AMELIA EARHART books for Third Graders

Amelia Earhart was a lady of accomplishment. The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, she broke down many stereotypes which asserted that women were weak. And, of course, she flew into History when she and her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean.

The following books are at the BEGINNING 3rd Grade level. From AR 3.0 to 3.5

bookcover of  AMELIA EARHART by Jonatha A. BrownAMELIA EARHART
(People We Should Know)
by Jonatha A. Brown

This book features large type and short sentences. The SchoolLibraryJournal doesn't care for this series and notes poorly labeled and irrelevant photos. Available in Spanish!

Reading Information:
Word Count: 1,569
Page Count: 24
Accelerated Reading level: 3.0 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 85049
  • Publisher: Weekly Reader (2005)
  • ISBN-10: 0836844726
  • no sample pages
Spanish Edition: Amelia Earhart (Gente Que Hay Que Conocer)

bookcover of AMELIA EARHART (First Biographies) by Christy DevillierAMELIA EARHART
(First Biographies)
by Christy Devillier

We haven't read this particular First Biography, but in general they are basic books with short sentences, interesting pictures, and a timeline.

Word Count: 959
Page Count: 32
Accelerated Reading level: 3.0 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 55508
  • Publisher: Buddy Books (2001)
  • ISBN-10: 1577655966
  • no sample pages

bookcover of AMELIA EARHART: Young Air Pioneer by Jane Moore HoweAMELIA EARHART: Young Air Pioneer
(Young Patriots series)
by Jane Moore Howe
Cathy Morrison (Illustrator)

The Publisher says of this book and series: "The Young Patriots Series" books are not biographies per se, but rather introductions to biography," explains the publisher. "We call the books 'storyographies' because each is primarily the story of episodes from the individual's childhood. Every incident mentioned in the book is true to the character and time of the subject."

The Atlanta Journal & Constitution says: "[A] top-notch biography."

Word Count: 16,458
Page Count: 111
Accelerated Reading level: 3.4 / points: 2.0
AR quiz: 83589
Lexile: 440L

Night Flight: Amelia Earhart Crosses The Atlantic
by Robert Burleigh


BooksforkidsReviews excerpt from Amelia Earhart Crosses The Atlantic by Robert Burleigh .jpg
Award-winning author Robert Burleigh has captured Amelia Earhart's first solo flight across the Atlantic in 1932. She was only the second person to do this – and the first woman. Rich in detail, feeling and incident this is nonfiction with edge and action, a you-are-there experience made more dramatic and real by Wendell Minor's vivid paintings.

Word Count: 1,215
Page Count: 40
Accelerated Reading level: 3.5 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 143549
Lexile: AD500L

bookcover of AMELIA EARHART: Legendary Aviator (Graphic Biographies)by Jameson AndersonAMELIA EARHART: Legendary Aviator
(Graphic Biographies)
by Jameson Anderson

In graphic novel format, tells the story of Amelia Earhart, the daring female aviator who disappeared while attempting to become the first woman to pilot a plane around the world.

Word Count: 2,257
Page Count: 32
Accelerated Reading level: 3.5 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 108450
Lexile: 540L
  • Publisher: Capstone (2007)
  • ISBN-10: 0736896597
  • no sample pages

compiled by Pam T

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