The pickle has a great children's book selection and I am always on the search for vintage reprints because I am old and I think every child should read a bit of the past. One company I appreciate is The New York Review - children's collection. I am currently reading Lizard Music
written and illustrated by the uniquest, Daniel Pinkwarter in 1976. It is a chapter book your third grader would love, especially your young boy third grader. Come visit Pickle Papers and see several books published by NYR - not your average 2012 books you find at the big box places!