I have always been an avid reader. In fact, my dream day includes curling up with a great dystopian novel and reading for the entire day. Lately, my daughter has discovered a love for reading. However, finding a series that will both captivate her interest and stay appropriate for her age has been an adventure. I decided to save you some time and research and share 10 great book series for 3rd graders. If you have another one you think should be added leave me a comment.
10 Great Book Series for 3rd Graders
We love this series. While it is packed with all kinds of crazy adventures it also a really fun story about 3 siblings who endure much together. If you want to add a little fun, let them watch the movie and Netflix original after finishing the books to see where the differences lie. It could be a really fun way to engage your child in the series.
AR points – 4
ATOS Book Level 6.4
This series combines the fun of Adventure in Odyssey’s Imagination Station with different points in history. My daughter reads these without me and can’t put them down. Be aware that they are faith based. I highly recommend this series. It is a lot of fun. Update – My son is now headed into 3rd grade and he loves this series as well!
I read this series as a kid and loved them. I am so excited to get my daughter started on them. This is a fun story about orphans who choose to live in an old boxcar. I know it made me want to run off and have adventures when I read it. If you have a struggling reader there is also a graphic novel version of this series.
AR Points 2
ATOS Level 3.9
These books are fun for the child who gets bored with reading. The adventure is really up to you. Will you solve the mystery or will you die an untimely death? R LOVES reading these. I am pretty sure she would read them all day if I let her.
This series is great for the more visual child who still wants a few pictures and a different format. R has flown through this series. They are a fairly quick read but a great series of books. I highly recommend them especially if you have a dyslexic child. Update – My son is going into third grade and has devoured every book in this series. He just loves them!
AR Points 3
ATOS Level 5.5
This is one of my all-time favorite series. We will be starting this one very soon. Make sure to start with The Magician’s Nephew if you are going to read it. Otherwise, you will miss out. I really enjoyed reading these and can’t wait to read them to my kids.
AR Points 6
ATOS Level 5.7
Do you have a Science lover in the house? The Magic School Bus chapter books are for you. It’s all the fun of the show crammed into great chapter books your child can curl up with.
Are you looking for mystery? Don’t miss the Hardy Boys series. You are sure to have an adventure in every book.
This is a fun series from the perspective of Amber Brown. She is sure to make you laugh with her many experiences and her silly ways of trying to solve problems. R read a few of these and really enjoyed them.
This is a really fun series. I read them as a kid and constantly wondered if there were really Littles living in my home somewhere. I highly recommend this series to get your child’s imagination going.
What is your favorite series for 3rd graders? I would love to know.
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