Third graders struggle to find books that are at an appropriate reading level. They are embarking on the new experience of shifting from picture books to reading chapter books. Because they aren't familiar with the genres or what books are available, they tend to lean toward books they hear about from older students (ie: Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid). However, there are many good books for this age level. Here are some suggestions for the average 3rd grader.