Books My Son Read in 3rd Grade

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Sky Raiders (Five Kingdoms) For a list of books in this series, click here.
sky raiders

Cardboard He reread his favorite graphic novel.
cardboard

Akissi
akissi

Phoebe and Her Unicorn
phoebe-and-her-unicorn

The Dragon in the Sock Drawer He read the whole series and was disappointed to learn there are no more books in it. For a list of books in the Dragon Keepers series click here.
dragon in the sock drawer

 Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix He read another Harry Potter book. He began to read the sixth one too (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) but was no longer in the mood for it so this one is the last finished.
harry-potter-fifth

Moon Rising He read the first five books in the Wings of Fire series over the summer and I totally forgot that there are 3 or 4 more books in this series. He was so thrilled when I brought them home from the library and read them all. For a list of books in this series click here.
wings-of-fire-six

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell and other books in the series. Click here for a list. My son read the whole series and so did my daughter who is 2 years older.
the wishing spell

How to Train Your Dragon For a list of books in this series click here. You can find them on Amazon here. He read the whole series and loved it.
how to train your dragon

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
from the mixedup files

The Lemonade War  For a list of books in The Lemonade War Series click here. He read the whole series.
the lemonade war

Stranded For a list of books in this series click here. He read the whole series.
stranded

The Menagerie For a list of books in this series click here. Matous loved this series.
the menagerie

The Dragon of Lonely Island
the-dragon-of-lonely-island

The Tales of Beedle the Bard
the-tales-of-beedle-bard

The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook
the-secret-science-alliance

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda  For a list of books in the Origami Yoda series click here.
the srange case of origami yoda

Fake Mustache
fake mustache

Horton Halfpott
Horton Halfpott

The Unwanteds For a list of books in this series click here.
the unwanteds

A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans
a dragons guide to the care and feeding of humans

The Wild Robot
The Wild Robot

Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures I think it is planned as a series (for sequels check here).
pip bartletts guide to magical creatures

The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes
The Adventurers Guide to Successful Escapes

James and the Giant Peach
james and the giant peach

Circus Mirandus
circus mirandus

Poop Fountain!
poop fountain

Song of the Poison Dragon (a very short book, more suited for beginning readers but my son read the series in 1st grade and since then new books came out so he wanted to read them)
song of the poison dragon

Loki’s Wolves For a list of books in this series click here.
Lokis Wolves

Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk My daughter read it eagerly right at the beginning of 4th grade because she loved Rump (I read it to my kids over the summer).
jack

Spirit Animals For a list of books in this series click here. My son read the series at the beginning of 2nd grade but a new book came out so he read it now.
spirit animals

Dragon’s Egg A dragon story even for girls! Although there are not many reviews on Amazon, from what I have read elsewhere, it seems like a good adventure story for this age group. If you don’t care for dragons, skip it. Read more reviews here.
dragons egg

 The Maze of Bones For a list of books in The 39 Clues series click here.
the maze of bones

City of Thirst (a sequel to The Map to Everywhere)
city of thirst

The Fairy Tale Detectives For a list of books in this series click here. I read the first one to my kids and they read the rest of the series on their own.
fairytale detectives

 One Dead Spy For a list of books in Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series click here.
One Dead Spy

No Talking
no talking

The Best School Year Ever
the best school year ever

The Kid Who Ran for President
the kid who ran for president

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little
moxy maxwell

Thor’s Wedding Day
Thor

 A Dragon’s Guide to Making Your Human Smarter
a dragons guide to making humans smarter

My son fell in love with the series Who was… What was… etc. So he read several of them, for example:

Who Was Alexander the Great?
who was alexander
Other books in this series he read:

Who Was Joan of Arc?

Who Was Genghis Khan?

Who Was Gandhi?

What Was the Alamo?

What Was Pearl Harbor?

What Was D-Day?

What Was the Battle of Gettysburg?

Warriors For a list of books in this series click here. Check other series by Erin Hunter. The Warriors series has many sub-series, see them here. My son is in love with these books and reads one after another.
into the wild

The Mysterious Benedict Society For a list of books in this series click here.
the mysterious benedict society

Swindle For a list of books in this series click here.
Sometimes I could not decide what age was appropriate for certain books. I’ve found recommendations for both 8- and 9-year-olds. If you are not sure it is probably better to read these either toward the end of 3rd grade or wait till 4th grade.
swindle

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief For a list of boos in this series click here.
Sammy Keyes

Books he listened to or we read together

A Wrinkle in Time
a wrinkle in time

Bud, Not Buddy
bud not buddy

The Egypt Game
the egypt game

My Side of the Mountain
my side of the mountain

Redwall For a list of books in this series click here.
redwall

Heart of a Samurai
heart of a samurai

The Sign of the Beaver
the sign of the beaver

The Worst Class Trip Ever
the worst class trip ever

The War That Saved My Life A wonderful book. We loved it–my husband does usually not join us for reading but he insisted we wait for him every night to continue.
the war that saved my life

Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods We listened to the audio book as a family. It is very well written, funny and entertaining (kids were in 3rd and 5th grade)
greek gods

Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes Because our kids loved listening to the stories about gods in the car, I checked this out from the library and it is also a success.
percy-jackson-heroes

The Fairy Tale Detectives For a list of books in this series click here.
fairytale detectives

Big Game Both my kids like the FunJungle series so we read this one together. For a list of books in this series click here.
big-game

The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
The Inquisitors Tale

A Single Shard This book may not be for everybody because I can imagine a lot of kids being bored with it. However, I read it to my kids when they were in 3rd and 5th grade and they enjoyed it (my fifth grader more than my third grader, also because she does pottery as a hobby so she could relate)
a single shard

Serafina and the Black Cloak (Voted #1 Middle Grade Novel of 2015) We also read the sequel.
serafina

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes I’ve read reviews by people who were bored by the book, but so many loved it that I decided to post it here. Read more reviews here.
peter nimble

Floors For a list of books in this series click here. My kids listened to the audio book when they were 8 and 10.
floors

Cosmic (audio version fantastic, people love this book, a younger child might not appreciate the topics as much as a 10-year-old)
cosmic

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