Chris Van Allsburg
3rd graders should read books by Chris Van Allsburg.
Another reason is his writing makes you think.
For example, in The Wretched Stone he makes you think hard because he does not tell you what the stone is.
Last but not least, 3rd graders should read Chris Van Allsburg's books because they are interesting.
One of his books, Zathura, is very interesting because it is a part two of his other book Jumanji. Jumanji is a story about a boy and a girl who play the game Jumanji. Zathura is when two boys take the game Jumanji and play the game Zathura.
As you can see, Chris Van Allsburg is a good author.
This is the author Chris Van Allsburg.
This is a book he wrote and they made a movie about it.
This is a mystery book and Chris Van Allsburg does not tell you what the stone is.