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

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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

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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy

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Fly Guy v.s. the Fly Swatter

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid:

Rodrick Rules

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid:

The Last Straw

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid:

Dog Days

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid:

The Ugly Truth

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid:

Cabin Fever

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Kai: Ninja of Fire

Ninjago-books

LEGO Ninjago: Rise of the Snakes

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LEGO Ninjago: Pirates v.s. Ninja

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National Geographic Kids: Just Joking

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National Geographic Kids Just Joking 2

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National Geographic Kids Just Joking 3

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Ordinary Boy – The Hero Revealed

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Ordinary Boy-The Return of Meteor Boy

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Ordinary Boy-The Great Powers Outage

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Batman – Batman’s Friends and Foes

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Superman – from the Phantom Zone

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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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