Saturday, November 24th, 2012
I’ve had sons and grandsons for quite a few years, so it’s a long time that I’ve been on the lookout for books that entice boys to read. In case some of you are running into the same challenge, here are a few possibilities, loosely in age order. Since I’m remembering some from my adult sons’ childhoods, I hope I might be introducing some of these to you for the first time.
To my thinking, one of the things that makes a good boys’ book is that I enjoy it too, reading aloud with the children or quietly on my own. And of course, a lot of girls will like these books too.
Please comment with your thoughts about any of these books and with your recommendations of good books for boys.
Of course, top of the list is C. S. Lewis’s Narnia series.
The Spirit Flyer Series, by John Bibee (There are 4 more books, but these are the ones we read aloud together when our boys were younger)
The Archives of Anthropos series, by John White
The 100 Cupboards Trilogy, by N.D. Wilson
The Dragon King Trilogy, by Stephen Lawhead
I haven’t read all the books written by Stephen Lawhead, but I’ve liked every one I’ve read, and most of them would be good choices for boys as well.
Chiveis Trilogy, by Bryan M. Litfin. You might want to check out my review of audiobook edition of The Sword.
The Pendragon Cycle, by Stephen Lawhead
That’s off the top of my head. I’m sure there are more, but they’ll have to wait for another post.
Remember, please chime in with your suggestions.
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