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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Books for Boys

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The staff have compiled a great list of titles to interest boys.   These titles are good for readers between the ages of 8 and 12.  We've selected some series, a stand-alone title or two, and a few classics even parents will recall fondly.

Do Not Open by John Farndon.  An encyclopedia of the world's best-kept secrets.  Each page, including foldouts, is chockfull of trivial information that boys love to read about.

For Boys Only by Marc Aronson and H.P Newquist.  A great book for every boy who loves adventure - a treasure trove of information about codes, history, science facts and how to make stuff like fake blood.  This book promises hours of fun!

Peter and the Starcatchers Series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.  Adventures galore!  Treacherous battles with pirates, a ship carrying a mysterious and precious cargo, and a journey filled with excitement and danger.  A story that reveals the secrets and mysteries of a young Peter Pan

Star Wars, Boba Fett by Terry Bisson.  Tells the story of Boba after Episode Two of the movies. A great read for young Star Wars fans.

Captain Underpants by Dave Pilkey.  Great page flipping movies, jokes, bad guys and more!

James and The Dinosaurs by Doug Johnson.  To avoid doing his classwork, James sets off to find a real life dino.

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls.  Set in the Ozark Mountains of OK during the Great Depression, this is the story of a boy and his close relationship with his two hunting dogs.

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George.  This tells the story of a boy and the adventures he has living on his own in the wilderness of the Catskill Mountains.

Baseball Card Adventures Series by Dan Gutman.  These are great for young baseball fans!  Journey back in time to meet your favorite historical baseball players.

My Name is America Series by various authors.  These are great historical journals of young men growing up in important periods of American history.

Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce. Fifth grade Nate wants to be a cartoonist, but everything and everyone seems to be conspiring against him.  A fun and entertaining series.

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