The story of a witch, a group of animals who help her, good manners, friendship and cooperation is fun to read aloud because of its rhythm and rhyme. Kids love the repetition, the appealing story and the illustrations. By the Light of the Halloween Moon is an unusual Halloween picture book, a cumulative tale. Set at night and featuring a child with a wiggling toe, the tale is both amusing and slightly scary. The story, by Caroline Stutson, features alliteration and repetition. Kevin Hawkes's dramatic illustrations greatly add to the appeal of By the Light of the Halloween Moon. I recommend it for most kids ages 6 to 8 and some younger kids.
Marshall Cavendish published the book in Creepy Carrots is a deliciously creepy, but not really scary, picture book by Aaron Reynolds, with black and orange illustrations by Peter Brown. The book is a Caldecott Honor Book. The book, by Deborah Heiligman, uses color photographs of children celebrating fall and Halloween in several different countries to illustrate the story of holiday, its history and celebration. Extras at the end of the book include directions for a Halloween game, information about The Day of the Dead, a glossary and more.
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National Geographic, What happens when a woman who hates pumpkins unexpectedly, and despite her best efforts to prevent it, has a bumper crop of pumpkins? What can she do? Her solution makes a very entertaining story. Author Linda White stresses community in this delightful Halloween picture book. Megan Lloyd's illustrations are delightful. Holiday House published the book in Tucker's Spooky Halloween provides extra fun for young kids because, in addition to the picture book , it comes with an animated version of the story, plus two audio versions.
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The story by Leslie McGuirk features a little white dog, Tucker, and the problems he encounters as he tries to convince his owner to dress him in a scary costume for Halloween. The illustrations by McQuirk have a nice simplicity. The Halloween picture book Los Gatos Black on Halloween will send shivers of delight down the spines of older children who thrive on creepy stories and illustrations. The influence of her childhood in Mexico is reflected in the paintings by illustrator Yuyi Morales.
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He went on to read the sequels: The Scorch Trials and the Death Cure, and he enjoyed those thoroughly as well. They ARE available in hardcopy from Amazon. And there you have it, over 40 of the all-time best books for boys that even the most reluctant readers will love.
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Love hearing from more experienced moms what books their kids enjoyed! Pinning for when my son gets older! I loved the Hardy Boys series. I read them in the seventies around age My Side of the Mountain. Full of adventure, saving nature , and growing up strong. Thank you, Phyllis! If you loved The Giver you should read Son.
Very good! Oh cool! Thank you! They take place in the same world. A great series at any age! Rick Riordan has many books and my son, now 16, is hoping that he will write more. He loved the series. Great list! Thought your son would like to know his wishes have been granted. About Norse mythology. Hi, good choices. I enjoyed your post. My son absolutely love The Rangers Apprentice Series.
Great ideas! Those my boss really loved! Loved your list!! So many reluctant readers in my 6th grade class began to finally read after completing the first book. Thank you!! Hi Nora. I agree with Nora. Until I heard these books, I never cared for books-on-tape. These are outstanding. As a retired librarian and former school teacher, I highly recommend the Harry Potter books for boys of the age you are suggesting, as well as girls and adults! My kids have all loved those books.
Thanks for letting me know about them though. It was the second book that hooked me. Sorry, I just saw the comment above. But if your boys are past the age of being read to, this is still a series you would enjoy. So many neat ideas on this list! We love, love, love The Cricket in Times Square. It was my favorite growing up and is now a favorite of my 4 year-old! We all loved it! Love this list. Will be using it for gift ideas for my nephews. They live in another country so I am always looking for gifts I can send via Amazon.
Great set of stories that I think would interest a reluctant reader. And is not overwhelming as you can read one story at a time. Thanks for the recommendation, Raeyle. One of my favourites from it is about a rajah from asia who has big ears and hides it so no one knows except his barber who is sworn to secrecy. Great list and I am glad to find some new selections, as well as old favorites, for my son. I am going to try Peter and the Star Catchers.
I have boys aged 12 and 10, and this story of two boys, a father, and the frightening circus that comes to town was perfect for them. It explores themes of dreams and responsibilities, and has been a favorite of mine since I was 13! Do you have a similar post for girls? She can literally go through up to 5 books a week ummm, bookworm much!?! Island of the Blue Dolphins, the Lemony series, and the 2 Peter Pan books would likely appeal to her though.
