10 Great Books to Get Boys Reading
Do you have a hard time getting your boys into books? We put together a list of new and old classics that your older elementary aged boys will surely enjoy.
by R. J. Palacio
This is the story of August, a boy born with a facial deformity. Follow his family through the ups and downs of being in a new school and learning to navigate life.
by Rebecca Stead
Miranda and her best friend Sal grew up in New York City. After some dramatic things happen, the friends part and the mystery begins to unravel.
by Louis Sachar
This winner of the Newberry Medal and the National Book Award introduces us to Stanley, a boy with a curse. Read a humorous tale of crime-and-punishment and redemption.
by Ester Hoskins Forbes
A colonial silversmith apprentice’s future is drastically changed when his hand becomes disfigured.
by Katherine Applegate
Ivan is a gorilla who grew up in the public eye. He loves thinking about art and television until a new friend opens his eyes to more.
by Judith Conaway
Meet Captain Nemo and his vessle, the Nautilus, for a classic science-fiction novel based in the year 1870.
by Joanne Rocklin
Oona and Fred’s cat Zook is sick. While conspiring to break him out of the Vet, the two reminisce about what his previous lives must have been like.
by William Alexander
This National Book Award winner is a fantastic fantasy about goblins, witches, magic and more!
by Roald Dahl
After James’ parents are both tragically eaten by a rhinoceros he has to move in with his mean aunts. With a little magic and a peach his adventure begins.
by Gary D. Schmidt
This Newberry Honor winning book is about a Junior High boy growing up in the 1960’s. Join Holling as he deals with his teacher, parents, bullies and William Shakespeare.
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