Good third-grade reading books include "Judy Moody," "Stuart Little" and "James and the Giant Peach." Local libraries often provide reading lists for different age groups and sometimes offer book clubs as well.
"Judy Moody" is a book by Megan McDonald about a third-grade girl on her first day of school. At first, Judy is in a bad mood at school, but when she begins work on her collage project, things start to improve. The book was first released in 2000 and has since been followed by two dozen more books in the series.
E.B. White's classic children's story "Stuart Little" was first published in 1945 and has since been made into a major motion picture. Stuart Little is a mouse who lives in New York City with his human parents. When one of his friends disappears, Stuart has to leave home for the first time to track her down. On the way he finds plenty of adventures.
Originally published in 1961, Roald Dahl's book "James and the Giant Peach" is a favorite of children everywhere and perfect for a third grader who is eager to read. When his peach tree sprouts an enormous peach, James crawls inside and finds new friends in a spider and a grasshopper. When the peach rolls away, his adventure takes off.