Here it is! The boys top ten books that we read in 2013. Since we started our homeschooling for the year in July we have read over 80 books together. Now this doesn’t count the fun books that they pick out. The reading at the library or even bedtime stories. The 80 books that we counted all had to do with books that we choose as part of our studies, or read aloud. I hope you have time to read these with your children.
Great Books for Boys
These books will keep you wanting to read more. They are fun and exciting. Perfect for kids that love adventure.
You can never go wrong with Roald Dahl, his stories bring you into his world and make you feel like you are there. He captures your imagination and keeps the kids talking about the characters far after you have finished the book.
My Father’s Dragon takes you on an adventure with a young boy (Elmer Elevator) traveling to a far off land to save a baby dragon. My boys loved looking at the maps that were included while charting Elmer’s adventure. He runs into all kinds of ferocious animals and out smarts them all.
Maps and Mapping was a fun book and very informative. We used this book during the time we were reading My Father’s Dragon. It taught us all about the different types of maps in the world and the Cartographer that makes them.
Lentil, Who doesn’t love a book about an awkward boy who becomes the town hero? We love stories like these, and this book had us breaking out our harmonica’s and giving it a try.
Do you want to help your kids learn the presidents while also learning amazing and sometimes funny facts about them. Like who needed a special bathtub in the white house because he was so big. What some of their hobbies were and what college you might want to choose. So you want to be president is definitely a keeper.
This year we have done an extensive nature study. So I felt one of the best naturalists to learn about would be John James Audubon. Actually, Blaze reminds me a lot of Audubon in his earlier years. We read several Audubon books during the year, however this one really stood out. The pictures are as delightful as the story.
These were the boys favorite books from this past school year. The average age range for this book list would be 5-10 years old. I hope you have the chance to enjoy some of these with your children *Side note: I don’t really think any book is just for boys, however this is a list that my boys picked out that they enjoyed the most.
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