is he supposed to help his team win when he keeps striking out?


97 Ways to Train a Dragon: Dragon Slayer's Academy 9 (Dragon Slayers' Academy #9) Cover Image
By Kate McMullan, Bill Basso (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448431772
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - September 15th, 2003

Wiglaf's supposed to be a dragon slayer, but he's more like a dragon babysitter when he finds a baby dragon and decides to keep it! Back in his first new adventure in four years, Wiglaf is as funny and appealing as ever.


Have a Hot Time, Hades! (Myth-O-Mania #1) Cover Image
By Kate McMullan, Denis Zilber (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781434234377
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Published: Stone Arch Books - July 1st, 2011

Think you know the real story behind the Greek myths? Think again. Most people only know what Zeus wants them to. But the truth is, Zeus is a total myth-o-maniac. Hades, King of the Underworld, is here to set the record straight on how he ended up as Ruler of the Underworld and Zeus became King of the Gods.


How to Steal a Dog: A Novel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780312561123
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - April 27th, 2009

Don't miss Barbara O'Connor's other middle-grade work—like Wish; Wonderland; Greetings from Nowhere; Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia; The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester; and more!


Day of the Dragon King (Magic Tree House (R) #14) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780679890515
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 1998

The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system!


Canoe Days Cover Image
By Gary Paulsen, Ruth Wright Paulsen (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440414414
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Published: Dragonfly Books - June 12th, 2001

Opening this book is like sitting down in a canoe, taking up a paddle, and gliding out into the summer beauty of a hidden lake. In this picture book that is as refreshing and inviting as a perfect canoe day, a fawn peeks out from the trees as ducklings fan out behind their mother. Butterflies pause and fish laze beneath the lily pads.


Wild River Cover Image
$11.19
ISBN: 9780375846243
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Published: Yearling - July 9th, 2013

When twelve-year-old Ryan reluctantly agrees to join his experienced older brother, Tanner, on a camping trip, he never dreams that it will turn into the most frightening day of his life.


Big Nate Strikes Again Cover Image
By Lincoln Peirce, Lincoln Peirce (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062283580
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - March 10th, 2015

Soon to be an animated series from Nickelodeon!

"Big Nate is funny, big time" —Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid


Big Nate Goes for Broke Cover Image
By Lincoln Peirce, Lincoln Peirce (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062367532
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - February 16th, 2016

"Big Nate is funny, big time!"—Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Big Nate is going for broke in the fourth novel in the hilarious New York Times bestselling series by Lincoln Peirce!


Sideways Stories from Wayside School Cover Image
By Louis Sachar, Adam McCauley (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780380698714
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - March 26th, 2019

Bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar knows how to make readers laugh. And there are laughs galore in perennial favorite Sideways Stories from Wayside School, the first book in the series!


Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780375846007
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Published: Yearling - April 27th, 2010

A humorous chapter book about a fourth-grade boy, full of the fun of growing up in Hawaii.
 
Calvin Coconut lives near the beach in Kailua, Hawaii, with his mom and his little sister. All his friends live there, too.


Eggs Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316166478
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2008

Eggs is a quirky and moving novel about two very complicated, damaged children. David has recently lost his mother to a freak accident, his salesman father is constantly on the road, and he is letting his anger out on his grandmother. Primrose lives with her unstable, childlike, fortuneteller mother, and the only evidence of the father she never knew is a framed picture.


Nate the Great and the Big Sniff Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780440415022
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - February 11th, 2003

Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 


I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 (I Survived #3) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545206969
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - March 1st, 2011

The horror of Hurricane Katrina is brought vividly to life in this fictional account of a boy, a dog, and the storm of the century.

Barry's family tries to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina hits their home in New Orleans. But when Barry's little sister gets terribly sick, they're forced to stay home and wait out the storm.At first, Katrina doesn't seem to be as bad as predicted.


Watchdog and the Coyotes Cover Image
$9.79
ISBN: 9780671890759
Availability: Special Order
Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - September 1st, 1995

Some dogs have a bark bigger than their bite. But Sweetie, The Great Dane, can't afford to bark -- or bite.


Cat Diaries: Secret Writings of the MEOW Society Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250073280
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Published: Square Fish - April 12th, 2016

An irresistible collection of short stories for cat lovers.


Otis Spofford Cover Image
By Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780380709199
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - August 12th, 2008

Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary brings her understanding and warmth to every page of this wonderful story of a "bad boy."

When it comes to stirring up a little excitement in class, Otis Spofford knows just what to do. He can turn a folk dance fiesta into a three-ring circus . . . or an arithmetic lesson into a spitball marathon.