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That girl knows her books! The title of the post just makes it easy for Moms of boys to find a great book list for their sons. In my experience, girls will often read just about anything, but boys tend to be a little more particular about their reading material. Especially reluctant readers. This list simply puts a collection of books that boys find particularly appealing in one place for those looking for books for their sons to read. I think the entire Swallows and Amazons series by Arthur Ransome 12 novels belongs on this list. This is a great list. Half Brother looks intriguing. A great series for boys.
If you are a Star Wars, fan you will find them especially fun. We still laugh about some of the chapters.
There are actually 3 more books. You must get to book 3 before you will see a connection, since originally book 2 was written as a companion book, not a sequel. They are amazing. My 12 year old finished the series this week. We also enjoyed the Divergent series. Peter and the Starcatchers series appeals to boys and girls.
Just FYI. The Divergent series is good. I have one child that also reads a few grades ahead and we cannot keep him in books. The Outsiders is a good book, lots of talking points, some dark stuff, though. Good luck! Although I am no longer a boy, once upon a time, a long time ago, I was. The main character is a girl, but she pretends to be a boy. I stumbled across this series in the juvenile section of the Library and so far have read 9 of the 12 books in the series.
The reader need to start with the 1st book and read the rest in order. I actually listened to the books on audio while driving a truck. The person narrating the books is very good at changing her voice for the different characters in the story. The 1st book in the series has a long title. Just wanted to thank you for specifying that your BOYS loved these books. There are tons of books out there that appeal to girls, but not so much for boys. Keep up the good work! I really wanted to reach mothers of boys, Liz, as we have a difficult time finding books that specifically appeal to our sons.
Thank you for this awesome list! I have 3 boys and we read every night. I read this book over and over when I was young, but anyway! I too hope to be reading to my boys until they are far too old for it! They got me into reading years ago and my sons have followed suit. We are both loving it!! My 9-year old recently read Escape from Mr.
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 emailed him back a very nice note. My son was absolutely thrilled! Girls will love these books too! Teaching 4th grade I did many of these as read alouds. Great literature engages boys and girls. We need our girls to hear stories of bravery and our boys to hear ones of tenderness. Sounds like the mom compiling the list has boys. Lucky kids to have a home with such great books!
Awesome list! They were terrific. Blair, and most girls like the Boxcar Children and Judy Bloom. I hope some of these suggestions work for you! Great list. I would suggest parents preview the books first as some have content they may find unsuitable for their children. Yes, Kim, I was thinking the same. Although the majority are probably squeaky clean, I think there are a couple in the list that have some sexual content. It would be great if the books with some sexual content would be marked with an astrix just so we know.
Tim Green has awsome books for boys or anyone who likes sports. My son loved them, and he even has contests on his Web page to have your name used as a character name. He was a football player for Atlanta Falcons and now he writes and visits schools promoting reading. Awesome guy and awesome books! The Mysterious Benedict Soceity books are fantastic as well.
And, I agree with the others who have said this is a good list for everyone, not just boys. My 12yr. Dean Hughes has some great historical fiction pieces! He goes back and forth between the siblings that are serving and the family at home. Some marry during the series and a German family becomes involved in the stories.
Definitely fiction, but lots of great facts. His book are full of adventure with great values. Thank you for a great list! My boys got interested in reading once they tried the Gregor the Overlander series by SuzAnne Collins. A teacher recommended it, and they read them all! And its a great openingconversation book for boys. Or that other things are not for boys. Such a beautifully-written book. It was my favorite book as a young girl and read it more than a couple of times.
I read it to my son when he was about 8. Now my 7-year-old daughter is asking me to read it to her. Two more books in the Little House series to finish first.
One devoured C. Lewis and the other Roald Dahl. My boys love Rick Riorden. Most of these authors write fantasy and adventure stories. My eldest 12 is also discovering the delights of Terry Pratchetett and his Discworld series. I am sorry, but the simple fact that you have never read any of the Chronicles of Narnia books negates all credibility for the ability to suggest a list of books to read to anyone.
Tough crowd at times;. Thanks so much for the list! Thanks again!