books for boys

DSC00098Let me begin by saying I am a voracious reader; my three boys, not so much. Oh, they read everything I assigned them, but not as much for fun as I would have liked. They mainly enjoyed adventure and historical fiction. Now, they read nonfiction books about things they want to learn and a lot of college textbooks! These are some of their favorite books that I hope your boys will enjoy, too!

  • Sam the Minuteman 2.2 ~ Benchley
  • The Fire Cat 2.2 ~ Averill
  • I Want to Be a Fire Fighter ~ Cooke
  • Curious George 2.4 ~ Rey
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel 2.8 ~ Burton
  • Encyclopedia Brown 3.9 ~ Sobol
  • Farmer Boy 4.3 ~ Wilder
  • Billy and Blaze 4.4 ~ Anderson
  • Ben and Me 4.5 ~Lawson
  • Holes 4.6 ~ Louis Sachar
  • The Lightning Thief 4.7 ~ Riordan
  • The Yearling 5.0 ~ Rawlings
  • The Old Man and the Sea 5.1 ~ Hemingway
  • Carry On, Mr. Bowditch 5.1 ~ Latham
  • The Trumpet of the Swan 5.1 ~ White
  • Tucket’s Travels: Francis Tucket’s Adventures in the West 1847-1849  5.2 ~ Paulsen
  • Fahrenheit 451  5.2 ~ Bradbury
  • The Tower Treasure, Hardy Boys 5.3 ~ Dixon
  • The Chronicles of Narnia (series 5.4-5.7) ~ Lewis
  • Harry Potter (series 5.5-7.2) ~ Rowling
  • Eragon 5.6 ~ Paolini
  • To Kill a Mockingbird 5.6 ~ Lee
  • A Wrinkle in Time 5.8 ~ L’Engle
  • The Cricket in Times Square 5.9 ~ Selden
  • Owls in the Family 5.9 ~ Mowat
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 5.9 ~ Twain
  • The Lord of the Rings (series 6.1-6.3) ~ Tolkien
  • Same Kind of Different as Me 6.3 ~ Hall and Moore
  • The Hobbit 6.6 ~ Tolkien
  • The Chosen 6.6 ~ Potok 1944
  • My Side of the Mountain 6.7 ~ George
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 6.7 ~ Twain
  • Archimedes and the Door of Science 6.9 ~ Bendick
  • Homer Price 7.3 ~ McCloskey
  • King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table 7.7~ Green
  • The Call of the Wild 8.0 ~ London
  • The Red Badge of Courage 8.0 ~ Crane
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood 8.1 ~ Green
  • Johnny Tremain 8.1 ~ Forbes
  • Up From Slavery: Autobiography of Booker T. Washington 8.2
  • Treasure Island 8.3 ~ Stevenson
  • 1984  8.9 ~ Orwell
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth 9.9 ~ Verne
  • 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea 10 ~ Verne
  • The Odyssey 10.3 ~ Homer
  • The Iliad 11.3 ~ Homer
  • Frankenstein 12.4 ~ Shelley
  • Beowulf: A New Verse Translation ~ Heaney
  • The Inferno ~ Dante
  • The Pilgrim’s Progress in Modern English ~ Bunyan and Hazelbaker
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