Werewolves Don't Go to Summer Camp (Adventures of the Bailey School Kids #2) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780590440615
Availability: Backordered
Published: Scholastic - July 1st, 1991

The hugely popular early chapter book series re-emerges with a new look Brand-new eye-catching cover art brings a modern feel to this classic monster series for young readers.


The Vanishing Coin (Magic Shop Series #1) Cover Image
By Kate Egan, Mike Lane, Eric Wight (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781250040435
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 22nd, 2014

Want to see something cool?
I can make that quarter vanish.
All it takes is a little magic…


The Celery Stalks at Midnight (Bunnicula and Friends) Cover Image
By James Howe, Leslie Morrill (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781416928140
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2006

HARE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW

Bunnicula is missing! Chester is convinced all the world's vegetables are in danger of being drained of their life juices and turned into zombies. Soon he has Harold and Howie running around sticking toothpicks through hearts of lettuce and any other veggie in sight.


My Weird School #7: Mrs. Cooney Is Loony! Cover Image
By Dan Gutman, Jim Paillot (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780060745226
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Published: HarperCollins - May 31st, 2005

With more than 12 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!


The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse: A Chet Gecko Mystery Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780152024857
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Published: Clarion Books - April 1st, 2001

Chet Gecko loves a good mystery. Almost more than he loves his fee--stinkbug pie.


Melonhead Cover Image
By Katy Kelly, Gillian Johnson (Illustrator)
$11.19
ISBN: 9780440421870
Availability: Backordered
Published: Yearling - May 11th, 2010

Melonhead, the first book in author Katy Kelly's laugh-out-loud chapter book series, is now in paperback!
 


Invasion of the Road Weenies: and Other Warped and Creepy Tales (Weenies Stories) Cover Image
$8.39
ISBN: 9780765353252
Availability: Backordered
Published: Starscape - August 29th, 2006

Invasion of the Road Weenies, a collection of warped and creepy tales ranging from the silly and offbeat to flat-out horrifying from the award-winning storyteller and master of the macabre, David Lubar


Dinosaur Time (I Can Read Level 1) Cover Image
By Peggy Parish, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780064440370
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Published: HarperCollins - June 29th, 1983

Now young children can read about dinosaurs'even how to say their names'by themselves. 'Shouts of welcome will greet this new addition to the Early I Can Read series.' 'H. 'Excellent illustrations . . . a virtual necessity for any library that serves primary-grade children.' 'SLJ.


Danger on Midnight River: World of Adventure Series, Book 6 Cover Image
$8.39
ISBN: 9780440410287
Availability: Special Order
Published: Yearling - July 1st, 1995

Slow-learner Daniel Martin escapes his peers' teasing by spending most of his time outdoors. But when a van crash plunges him and a gang of bullies in the river, Daniel must choose between saving himself and risking his life to save the others.


Capital Mysteries #6: Fireworks at the FBI Cover Image
By Ron Roy, Timothy Bush (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780375875274
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 23rd, 2006

From popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy comes a red, white, and blue mystery perfect for the election season! 
 


Capital Mysteries #2: Kidnapped at the Capital Cover Image
By Ron Roy, Liza Woodruff (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780307265142
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 9th, 2002

From popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy comes a red, white, and blue mystery perfect for the election season! 


Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid Cover Image
By Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781536213775
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - March 9th, 2021

In honor of Judy Moody's younger "bother," the creators of the award-winning series have put themselves in a very Stink-y mood.

Shrink, shrank, shrunk!


Marvin Redpost #1: Kidnapped at Birth? Cover Image
By Louis Sachar, Adam Record (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780679819462
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 1992

This chapter book series by Newbery Honor–winning and bestselling author Louis Sachar features one hilariously overactive imagination!
 


The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780807508527
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - January 1st, 1989

The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.


Hooper Finds a Family: A Hurricane Katrina Dog's Survival Tale Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062011053
Availability: Special Order
Published: HarperCollins - July 3rd, 2018

Winner of the Christopher Award and Florida's Sunshine State Young Readers Award

He's endearing. He's funny. He's a survivor.

In this moving tale of adventure and triumph based on a true story, meet Hooper, the tenacious puppy who makes an incredible journey in search of home.


Calendar Mysteries #7: July Jitters Cover Image
By Ron Roy, John Steven Gurney (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780375868825
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 26th, 2012

It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! With the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!

July is for Jitters...


Invisible Inkling Cover Image
By Emily Jenkins, Harry Bliss (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780061802225
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - April 24th, 2012

From award-winning author Emily Jenkins and New York Times bestselling illustrator Harry Bliss comes the first book in a sweet, quirky chapter book series about a boy and his invisible friend, Inkling. Perfect for fans of Clementine and Ivy and Bean. This series is a great choice for emerging readers who are ready for chapter books.