By the third grade all of my kids really started to like reading. The same might happen for your kids if you can find the right books! If you don’t read kids’ books for your own entertainment (I do!) you might have trouble coming up with some suggestions for your son. But better than my suggestions, are the suggestions of another boy. Here are 8 of the best books for boys, my son’s favorite books in third grade.
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Best Books For Boys in Third Grade – my son’s favorite books
Asterix by Albert Uderzo – A comic from the 1960s about a Gaul living in the Roman Empire with slapstick and historical humor.
The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson – Hank the Cowdog thinks he’s head of security for the ranch. Together with his friend who idolizes him, Drover, he gets into more trouble than he actually save the ranch from.
Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol (series) – The classic bout a boy genius, Encyclopedia Brown, who solves mysteries for friends in the neighborhood.
Warriors, Into the Wild by Erin Hunter (series) – The adventures of a society of cats as they try to defend their territory from other cats. The books follow one cat as he progresses through the cat society and tries to lead them.
The Dragon’s Eye (The Dragonology Chronicles, Vol. 1) by Dugald Steer – Two kids find out that their parents are dragon scientists, dragonologists, and are recruited to help recover the Dragon’s eye, a jewel with special powers.
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan – The start of the series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Percy Jackson’s the son of the Greek god Poseidon and he finds out he has to go to Camp Halfblood, a camp for the children of all of the Greek gods. When Hades steals his mother, he has to go on a quest to save her and prove he didn’t steal Zeus’ thunderbolt.
Cool Stuff 2.0: And How it Works by Chris Woodford – A companion to Cool Stuff, find out even more about how technology works. Lots of photos and illustrations.
Steven Caney’s Invention Book by Steven Caney – Learn about everything from everyday inventions like Coca-cola and chocolate chips cookies all the way to futuristic, hypothetical inventions like a new sport and air nozzles that blast you up in the air so you can float on the air stream.
Readers’ interests and ability are varied. Be sure to check out all my other lists of my kids’ favorite books, particularly my Best Books for Girls in 3rd Grade and Best Books for Boys in 2nd Grade.