Books for Boys

Boys, boys, boys. What do they read? Well, I think they read a lot of things and not just one kind of book. So let’s challenge, nurture and seek what kind of reads will interest them best at different times of their day, mood or interests. I have once taught boys from an inner city school district who loved to read the book, Al Capone Does My Shirts, by Gennifer Choldenko, and they also like to read Farmer Boy by Laura Ingals Wilder.  I think boys do have a huge repetiore of good books and I will try to find that diverse book list for them to choose from and to offer because I think that does matter. A full plate of food does matter when healthy nutrition is a goal. Books are the same. So serve it up.

Mudshark by Gary Paulson

The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy by William Boniface

McBroom’s Wonderful One-Acre Farm by Sid Fleischman

A Shepard’s Heart by Rosanne Parry

BarnStormers-3 Kids, A Mystery, and a Magic Baseball- by Lorn Long and Phil Bildner

The Adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein, by Johanna Hurwitz

Wolves of the Beyond, by Katherine Lasky

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

Encyclopedia Brown, by Donald Sobol

How to Train Your Dragon, by  Cressida Cowell

The White Giraffe, by Lauren St. John

Hank The Cowdog, by John R. Erickson

Wild River, by P. J. Petersen

Escaping the Giant Wave, by Peg Kehret

Fly  Guy by Ted Arnold

The Seven Treasure Hunt, Betsy Byars

Time Warp Trio by Jon Scieszka

Pirate School by Bryan James

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingals Wilder


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