Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Lots more books for boys (and girls too)

After my list of books for boys a few days ago, here are a few more I thought of:

The Wheel on the School   Treasure Island (Sterling Illustrated Classics) sKidnapped   The Call of the Wild, White Fang & To Build a Fire (Modern Library Classics)

The Swiss Family Robinson   J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (Movie Tie-in): The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King   Cross and the Switchblade, The, 45th ann. ed.   The Swamp Fox of the Revolution (Sterling Point Books)

James Herriot, 3 Volumes Boxed Set Includes: Bruchko: The Astonishing True Story of a 19-Year-Old American, His Capture by the Motilone Indians and His Adventures in Christianizing the Stone Age Tribe   Peace Child: An Unforgettable Story of Primitive Jungle Treachery in the 20th Century   The Adventures of Tintin, Vol. 1 (Tintin in America / Cigars of the Pharaoh / The Blue Lotus)


Then wow! Thank you so much for your many, many  suggestions. Let’s start with books actually written by a couple of you:


Tahosa TreasureBy Hannah McKay and her father, Jeff Roth

To be released in January — 1st in a series

All they wanted was a little adventure. What they got was the adventure of a lifetime.School is out for the summer and Jack, Ben, and Jeb can’t wait to go exploring. Packing their knapsacks and saddling their horses, the trio sets out. But when they stumble across a hidden cave, they also discover the remains of an old Spanish soldier. And a valuable treasure they never could have imagined! But soon they are being followed by a stranger who wants the treasure. In the chase, the brothers end up trapped in an underground river bed, fighting for their lives. They must find their way out before they perish like the Spanish soldier. The boys have trusted the Lord to help them in the past, but will they trust Him now? Join Jack, Ben, and Jeb as they fight for their lives and learn to trust God in Tahosa Treasure! (Amazon Description)

Rescue Me!: What Superheroes Can Teach Us About the Power of FaithBy Bryce Morgan and Mitch Martin

Rescue Me! is a comic book that helps kids connect classic superhero themes with the amazing message of the Bible. This is not what some might think of as a Christian comic book! This is a classic comic book hero in a classic (family friendly) comic book story, interspersed with lessons connecting themes in the story to the timeless truths of the gospel. Kids of all ages won’t be able to put it down! (learn more at (Amazon description)


Here are a bunch you’ve told us about, many of which I haven’t read, but some of you like them and so I pass them on:


The Mad Scientists' Club Complete Collection by Bertrand R. Brinley published by Purple House Press (2010) [Paperback]   The Count of Monte Cristo   Where the Red Fern Grows   My Side of the Mountain (Puffin Modern Classics)

The Bronze Bow   The Sign of the Beaver   Encyclopedia Brown Box Set (4 Books)The Complete Adventures of the Borrowers

Ginger Pye (Young Classic)  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Classic Starts)   Hatchet


Each of the following image links represents either a series or one of several books by the same author:

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness: Adventure Peril, Lost Jewels, and the Fearsome Toothy Cows of Skree (The Wingfeather Saga)     The Bark Of The Bog Owl (The Wilderking Trilogy)   Kingdom's Hope (Kingdom, Book 2)   Redwall (Redwall, Book 1)

Three Tales of My Father's Dragon   The Dragon and The Raven (Works of G. A. Henty)   Duncan's War (Crown and Covenant #1)   Guns of Thunder (Faith and Freedom)

Tournament Crisis (Chip Hilton Sports Series, Vol 14)   The Fall (Seventh Tower #1)   The Swamp Robber (Sugar Creek Gang, Book 1)   My Name Is America: The Journal Of Joshua Loper, A Black Cowboy

The Dry Divide   The Volcano of Doom (The Accidental Detectives Series #1)Wings of an Angel (Winds of Light Series) by Brouwer, Sigmund published by Chariot Victor Pub PaperbackThe Ranger's Apprentice Collection (3 Books)

Castaways of the Flying Dutchman   The Worlds of Lois Lowry 3-Copy Boxed Set (The Giver, Messenger, Gathering Blue)The Overland Escape (An American Adventures Series, Book 1)

Now I’m picturing hundreds of boys hidden away in their secret reading nooks–the space between bed and wall, a loft corner, up a tree in clubhouse or on a wide branch, behind the sofa or garage . . . Too bad for you if you were hoping they’d take out the trash or dry the dishes.

Please keep those suggestions coming!


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5 Responses to “Lots more books for boys (and girls too)”

  1. Cara Lee Stewart

    Thanks for all these suggestions! Don’t forget the Scout Series by Piet Prins!

  2. Thanks for all the suggestions Noel! I just finished reading Treasure Island with my 8 year old boy and was looking for another (Going with Swiss Family Robinson). These two I found free on because their copyright had expired. They work perfectly on most ereaders such as kindle and ibook. There are over 40K titles available there and many for young boys and girls. My daughter is reading Great Expectations, also free from the Gutenberg Project.

  3. Great list. Here are some my daughter and I have been enjoying this past year:

    “Jungle Doctor and The Whirlwind” and the rest of the Jungle Doctor books written by Paul White, a missionary to Africa.

    “Ten Girls Who Changed the World” by Irene Howat and others in the series. There are also “Ten Boys…” books by the same author. These are great mini biographies of missionaries and other Christians from history.

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