Books for Boys – A reading list of books boys love!

Most boys will tell you that they hate to read because ‘Books are boring!’ or ‘Reading is for girls!’ Have you heard similar sentiments from your boys? I’m sure you have. This problem is easily solved by giving them books that they would want to read. Use a reading interest survey to find out what they like. Each child is different but I’ve found that most boys love superhero themed books, books about cars, biographies about sporting heroes, and books about science fiction.

Also, these books need to be filled with illustrations and humor. Comic books are really easy to read because the art work really engages the reader attention and they make great use of alliteration. Joke books are another favorite. There are joke books which are based on a specific theme e.g. sports, school, animals, etc.

Here are a few of my suggestions below, click on each one to see excerpts from each book. My students love them all… well, just the boys.

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Hi! Fly Guy

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy

Fly Guy v.s. the Fly Swatter

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid:

Rodrick Rules

Diary of a Wimpy Kid:

The Last Straw

Diary of a Wimpy Kid:

Dog Days

Diary of a Wimpy Kid:

The Ugly Truth

Diary of a Wimpy Kid:

Cabin Fever

Kai: Ninja of Fire


LEGO Ninjago: Rise of the Snakes


LEGO Ninjago: Pirates v.s. Ninja

Books for boys

National Geographic Kids: Just Joking

National Geographic Kids Just Joking 2

National Geographic Kids Just Joking 3

Ordinary Boy – The Hero Revealed

Ordinary Boy-The Return of Meteor Boy

Ordinary Boy-The Great Powers Outage

Batman – Batman’s Friends and Foes

Superman – from the Phantom Zone

Spider Man versus the Green Goblin

As we are on the topic of books for your classroom library, you can see my 10 Classroom Library Tips for helpful and creative ways to have the best library for your class.

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  1. cathe

    Many in my first grade class have caught on to the Fly Guy series. I would love to see more ideas.

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