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 6 Books For Boys – Favorite Books For Boys

If you find getting your son to read a struggle, you’re not alone. Boys consistently score lower than girls on national reading and writing tests. Boys could be uninterested in the books teachers assign and many boys lack male reading role models. Because of that they might think           “reading as a girly activity”. Jon Scieszka, a former New York City elementary school teacher and author of titles such as The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and The Stinky Cheese Man, founded Guys Read, a Web-based literary initiative that targets young male readers. It proposes a way to beat the odds: let boys read the books they want to read rather than the ones we think are good for them.

Boys that love action and facts often like the Guinness Book of World Records or a sports almanac. Comic or cartoon lovers prefer graphic novels, they have become so popular it will be easy to find something he likes. (The Hardy Boys series is available in graphic editions.) Sports fans could enjoy magazines like Sports Illustrated for Kids. Try to encourage his book choices and let him discover his own favorites, reading what he wants is better than not reading. He may even become a true bookworm!

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Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot

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Ricky Ricotta

Ricky & his new robot friend pursue bullies and vanquish the evil scientist Dr. Stinky. Only a few sentences per page & a “flip-o-rama” feature to break up the reading for boys that find a lengthy book challenging.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

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Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs  is a well known children’s storybook. The book changes from reality to fantasy. It starts off as any other regular day, the family sitting down for breakfast, but turns into this magical world outside of that. Food  falls from the sky three times a day,  breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The townspeople of Chewandswallow,live with unusual weather patterns. They carry plates, cups,utensils and napkins,they never know  what kind of “weather” they might encounter. This is a great option for a  father & son ,it’s creative storyline & food falling from the sky; will have them laughing together .

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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This book is a Classic and  belongs on every young boys shelf. Alexander and the Terrible,Horrible,No Good, Very Bad Day is wonderful story that any kid can relate to.

“Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair. And it got worse…His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag. And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV!”

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy

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One Dead Spy

Nathan Hale, was America’s first spy, a Revolutionary War hero who famously said “I regret that I have but one life to give for my country” before being hanged by the British. In the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series presents history’s roughest, toughest, and craziest stories in the graphic novel format. Graphic novels are a great way to create a bridge in literacy for young readers by using pictures to help students understand new vocabulary. Many students who like books on famous battles, weapons, and wars get frustrated over high vocabulary and complicated topics. “One Dead Spy” is a excellent book for boys who love history. Its illustrations and words contain just the right dose of odd tales about famous people, battles in the Revolutionary war, and rapid-fire shots of humor, facts, and action.

Weird But True: 300 Outrageous Facts

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Weird But True is based on the hugely popular magazine page of quirky, fun facts by National Geographic Kids. Did you know that… Peanut butter can be converted into a diamond? The world’s oldest pet goldfish lived to be 43 years old? The world’s longest soap bubble was as long as four school buses?  An elephant’s tooth can weigh as much as a bowling ball?

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series

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Greg Heffley shares his thoughts on middle school in his personal diary. He is super-funny, honest, and observant. The handwritten font and doodles are extra relatable for a boy in middle school.