25+ More great books for boys! These novels are filled with action, suspense, adventure and drama, and have captivated even the most reluctant readers.
A few months ago, I wrote a post titled 40+ Best Books for Boys, which was a list of the very best books that my boys and I have read together over the years.
That book list was so well received that the post quickly soared into my top three most popular posts of all time.
Wowza!! Clearly, you guys are hungry for good books for your boys!
I was thrilled that my post was so appreciated!
Afterall, for me, there’s nothing better than to write a post that really fills a need!
But you know what REALLY excited me?
All the recommendations that YOU guys left in the comments on the post and on my facebook page. Readers from far and wide applauded many of the books I had included in my list, and then they enthusiastically shared their sons‘ personal favourites with me.
Knowing how eager to get your boys reading and keep your boys reading, I’ve put together a list of 25 MORE great books for boys, based on my followers’ recommendations!
You may also enjoy this terrific collection of 75+Best Chapter Books for Girls
I personally have not read any of the books in this collection, so when possible, I’ve included a quotes from my followers to accompany their suggestions. I also checked Amazon.com to ensure that each of these novels and series’ received great reviews there as well.
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One last thing before I get to the list: some of you may feel that I’m being exclusive by calling this a list of boys’ books, but please don’t take offence.
Obviously, girls can read these books too.
It’s just that boys tend to be choosier than girls when it comes to their reading material. Generally boys are a tough audience when it comes to books. It can be challenging to find books that captivate our boys, and help them develop a life-time love of reading.
My post title simply makes it easy for a parent or grandparent to find this list when they’re searching for good books for boys to read. If I chose a gender-neutral title, they might pass my post by. I WANT to appeal to parents of boys with this post. But, by all means, if you feel your girls would enjoy these novels, pass the titles along to them! And check out the incredible list of girls books at the end of this post!
Please click through on the images and links below to get details and recommended ages for each books.
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25+ More Great Books for Boys
The Ranger’s Apprentice Series – John Flanagan
The books in this series were mentioned, with rave reviews, more often than any others when I asked my readers to share their boys’ favourite books. I so wish I’d know about this series when my own sons were young!
Gregor The Underland Chronicles – Suzanne Collins
“By the same author of The Hunger Games but a better choice for younger readers if parents are concerned about content.”
My Side of the Mountain – Jean Craighead George
“My boys loved [this book] so much we read it 4 different times together. Full of adventure, saving nature, and growing up strong.”
Gathering Blue, Messenger and Son by Lois Lowry are all companion novels to The Giver, which I highly recommended in my first “books for boys”post. Read separately, they all tell their own story, and the final novel, Son, brings them all together.
Then Again, Maybe I Won’t – Judy Blume
“As a young boy, I enjoyed [this book]. I’ve shared it with my son. It’s a great book for opening conversations with boys.”
Wonder – R.J. Palacio
Another novel that was mentioned time and time again by my readers. I’m pleased to say that I have this book in my hot little hands, and look forward to reading it, and sharing my personal review with you.
Jevic and the Stone – Lisa Popp
Book one in the Jevic O’Connor series, this story is a fantasy adventure that “will keep you on your toes”, and “appeal to young adults and those who are young at heart.”
Boy’s Life – Robert MacCammon
“A bit of mystery with lots of boyish adventure and really good writing”. “This novel follows the adventures of a 12-year old boy and his father as they seek a killer in 1964 in Alabama.”
I Survived Series – Lauren Tarshis
These true-life accounts of historical events will thrill readers young and old.
The House of Dark Shadows – Robert Liparulo
Book 1 in a series of 6 is “about a family that moves into a house whose doors lead them to different places and times.”
The Shadow Children – Margaret Peterson Haddix
Part 1 in a series. This book “should not be missed. It draws in every reluctant reader I’ve ever worked with.”
Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
Recommended reading for many high school students, The Ender’s Game will thrill readers young and old.
Touching Spirit Bear – Ben Mikaelsen
“A fantastic book that prompted many discussions of important life and heart issues. My 13 year old son and I just finished it, and we are now reading the sequel “Ghost of Spirit Bear.”
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library – Chris Grabenstein
“My 9 year old said it was the best book he ever read. There was a puzzle to be solved at the end, and the author invited you to email him if you did. My son solved it and emailed the author. Within a day or 2, the author had emailed him back a very nice note. My son was absolutely thrilled!”
Silverwing – Kenneth Oppel
“Silverwing is the first book in a trilogy. It will captivate young readers with adventure, danger, action and suspense.”
For a fantastic collection of Chapter books for girls, check out: